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    Installing the 366FMB & Front 3 Point Hitch on the 2038R

    I finally have some time to convert the 2038R over to winter plow mode. Today I will be removing the loader (which should take all of 2 minutes) and then installing the removed parts (cylinders, hydraulics, lift arms, center link, A-Frame) for the front 3 Point Hitch and then install the front blade. I will photo-document and post pics on here later today to share the results... Can't wait to plow with it in that configuration. Wish me luck!

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    Installing the 366FMB & Front 3 Point Hitch on the 2038R

    Quote Originally Posted by HomesteadJoe View Post
    Can't wait to plow with it in that configuration. Wish me luck!
    Good Luck, Joe!

    Thanks for sharing... looking forward to your posts


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    Hiya,

    I'll give you some tips for the front a frame hitch and 366 blade after using one for a few years on my 3320.

    1) Take the big wingnut and lynch pin that hold the big bolt on and throw them away, they are useless.

    2) Take the big bolt, go to the local hardware store and get a hex and lock nut to fit it, they are metric thread.

    3) Go get one of these: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...n?cm_vc=IOPDP1

    4) When you store the blade, do so where it will not get water on it as the cylinders tend to pickup water and go bad.

    5) The skid shoes are set to the wrong angle as it comes from Deere, Kenny has a post on relocating them for proper function.

    OK, back to #'s 2 and 3: With your new hardware, mount up the blade. When you put the retaining pin in, clip the bailing wire closed then rotate the pin so that the big end is facing forward. pull the bolt up making sure the pin catches the notch in the hitch, hand tighten the nut to snug it. Now, very important step, push the pin forward so that the head of the pin is against the hitch plate then tighten the nut up snug but not tight enough to sheer the pin, then lock the lock nut down against the hex nut. This will make sure that the plow will stay put on the A frame hitch. The big wingnut and lynch pin will always loosen up no matter how tight you put them, ask me I bent the crap out of the big bolt once because the lynch pin fell out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomd999 View Post
    Hiya,

    I'll give you some tips for the front a frame hitch and 366 blade after using one for a few years on my 3320.

    1) Take the big wingnut and lynch pin that hold the big bolt on and throw them away, they are useless.

    2) Take the big bolt, go to the local hardware store and get a hex and lock nut to fit it, they are metric thread.

    3) Go get one of these: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...n?cm_vc=IOPDP1

    4) When you store the blade, do so where it will not get water on it as the cylinders tend to pickup water and go bad.

    5) The skid shoes are set to the wrong angle as it comes from Deere, Kenny has a post on relocating them for proper function.

    OK, back to #'s 2 and 3: With your new hardware, mount up the blade. When you put the retaining pin in, clip the bailing wire closed then rotate the pin so that the big end is facing forward. pull the bolt up making sure the pin catches the notch in the hitch, hand tighten the nut to snug it. Now, very important step, push the pin forward so that the head of the pin is against the hitch plate then tighten the nut up snug but not tight enough to sheer the pin, then lock the lock nut down against the hex nut. This will make sure that the plow will stay put on the A frame hitch. The big wingnut and lynch pin will always loosen up no matter how tight you put them, ask me I bent the crap out of the big bolt once because the lynch pin fell out.

    Tom
    Wow, Thanks! I would love for you to add some photos of these mods to go along with the text in your post!

    Sincerely
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomd999 View Post
    Hiya,

    I'll give you some tips for the front a frame hitch and 366 blade after using one for a few years on my 3320.

    1) Take the big wingnut and lynch pin that hold the big bolt on and throw them away, they are useless.

    2) Take the big bolt, go to the local hardware store and get a hex and lock nut to fit it, they are metric thread.

    3) Go get one of these: https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...n?cm_vc=IOPDP1

    4) When you store the blade, do so where it will not get water on it as the cylinders tend to pickup water and go bad.

    5) The skid shoes are set to the wrong angle as it comes from Deere, Kenny has a post on relocating them for proper function.

    OK, back to #'s 2 and 3: With your new hardware, mount up the blade. When you put the retaining pin in, clip the bailing wire closed then rotate the pin so that the big end is facing forward. pull the bolt up making sure the pin catches the notch in the hitch, hand tighten the nut to snug it. Now, very important step, push the pin forward so that the head of the pin is against the hitch plate then tighten the nut up snug but not tight enough to sheer the pin, then lock the lock nut down against the hex nut. This will make sure that the plow will stay put on the A frame hitch. The big wingnut and lynch pin will always loosen up no matter how tight you put them, ask me I bent the crap out of the big bolt once because the lynch pin fell out.

    Tom
    Yep! I can attest to that. The person I got my blade from pretty much totally neglected it. Both angle cylinders are like this. Luckily they don't leak.
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    I cannot find the post about the skid shoe fix. I set one up about a year ago and couldn't figure out how to get a better angle no matter how I set the shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffW View Post
    I cannot find the post about the skid shoe fix. I set one up about a year ago and couldn't figure out how to get a better angle no matter how I set the shoes.
    Jeff,
    I couldn't find it either-searched here and on TBN, it's probably burred within another thread.

    Anyway, I did find this picture on my PC, basically you have to cut the top of the u-shaped holder, bend it out, then add in about 1/2" or 3/4" of steel then reweld to get the shoes flat on the ground. When I recently bought the used 366 blade for my 3720 I was fully expecting to have to make this modification, but someone already did, my guess is the selling dealer maybe.

    If anyone needs help with this and is withing driving distance, I'd be happy to do it for them.

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    Thanks Kenny! Looks much better than having just the front of the shoe touching the ground.
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    Ken, were there different setups on these blades? Mine were never welded. The top is free, and the bottom is bolted. Pic is first install 7 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    Ken, were there different setups on these blades? Mine were never welded. The top is free, and the bottom is bolted. Pic is first install 7 years ago.
    Greg,

    Your's is a 380 series blade (according to your signature text), the mod we are discussing is for the 366 blade.

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