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#1 nycub122 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2011 - 09:01 AM

I would like to convert the 48" snow blade on my Ford LGT165 into a power angle unit. I know that there was a kit offered by Ford to do this, but it is no longer available. I have the parts diagram for this and can make the attachment parts myself, but do not know the size of the hydraulic cylinder that was used. Does anyone know the bore and stroke of this cylinder?
Any information would help.
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Posted October 27, 2011 - 04:37 PM

I just did a check at Messick's and that was the same as the lift cylinder on the '77 and up models. They can send you one in 3-5 days for only $681. Might as well get two at that price.:bigrofl:
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Posted October 28, 2011 - 05:15 AM

KennyP:
Thanks for the info, however, I don't think I'll be buying from them at $681.
Do you know the bore and stroke of that cylinder?
I'm sure I can find a simular cylinder at McMaster-Carr for a whole lot less.
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Posted October 28, 2011 - 05:30 AM

nycub122 , I added a hyd angle for the snow plow on my Economy , I'll take some pics tomorrow and post for you but the cyl. was just a small used one I got for free and what I did was move the blade back and forth and made sure the where I mounted the cyl would make both stops . Also learned the hard way,,,, make sure ALL the oil is out because it does squirt out all over you when your moving the cyl to find the mounting point :wallbanging:

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 05:42 AM

Best place for a cylinder is probably fleabay. I passed on one for $10 some time ago, what was I thinking? I'm not sure what the bore and stroke are on these, 4-6 inch stroke area.

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Posted October 28, 2011 - 08:16 AM

Bore; 1.995 -2.00 stoke is 3.75" . So 2" bore x 4"stroke cylinder should work fine. Especially if you are making your own mounts. Surplus center has tons of cylinders to choose from too.
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Posted October 28, 2011 - 08:07 PM

Sorry the picture is so bad , just took it tonight , the rod end is a piece of angle iron welded to the blade and the ram end is a bolt welded to the frame with washers to space it out for clearance . I used quick couplings for the hydraulics . PA280306.jpg
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