Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Custom front plow blade for bx25


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#16 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted November 25, 2016 - 10:02 AM

With using this blade on what I assume is a heavier more powerful tractor, it makes me curious how well it will handle the extra oomph.

I had picked up a blade at a sale and adapted it to my S-16. With a bit of aggressive plowing it is starting to resemble a v plow instead of a straight blade.


Definitely a heavier more powerful machine and I'm wondering the same thing Eric!

With it being used for just snow on this tractor I think/hope it will be ok. We will also have it in trip mode so the blade will flop over and let the load buck out the back if the force applied on the blade is greater than the trip springs will handle.

What make was your blade you adapted? Any pics of the retrofit?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#17 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6172
  • 4,932 Thanks
  • 4,987 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted November 25, 2016 - 02:24 PM

I think my blade is a Gilson. It had a lower pivot point so I ran a subframe a few inches lower back to the hitch. It has been used n slightly abused in grading the drive way. The other year We had more snow than normal and I was running out of room to stack it. Then it was up n over the old snow bank.
I would guess my lighter blade on the S-16 is about the same as the Ariens blade on the Bota. Which for me, should have been ok until I got too aggressive with it. Which the tractor showed it too. I learned to ask for help when it's more than what the Ariens can do.😏
  • Gillis.jim said thank you

#18 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted November 28, 2016 - 06:55 PM

I think my blade is a Gilson. It had a lower pivot point so I ran a subframe a few inches lower back to the hitch. It has been used n slightly abused in grading the drive way. The other year We had more snow than normal and I was running out of room to stack it. Then it was up n over the old snow bank.
I would guess my lighter blade on the S-16 is about the same as the Ariens blade on the Bota. Which for me, should have been ok until I got too aggressive with it. Which the tractor showed it too. I learned to ask for help when it's more than what the Ariens can do.


The S with some weight really does well with a plow though eh!? I was so impressed! I had the cleanest driveway in the neighbourhood all last winter with mine! Didn't have to use the blower but came close a couple times!

Here's the progress as of now.
86dac3a5758eca0e2925cb6be2eba30f.jpga0184f45ed679ada4012fdc7b6156729.jpg
Didn't get as much done as we would have liked to but any progress is good progress.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Alc, KennyP and bgkid2966 have said thanks

#19 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    HAZMAT CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 13,408 Thanks
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted November 28, 2016 - 08:25 PM

How much clearance are you going to have in the raised position?

#20 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 35,894 Thanks
  • 44,623 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted November 29, 2016 - 07:52 AM

Gives me ideas if my 2-spool valve works out for Alice!


  • Gillis.jim said thank you

#21 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted November 29, 2016 - 09:15 AM

How much clearance are you going to have in the raised position?

The lowest point on the blade will be higher than the lowest point under the tractor.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • KennyP and bgkid2966 have said thanks

#22 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    HAZMAT CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 13,408 Thanks
  • 9,756 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted November 29, 2016 - 10:38 AM

The lowest point on the blade will be higher than the lowest point under the tractor.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Well, if you slug it into the snowbank, it won't be the only thing holding you up!
  • shorty and Gillis.jim have said thanks

#23 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted November 29, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Well, if you slug it into the snowbank, it won't be the only thing holding you up!

I like the way you think!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#24 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted November 30, 2016 - 09:10 PM

More progress! Got the brackets buzzed on for the lift cylinder and gave it a shakedown. Had to grind out a little notch to clear a hydraulic fitting on the cylinder but other than that it went smoothly.
https://vimeo.com/193812237


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • shorty and bgkid2966 have said thanks

#25 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted December 05, 2016 - 06:18 AM

I got the blade and quick hitch all finished this weekend. Hooks are made and installed. I also made the locks for the hooks to keep them from popping up and letting the blade fall off the hitch.

We got 6" of snow here over the weekend so I was able to test it out and give it a real good shakedown. I ended up reinforcing my lift bracket on the blade and boxing it in just because the cylinder will lift the front end of the tractor off the ground if desired.

The 6" "storm" was enough to knock out power yesterday morning and we were unable to get it in the paint shop for powder coat but I should have that done this week.

Next up, hydraulic angle!! a7a8a3fd9d1d3b201a48604c02c2600e.jpg1d334996e3de3ac23dc6fc62d9c34f7d.jpg8aff68b70a1621dad41f3b3e124759b5.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Alc and bgkid2966 have said thanks

#26 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6172
  • 4,932 Thanks
  • 4,987 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted December 05, 2016 - 06:26 AM

Looks good Jim.
  • Gillis.jim said thank you

#27 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted December 05, 2016 - 09:15 AM

Looks good Jim.

thanks!! It's coming along! Can't wait to see it all painted up!



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#28 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6172
  • 4,932 Thanks
  • 4,987 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted December 05, 2016 - 09:49 AM

Out of curiosity, with the pivot point at the front of the tractor does it feel like it is way out front?

#29 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted December 05, 2016 - 04:15 PM

Out of curiosity, with the pivot point at the front of the tractor does it feel like it is way out front?

It actually feels nice and close. We're used to the FEL being there which hangs out at least a foot more than the blade does. I know what you mean though. Most blades attach under the tractors with a subframe. This way doesn't feel any different when you're plowing until you lift the blade. Seems to lift up quite high which is nice!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Alc, shorty and bgkid2966 have said thanks

#30 Gillis.jim ONLINE  

Gillis.jim
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 79834
  • 284 Thanks
  • 162 posts
  • Location: NB, Canada

Posted December 08, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Got the angle cylinder mocked up tonight. 13eb5814d2561c1c636ff8f5f8f2066b.png
Kinda shot myself in the foot by taking the quick hitch to the paint shop.

Can't see how she's going to fit without having it on the tractor and hooking everything up. I'm running into tight fitment issues around the angle cylinder and would love to test fit everything together. Might have to cut and rotate one end of the cylinder 90 degrees to keep the hydraulic fittings away from the lift cylinder but again I'd have to test fit everything together to know for sure. eabbebe8c2ce20075a6b2bdf89aad3ac.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Alc and bgkid2966 have said thanks




Top