316 Hydro. lever controls
Posted August 30, 2011 - 09:12 PM
Posted August 31, 2011 - 07:15 AM
When you mount the blade you connect the blade lift to the right side outlets and the angle to the left side. To make the angle work without a delay you need to prevent the rock shaft cylinder from moving. This can be done by using a diverter valve to prevent flow to the cylinder or by mechanically locking the cylinder in place using a fixed link to prevent movement. I'm not sure which method was commonly used on the 316. A little research should reveal what will work.
As far as winter traction for plowing, weight and chains are the 2 things. Chains are a necessity if you have any ice and/or a hill to plow up. Get the 2 link cross chain type. I think Sears still sells 2 link chains for 23x10.5/12 tires for a reasonable cost. You can try to find used ones as well. If you want cheap weight there are several ways to go. Used wheel weights and filled tires com to mind. Building some sort of weight bracket and casting a concrete weight or attaching weight lifting plates which can be had relatively cheaply is also inexpensive.
Wheel weight is more effective IMO because it does not add extra stress to the axle and does not unload the front wheels. I hope this info. helps.
Posted September 01, 2011 - 04:50 PM
Posted September 01, 2011 - 08:20 PM
You have to limit the extra weight on the back end because it will make the front end light and you can't steer. Adding a couple of suitcase weights would be fine and won't hurt the rear end or transmission. Wheel weight is better IMO. It does not load the axle and will not transfer weight off of the front wheels.
Posted September 16, 2011 - 03:56 PM