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Posted October 02, 2016 - 04:44 PM

Went out and put on my lift link from other blade. Goes up with good clearance and even has down-pressure, nice!  More tweaking before it is ready tho. AND, then have to clean up and paint before too cold, bummer!



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Posted October 02, 2016 - 05:00 PM

MNGB or others.....you are good fabricators and I have a small problem. Looking at this photo is #16 on shaft #4.   Those are spacers that slide on shaft and keep the rear of mount sort of in place and not swinging in the deck hangers. Well, mine is a little diff. On orig you see is holes in ends of shaft 4 for washer and cotters to keep shaft in place. Many times that system does not always hold well and or brackets may have bent or variances or what-ever. SO, that shaft falls out of mount bracket on one side.  Previous Owner has welded two little squares on the ends of shaft 4....BUT, did not have the spacers in place before doing that. SO...I want to put in a spacer or make or cobble or such something to fit in there. I could cut off the plate ends, but they will work fine. I will need a spacer or material that will be split to get it on, but strong enough to stay on also when being banged around while working blade. I had thought, just two pieces of pipe and one or two hose clamps to hold on, but think they will come loose or not hold after-awhile. Seems I've seen something with set screws or bolts or ??? that was two halves and now can't recall what that was. Maybe a visit to McMaster and look around?  Just hit me, I could cut the pipe in lengths wanted, split, then weld back up right on shaft! Hmm! Duh!  But wonder if I can do that cleanly enough so not to stick to other things I Don't want it too. Open to ideas.

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Posted October 02, 2016 - 10:27 PM

Hi GL, I think your idea of splitting some tube and then welding back together is a good one, I've been thinking about this and did some Google search's but haven't found anything yet.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:45 AM

I`d say just weld it....any stress it`s gonna get would be from the sides. You`re just filling a space. Tig  would be the cleanest look but anything can be ground slick. I thought that was standard factory design since mine is the same way...till I looked closer and could see the torch cut marks.



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Posted October 16, 2016 - 05:32 PM

Well, re-looking I saw two hitch pin holes on right side and one on left side. Normally the two outside ones where used with a washer backing them to mount plow in that holder. SO, just drilled another hole on left side for a pin and that should hold back the two mount links and keep it in place. Have to just hope the pins are big enough ones to hold up. Had to drill 3/16" hole for it, so guess pretty big.

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Posted October 16, 2016 - 05:36 PM

That should work, GL



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Posted October 21, 2016 - 07:49 PM

Well done! Used extensions at only about 4". All pretty painted. Took down gravel drive for test and looks pretty level! Rubbed paint off scraper already.

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 09:22 PM

Hey gl, looks good, think you;ll be using it this coming winter?



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Posted October 22, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Looks good, Gary!


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 06:53 AM

I like it GL. Turned out very nice. Maybe some video if you get to use it this winter.
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Posted October 22, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Gonna try to use it. Not much snow last year and had out with reg blade twice, but no chains and no traction. I'm still gonna get chains, then have some wieghts to put on the 3pt I guess. Hate spending money on something you use twice a year, heh!  Have never filled tires before, didn't really want to mess with that if not needed. I've never worked this tractor, no deck.  It just kind of hangs around and looks nice in Yellow, kind of a Pet!  Feed it and bath once in awhile!


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Hi GL, ballasting the rear tires isn't hard to do I only use windsheild washer fluid the -25*F stuff, you can get an adapter off e bay that makes it pretty easy.

http://www.ebay.com/...zhTKwFs&vxp=mtr



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Posted October 22, 2016 - 11:46 PM

Got out a weight box picked up as batt box on MF I bought. Mounted on drawbar and added top link point. Have to change that some, then paint. Not real big, and drain holes, so will just add weights inside, not sand or other loose material. Pix later. About 60lbs in it. Small metal in bottom. Think couple 25s would fit box, be better. Off to store! Like metal better.

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Posted October 22, 2016 - 11:48 PM

I also bought chains today, should get Wed, they say.
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