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Ideas for blade tilt-angle mechanism.

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The blade for my Troy-Bilt has a latch mechanism with 5 angle settings. The latch is spring-loaded, and looks like it may have been operated with a string? Nothing else came with it...

I'm looking to make something like I made for my JD 212, which unlatched the blade angle catch, and also swung the blade right/left. Problem is; I don't remember how I made that mechanism - it was several years ago, and my mind is old and rusty. I think I pretty much copied something I found online, but I can't seem to find it now.

Any of you fabrication geniuses want to weigh in on this? I have steel and a welder... it's the design skills I lack. :dunno:
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Well, I certainly appreciate the picture. I think mine was something like that, without the brake lever. Mine was set up so when I turned the lever, it released the latch. Push/pull worked the same. Your brake lever setup looks a lot more reliable...
For anyone else interested... I finally found the drawing of the setup for my JD 212 blade. The pin release was the hardest part to figure out... but it turns out it won't help me with the Troy-Bilt. :duh:

The bicycle thing is looking better and better...


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