We have started a new project which is to build a replica of the Bolens large frame snow/dirt blade, Bolens part number 18085.
Here in the UK this is a very rare attachment and realistically our only chance of owning one is to make a replica. A friend of ours, Chris recently purchased one of the few know to exisit in the UK and we picked it up for him which gave us the chance to take lots of measurements.
Chris's blade did not come with the lift push rods and we need some help with those. In the manual, it says that the distance between the centre line of the holes in the clevis rodes is 26-1/2" which gives a bit of an insight into the lengths of the rods. We did some searching on the Internet and that highlighted that the push rods are 20" long for the early large frames and 22-1/2" long for the HT's. We will be fitting this to our HT20 which suggests we need to make 22-1/2" rods.
If someone has this attachement I would be grateful if you can measure the length of the push rods and confirm if they are 22-1/2" long. Also it would be helpful to know the length of the threaded part of the rod. Thanks in advance.
We get one tractor day a week so this project will take a while but it should be fun and I hope you follow along. I am making some notes of the work we are doing and making videos of the progress. In today's video I cover the preperation and cutting of the metal.