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    After School Fun :-)

    Hey all,

    Finally got around to picking up a 54" Blade. I probably should have got it when I got the tractor, but thought the loader would do. It does a good job, no doubt, but I'm worried I'll peel back my already weak asphalt drive. The blade isn't all that high priced, it's everything it takes to make it work that more than DOUBLES the price.... Oh well. I'm looking forward to seeing how it does against some real snow. After seeing it mounted it seems kind of narrow for the tractor. Guess we'll see..

    Here's a shot of the front quick hitch mount going on the frame.




    Here's one from below adding the quick hitch brackets. You have to remove the engine side panels and the lower grill trim piece.




    Next is a shot of the support bracket going into the quick hitch assemble.



    Here the quick hitch is in place and I'm installing the angle cylinder.



    Here the blade is in place and I've hooked up the lines. A little leak showed up....



    Here is a couple of the finished product. It took me about 2 hours including sweeping my garage so I didn't have to roll around in all the winter crud.





    Here you can see a Laser run down the tires to the 99% straight blade. Not a ton of extra clearing width..



    Just some reflection on the water, not the beam.




    So if anyone has an urge to add the 54" to their 1 series this should give you a pretty good idea what's all in it.


    -636
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    If you're worried about the asphalt, maybe you need the rubber "squeege" edge. They won't even scratch the lawn when you plow out the bird feeders (float position, always float position!) On this tractor I've used mine 3 times now with no damage to the grass even where it's growing up over the edge of the driveway and the old 48" has 8 years of service... Nice pix!
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    I've been kicking the squeege idea around. A set of wings is also on my list. I figured I'd give it a try as is and go from there. Thanks for the feedback! I look forward to some seat time. Just need some snow.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by 636mullet View Post
    I've been kicking the squeege idea around. A set of wings is also on my list. I figured I'd give it a try as is and go from there. Thanks for the feedback! I look forward to some seat time. Just need some snow.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by farmgirl19 View Post
    I volunteer to let you have any and all of mine that might be arriving for the remainder of the winter!
    Southern Hospitality at it's finest!!

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    I have one as well, and it is awesome. I've pushed snow with it 3 times, and each time it has worked very well.

    The loader...well that is not very good at the plowing.
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    The rubber squeegee sure helps on the asphalt. Cleans clear and no scrape marks. Transitions well from asphalt, to grass and to gravel.

    Here's a pic of my blade setup. I added a top flap, markers, round shoes, and the squeegee(Artillian's, but hard to see it in the pic).
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    1023E, H120 FEL, 60" Auto-Connect Deck, 42" Artillian Forks, 54" Front Blade and Quick Hitch w/ Artillian Plow Adapter, JD Ballast Box, 3PT Sprayer, iMatch, KK 48" tiller

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    Nice set up! I don't really need any feet and I don't need the corner markers since I can see over my hood, but I'd sure like to steal that top flap idea! What's it made from?
    2013(12) 1026r TLB 54 QH front blade, 54D Auto Connect deck, ballast box, carryall

    '04 GX335, 48C, Johnny Bucket Jr., PowerFlow W/7bu. bagger, 42 snow blower, 48 Plow, JD front dethatcher, 10 Cart, Little-Brown Henway, Stihl 026P/20", Stihl 241/16", Stihl BG 85 blower, Stihl KombiMotor 110 w/string trimmer/brush cutter/edger/pole saw/hedge trimmer, Snapper 21" WB, Snapper 8/24 snow blower

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroHarold View Post
    Nice set up! I don't really need any feet and I don't need the corner markers since I can see over my hood, but I'd sure like to steal that top flap idea! What's it made from?
    Rubber....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big J Deere View Post
    Rubber....
    And held on with a can of smart a$$.
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