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Old 12-28-2010, 10:22 PM   post #1 of 10
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Default Snow blade for a LT1050

We just set a record month for snow so I need to get some kind of blade/plow on my LT1050. Has anyone used this blade http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...4059-2#ppspecs

How does it fit on a Cub? I think this blade height and angle can be adjusted from the seat. I think changing the angle from the seat would be useful. I have to plow a crushed rock driveway about 150' x 2+ lanes plus a small circle drive. Drifting of a foot or two is common. I might also want to use the blade for minor spreading of gravel/top soil but mainly for plowing snow. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-29-2010, 01:19 AM   post #2 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

Just curious, have you ruled out a Cub Cadet blade? I have no experience with the Sears blade but from an engineering outlook it doesn't have much in the way of sturdiness built into the way its made. I would ck out the Cub Cadet blade also.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:22 AM   post #3 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

Bercomac also makes good blades.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:01 AM   post #4 of 10
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Hey thanks!
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:31 AM   post #5 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

You may have installation issues if you use the Craftsman blade. You'd be better off with the MTD blade, or a Bercomac that's specific to your tractor. The MTD and Craftsman blades are about the same in terms of quality, ruggedness, etc. I don't know anything about the Bercomac's, but most people here seem to be very happy with their products.

Don't forget you are also going to need to either get different rear tires, or put chains over your turf tires. You will also need additional weight, either by adding a weight bracket and suitcase weights, or by adding wheel weights, or by loading the tires, or any combination of those.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:57 AM   post #6 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

Thanks CC. I checked the Bercomac site on the advice of NewCubGuy and I can see why people are happy with their products like their electrically raised and lowered blade, but I'm sure those are more pricey than what I'm looking for. The installation issues with the Craftsman blade are part of what I was concerned about but looking at the owner's manual for the Craftsman, I liked that it had a full-length sub-frame that extended all the way back under the tractor as opposed to simply attaching to the front tractor frame like most I've seen. Maybe that's not a big deal. I know I'll need chains and possibly weights although weighing in at about 250 lbs myself, I'm not sure how much I'll gain (no more I hope!) with another 50lbs or so.

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:45 AM   post #7 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

I'd probably go with the Cub Cadet blade instead. It's the same price as the Sears plow (or even somewhat less in cost from what I just saw), and you wouldn't end up with any additional headaches when trying to mount it.

However, if you did want something more sturdy, then I'd look at either the Bercomac or Johnny plow (which are both well built and electrically operated making them much easier to use than the manual plows.)
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:21 PM   post #8 of 10
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I wouldn't worry about the long frame mount. The first part to bend or break will be the metal closest to the blade just after where it turns. They take a lot of stress when pushing snow cause you hardly ever push an even amount of snow dead straight. Like when your pushing with the blade at an angle the frame up front will want to twist when your pushing uneven loads of snow. Look at the way the 2500 series blades are made. The front A-frame is boxed it for sturdiness so it can't twist.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:04 AM   post #9 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

You would be better off going with the Cub, Bercomac or JB setups IMO. slkpk
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:52 AM   post #10 of 10
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Default Re: Snow blade for a LT1050

i had an lt 1050 i got a blade for it at tractor supply they also had them at home depot. it was $289 i think. worked ok but if you need to push more than 8-10 inches it will be tough. go with wheel weights a weight bracke and suit case weights will put to much strain on the trans thats what the cub dealer told me anyway. i had barlugs on mine and was fine.
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