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#1 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 08:16 AM

I was pushing snow with the back blade and tore it up nothing but good. Guess that ole suburban torque was just too much for the Craftsman back blade. Well, that and it didn't help I rammed a railroad tie. :wallbanging:  I was trying to push snow up and over and was a little late raising blade. The blade just caught the top of the RR tie and tractor pushed the blade down at an angle thus bending and breaking mounts.

I make the declaration that snow is over for this winter, I'm outta salt and I broke my blade :D :D

 

How would you guys fix this? I am thinking of removing the flat bracket, using some thick angle instead to mount to upper box mount which will help prevent bending and I can bolt down through top also. Then I can weld the 2 flat bar from hitch to that also putting in some short piece of angle iron on the angle to new piece. Maybe weld a piece of angle lengthwise on the flat bars too from hitch to new piece.

 

 

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 08:23 AM

Ouch! I think I'm following what you plan for a fix. Replacing that flat bar with angle would help a lot! But then you might bend it elsewhere!


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 08:35 AM

I agree with Kenny, you could cause more trouble. Take it apart, straighten the bracket, weld it up, and reassemble. It could be worse. The early AC/Simplicity tractors had a snow plow that wasn't spring loaded. If you hit something, the frame would break where it attached to the BGB. Look close at any of those old tractors and you will see that about half of them have been welded back together. Good Luck, Rick

I think that I would make a plan of it to be able to manufacture another, just in case.

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Posted February 09, 2018 - 08:52 AM

I would get rid of the flat stock between your hitch & square bar. Mount your hitch plate the same way you have the other one. Remove the flat stock ribs between your square bars & add some angle stock across like ribs with at least two near the hitch plates.
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Posted February 09, 2018 - 09:25 AM

:deadhorse:           Buy a good one and be done with it. :smilewink:


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 09:44 AM

Two springs and turn it into a trip blade?
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Posted February 09, 2018 - 09:57 AM

Two springs and turn it into a trip blade?

 

I've got a trip blade for the front, but my winch quit working so I was pushing in reverse with my box blade, I removed the side wings. This is the blade I dress my gravel drive with also, I have a set of teeth that go on it to bust up the packed gravel. Had my winch been working, I wouldn't have been using it for snow.


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Is it possible to remove the flat bars and weld / bolt the hitch bracket right to the box blade

Would the blade still rotate 180 degrees if shortened up

Being a little shorter allows for tighter spots



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Posted February 09, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Is it possible to remove the flat bars and weld / bolt the hitch bracket right to the box blade

Would the blade still rotate 180 degrees if shortened up

Being a little shorter allows for tighter spots

 

 

I have thought about shortening it up, blade barely hits right now so no sure. I would have to mock it up


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 12:26 PM

  I'm with Kenny and Boyscout.  Something is going to give some place, it could get worse. Don


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Posted February 09, 2018 - 12:47 PM

I would repair it back to original and stop running into railroad ties.
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Posted February 09, 2018 - 05:52 PM

Wow that's one Super Cheap built blade there itn't it?  After seeing how cheaply made that blade is I think I would try to build one from scratch. Can't me any worse could it? lol






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