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#16 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 06:56 PM

Well finished up the installation this afternoon and gave it a try doing some snow plowing it works good as its suppose to, my next thing is to modify the blade lift so it works like it should. Thanks much GL for the reply, yes I have Larry's thumb drive and I've searched it and it sort of looks like there are 2 arms one up and one down. The original for the older models were down and the new ones with the up arm does look to be shorter, there just isn't a clear picture of it but your reply confirms what I have been thinking. Yea adding the up arm should not be a big deal just a matter of figuring out the right length.

 

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 04:11 AM

I bet with one to measure up, You could Build a PK. I've thought about trying that before. All simple metal stocks used. A used rear aaxle, trans, driveline and good to go. With improvements of course.
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Posted February 05, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Nice clean installation :thumbs:


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 06:45 AM

Nice fab work. I enjoy following your projects.
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Posted February 05, 2016 - 07:37 AM

Here are some pics I took when I modified my blade to lift higher with the underneath hydraulics.  One picture shows the height I was able to achieve by doing two simple things.  1. using the old style 3/4" round push rod.  Someone will have to give you dimensions for that as I no longer have mine.  And 2. adding I think it was 2" where you see the areas circle on the one drawing.  I made a drawing of this mod but I can't for the life of me find it.  You'll get the idea from the pics anyway.

 

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:23 AM

Hi thanks for the replies all, and thanks for the pictures David pretty simple to do your mod, I used the original 3/4" rod yesterday and got it adjusted for about 8" of lift , John (Username) posted pictures on another site of the newer lift assy and that looks to be a simple mod also so I'v got a couple of good ideas to go by.

Hi GL, yea that's one of the things I really like about these PK's simple rugged and it could be built with some time and parts.


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:50 AM

Hi thanks for the replies all, and thanks for the pictures David pretty simple to do your mod, I used the original 3/4" rod yesterday and got it adjusted for about 8" of lift , John (Username) posted pictures on another site of the newer lift assy and that looks to be a simple mod also so I'v got a couple of good ideas to go by.

Hi GL, yea that's one of the things I really like about these PK's simple rugged and it could be built with some time and parts.

Jeff.  The name is Jeff.  Call me whatever you want, just don't call me late for supper!


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Posted February 05, 2016 - 11:38 PM

Took a look in the drive files and found couple pages on the blade for 80 model hook-up. SCanned them and here they are. Note the A in diagram is the newer UPPER link on that year. Also, the lift link arm is solid with Yoke shaped ends. That is what mine is like now that I see pictures again.  The second diagram with the lever and holes in it I'm not understanding so well w/out the parts in front of me. It mentions lift heights and down-pressure positions. Don't know if any help at this time or not.

 

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 12:04 AM

Thanks GL, that yoked lift rod is what I was thinking of just wasn't sure, I had seen that in one of the manuals I looked at, but sometime the PK manuals can leave one a little confused. I can see it just fine.



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Posted February 08, 2016 - 01:55 PM

Hi ll, well the installation and blade lift are 99.5% complete, and its working good just like it was designed, I welded a lift tab to the blade lift jackshaft as shown in pictures but got it a little to far aft so this morning I drilled a new hole about .75" forward in the tab and that did the trick, I used a cable to connect between the tractor mounted lift rod and the blade lift tab, I like using cable as it gives you infinite adjustablily  and lots of float with out having to have the control valve in the float position.

 

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 04:28 PM

Awesome job. Waiting on this cold weather to end so I can get back to work on my 75 PK.



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Posted February 10, 2016 - 07:50 PM

Neat! Cable idea kinda cool!  Have to think about that on my Johnny bucket if I ever look at it again, heh!  I see you must have hydro turn on there?  Bet you could make up some permanent tubing or pipes to run along the frame tucked in and have outlets permanently installed in front below the grill??  Just like the Big Brands did.  Might have to run a jumper cable between the two outlets when not hooked up to allow oil flow. My old MM's needed that, or could wreck pumps or hoses.


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Posted February 12, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Nice work! I like the blade a lot. :)

 

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