Adapting JD 54” quick attach to BX2680

Bugzilla46310

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2022 BX2680 198? AC 916H
May 22, 2022
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Finished the adapter plates. Half inch plates give 1/8” clearance for the quick hitch. Now to complete the hydraulic lines. Except for initially drilling the pilot holes in the wrong location (oh sh-t moment), fairly easy project. Will add other pictures when I get the blade attached. $17 for the can of Kubota spray paint from the Kubota dealer and the color doesn’t match.
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dlsmith

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BX2230, LA211
Nov 15, 2018
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Those look great and similar to what I had in mind to put the JD blade on my BX. I assume those were CNC laser or plasma cut?
 

dlsmith

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I spent a while this afternoon measuring the JD blade and the front of the BX frame to see how I could fabricate a mount. Drew up a cardboard template to check for fitment, and made a sketch, then this evening I used TinkerCad to draw the mount as it should look.
With this mount, I don't have to use the JD mount at all, as it will bolt to the front of the BX frame, and with the blade removed it should be able to be left on with the MMM and FEL on the tractor. I'll be able to use the FEL control valve to operate the lift and tilt on the JD blade, I'll just need hoses and quick couplers to connect it.
I'll take the drawing and template to the Amish fab shop tomorrow and have them make the parts, and I'll weld it up. I think I'll have them blast and powder coat the blade Kubota orange and the mount dark gray once I get the mount built and fit up.

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