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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 09:41 AM

when I built the R/T tractor I was also going to build a rear blade for it but I found a factory built blade to fit it instead.
This blade came with the 3-point hitch bar but it was really long.
Here's what the blade looked like on the tractor.

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I used it a couple of times but it didn't work very well because it stuck out so far.
So I shortened the hitch arm up some so the blade is now closer to the back of the tractor.
It works good now.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 10:05 AM

Ray,

The blade looks a lot better shorter, glad it works better now for you. Are you going to make it pivot hydraulically?

I still love seeing pictures of your R/T tractor.
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Posted October 13, 2011 - 10:50 AM

Looks like it would pull much better with the shorter set up. :love: the tractor, it just looks RIGHT.
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Posted October 13, 2011 - 12:40 PM

Ray,
Are you going to make it pivot hydraulically?

Yes, I still plan on doing that.
The two spool hydraulic valve is already mounted and the extra lines are run to the back and capped with quick disconnect fittings.
I have several projects that are in the process of being worked on so sometime when I'm waiting on parts or something, I'll pull this in and finish the hydraulic cylinder on the blade.

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Posted October 13, 2011 - 01:04 PM

I thought I remembered you mentioning tha back when you built the r/t tractor.
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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:21 PM

Looks great Ray, very nice setup.
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Posted October 13, 2011 - 07:30 PM

Looks great Ray but after seeing it first hand at Buckley the pics dont show how nice it's built and how great it looks sitting in front of you.
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 05:55 AM

Nice blade you found. Glad you could 'fix' it for your needs. I followed the build of your tractor and that is an awesome piece of work. Glad you are sharing, I get lots of ideas from all your builds. Keep it up!
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 06:24 AM

That is one cool tractor. I'll have to find your build and read it.
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:07 AM

Maybe if we coax him a little, he'll rehash the build here. What do you say, Ray?
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:27 AM

Maybe if we coax him a little, he'll rehash the build here. What do you say, Ray?


I hope so, too! ......I tried to do a google search for previous posts about this tractor, but didn't come up with anything.

Does anyone have links to this build?
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:33 AM

Here you go Bruce.Here is part 6 of the build,with links to the 1st 5 parts.
http://gardentractor...actor-6-a-3880/
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 07:57 AM

THANKS, Maynard !!!!!
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Wow, what an impressive build and well stocked shop.
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Posted October 14, 2011 - 09:21 AM

Thank you Maynard for posting the links for me.
Here are two more links to things that have been added to the tractor since I built it.

http://gardentractor...c-changed-6380/

http://gardentractor...t-tractor-6498/




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