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    54" Front Blade Repair

    I recently bought a 54" front blade off of flea-bay for my 655 tractor and even thought the seller stated: "THIS IS A 54 INCH SNOW PLOW IN GREAT SHAPE. IT HAS NOT BEEN USED VERY MUCH", well not knowing much about these blades I just found out that the lower part of the moldboard is so worn that I can barely see two of the bolt holes on the left side that is used to bolt a cutting edge to. Even the skid plates have been worn to the point that it is even with the lower bracing edge of the blade. I have an AR400 cutting edge coming from Heavy Hitch and would like to find a welder in my area that can weld a strip on the bottom and drill the holes so I can bolt the edge back on. Does anyone know the dimension from the holes to the bottom edge? I am thinking about an inch & a half, does this sound right? And maybe add some gussets behind the newly installed strip?

    Thanks, Bob
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    Bob, I'd love to help if you were closer...can you post some pictures of the bottom of the blade?
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    Good idea Kenny, pictures are always good. Unless they are of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Good idea Kenny, pictures are always good. Unless they are of you.
    That wasn't very nice.
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    My feeling is hurt now.
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    Gizmo needs sensitivity training.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
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    I'd hug you Kenny, but it might look kind of scary when a guy with a beard approaches you with arms open wide.
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    Now that everyone has passed the sensitivity training and all the reports were filed away; here are a few of the photos from the bottom of my blade. Those are brand new skid plates that I replaced the original ones that were worn down to the bottom of the blade itself.

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    As you might see in the last photo in the red circle is about a 1/16"th of the bolt hole left and there's another one on the edge.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Bob
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    Last edited by RLTherio; 12-10-2013 at 12:30 PM.
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    60 Series FEL
    380 60" Front Blade
    50" Mid mount mower
    47" Two stage snowblower
    60" Land Pride LR1660 Landscaping Rake

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