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I'm trying to engineer a mid-mount blade for my GT6K.
What I'm thinking is build a frame that will fit into the front brackets that the deck mounts to, this will provide strength for fore/aft as well as a bit of stability for keeping the blade level side to side. I can use the deck lift for adjusting the height of the blade.
At the back of the new frame will be an adjustment to angle the blade. As for the actual blade I'm thinking I'll use some old plow landslides (from the big 7 bottom plow) and a few ripper teeth. Sort of like a box blade, but without the boxed ends.
My thoughts are I'll add an area to add weight at either end of the blade to help with keeping it down.

Thoughts?
 

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Sounds interesting. Rippers and a blade all under the tractor.

I built a 46" mid mount for my suburbans last year. Worked pretty good.

 

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VWJake, I like that design! Looks like you push forward on the handle to lower, right? Also, is the knob on the front, right for tilting left/right?

Have you had any issues with mounting to the frame in the middle, or have you beefed up the tractor frame?
 

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Thanks. I had no issues with the mounting. It's all built from 1/4" plate and the tractor frame is of a similar thickness so it's plenty stout. The mounts are long so as to spread the load down the length of the frame. Yes, you puch forward on the handle to lower the blade and the knob at the base of the handle is depth control. Yes, the knob on the front of the blade is to control blade pitch. I could reliably set if for 1in/ft. I could probably adjust it for more, but I couldn't imagine needing more than that.

-Jake
 

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OK thanks guys. The only problem now is I want the Sears version!

GT80, any chance you have dimensions on that? I may draw it up in ACAD, sort of reverse engineering things. Looks like as long as the frame width is the same you could mount that on just about any tractor.

Next question: I can see from your pics that the little "forks" slide up into the frame bolted to the tractor. Where else does the grader frame attach to the tractor? There's got to be something I'm missing there...
 

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your not missing anything, that is all there is to it. They are only made to spread loose dirt or stone, etc. Your not really going to grade hard ground with these.

They did make another model with a handle like a deck lift. I have that one.



 

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But with the "forks" open up, how does the whole thing keep from falling to the ground when you lift the blade?
 

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there is a pin that goes thru a hole right below the forks
 

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Been looking for something like this! :thThumbsU Have a Kubota BX 23 and I want to fabricate a mid mount blade for it. Can't wait until brother gets back from Florida. He owns a scrap yard and has all the cutting and welding tools.
 

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They did make another model with a handle like a deck lift. I have that one.
That's the one I have, as well. Haven't been able to find a manual for it yet, though the other model is very similar.
Haven't been able to figure out who made it, either.
 

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That's the one I have, as well. Haven't been able to find a manual for it yet, though the other model is very similar.
Haven't been able to figure out who made it, either.
I have the manual, it's only front and back of 2 pages. It's been taped at the stapled side so I can't take it a part but I'll see what I can do to make a copy some how
 
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