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Moved the blade to the center

Postby T-Mo » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:46 pm

I got the substitute drawbar installed, and I moved the blade to the center (rear) position. I smooth out the gravel on my driveway as a test - works pretty good.
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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby Dale Finch » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:21 pm

You might want to adjust the tilt so the blade is more vertical or even tilted forward for grading.

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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby T-Mo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:50 am

Right now the blade is in the center hole position. From the manual, it says for "When the blade is in the straight position, use only the first hole off-center up or down." So from that I need to move it one hole up or down from the center hole. I would think one hole down to get the blade more vertically straight.

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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby MiCarl » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:08 am

The holes you are talking about are for terracing.

The adjustment Dale referenced is the impact spring assembly on the bottom of the blade. It has multiple mounting holes to set the attack angle of the blade. If you move it back the blade will stand up straighter.

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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby T-Mo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 am

These holes, I assume.
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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby MiCarl » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:59 am

Those holes.

I'd replace that bolt with a carriage bolt while I was at it. That's likely to wear the holes.
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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby T-Mo » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:39 am

Looks like from the parts catalog, it takes a 1/2-13 UNC x 1.75 inch carriage bolt with a castellated nut and cotter pin.

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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby MiCarl » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:52 am

I recently did mine and used a Nyloc nut. The 1.75 inches is WAY too long if you go that route. I thought my arm would fall off before I got the nut run all the way down.
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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:47 pm

I would suggest a grade 5 if you can find one, the standard grade carriage bolts are pretty poor. I have3 popped the cap off more than one just tightening them up.
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Re: Moved the blade to the center

Postby Eugene » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:56 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:I would suggest a grade 5 if you can find one, the standard grade carriage bolts are pretty poor.
Tractor dealerships usually carry grade 5 and grade 8 carriage bolts.
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