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917.253311 46" dozer blade details

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917.253360 46" dozer blade details

User Wesley had some questions about the two control rods on the right side of the plow - here are some pictures with rough dimensions.
Click any of them to get a large view.

I tried to use Autostitch to make these three pictures into one, but it couldn't do it. The forum won't post them side by side either, but hopefully you get the idea.

Closeup of the angle lock release "pedal".

I simply have it hooked over the other rod, but the original bracket has two holes and positions the lock release closer to the footboard. Here's a picture that the PO of my blade took before he sent me the bracket - I had forgotten to get it when I bought the blade. Even this may be a home made solution.

Here's a picture from the owner's manual showing a different but similar bracket:

The angle rod has a ball on the end to make it easier to push/pull:

Here is the length of the "pedal" for the lock release rod:

...and, the width:

Here is the length of the lock release rod:

Here is the length of the angle rod:

Each rod has a short 90° bend where it attaches to the plow, about an inch. There is also a hole drilled through it for a cotter pin. This is the angle rod:

...and, the lock release:

Both rods are 3/8" diameter. That would make the threads on the ball most likely 3/8"-16 NC.

Hope that helps - if you need more info, let me know.
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In case anyone finds this thread and is looking for info on the third link that goes between the upper mount on the axle to the plow frame near the mule drive slot on the right side only, I had to make one and here is what I came up with. The original is a single piece of 5/8" that is bent into a C shape. I didn't have a length of 5/8" rod so I used a couple of long 5/8" bolts with the head and threads cut off, a length of 1" box tubing, and a spacer. It seems to work OK so far!

Overhead view:

Front view:

I bored two 5/8" holes in the box tubing and inserted the pins I made from the bolts, then ran a bead around the end of the pin as well as a couple of beads between the pin and tubing where I could get to it on the ends.

Here is the spacing between center lines of the pins, 6-1/2":

and, the overall length of the box tubing, 8":

The spacer I made up is about 7/8" long and an inch in diameter, with a 5/8" hole bored through it for the pin:

The box tubing is 1" square:

The pin on the axle end is about 2" long overall:

The pin on the plow end is about 3" long, to accommodate the length of the spacer:

I don't remember the diameter of the holes for the hair pins or cotter pins, but it is not critical, just has to match whatever you are using.

Hope that helps someone out!
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You're welcome - I have gotten a lot of help from people here so maybe I can give some back. I wish I had been able to get the first three photos to stitch together, though. Autostitch usually does pretty good but I guess there wasn't enough for it to work with on those.
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