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#1 TomLGT195 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 07:34 PM

I installed the plow on my tractor sat before the storm, for the first time, and I only get about 1-1/2" of lift . seems low. Does anyone with a plow know what their height is?

 My problem is that I have a sharp hill next to drive and I can't get up it because the plow digs in.

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any thoughts on a remedy would be appreciated, only thought I have is to redrill blade where it mounts to bracket that attaches to main bar, 

Thanks, Tom

pic of attachment point will be up soon


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 07:48 PM

here's the mount and my thought on more lift.

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not sure this is going to be enough, any thoughts would help, 

Tom


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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Both my plows have the same problem, my solution was to add a block between the arm and the lift mechanism.

It only added a couple of inches, but it helps.

My other solution is to add an electric winch to lift the blade.

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:26 PM

You sure something aint bent



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Posted December 16, 2013 - 08:31 PM

Tom,
If that's a factory plow, and it's lifted by the mower deck carriage, then moving the blade up on the bracket won't help. You'll just have the same range of movement. Only starting at a higher level. And ending at a higher level.
A suppose that would help clearing the hill but, you won't be able to scrape the driveway.

It's always been the knock against the Ford / Jacobsen plow. Kenny has a good post on it. But, Kieth (Skyrider2) has the best solution. He just replaced it with a Craftsman!

Maybe you should just give that blade to someone you know who has a long flat drive! Hint hint hint!

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Posted December 16, 2013 - 09:21 PM

Here's Kenny's post:

 

http://gardentractor...w-blade-refurb/


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 06:53 AM

I am not a fan of how they engineered the lift for the blades. Bmerf, thanks for adding the link in here as I'll have to read back through it to remember what all I tried there.


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 09:11 AM

I put a chunk of 2x4 between the snowblower frame and the lift frame, gave me an extra 6 inches at the blower for a total of around 9, compared to the 3 inches that it lifted before


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 11:43 AM

That is for sure one of the boo- boos they had!! I scrapped mine for a Craftsman quick hitch and blade from the same era, and it was a HUGE improvement.
These rigs push better too from the front. That mid mount blade takes away traction the wat it is designed.
1980's generation ctaftsman rigs had a wonderful front mounted quick hitch that fits just wonderfully to the front of the closed sided lgts with only minor mods. I love my setup it works awsome.

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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:40 PM

thanks guys,

I read Kenny's post. I didn't take out mule drive, for starters, and then I'm going to see about a little plate under the bar.

 

Once the 195 is done, between the loader on front and big snowblower on back,  the 145 won't be used much for snow. My driveway is only 40' long, I really just like using all the attachments. It is nice with the hydraulic angle on the plow though. Does a nice job cleaning up the road where the town plow doesn't widen it enough.

I like it a lot better than my previous ss16 set-up . the manual lift and angle as well as standard tranny don't compete with all hydro, even if it isn't the optimum set-up. ( the 145)

I will remedy these issues and let you all know how much lift I get. TOM


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:46 PM

thanks guys,

I read Kenny's post. I didn't take out mule drive, for starters, and then I'm going to see about a little plate under the bar.

 

Once the 195 is done, between the loader on front and big snowblower on back,  the 145 won't be used much for snow. My driveway is only 40' long, I really just like using all the attachments. It is nice with the hydraulic angle on the plow though. Does a nice job cleaning up the road where the town plow doesn't widen it enough.

I like it a lot better than my previous ss16 set-up . the manual lift and angle as well as standard tranny don't compete with all hydro, even if it isn't the optimum set-up. ( the 145)

I will remedy these issues and let you all know how much lift I get. TOM

Just watch you don't wedge it against the axle!


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Posted December 17, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Kenny is the setup Keith ( skyrydr2) used  the same  model as what is on the sears you modified for your s?



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 05:22 PM

well I took out the mule drive and no more lift. Probably too much wear in the scissor assembly , so I welded 5/8" onto the bottom  of the main beam. Taking Kenny's advice I left a little room (1/4") between the axle, and I now Have 3-1/2" of clearance. That's enough to get up the steep side yard. I tried it around all the areas i would use it and smooth sailing.

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and I rewelded the bolt hole for the blade while I was there 

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Thanks for all the advice. Tom


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 05:48 PM

You will probably see some wear in the scissor lift that may help some more! Glad you got it to clear the side yard.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 10:17 AM

i have an extra scissor lift to compare wear with , but changing it may mean it (plow beam)  will rub the axle due to the amount of plate I added, if it is tighter than mine. It lifts enough for me so just a comparison for now. thanks, Tom






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