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#1 Xrperry ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 10:13 PM

I have a question. When the blade it straight and down on the floor it sits flat.when I pivot it far left or right the corner digs in.i looked and looked and I cannot see anything bent. What am I missing?

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Posted February 14, 2017 - 10:31 PM

When you set it down angled it should about be flat. Mine dig in too it's the way the mount is made it throws it off. I have the speed mount ones though on mine they go on with one pin. And a bracket stays in the mule drive .
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Posted February 15, 2017 - 02:28 AM

Sounds like the front of your tractor is too low.  ???

Need taller tires maybe?


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 06:46 AM

I modified a Cub Cadet blade to my Simplicity, with the front tires on 2x4 blocks I made sure the pivot pin that the blade turns on was straight up & down. That worked for me, Good Luck


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 09:44 AM

I think its just the nature of the beast, mine digs a little at the corners to when I have it angled at first glance it bothered me a bit but once I started using it, it by far surpassed the Moose plow I had on my ATV and the plow I have for the wheel horse. 

 

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I like it though because it really gets down to the asphalt even if it was driven on before I get to plow...


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Mounting bracket has to be level with the ground.  If it is angled either way, up or down, the corner will dig in when the blade is angled.  Same for some of the box store lawn mowers.  To much caster in the front wheels throws the outside of the deck down and cuts a curve lower than the rest of the grass. Kris is on the right track for easiest fix.  Bigger or smaller wheels/tires to get the mounting level, with the blade down and straight across.  This is assuming there is no angle in the mount between the attachment point and the blade swing pin.


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Mounting bracket has to be level with the ground.  If it is angled either way, up or down, the corner will dig in when the blade is angled.  Same for some of the box store lawn mowers.  To much caster in the front wheels throws the outside of the deck down and cuts a curve lower than the rest of the grass. Kris is on the right track for easiest fix.  Bigger or smaller wheels/tires to get the mounting level, with the blade down and straight across.  This is assuming there is no angle in the mount between the attachment point and the blade swing pin.

There is no way to adjust the mounting bracket on these sears suburbans, it slides right into the front of the frame. Tire size would make a bigger difference in trying to adjust these. I use the tall skinnier tires for the plow and they work awesome. I think that maybe the key here because he has the fatter shorter tires looking at his avatar pict. 


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 11:45 AM

See there is nothing to adjust to these suburbans. 

 

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Posted February 15, 2017 - 01:20 PM

It is the same with the DB plow ,

It digs a bit , just have to be careful on grass areas , but it scrapes good .

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I was able to pick the plow up' by using the other holes in the front part of the bracket.

Just general physics wants to make the front corner drop when angled.

Age has added some play into it as well.


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 05:55 PM

See there is nothing to adjust to these suburbans. 

 

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Does that radiator put out enough heat to keep you warm while blading snow?  :wave:


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 06:26 PM

Does that radiator put out enough heat to keep you warm while blading snow?  :wave:

Not sure don't have it all plumbed in yet, but it added the weight I needed to push loads of fire wood. Thats 150lbs of cast iron back there.....lol


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 06:50 PM

Not sure don't have it all plumbed in yet, but it added the weight I needed to push loads of fire wood. Thats 150lbs of cast iron back there.....lol


Fill it with rimgaurd and the front will get light LOL
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Posted February 15, 2017 - 07:41 PM

I have a question. When the blade it straight and down on the floor it sits flat.when I pivot it far left or right the corner digs in.i looked and looked and I cannot see anything bent. What am I missing?

When you angle the plow you are shifting the weight to one side. Some tilt can't be helped, but you might want to check front tire pressure, too - to minimize the tilt.


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Posted February 15, 2017 - 07:53 PM

Thanks everybody for your responses, the way it sounds it's the way it is,I'm not going to worry about it

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Posted February 15, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Thanks everybody for your responses, the way it sounds it's the way it is,I'm not going to worry about it

You can always take a photo of how it sits on level ground with it in different positions and we can compare. 






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