54A vs L-54A differences?

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54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:27 pm

I have a leveling and grader blade assembly that appears to be a L-54A, I want to mount it on one of my Cubs. Are the only differences between the two blades the front axle hanger and the two axle braces? If those are the only differences I think I will try to find or build the 54A parts, any thoughts? Winter is coming.

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Jackman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:31 pm

Curtis wrote:I have a leveling and grader blade assembly that appears to be a L-54A, I want to mount it on one of my Cubs. Are the only differences between the two blades the front axle hanger and the two axle braces? If those are the only differences I think I will try to find or build the 54A parts, any thoughts? Winter is coming.


What are you putting it F-Cub or Loboy?

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:58 pm

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:02 pm

I believe you can mount the L-54A on an F cub, but not vice versa. You end up with the ability to lift the blade higher.
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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:06 pm

Bob,
You are right, I have had the blade on an F-Cub, but was wondering if there were any advantages to converting it to a 54A.

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:15 pm

Or should I ask, are there any disadvantages to mounting the L-54A blade on an F-Cub instead of the 54A blade?

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Jackman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:20 pm

I believe you can get the Loboy plow on the F-Cub but there might be an issue with the lifting bar, check TM Tractors site there are comparison pics of the L-54 to the 54A .

I'm currently doing a franken blade as in early 54 blade mixed with L54 parts on a 57 Loboy , it fits but only with spacers and longer bolts :lol: If ya want cell pics send me a pm I'll take and send them to you.

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Jackman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:23 pm

Curtis wrote:Or should I ask, are there any disadvantages to mounting the L-54A blade on an F-Cub instead of the 54A blade?


I've heard it was an improvement to use the Loboy bracket on an F-Cub , it gives more lift .

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Jackman » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:28 pm

And a disadvantage I image you lose a bit of downward movement due to the underbracket is shorter therefore the plow is further from the ground , head scratch I think :idea:

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:43 pm

Thanks, always open to ideas

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby mva1958 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:48 pm

I have the L-54A on my standard cub, no problems. I gather from reading here that the lift is higher than the 54A when mounted on a standard.
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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:25 pm

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Thanks for the input, I guess I'm not hearing any reasons why not to use the lowboy blade.
I have everything painted, but I'm going to need some bushings and spacers to tighten things up.

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby radioguy41 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:49 am

I have an L54 mounted on my FCub. Fits fine, no problems.

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:19 pm

Thank you radioguy and thanks for the picture, I'm going ahead with the project.

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Re: 54A vs L-54A differences?

Postby Curtis » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:11 pm

The L-54A install is moving along, today I oversized the hole in the lifting lever and had the local machine shop make a new bushing for it, I even added a grease fitting on the underside. I think I will replace the bushings on the lifting strap as well.
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