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I just installed a used 48" front blade with manual angling kit on an X500. It raises and lowers fine but when lowered the blade is still about 1 1/5" off the ground. There are two wheels on the blade frame that contact the ground and so far I cannot figure out what to adjust so the blade is lowered. I have tried changing the inner and outer lift assemby but that doesn't help. I would appreciate any suggestions. :banghead3
 

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The wheels are supposed to be removed when the blade is on the tractor. The wheels are an accessory that is supposed to make the blade easier to move around when not on the tractor.:fing32:
 

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BTW, once the wheels are off your blade you should end up with about 6" of total blade movement range. Currently I have mine adjusted so the blade is about 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 above the ground. That leaves some room for the blade to drop some when it is needed.
 

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I set my blade for about 3-1/2" of lift and about 1-1/2" drop from level. This is because I sometimes back-drag slush and water out of my driveway and need the blade to follow the pavement as the rear of the tractor goes over a hump along the side of the road.
 

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Once you remove those wheels, there's another post on the frame of the plow blade where you're supposed to store them, along with the 2 cotter pins that hold the wheels on.
 

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Once you remove those wheels, there's another post on the frame of the plow blade where you're supposed to store them, along with the 2 cotter pins that hold the wheels on.
I finally discovered why my blade didn't want to return from being angled fully left. The linkage that moves the blade was jamming on those stupid wheels. This year the wheels and cotter pins are not going to be on that long shaft but, instead, they will be on a shelf in the shed. The blade now moves just as easily from the left as it does from the right.
 

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Thanks to all! Since this is a used blade I don't have an operator's manual so I didn't even think that the wheels should come off. I just had no idea how to get the blade low enough with them on. I will take off the wheels and re-adjust the lift this weekend. I think I'll check blade clearance before I mount the wheels on the frame. Thanks again for the quick responses!
 

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Thanks to all! Since this is a used blade I don't have an operator's manual so I didn't even think that the wheels should come off. I just had no idea how to get the blade low enough with them on. I will take off the wheels and re-adjust the lift this weekend. I think I'll check blade clearance before I mount the wheels on the frame. Thanks again for the quick responses!
mcmildc, here is link to a Dollie that I made which makes it easier to install, remove and move around the 48" blade.

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=210130

Enjoy your new-to-you blade. :thThumbsU
 

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I know this is an old thread but stumbled upon this while doing a search. Last week I bought a used 48" front blade kit for my x500 but it didn't come with any instruction manual. Does anybody have a link to a free online manual for this attachment? It would be very helpful. :thanku:
 

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I know this is an old thread but stumbled upon this while doing a search. Last week I bought a used 48" front blade kit for my x500 but it didn't come with any instruction manual. Does anybody have a link to a free online manual for this attachment? It would be very helpful. :thanku:
NONE of JD's documents are available online for free as document files that you can download. They are pretty serious about that.

The document you want to obtain is the 11-page "Operator's Manual" for the "Front Mount Blade 48 Inch". The document number for my manual is OMM153332G5. Try calling your local dealer and see if the manual is available for sale as hard copy or on a disk.
 

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Thanks for that manual part number SkipD. I don't remember where I downloaded the manual from for my tractor but it was free and I was hoping to find this one as well.
 

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