homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:46 pm

Hello everyone! Im wonderin if anyone has pictures or diagrams of belly grader blade ideas. Im a welder and fitter and have access to materials. Any ideas would be great. I have a 1950 farmall cub w hyd thanks so much for all the previous info i have recieved from all of you.

Lee Trawick louisiana :wink:

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:44 pm

Hey, Lee, you are welcome to drive over here to Pumpkin Center if you want to see a Cub54 blade setup, we've used it both belly and front mounted (although our front mount rig is not quite stock. :wink: ) You can also checkout the manual here:
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Cub%20Implement%20Manuals/Cub-Grader%20Blade/Cub-54A%20and%20L54%20Grader%20Blade/Cub-54A%20and%20L54%20Grader%20Blade.pdf

Ted

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:53 pm

Thanks ted! Im going try and find me a old blade somewhere and work from there.

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:58 pm

you gonna mount it off the draw bar or build something off the drive housings??

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:46 pm

For belly mount I would come off the finals rather than making a substitute drawbar. Rudi will be along to show his home made snow blade. Hard to post pix from I-phone. Go to my post " King of the hill" post to see my blade mods.
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Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:47 pm

This one was designed more as a Snow Plow ... but a good fabricator should be able modify it for a center mount as well as modify the blade itself to fit better. A little creativity could make it hydraulically actuated as well so you could angle it in multiple planes. It is rudimentary but does give the basics.

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To have a good look at what IH went through in it's development of the Cub-54A Grading and Leveling Blade then the CBI-1A Revision 12 - Cub Leveling and Grader Blade

If I was to build a blade setup from scratch for the Cub I would be using IH's version as the basic building block, fix the shortcomings and make it fully hydraulic. I certainly would not beef it up too much unless you have multiple attachment points - mounting pads/drawbar and torque tube. Be careful with the torque tube though, ugly stuff can happen in a heartbeat. Make sure you have a spring trip just in case :idea:


Dan: Are you prescient????

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:01 pm

Rudi, are you saying we were typing at the same time?

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:06 pm

I guess you could say that :lol: ... but I was thinking more along the lines of you lookin in yer crystal ball :wink:

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:21 pm

Don't believe in crystal balls, just things I know to be true! And I knew you would be here soon!

Re: homemade grader ideas or blueprints

Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:27 pm

Here are a few pics of a center mount blade that I put together. This began existance as a 6' 3 pt blade that I picked up at an auction. I fabricated all of the mounting brackets. Sorry I do not have any fabrication specs or pics. :(
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