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Posted March 05, 2017 - 03:06 PM

I got some dirt i wanna move around in my driveway this week after it rains some, needed some weight on the plow to dig a bit...
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Hopefully the turf tires and weight on the rear will grab good enough to do what i need.


Just thought id share, maybe ill take a video later on of it dozin' lol
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 03:45 PM

If your looking around & find your chin is grade level STOP! Just kidding I think it's a good idea. My Sears SS15 has a grader/snow plow & it sometimes wants to float too much. I adjusted the attack angle a little & that helped. I guess that's the cons of having a manual plow.
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:43 PM

If your looking around & find your chin is grade level STOP! Just kidding I think it's a good idea. My Sears SS15 has a grader/snow plow & it sometimes wants to float too much. I adjusted the attack angle a little & that helped. I guess that's the cons of having a manual plow.


There was actually a pretty decent little hill there that i flattend out with my dads farmall cub (they actually put quite a bit of downpressure on the hydros if you bellymount the blade), so the majority of its done.

But i still wanna smooth it out some before i put grass down or gravel, aint decided yet. It doesnt really get driven on, i just park my camper there.
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:55 PM

Think the weights will still roll to right or left with that strap. Why not lay them flat on the bottom carrier frame, looks like enough room and should be same effect?


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 05:28 PM

Think the weights will still roll to right or left with that strap. Why not lay them flat on the bottom carrier frame, looks like enough room and should be same effect?


You cant see in the picture but the place they are sitting has about a 1 inch lip on each side kind of "cradleing" them in there, the strap really only is holding them from flopping backwards

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 06:42 PM

Probably have better luck with a tiller to get the dirt loose.  Then go S L O W so you can control the blade.  To many want to try and move dirt a 20 mph and get dips and high spots and worse off than when they started.


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 08:02 PM

That should help, I was always lucky enough to have a hydraulic blade

 


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Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:51 PM

I don't know these rigs all that well as I have never owned one, but maybe back dragging with your blade will work best as it wont want to cut in as much? Just a thought:)
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Posted March 05, 2017 - 09:51 PM

Might also need skids to prevent digging to deep. Don



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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:32 AM

Really a grader box on back is best for leveling. I've had no luck with a front blade as when tractor raises in back, it lowers in front making a dip, then goes into dip, raises front and makes another mound, so you just go up and down and not level.


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:55 AM

i've always a problem with blade digging down,,,seems like my only option was to drag the stone/dirt backward ....sort of push what you want then drag back over...I have a hydraulic set up on my Bolens   I guess that's what the hydraulic ones tend to do...doesn't do bad on the level but any bit of a grade then the problems start






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