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#1 subdude OFFLINE  

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 03:59 PM

Hello All!  Anyone have the size of the springs used on the front of the D4-10 when mounting the front blade? (The ones that go from the front mounts to the blade mount for lift assist)

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Posted March 21, 2016 - 07:18 PM

Matt, I can't help you because I don't have a front blade, but somebody will help you out shortly. Good luck and post some photos of your rig.. :thumbs:



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Posted March 22, 2016 - 02:43 PM

I have both a 40" (FB-40) and a 48" (FB-48) blade, but only one of the springs you are asking about. I also have no guarantee that the spring I have is original, although it did come with a blade frame. That said, here goes.

 

The pic shows the spring I do have. The coiled section is appox. 7-1/2" long and 7/8" in diameter.

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 08:10 PM

Thanks LPBolens!  Will get pictures uploaded soon of the tractor.  Still trying to get some parts together so it's not embarrassed to have it's picture taken.



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Posted March 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Not sure my spring is "correct" but the dimensions are .995" wide - see picture for length- I counted 49-50 coilsf3cefe3fb42f1bbd698fddaeced4c4fa.jpg251738c2d883d418e9dd9bc24deffb1f.jpg
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Posted March 26, 2016 - 06:50 PM

so while at lowes this afternoon I checked to see if they may have something that would work and found what appears to be almost exact for $4 each.  1" od x 8 1/2 L x .120.  thanks to you guys for posting what you have.  also got the angle iron to make the pieces these attach to.

 

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 03:34 AM

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 07:51 PM

Not sure my spring is "correct" but the dimensions are .995" wide - see picture for length- I counted 49-50 coilsf3cefe3fb42f1bbd698fddaeced4c4fa.jpg251738c2d883d418e9dd9bc24deffb1f.jpg

 

 

so while at lowes this afternoon I checked to see if they may have something that would work and found what appears to be almost exact for $4 each.  1" od x 8 1/2 L x .120.  thanks to you guys for posting what you have.  also got the angle iron to make the pieces these attach to.

 

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Hey Guys, when trying to match up springs, you also need to have the wire DIA to determine the spring rate. Just a FYI.


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 03:49 PM

Hey Guys, when trying to match up springs, you also need to have the wire DIA to determine the spring rate. Just a FYI.

Nahhhh, just let it snap when you try to lift it. When that happens, you know you bought the wrong one ;)


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Posted March 29, 2016 - 09:53 PM

so here you have it... the great spring experiment.  I made up the front guides/spring hangers off of scott's pics/measurements but was 1" short on material so could not finish the second one (job for next night at the farm).  figured I would put the single spring on there and give it a whirl. looks like it should work.  most likely the wire diameter is around 0.125 on the original but since I don't have any of those i wanted to find something that would suffice and be as close as possible (and for $4 each if it went ping-pow so be it).  better than ordering almost the exact same spring from grainger for $10 each then paying shipping. 

 

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now I need the size/measurements for the lift bars (s2293) that go from the side of the blade frame to front of lift.  if nobody has one I can always try to whip something up. 

 

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 05:01 PM

This help?  This is a S2293 lift bar.

 

Think I finally figured out how to post a pic. Whew!

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Posted March 30, 2016 - 06:33 PM

absolutely.  that's exactly what I needed.  thanks!






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