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New Grader blade for the '64 Simplicity Landlord.


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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 11:12 AM

I finally found a grader blade to help keep the long driveway in shape. I mounted it on the Landlord to give it a try on the driveway since it's thawing pretty good now. This is the first time that I used a mid mount grader blade and it really works great! Once the snow clears and the ground thaws more, I'll be spending a lot of time on this machine.

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Cool addition! I built one for the FF. Works pretty good. Much easier to smooth things out!


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Very nice. With the stinger and donut, I would think that the blade isn't putting much down pressure. Have fun. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 11:29 AM

I set the pin in in the lift lever quadrant so that the blade just starts taking a bite in the soft gravel. I've been lifting the blade a little from time to time to let some of the gravel fall into some of the swales in the driveway and it's working out good with the stinger on there. The stinger doesn't affect the down pressure on the blade at all, just adds weight to the rear.

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Great grab!  They are an essential attachment for anyone looking to smooth a surface.  Looks like you nabbed some ww's with it too?

 

That's a prestine Landlord...One of the truly classic machines of the era.  I really like that seat re-cover too.  

 


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Very Nice ! Looks like it does a great job. Thanks for sharing.                                                                                                                           Roger.


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Very nice mid mount blade. Driveway looks pretty darn good also.

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 12:55 PM

I have one on my B210.They are worth there weight in gold
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Posted March 10, 2015 - 01:00 PM

Looks really good and doing a great job. I just got one for a JD, but we don't have to tell everyone !! :smilewink:


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 01:13 PM

im thinking of building one for my Cub or the JD 


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Posted March 10, 2015 - 01:24 PM

You lucky dog... what's a swale ? apparently I missed that day in school hahaha
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Posted March 10, 2015 - 01:40 PM

I'm really happy with the blade. If I knew that they worked so well, I would have tried harder to find one sooner. I found some wheel weights for sale, since I wanted a pair for the B1. The guy also mentioned that he had a grader blade that he only used once and it was hanging in the shed. He bought the tractor new in '67, but sold it after having problems with it recently. He sent me pics of the blade and it looked great, so we took the two hour trip to pick it up yesterday. We picked up coffee on the way there and shot the breeze with the owner for a while. We had some good conversation then off we went since I had to work later in the afternoon.
Now that the snow is melting, I'll be gearing the tractors up for spring and summer like everyone else. It ain't gonna be long now, and I'm liking 50 degrees much better than -6!
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Posted March 10, 2015 - 01:47 PM

Swale, I spelled it like it sounded Hank, HA! I don't have much use for the word. It's kinda like a wide shallow ditch, not one of those skinny deep ditches the driveway gets after a heavy rain. If I move the front axle ahead about 10 feet and move the grader blade ahead, it would be easier to get rid of the swales.
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Posted March 10, 2015 - 01:57 PM

I actually bought a seat from Tractor supply and ground the studs off of the seat pan. I removed the torn upholstery and cushion from my original seat pan, but I left the original seat pan mounted to the tractor. I untied the string holding the vinyl cover on the tractor supply seat, pulled the vinyl back, and set the complete tractor seat in my original pan. I pulled the vinyl over my original pan and retied the string. It works great and I didn't have to modify anything on the tractor. Eventually I'll get around to doing a proper reupholstry job on my original seat.

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Posted March 10, 2015 - 04:22 PM

I actually bought a seat from Tractor supply and ground the studs off of the seat pan. I removed the torn upholstery and cushion from my original seat pan, but I left the original seat pan mounted to the tractor. I untied the string holding the vinyl cover on the tractor supply seat, pulled the vinyl back, and set the complete tractor seat in my original pan. I pulled the vinyl over my original pan and retied the string. It works great and I didn't have to modify anything on the tractor. Eventually I'll get around to doing a proper reupholstry job on my original seat.

As long as it's comfy, who cares!


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