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Adapting a snow blade to a John Deere GT 235


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#1 Defender Chassis OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 02:16 PM

I have a fab shop where I do mostly racing related fabrication but my father wanted a blade put on his John Deere GT 235 so I got the project. The blade and yoke were original JD parts but the pieces to make it work on his tractor were not available. The video and pictures below detail the process I went through to make it all work.

 

John Deere Snow Blade Retrofit - GT 235 Lawn Tractor - YouTube

 

If you enjoy watching this type of video feel free to check out the rest of my YouTube channel for similar content. Thanks for watching.

 

Regards,

Scott

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 03:13 PM

Hi Scott, welcome to GTTalk.  An interesting project for sure.



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Posted March 22, 2016 - 03:58 PM

Nice work, and nice shop reminds me of the racing shop I used to work in.

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Impressive fabrication. I would recommend you add a brace on each side from the bottom of your fabbed plate toward the rear frame in front of the back wheels. That way if something is hit hard with the blade, it won't bend the front of the frame. This happened to me when I had a blade mounted without the frame brace, hit a cement walk hard which transferred energy back to the lower frame hanger, and bent the main frame. See items 1 & 3 below.

 

http://jdpc.deere.co...PageServlet_Alt

 

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Posted March 25, 2016 - 03:17 PM

Impressive fabrication. I would recommend you add a brace on each side from the bottom of your fabbed plate toward the rear frame in front of the back wheels. That way if something is hit hard with the blade, it won't bend the front of the frame. This happened to me when I had a blade mounted without the frame brace, hit a cement walk hard which transferred energy back to the lower frame hanger, and bent the main frame. See items 1 & 3 below.

 

http://jdpc.deere.co...PageServlet_Alt

 

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Someone else mentioned this on another forum. I think your concern is warranted an I am going to rethink it.

Thanks for watching,

Scott






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