Never noticed anything crooked on my bucket or grapple. And when I say I never noticed it, I look all the time after using the grapple and make sure I didn't tweak anything. Tires are GTG. Checked them. I still think the tires have nothing to do with the qa plate and the plow it is welded too being crooked. If the tractor was upside down, they would still be crooked to each other, the angle does not matter, I feel like they should line up / plane out on both sides the same.How do things look when the loader bucket is installed? Same or different?
This may give you a hint about what is going on. Just trying to help, nothing more...
After though: Don't write off the previous suggestions by others to check rear tire pressure. A slight difference can make a much greater difference at the end of the loader arms.
Also, there could be an actual difference in the diameters of the rear tires. This has been reported before and has the same affect as different tire pressures at the end of the loader arms.
I have been called very picky, many times in my life. So knowing you see what I see makes me feel better.OK, I like pink as NOW I can see the black plow way above the black QA part of the plow frame.
Something ain't installed correct on the 'plow package'
BTW my garage floor is not level or flat, has dips in it so LOUSY as a 'reference'. Concrete pad outside is 'flat'
This is very helpful.Stop buying made-in-China parts and you might have better luck with getting quality parts.
I'm pretty certain it is not the tractor. I also don't know how the qa on the tractor and the qa on the blade both line up with the tops of my loader arms perfectly and the blade is the only crooked thing, but it would be the tractor. I realize it is hard to see everything in pictures but, pretty sure its the blade. I emailed the dealer some pics. Thanks for the help.If the qa plate is welded incorrectly then you should be able to take some measurements to determine where it is welded wrong. I think that it is the quick attach parts on your tractor that are out of square.
Instead of beating on the keyboard, go out to the tractor and start going through some of the suggestions that have been made. That is the only way that you are going to learn about your tractor and how to recognize and resolve issues.
Took a look at 20 and 21. I can't see if those are installed without taking the nut off but the blade doesn't have any wiggle, besides the normal movement of the loader arms anyways. I did just measure from that bolt to the bottom of the bracket it goes though and both sides are very close, if not the same, hard to measure off a bolt. I think I found where the issue lies, I'm gonna post it in another comment. Thanks for the comment.OK, I just downloaded the parts manual...curious am I and nothing on the idiot box...
Have a good look and see if parts #20 and 21 are INSTALLED. If one of the #20 are missing, that'd 'tip' the blade relative to the SSQA mtg plate.
You should be able to grab an end of the blade and NOT have ANY vertical 'wiggle'.
Some 'front end' pictures may show what I mean.
I have 3 other front end attachments and none of them have this issue, so I'm pretty confident its not the tractor. I noticed the issue in my yard first. Then went to the driveway, blacktop, same issue. Then went to the garage floor. Same issue, same side low. So at least its consistent. Ha.My first thought is to turn the tractor around and park it in the same spot, if the tilt moves to the other side the floor isn't the problem.
I said in my post the tape was just pointing at where I measured. I'm not gonna try and measure and take pictures In all those spots. Gist is that the a-frame that attaches to the qa bracket we'll say is what was welded crooked. I have had the tractor in many different locations.I'm not really sure just what your measuring in the pic's with the tape measure , if there's measurements there they should be shown on each side , or that's my take . Have you tried not just un hooking the attachment , but trying in with the tractor & attachment in a different location ? Are the rod's of the rams the same measurement on both sides ?