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Grader Blade

Postby Masmith » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:20 pm

I will putting on a grader/leveling blade for the winter for any snow we may get. I have never used one on a cub before. For those that have, which will be better, mounting it out front or belly. Thanks.
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Re: Grader Blade

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:23 pm

For snow, out front. For road grading-type work, belly.
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Re: Grader Blade

Postby ricky racer » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:02 pm

Dale Finch wrote:For snow, out front. For road grading-type work, belly.

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Re: Grader Blade

Postby inairam » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:49 pm

With snow plowing you do not want the front ties to drive in the snow, compress it and make ice.

With road grading the mid mount helps you keep and eye on the grade better plus it looks more like a road grader!
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Re: Grader Blade

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:07 pm

If you try to grade with the blade in front, any dip the front wheels go into will cause the blade to gouge the surface in front. Not so much when mounted in the center.
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Re: Grader Blade

Postby k hutchins » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:29 pm

If you've never plowed snow with it before, there is a learning curve. Just remember, it's not like plowing with a 4wh drive truck, and it definitely is not a bulldozer. Best results for me first pass down the middle then push the sides back by going a half blade width at a time. Up one side down the other, until you get the width you want. Do yourself another favor. KEEP YOUR LEFT FOOT COVERING THE CLUTCH. Just in case you hit something unforseen. It will automatically depress the clutch and save you and the tractor from injury.

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Re: Grader Blade

Postby liebervj » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:56 pm

Be sure to add the blade extension. Necessary if there is more than a few inches.

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Re: Grader Blade

Postby MilGunsmith » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:24 pm

If you're driveway is not paved, you need the skid shoes to keep from digging into the dirt or gravel. I have a mix of road millings and gravel, the shoes wear out so I have welded on AR500 plates to slow down the wear.

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Re: Grader Blade

Postby CharlieK » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:27 am

what's an AR500 plt.?
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Re: Grader Blade

Postby Barnyard » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:11 am

CharlieK wrote:what's an AR500 plt.?

It is a durable steel that holds up to most handgun and rifle fire. Comes in handy if your neighbor is upset with you plowing your driveway at four O'clock in the morning.
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Re: Grader Blade

Postby MilGunsmith » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:30 am

It it a type of Armor Plate. Actually called Abrasion Resistant 500. I get scraps and use them for high wear items. It needs to be cut with a torch, plasma cutter, or a waterjet. Drilling it with carbide is slow. I have made plow points for my two bottom Dearborn plow and after 8 years they still show the rough edges from cutting with torch.

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Re: Grader Blade

Postby Urbish » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:16 am

MilGunsmith wrote:It it a type of Armor Plate. Actually called Abrasion Resistant 500. I get scraps and use them for high wear items. It needs to be cut with a torch, plasma cutter, or a waterjet. Drilling it with carbide is slow. I have made plow points for my two bottom Dearborn plow and after 8 years they still show the rough edges from cutting with torch.


I have a 3/8" thick wear strip of MIL-A-12560 (Rolled Homogeneous Armor) on my blade. It has lasted through 6 years of plowing asphalt without much appreciable wear. :{_}:
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