Re: I built a Mid Mount grader blade for my 140
Thanks Alan, To Answer.., I had an old Simplicity blade that I was never going to use, cut it down, removed the angle mount/bracket, remounted it , found some steel, used the hangers from a 318 deck(which wouldn't work on the 140), fit everything together. The cutting edge is soft steel at this point(until my local Bobcat type can find a used piece of one), which is another reason for the scarifier, Hung it off etc. Did all with a 4.5" grinder with cutting wheels, and my Hobart 140 MIG.
Clearance is an issue, but small weights will clear on the back in vertical, but I only gain 20-30lbs. I may weld some foot pedals or some such on, but not wild about the idea. I have seen guys do footrests on the blade itself, but when angled, that is pretty close to a turning tire w/chains. The mount is pretty rigid, so varying the weight one side to the other isn't gonna help much as far as tilt goes , and I really planned on level cutting. The tilt option would be nice for some applications, but there are other methods/tricks to make that happen. I really just wanted to regrade my lane.