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Join Date: Dec 2005
Re: Dozer Blade for 1993 GT6000
Sixcows, Kurt: Thanks and I'd appreciate seeing Ken's modification.. in fact I am also interested in buying a small arc-welder, any advice on a "hobby level", something under $200 that would allow an occassional "welder" to make a few connections/repairs?
I see Sears does sell a boxblade or rear grader (forget which/what) and it requires a sleve hitch, another $150 or so, but may be worth it.
My expectations for moving the earth with a GT dozer blade are very minimal. My main drive to buy one is to push some loose crushed stone on a long drive, push down some humps, and move the push-out in curves back onto the tire areas. Again I suppose a rear grader would work better, but given I have a dozer blade I'll likely use for snow too. That said, are chains effective on dry ground, do the chains hold up (don't throw links and the like)? I'd guess AG tires would be better on dry ground, chains on snow/ice. I'm not likely to buy AG tires, I suppose they go for $100 or so each. I do have a small tire changing stand, so I could mount on my existing rims, but would prefer to buy mounted on rims if I were (unlikely) to buy. This AG subject is of a secondary concern, more just interest than any real plan to execute.
Sixcows, what is a GT3000? My 1993 GT6000 was not the top of the line back then, there was something else, maybe had an Onan engine for one thing with more HP and a bigger deck, 50" as I recall. One nice thing on my old GT is it says on the hood "MADE IN AMERICA". I haven't looked but I doubt that my new DYT4000 has such a lable.