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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:08 PM

I have a sears im using for plowing snow this winter. And I love to use it because it turns so sharp and has a good selection of gears. Heres the but, I am not a big fan of the blade. Maybe its just my blade but the lift linkage is awfully sloppy. It only lifts about 4 inches off the ground. I think if it was all tight it would probably lift another inch or maybe two. Is this just my blade or is this the normal? Im including a picture of tractor and blade.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:12 PM

I can't make any suggestions regarding the linkage since I am not familiar with Sears tractors but I can comment on what I notice and that is the blade looks like it is tilted forward even when it is in the up position. Looking closer it almost looks like the whole bracket where it mounts is tilted down but I don't know if that is normal or not.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:30 PM

I know MH81 (Alan) is up on these older Sears. He'll be along later. For now, I would say any wear on the pivot points will add up quickly. And this set up has plenty.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Let the air out of the back tires and it will lift higher.  :poke:  :toilethead:   

Sorry, I had to do it.  :(

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Let the air out of the back tires and it will lift higher.  :poke:  :toilethead:   

Sorry, I had to do it.  :(

no you should put on  larger front tire and get it off the ground.


Seriously I studied the picture. Your blade is like mine other than the newer one have the lever on the left side inside of the right, and I think theres something not right with the way its bolted to gether. I can lay my finger on exactly what it is, but like George pointed out it looks tipped. I don't believe that mine goes any higher than 6" off the ground. These blades use a parallel linkage instead of one that just rolls back. That kind of linkage lifts the blade up straight so when you have it angled it don't dig into the ground on the corner.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Looks like the support arms are on it wrong. The 1/2" rods.
Can you provide the model number of the plow (tag on top of pivot) ?
That would really help us look at an exploded view.
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Posted January 10, 2015 - 07:57 AM

I believe there is a lift linkage on the left side that you can replace with a shorter one to allow it to lift higher. 

I would have to do a search to remember where I saw it at.