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Old 02-04-2012, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default Finally built my mid mount grader blade

I read swdias thread and asked some questions and finally made my blade happen! It's not finished yet but this was the fitting and it fits perfect! I couldn't resist and had to go try it down in the town yard sand pile just down the road from me and it works AWESOME!! for the tips and help swdias and poncho62.



I took an old 48" craftsman dozer blade cut it down to height, turned the push bar around to be the drawbar and pivot. I welded a piece of channel to the front of the drawbar with side tabs to bolt it to the frame for the lift pivot point(seen in pics above). I used a piece of chain I had laying around to hang the blade with. I got the chain length right the first shot. I may also fab up some bars on each end of the blade to put weights on for some down pressure and to help dig hard packed dirt and soil.


My attachment for the blade is still in the process of laying out but heres a pic to get an idea. I am going to weld all the U shaped pieces on as teeth to scarify the ground. The points of the teeth will be about 3/4" below the blade to give some digging depth in tough, rocky NH dirt. I am going to weld 4 tabs to the top of the scarifier to through bolt it to the main grader blade. I want it to be easily removed when its not needed for finish work.


Now I need to take it back off and finish grinding down the messy welds trim the lifting chain to the right size and make a handle for the lock that holds the blade from pivoting. Then most importantly make it blue!!

Next I'm thinking a 3 pt hitch. But we'll see if I'm able to do that. If I do do that, then I may have to talk to skyrydr2.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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Awsome job Bob! 3 point hitch is easy as long as you have a hydro trans to attach to the axle
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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Looks good...I need to stiffen up the blade on mine a little
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Poncho, It was easier to make than I thought. I had to use my neighbors torch and was going cut the db down the center to build it the way you and swdias did with the separate triangular drawbar but he convinced me to leave the drawbar solid for strength reasons so I did. It is very solid and has no flex to it what so ever.

Sky, Your hitch build pops up every time I do a search for ideas. I have been looking at different ideas on the 3 pts and haven't really found one on a lgt 100 other than a sleeve hitch. I have a 4 spd trans and it is quite different from your hydro tractors. Here's a pic of my rear. What part of MA are you in? I'm originally from 20mins south of boston.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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North central Ma. Right off rt2 litterally .
As far as all the brackets, they are universal and should work on your rig as well. Not sure about the lower arms though ? I have to finish my LGT125 soon, as spring is coming and I would like it finished and painted . All that is left is the pto shaft setup.
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