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Old 04-22-2011, 12:56 PM   post #1 of 19
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Did case ever make a belly blade for their GT's? I am in the process of making one for my 220 and thought it would be nice to see an example to try and work off of.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:10 PM   post #2 of 19
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The standard mower for all Case/Ingersoll tractors are the belly type.

Go to www.ingersolltractors.com
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:37 PM   post #3 of 19
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Blade-as in grader blade not mower blade lol!
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:15 PM   post #4 of 19
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I have a home made one for my 446. It is not connected at the moment, so I don't have pics. There are no factory belly blades that I know of.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:18 PM   post #5 of 19
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Any pics you could provide would be helpful, even if it isn't connected to the tractor.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:41 PM   post #6 of 19
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There was someone that build up a 448 with newer Kohler engine repower that made a grader blade for his. (he extended the frame, made a custom hood)

His webpages are out there, they start with page 1, Page 2 and so on as he walked though the re-build. I thought I had it bookmarked but it must be on the home pc.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:58 PM   post #7 of 19
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To answer your question, No , Case/Ingersoll never made a belly blade but many like yourself have fabricated their own. I may be wrong but I thought MagnumRT made a very nice mid-mount grader blade. He has fabricated some useful attachments ...

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Old 04-22-2011, 11:03 PM   post #8 of 19
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This what I saw awhile back... Can someone help me out, who did this????

http://www.data-cut.com/case448c.htm

They made a mule bracket for it and the lift ties into the standard lift on the tractor.

(WOW those pictures are huge!)




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Old 04-23-2011, 09:46 AM   post #9 of 19
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Those pictures belong to "Grummy" of Manitowoc, WI He has done far more than I on mods and special equipment. I don't have the link to his projects, but know it is available on the forum.

I converted an AC blade to fit my Ingy, with side tilt, but lost my hard drive last week, and have not been able to recover my pictures yet. So much for a new Dell remote HD, "quick click" back up! They might be in the MTF photos, not sure.

I think the ground clearance would limit the lift on a belly blade on the small wheel tractor. May not be practical.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:42 AM   post #10 of 19
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That is the design I had in mind. I may not have a lot of lift clearance, if I get a couple of inches I"ll be happy enough. I'm only going to use it on the driveway anyways so I don't need much clearance. I was working on it this morning a bit and had to stop because I started my pants on fire from molten metal that shot back from the blade when I was using my cutting torch. Thats what I get for wearing khaki pants... Need to change pants and will be back out!

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:23 PM   post #11 of 19
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I thought hot pants went out in the seventies dw.
I've always wondered what Grummy does for a hobby. The way he goes about projects is closer to prototype r&d work than us just playing around. The best thing is he's just as great of a writer and photographer and we sure appreciate him the way he shares his experiences.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:56 PM   post #12 of 19
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I just about have it finished. Just need to finish bracing some things up and then make a couple of lift straps for it and it will be good to go. I'll get some pics of it when I am done. I used an old 48" snow plow blade off of who knows what and cut it in half lengthwise and then bolted on a used cutting edge from a CAT road grader. Used some brackets and piece from a cub cadet mower subframe too. Like most of my projects it has parts from a little bit of everything
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:21 PM   post #13 of 19
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Here are a couple of pics. The PO made the blade and it bots to holes drilled in the snapfast brackets. When the blade is all the way down, it is even with the tires on the bottom. Won't allow too much down pressure, but works pretty good for clipping off the high spots when rolling over bumps ruts etc. I have another deck mule drive bracket that I plan on fitting to the blade this summer.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:29 PM   post #14 of 19
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I built this one for my Ford a while back, was out using it today to smooth the driveway. Does a nice job.



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dweber85rc - Now I'm not saying anything negative about the center grader blades that have been posted here but when you fabricate yours make sure you incorporate a removable/replaceable cutting edge into your design! You'll thank me 5 years from now.

John Deere's Center Blade struts mount to the rear of the tractor so the tractor more or less pushes the blade verses pulling the blade. This may be another design to think about? Too bad you can't see the design better in this picture.
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