My loader frame is coming along. Just have to finish a couple plates to pick up the engine block mounts I picked up a 7.5 ft meyers plow today. What should I cut it down to? I’m thinking 6ft. Can anyone tell me what the stock blade measures at?
I have the 6' version of that plow and it was more than my B7200 could handle. It's going on the new L3901.My loader frame is coming along. Just have to finish a couple plates to pick up the engine block mounts I picked up a 7.5 ft meyers plow today. What should I cut it down to? I’m thinking 6ft. Can anyone tell me what the stock blade measures at?
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It s not the width its the weight. That old-school truck plow is a lot heavier than the compact tractor blades.Wow. I thought this little beast would handle a bit more, but I might have overestimated. I think I’ll split the difference and go 5’6”. Of course, I’ll get everything mounted up with the 7’6” plow to verify any take some pictures.
Rust was not the only reason they went to poly moldboards. I feel your disassembly pain - those pivot pins on the blade end of the A-frame can be a real joy to removeWe’ll it took most of the evening, a lot of heat and hammering but I got this thing broken down. It is stupid heavy. Way heavier than the truck plow I put on my 8n or my dads cj7. Luckily it was only $50 and I have a plasma. I think I’m going to flip the blade over. This will let me cut the weight in half before I narrow it. View attachment 89252
Is this inspiring enough? Those are 10" single acting cylinders. Run you right at $100 each.Wow is this thing narrow. The subframe is done and the blade is cut down to 60”. Now I have to figure out how to connect the 2 and fit tilt cylinders in there. Anyone have detailed pictures of the stock blade? I’m looking for inspiration.
Thanks Dan. Does that mount in front of the front wheels? I think I would have pretty bad tire rub with mid mounts.
Yep - TOH on YT and NTCThanks Dan. Does that mount in front of the front wheels? I think I would have pretty bad tire rub with mid mounts.
Om a separate note, I assume you use the TOH handle over on yesterdays tractors. You helped me figure out the hydraulic front blade on my 8n about a decade ago.
Everybody with a Jeep wanted one of those old 6 footers.Dan, it looks like we have a similar taste in old truck plows. I finished up my mount today. I went with a doubling acting cylinder for the tilt. Easier to package. I have a 2nd cylinder, same as the tilt on order for the lift. We’ll see how the da cylinder works with a float position valve.
Paint covers a lot of sins. I was using a lot of recycled steel and didn’t clean it as well as I should have. There’s a lot of ugly in there.Everybody with a Jeep wanted one of those old 6 footers.
I am also a firm beleiver that pretty counts and I just wish I could weld as well as you. Color me jealous