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Old 10-10-2013, 02:08 PM   post #1 of 7
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Okay guys, I have another "idea" in my head. My tractors G100 (daily; manual lift) and 318 (in process; hydro lift).

I found a very nice 48" snow plow (M03481x) at a decent price that will fit the G100. However, I have the idea in my head that I could change the mounting of the blade to the mounting bracket from a 54" hydraulic plow that would come for the 300 series tractors. This would allow me to have 1 plow for 2 tractors and save me a boat load of money.

Any thoughts on this? Can I put a newer style 48" plow onto the mounting from the older 54" plows?
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:51 PM   post #2 of 7
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You would have to look at the mounting and see which one would be easier to fabricate to use on both.
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Okay guys, I have another "idea" in my head. My tractors G100 (daily; manual lift) and 318 (in process; hydro lift).

I found a very nice 48" snow plow (M03481x) at a decent price that will fit the G100. However, I have the idea in my head that I could change the mounting of the blade to the mounting bracket from a 54" hydraulic plow that would come for the 300 series tractors. This would allow me to have 1 plow for 2 tractors and save me a boat load of money.

Any thoughts on this? Can I put a newer style 48" plow onto the mounting from the older 54" plows?
The 318 has the hy/lift and angle correct, I wouldn't think that would be an option? If you used the 54" blade for your g100 you would have to make your hydraulic cylinders quick release so they wouldn't interfere with the manual lift on the G100? Anything is possible I guess, But I favor keeping both blades!!
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Well, if you see my other threads you'll notice a trend. I'm always looking for a way to have my cake, eat it, and get an extra scoop of ice cream all at the same time.

I have the 42" blower for the G100 and never planned to get a blade because eventually I'll have to fork over the $500+ for one of the 54" blades. Unless magic happens, it won't happen this winter. So, I saw this for under $200 and thought, well maybe I should get a blade for the G100 just to use until the 318 is ready. But eventually, 2 blades will be 1 too many.

Sorry, long story but that was my thought process.

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Oh, I guess I should say, my idea was to have 2 mounts. One manual and one with the hydraulics. This way I could just remove the blade and switch mounts depending what I wanted to use. A pseudo "quick hitch".

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Oh, I guess I should say, my idea was to have 2 mounts. One manual and one with the hydraulics. This way I could just remove the blade and switch mounts depending what I wanted to use. A pseudo "quick hitch".

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I like this idea. I would like to rig up my X500 blade to my 140, maybe put a hyd/cylinder so the 140 can lift it but I would manually angle it. By the way sounds like a good price on the blade!! Keep us informed..
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You can do anything if you set your mind to it. I once bought a quick hitch that was supposed to fit my 445. It turned out to be one for a X465 if I remember correctly. I ended up modifying it to fit my 445. While I was at it I made it to also fit my 140 and 318.
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