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Old 01-17-2012, 09:01 PM   post #1 of 25
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Default I built a Mid Mount grader blade for my 140

Hi Guys,
PA318GUY said I should post some pics, so..., The best I know how to do here is post the link to my off site. The first is before adding the scarifier. The second is after. It's been frozen, now too wet to really try it but it should do what I want. My linkages do not allow for downpressure, I thought about adding hooks for weight behind blade. I want to wait and see how it performs first..
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 PM   post #2 of 25
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Nice piece of work. I am not sure the stock ones had any down pressure either.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:32 PM   post #3 of 25
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Awesome job on the blade!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:16 PM   post #4 of 25
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Thanks guys. I don't mind a bit..., but how did you do it?
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Great Job ! Looks heavy duty !
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:25 PM   post #6 of 25
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Awesome job on the blade!
For some reason the pic, with blade on the tractor looks upside down??
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For some reason the pic, with blade on the tractor looks upside down??
But very nice."Nice job" I bet you saved some money..
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:28 PM   post #8 of 25
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Default Re: I built a Mid Mount grader blade for my 140

John glad you posted the links and dmorill22 thanks for helping out! John, here's one way to do it: http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=77144
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:37 PM   post #10 of 25
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Thanks guys. I don't mind a bit..., but how did you do it?
Since you already provided a link to the images, I opened up the link. I right clicked on the picture and selected "copy image location" and then came back to the forum page. In the reply box, you will see a yellow box with a mountain and a sun. Click on it, and paste the link in, and the image will appear in your post. Basically, if you have the link to the picture, you just have to surround the link with [img][/img].

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"[img]"http://yoursite.com/image.jpg"[/img]"

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Old 01-18-2012, 12:23 AM   post #11 of 25
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Very nice work on that blade set-up

on my to do list, long list
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:39 AM   post #12 of 25
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Great Job! I bet you really enjoyed building it.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:56 AM   post #13 of 25
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Okay, I think I got it. I didn't notice the "Mountain with Sun" image. Or it didn't ring any bells. I'll try again.
Oh, I don't know why it looks upside down, maybe when focused in too close we loose perspective??
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:31 AM   post #14 of 25
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Default Re: I built a Mid Mount grader blade for my 140

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.

EDIT: Wouldn't it look better in JD Green?
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:54 AM   post #15 of 25
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Thanks Alan, To Answer.., I had an old Simplicity blade that I was never going to use, cut it down, removed the angle mount/bracket, remounted it , found some steel, used the hangers from a 318 deck(which wouldn't work on the 140), fit everything together. The cutting edge is soft steel at this point(until my local Bobcat type can find a used piece of one), which is another reason for the scarifier, Hung it off etc. Did all with a 4.5" grinder with cutting wheels, and my Hobart 140 MIG.
Clearance is an issue, but small weights will clear on the back in vertical, but I only gain 20-30lbs. I may weld some foot pedals or some such on, but not wild about the idea. I have seen guys do footrests on the blade itself, but when angled, that is pretty close to a turning tire w/chains. The mount is pretty rigid, so varying the weight one side to the other isn't gonna help much as far as tilt goes , and I really planned on level cutting. The tilt option would be nice for some applications, but there are other methods/tricks to make that happen. I really just wanted to regrade my lane.
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