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Old 01-18-2012, 10:11 AM   post #16 of 25
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You did a fantastic job on that unit.. I would love something like that for my father. I can see him struggling with the 54 front blade on the 317.. Thanks for sharing your photos..
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:40 PM   post #17 of 25
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Thanks for all the kind words. It's not so fantastic, but in my experience a belly grader is much more forgiving than a front mount, or even a boxblade, however it has its limitations. I see in the Pittsburgh, western PA. area CL and Pennswoods ads, a fella has a Wheel Horse mid mount and he is asking $425. If I couldn't build one, I'd consider paying that.., for awhile...,then figure something else out.
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Old 01-18-2012, 05:37 PM   post #18 of 25
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Awesome job on the blade!
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:31 PM   post #19 of 25
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Nice job, I can see where it would be alot easier to control than a front mounted blade.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:43 PM   post #20 of 25
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Thanks, Yes they just kinda float along, my 140 does have a float position on the implement control, but that isn't what I mean. If the front tires go over some holes or rougher spots the blade takes them out and levels them before the critical back tires hit 'em. Unlike a front or rear blade.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:58 PM   post #21 of 25
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Nice job.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:46 PM   post #22 of 25
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Looks good. Did you build it from scratch or adapt it from another use?

Another idea you might use for down-force... come off the side of your support bracket with a could of bolts, or even weld some plates on... when you need down-force, stand on them. This would be a way to custom vary the amount of down-force up to your weight. Just an idea to consider since space above and behind your blade might be limited to add weight.

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Hey Guys, a quick update-- I had a break in the weather the other day, and decided to try it out. I was well pleased with the performance. A concern is ground clearance in the "Carry" position, but if careful it's workable. On the down pressure question, I agree with Alan_Heist on the foot plate idea. I think it is the handiest way to vary the pressure. Standing on the blade it semi dangerous on the side closest to the rear tire, but I think the danger can be minimized if footplates/footrests(?) are welded to the top of the blade on each side. Good Thought! Also I'm considering JD Yellow
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:28 PM   post #23 of 25
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Very nice work! I can see that being very useful.

If you don't mind me asking. How thick is the blade material?

Thanks for all the pictures.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:50 PM   post #24 of 25
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The blade steel is only 1/8", I think, but it isn't soft, as the new ones are. Plus I think that thickness isn't really critical as it is really a sluice or gutter for moving the gravel,dirt, whatever away. The work get's done by the cutting bit and the scarifiers. here is some friction, yes, but it'll take quite awhile to wear holes in it. Don't get me wrong, thicker would be better, but it's what I had. Would've been nice if I would've had an old Gravely blade or something, more weight also.
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Very nicely done. It will look even better in JD Yellow.
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