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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:24 PM

Hi today was really nice here in MN 65+ degrees snow is pretty much gone and muddy ruts are around, so figured it would be ok to put the mid mount grader blade on the PK, installed it on the 1973 which I just finished up installing the dual spool hyd valve figured it would be a good test of how it would work and it worked great valve worked good no leaks and the blade did a good job, we will be getting snow again before its all done but it was a good test.

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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:31 PM

What a nice machine!


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:57 PM

Nice. looks good ready for more snow now.


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 07:59 PM

Hey, is that a stock option?  OR, did you make or modify one?  Have not seen one on a PK before.  I like the way mount also uses front tabs, guess would be stronger that way. Guess that is what keeps the whole thing IN the rear mount, now that I"M thinking on it.  That seperate cylinder reminds me of way MM used on there big tractors. Had one big cylinder to mount on tractor lift, THEN when you put attachment on back, had real long hoses on it and had to take off tractor and swing it back to implement and mount on it for raising.  Yours stay on and have a resting mount?? heh!  They say these blades are much easier to get a level grade going. I have never had luck with a dozer blade on mine, too heavy and hard to regulate cut depths.


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 08:21 PM

Hi gl its not a PK original I don't know why they didn't have one, I fabricated this one last winter kind of based it on the Simplicity design using the PK front hitch mounts and yes it dose a much better job than either the dozer blade or the 3 pt blade. and its handy to just step on the blade for added down pressure.


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Posted March 06, 2017 - 09:50 PM

Very cool! :thumbs:


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 01:17 AM

That's a cool option that you made GB. I've used the grader blade on my '64 Landlord and it really works well. I posted some pics of the rear blade that I have on my PK, and I just used that again to straighten out the driveway a bit. The rear blade works better than I thought it would, but the grader blade will get the gravel graded better. I thought that my PK rear blade was homemade, but I have seen three others exactly like it after I bought it. The manual lift lever sort of allows you to feel the ground under the blade when using it, so I'm not so sure how good it would work with hydraulics. I hope to get hydraulics set up on this machine this year, so I'll see how it works.

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Posted March 07, 2017 - 06:32 AM

It looks nice , let us know how well it works .


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Posted March 07, 2017 - 09:31 AM

Hi Alc, it works very well does a very good job of grading and the hyd angling is really handy.

 

Hi classic, your PK really looks good and yes its a factory blade its listed in the 1964 sale brochure


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