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Front blade for tractor

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Gleanerguy

12-13-2010 07:18:40
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I am getting tired of pushing snow backwards with my 3pt. rear blade.
I was thinking of rigging up some type of front blade setup for my 7700 Ford. I could of course go right to my local dealer and I'm sure he would set me up right for $$$$. I've heard of guys taking old truck plows and modifying them for a tractor. The power angle feature would be nice. Anybody out there that has done this? Pictures would be nice!

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DiyDave

12-14-2010 05:08:51
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
If you have a front end loader on it already, makes snow removal lots easier. I made a V blade for a Chinese tractor, 20 years ago, wore the tractor out, just this year, I mounted the same V plow on my brother's john deere compact. Good thing about a V plow on a loader, is you can curl the V blade, to get you un-stuck, if necessary. I also took 2 old gravely plows, and a potato plow, and made another V plow for my Allis D-10. Works like a charm, and I can plow in 4th gear with no "plow steer"!

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Paul from MI

12-13-2010 19:58:06
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
No pictures, mines really simple and cheap. Just bolted a 2x12 oak plank on the front of my Stanhoist loader on my JD A. Works for me, and cost was minimal. When I break up the plank, I but another one.



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Shetland Sheepdog

12-13-2010 17:43:50
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Stuart, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  


I sure hope these pictures help someone! Talk about frustrating, trying to get them moved from the photo galleries!

Rant over.



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Shetland Sheepdog

12-13-2010 17:33:56
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Stuart, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
Rant: Why can't I move more than 1 picture at a time from the photo galleries to a post?



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Shetland Sheepdog

12-13-2010 17:28:39
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Stuart, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  



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S2710

12-13-2010 16:32:54
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  

Here is one that I built this fall. It is a 7.5 meyrs plow. We just had a storm this weekend and it worked great. These pictures were taken after the first snow not the one we had this weekend. Bob

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Wardner

12-13-2010 16:32:33
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
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I am using an old Fisher plow. The IH 660 drawbar is reversed. 3" x 3" square tube runs to the front and the Fisher frame is welded to to those struts. Two pins in the rear and four bolts into the bolster hold it on. It will come off in five minutes. I lock the trip edge down when pushing other than snow.

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Wardner

12-13-2010 16:53:54
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Wardner, 12-13-2010 16:32:33  
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You might also want to think about Fast Hitch. This hitch was incomplete when the picture was taken.



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johndeereman

12-13-2010 16:15:17
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  

this is my dc case with a 5 foot grader blade have smaller pipes that slide inside the 5 inch well casing so all i need to do is pull a pin and angle it any which way also has a piece of 17 inch pipe mounted on top of the blade to keep the snow from coming over the top i tried using 6x6's to make a 3pth plow for my jdb worked ok till it was cold and i hit a rock snapped one of the 6x6's id stay away from building one out of lumber if i was you

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hayray

12-13-2010 16:03:57
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  

I posted a photo of my Deere 60 with a original John Deere front blade in the Antiques tractor photo gallery since I can't remember how to post a photo in a message anymore, been a couple years. Front blade on that old Deere works way better then my 10 foot rear blade on my 100 hp cab tractor.

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omahagreg

12-13-2010 15:42:13
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
This is not quite how you want yours, but it works for me. Grandpa had a Freeman trip loader on his WD, when he died. Dad and I brought it to town, and noticed he had welded a 'top link' on the frame behind the bucket. SO, I built a wood and angle iron blade for it. It works quite well, with practice, as you can lift the blade and make your piles quite tall!


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Mathias NY

12-13-2010 14:44:40
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  

Here's a couple pics of what I have done. I took a used Meyers 7.5' plow ($100) and made a frame for it. For a couple years I used it on my Case DO, last year I upgraded by moving it onto a Ford 3000. I'd be happy to share more pictures, unfortunately I'm in Texas for work this week and the tractor is in New York. Good luck.

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gold-leaf-deere

12-13-2010 14:30:49
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
I have a front blade that I would part with, It is 78 inches wide, 26 inch tall. It weighs 585 pounds. I have no idea what it came off of. It has a 400 decaled on mount, which is adjustable. I will price it at $425, will put on a pallet and deliver to a truck line of your choice for free.Call me 812-963-6108.



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john d

12-13-2010 09:40:58
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
In the fall 1976, I built a blade for the front of the loader we used on a Farmall Super M. I'm still using it.
The loader is a BushHog/Freeman 2000 loader. I took off the trip bucket, and started welding a frame that pinned into the holes in the loader arms, and had a channel iron and angle iron subframe that fit over the loader arms and braced to the middle and top of the blade. All I had for blade material was a sheet of steel about 3/16" thick that was 8' x 40" and I put a 3/4" x 8' long piece of plate on the bottom edge.
My Dad and everyone in the neighborhood was making fun of how big I made it except one older farmer who said "If you get enough weight behind it, you can push it!"
With 14.9 tires (fluid filled) and two wheel weights on each side, I still didn't have quite the traction I needed, so I stacked two more wheel weights on the drawbar and 16" extension. I ran it that way for several winters. For the last few years, the loader has been on the Farmall M instead of the SM. Slightly smaller tires, but with a 3pt hitch carrying a box scraper, which adds a lot of weight to the back.
I have broken through drifts as deep as 5 feet, and it will handle 2' deep snow in third gear quite well, unless there is ice below it. The blade does not have any provisions to angle from side to side, but it does angle back about 10 degreees from bottom to top. It's not fancy, was built in one afternoon, and I've yet to tear it up.

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gun guru

12-13-2010 09:07:16
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
I am in the same boat as you, I need a front blade or snow thrower for the front of my compact deere. I also dont want to pay $1300 for a front plow, I would like to buy a used one and make brackets if I have too.



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flatlander43

12-13-2010 12:55:28
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to gun guru, 12-13-2010 09:07:16  
Gun Guru

The blower is the only way to go. Have A JD compact tractor with the mid mount pto.
Saw a blower for it on Craigslist for about $350, if its in decent shape I'd jump on it. Can't remember the location, but probably the North East.

Dave



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gun guru

12-13-2010 09:07:11
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
I am in the same boat as you, I need a front blade or snow thrower for the front of my compact deere. I also dont want to pay $1300 for a front plow, I would like to buy a used one and make brackets if I have too.



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VicS

12-13-2010 08:55:59
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
I have put a snow plow from a State truck on a Tractor. It was from a early 80's IHC. We just took the mounts (the front bumper and braces going back to the frame). and bolted it to the tractor frame(8030AC 4X4). Just a 2 hr job. It will push more snow than the original truck. Just got threw busting 3 ft drifts with just the front bucket. Don't we love snow. Vic



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The tractor vet

12-13-2010 07:44:16
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
I built one for my super H one day in just under four hours . I had a 7.6 footer western plow off a 3/4 ton and i put in the shop then pulled the S/H up to it and started building the mount to fit the tractor . Used 4 inch channel and some 2 1/2 x1/4 angle and some 3/8th's flat stock and with the gas axes and the mig. and drill press it was a bolt on deal . Used one of the angle cylinders for the lift and did away with the power angle as i only had the belley pump on the Super H . worked great on the flat with just 1200 lbs if hang ons on the draw bar but when ya got on a little bit of a hill ya spun out . Tryed adding three sets of wheel weights and vary little help there with the loaded tires . Then we added chains to the mix and OH MY !!!! , Then ya had a D 9 and she would move the snow . It would have been a lot easier if the S/H would have been a wide ft.

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jhill52

12-13-2010 07:31:10
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 Re: Front blade for tractor in reply to Gleanerguy, 12-13-2010 07:18:40  
No pictures but I have done it several times and it works great. Not hard to do. Just be sure to get a heavily built plow for your tractor. One built for a 1 ton truck not a Jeep plow.

Jerry



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