Snow Blade Questions
Posted September 10, 2011 - 04:54 AM
I haven't had a tractor to push snow with before, so am very new to this. I am aware of the weights/chains issues. Just wondering about the blade height when raised all the way up. I may have to clear the street in front of the house and would like to push snow over a curb into the yard.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 06:48 AM
Mine lifts just a few inches.......Thats the trouble with these, you cant pile snow very high with them. I guess if it was further out in front of the tractor it would lift higher. Mine fits into the 2 holes in the front of the frame....Some on other makes I have seen bolt on underneath,
Posted September 10, 2011 - 07:01 AM
Here's a pic to show how high the blade lifts up
Posted September 10, 2011 - 07:26 AM
Brian, That's about how high I would like to get mine when raised. That would allow you to push into a pile a lot better. I can put more between the blade and the lift, Just haven't figured out what to use that will still let it attach easily.
The blade slides under the tractor when attaching, so I have to make something with a smooth transition. I'll play with this some more.
Thanks for the replies, guys.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 09:12 AM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 09:32 AM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 10:51 AM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 11:28 AM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 05:37 PM
This shows the rear latch that locks around a bar. Just forward of the wood blocks is where it sits on the front mower lift bar I just replaced. With play at the rear latch, the blade can teeter some.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 05:55 PM
Posted September 10, 2011 - 06:21 PM
Also, this is a FULL float plow. It only sits on that bar to raise it, plus the mower lift has a slotted hole for float, too.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 06:47 PM
How about bigger front tires?
Posted September 10, 2011 - 06:56 PM
I guess I could cough up the money and put 18" tires on the front. It will go quite far below grade right now.
Posted September 10, 2011 - 07:50 PM
Posted September 12, 2011 - 07:30 PM
PS. you might want to find the other trip spring for yours because mine has some ajustments for the lower part of the trip spring and somebody threw a bolt in it so it wont trip. Its pretty hard on the lift system if you hit a rock! Trust me on this...I thought I ripped mine right off tonight. They are not bulldozers!
I was also thinking of welding some kind of "hook" from the tube to the lift system so it would not float as much. Thinking the blade might ride up on top of heavy snow.
Edited by Buck, September 12, 2011 - 07:55 PM.