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Finally got around to putting the brush guard on. It was shipped from rungreen.com without any of the hardware, just the bushings :banghead3. I left 2 messages and an email over the past 2 weeks and nobody ever got back to me. Great customer service, huh? Needless to say I won't be using them again anytime soon.

Anyway I just bought the needed nuts and bolts and put it on this morning. I used the old zip tie technique shown here: http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=188611

Seems to work well enough to makeit tight with no rattle. I do not yet have a grinder to do the trick at the bottom of the thread so the zip ties will do.

Fist pic is without it, next two have it on. Sorry for the small pics but it was with my cell phone, not a real camera.

Next I'll put a couple LEDs on it like I asked about here: http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=220972
 

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It looks very nice. slkpk
 

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Looking good haulin'. Did you get to use your tractor to blow any snow yet?
 

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Looking good haulin'. Did you get to use your tractor to blow any snow yet?
Yeah, 2" of wet slop first. Then 2" fluffy dry, and 4" fluffy dry. The dry stuff gets tossed 30 feet!:fing32: Wet slop, not so much.:thSick:

Neighbors must have been shaking their heads watching me clear 2" when it was gonna be 50 degrees the next day. Oh well, got to get seat time!

I really don't have any free time till next weekend (and there is some kind of football game on I'm told) so it may be a little while until the lights are rigged.
 

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x534 with Leds lights mounted on brush guard.
Now that's EXACTLY what I'm going to do! That looks great!:fing32:

How do you like them and, what kind of clamp did you use to attach them to the guard? Any close up pics? Any tips before I do it? :thanku:

Thanks, and they really do look good!
 

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I used a 3 inch section of heater hose with a 1in i.d. that fits around the brush guard. I cut it length wise and it fits nicely around the top rung of the guard. I used a standard hose clamp and drilled a hole just large enough to accept the mounting bolt that came with the lights. The hole is in the solid area of the band just before slotted section starts. I put a nut under the hose clamp and one above it on the bolt so I could tighten it down and pinch the hose clamp in between. The biggest issue I faced was allowing a big enough loop in the wire loom so I could raise and lower the brush guard and hood with out binding. I hope this pic helps.
 

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I haven't had a chance to use it yet in the snow but those lights really do a good job lighting up the area in front of the blower. The stock lights look like a sickly yellow color in comparison the white light of the leds.

Good luck on your install. Post some pics when you are done.
 

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The tractor and blower look better with the brush guard installed. I bet it'll look nice with the lights installed (like Mackx534).
 

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Nice job Mackx534 and they look great! I would definitely do it too if I used it @ night,
 
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