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Old 12-06-2013, 07:16 PM
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Made some good progress today..

I figure I will negate the cylinders until such a time that I can afford the hydraulic stuff..

I will use rods with eyelet ends for straight, and left or right.. will mean just 2 rods with different lengths..

My AO torches were running low on O2 so the cuts came out crappy. But cleaned up okay..
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:20 PM
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the cylinders are actually the exactly right length.. Any longer and they would be extra tough to fit and any shorter and I wouldn't get the angle I want..

I have the back part of the pin mounts for the cylinders and then the mounts on the blade to put on.. Then I will add a few corner brackets ..


The cylinders will slide thru the holes with fittings on..

I'm pretty excited since we are supposed to get plowable snow this weekend and I only have about 3 or 4 more hours to get it functionally ready..

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:26 PM
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And the last 2 before I called it quit's..

I will use 3X1/2 for the outside mounts and then capped 2X1/2 for the pins.. This should be strong enough..


I did take the completed assembly on and off a few times just to be sure everything would clear and be a clean remove and replace..

The small stops I put on the back of the arms got caught on the plate when removing.

I'll have to see once I get things further along.

I have been reverse engineering this stuff since it's all be used equipment and I have to say.. I'm getting a little burnt out using it.. Lots of work and rework and then it takes a real lot to keep everything staight and level since things are all ready out of posistion.. Especially with the beat up plow blade.. I don't think it has one straight spot on it.. Made it hard to align the top and bottom mount plates for the pin.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:23 PM
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Looking really good Jen! Recycling previously enjoyed material does get old but it beats the heck out of opening the wallet every time you turn around. The hard work will pay off the first time it all works the way it designed.

You manage to sneak your ground clamp into just enough pics to remind me I don't have one. Thanks.

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Old 12-06-2013, 10:47 PM
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Looking really good Jen! Recycling previously enjoyed material does get old but it beats the heck out of opening the wallet every time you turn around. The hard work will pay off the first time it all works the way it designed.

You manage to sneak your ground clamp into just enough pics to remind me I don't have one. Thanks.

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Yup does ease the hit on the wallet for sure..

Lately I've been in a funk/slump where it seems things are just not working out as well.. I am thinking it might be time for a shop..

So was a little bummed with the time it took to get the pin right.. ( 3 tack welds had to be broken and ground before it was just okay..


They work great.... the clamp that is, Been seeing them on Ebay for little money now..
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:27 AM
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...should I add center links or cross links?
I'd do center links like the second pic. I think it would give you better grip on hard surfaces and it wouldn't give you as much vibration.
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I don't think she will notice much difference in vibration, she has AG tires on it. I have the same tires on mine for winter plowing and I found that plain jane chains don't do squat for my tractor, in fact I couldn't tell they were on there at all. V-bar chains made a big difference on the rear, though.

Pic is not my tractor, but it looks just like it.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:10 AM
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I'd do center links like the second pic. I think it would give you better grip on hard surfaces and it wouldn't give you as much vibration.
Which brand are the ones with the straight chains running around?

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I don't think she will notice much difference in vibration, she has AG tires on it. I have the same tires on mine for winter plowing and I found that plain jane chains don't do squat for my tractor, in fact I couldn't tell they were on there at all. V-bar chains made a big difference on the rear, though.

Pic is not my tractor, but it looks just like it.
the front chains are regular non v bar but the rear are vbar.. the fronts will ride on the top of the tread because of the spacing but the rear ones only seem to be able to make ground contact like every 3rd link.

Reason for the chains is to control sideways slide with getting a little better traction on the slippery stuff. At least I keep telling myself that.. I have a couple of smallish hills/ramps that would be easier to navigate with more traction..

Has anybody put the round link ones like skidder chains on there tractors? they have hoops with 4 big teeth on them?
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:01 AM
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Jenn, I would not recommend "skidder" type chains, they tear up everything they touch, including drive train parts. Skidders run on mostly soft surfaces, allowing some slip between the tire and the ground. On hard surfaces if there is not enough slip, parts can break.
Any of these would be better for your use.
Here is an idea for your tensioners or maybe these.
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Jenn, in the interest of saving a few $$, I made up my own chains for my tractor. I have R4 tires on mine, so are a little different than yours but not by a lot.

I went to my local town garage and asked if they had any old used up sets of chains from the town trucks (they use tire chains on the trucks when the roads get real slippery). I lucked out and they had 4 sets of them which they were getting ready to throw away. The guys were happy to have me take them away for them. I did bring them some donuts afterwards...

I then bought a pair of chain pliers, and made up a set of chains for my tractor tires. Even though they were 'used up' for truck use, they were plenty good for my tractor, and have worked real well for over 10 years now. I have enough spare pieces left over the make repairs to them for as long as I'm around.

I have a Cub Cadet 7260. I made up chains for all 4 tires, but have found through the years that I only really need them on the front tires. I plow a 1/4 mile long hilly gravel driveway. The chains on the fronts enable me to steer the tractor when my 3 pt blade is angled to one side or the other.

This has worked good for me, so thought I'd pass it along. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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