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    54" Blade with Superior Tech 9" Exensions

    I picked my 9" plow extensions made by Superior Tech. This is the plow Deere should have made. I also got the 6' heavy duty cutting edge from Heavy Hitch which replaced the two 9" cutting edges on the extensions and creates one continuous cutting edge. I should add that the customer service from Heavy Hitch is second to none. With the blade fully angled to either side it can cause a little "scalping" but can be controlled. It works so much better than the 54" blade for getting the snow off to the side so you don't have to drive on it.

    So John Deere, give us a blade for these compact tractors that harnesses their power and traction.

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    Have you seen this extension kit? Is this the one you purchased?

    https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-...t-LP53767.html

    This is what I have on my 54" plow blade. My only point of contention is the small triangular gap created on the bottom cutting edge between the end of the original blade and the extension. How much did your 6' cutting edge cost?
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    Here's a few pictures of mine
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    I think that is why they came up with the 60 inch plow blade. Great idea on the extensions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweivoda View Post
    I picked my 9" plow extensions made by Superior Tech. This is the plow Deere should have made. I also got the 6' heavy duty cutting edge from Heavy Hitch which replaced the two 9" cutting edges on the extensions and creates one continuous cutting edge. I should add that the customer service from Heavy Hitch is second to none. With the blade fully angled to either side it can cause a little "scalping" but can be controlled. It works so much better than the 54" blade for getting the snow off to the side so you don't have to drive on it.

    So John Deere, give us a blade for these compact tractors that harnesses their power and traction.
    Deere wouldn't, so I just made my own several years ago.....Its two 54" plows with the center cut out of one plow and those ends welded to the other 54" plow. The challenge I kept running into is the plow doesn't need to be any "HEAVIER" for this tractor, just wider and the ability to roll snow, which is provided with the top flap.

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    Note, the 54" blade sitting to the right of the plow when backed into the garage stall. It looks like a toy sitting there at the base of the water jug rack.....

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    The blade is 87" wide, so 7' 3" in total width. It has a rubber scraper edge and the top flap made from baler belts I bought at Tractor Supply (it's two belts thick). The top flap is almost as important as the extra width for plowing as it allows you to "ROLL" the snow forward when plowing and it also allows the snow coming off the end of the blade to clear the road side snowbanks for a much greater height than it will without the top flap.

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    This was the very first day I used this plow on this tractor. Previously, I have plowed with the 7' 3" blade on my 455 2wd tractor and it did real well with the large plow. Of course, you need to use rear ballast and treat the plow width with respect as you don't want to be striking large solid snowbanks with one end of the plow or another because of the leverage on the hitch, plus it can cause the smaller tractor to turn. It has not done that with this tractor and the 450 pounds in the rear 3 point plus the weight of the cab, which is about another 400 pounds.

    I have plowed with this large blade for 4 or 5 seasons (I think this is the 5th season), first one with my new tractor which handles it extremely well. Once you have used the large blade width, going back to 54" seems like punishment it is so inefficient.

    To plow my plow route of driveways in my neighborhood with the 54" plow was about 5.5 hours the first time, and about 4.5 hours on average after that (I did it a total of 3 times with the small blade). With the large plow, my best time for the route was 2 hours 15 minutes and the average is about 2.75 hours of total plow time for the 17 driveways and (2) cul de sac's and some 800' of private roads.
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    That is one in the same Goodworkstractors. It is marketed through John Deere dealers but is made by Superior Tech. You can see it on their website. What is funny is that they list it for the X700 (and previous X400 and X500) tractors along with the sub compact series tractors. However, John Deere does not list it for the sub compact line, only for the premium garden tractor line.

    I ordered the 6' heavy duty cutting edge from Heavy Hitch on line. And as you would expect, the 6' cutting edge eliminates any gap between the original blade and the extensions. I also spoke with the sales gentleman at Heavy Hitch. He has the blade extensions on his 54" blade on his 1026r. The blade was shipped the same day and I got it the next day. Of course, I only live about 60 miles from their manufacturing sight. The 6' edge was $89.00 but I had some sales tax and shipping of $11.38 to SE Minnesota for a total of 107.78.

    The blade is shipped with stainless steel fasteners and the holes line up perfectly. It sure is refreshing to get a great product that is shipped quickly and the owner/sales/customer service folks treat you as a valued customer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWT3046r View Post
    Here's a few pictures of mine

    reviving this as snow season is here in CT

    When you go full lock with the blade to the left of the right (with the extensions on) what kind of ground clearance are you seeing at the tips?

    With sully's recommendation I added the JD squeegee to my 54" and used it today for the first time and it was awesome! way better than I expected. When I go full lock I barely cover one of the wheels due to the plow tip being pointed forward and i find myself running over snow or slush.

    I'm very tempted to purchase the JD extensions, and add another JD squeegee and cut it to the length I need to have everything nearly continuous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweivoda View Post
    That is one in the same Goodworkstractors. It is marketed through John Deere dealers but is made by Superior Tech. You can see it on their website. What is funny is that they list it for the X700 (and previous X400 and X500) tractors along with the sub compact series tractors. However, John Deere does not list it for the sub compact line, only for the premium garden tractor line.

    I ordered the 6' heavy duty cutting edge from Heavy Hitch on line. And as you would expect, the 6' cutting edge eliminates any gap between the original blade and the extensions. I also spoke with the sales gentleman at Heavy Hitch. He has the blade extensions on his 54" blade on his 1026r. The blade was shipped the same day and I got it the next day. Of course, I only live about 60 miles from their manufacturing sight. The 6' edge was $89.00 but I had some sales tax and shipping of $11.38 to SE Minnesota for a total of 107.78.

    The blade is shipped with stainless steel fasteners and the holes line up perfectly. It sure is refreshing to get a great product that is shipped quickly and the owner/sales/customer service folks treat you as a valued customer.


    Heavy Hitch customer service, as you have echoed is "TOP NOTCH" including after the sale, which is even more important to me! Sorry to have gotten off topic, but they deserve to be acknowledged!
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    I just did the install of my 9"extension wings this morning and was rather disappointed. I wasn't pleased I had to drill through the yellow powder coat, but that's the least of it. When I put the extensions on I found that the curvature of them was identical to that of the 54" blade. No matter how much I offset the top bracket where the bolts go through I couldn't get them to line of flawlessly. The second alignment issue was on of the extensions inside edge wasn't hugging the inside lip of the plow blade. The only way I could get it to not leave a 1/8'-1/4" gap was to slap a quick clamp on the backside and pull it all on over. I did this to drill the hole. Lastly, I wasn't a fan that the strap (wear edge) on the extensions was such this steel, and tall. It doesn't match that of the 54" blade's strap at all. It's like they forgot to communicate between the two companies


    None of this is acceptable to me and is beyond frustrating considering the cost of each component. I will rectify each one of them...

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    - Add a 18" long x 1" wide metal. The plate will go directly behind the extension and grab both bolts, and then over to the plow blade itself and grab the first two bolts as well. This will pull everything together as one unit. I imagine I can just scrape up some scrap steel from my in-laws shops and drill a few holes, then paint it black.

    - I'll order a Heavy Hitch 72" metal strap for the front side to pull it all together. https://heavyhitch.com/product/heavy...54-inch-blade/

    - Lastly I'll smash my head against a wall for spending $160 on two pieces of JD rubber for the squeegee edge.

    - Then go buy a custom 4"x72" rubber wear strip from Rubberwearstrips.com Rubber Wear Strip


    My wife after a 5min text conversation said if you're that unhappy with it what can you get for it? Hmmm
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    Sometimes the wife has great ideas. She suggested selling it and getting one that won't make me unhappy

    I'll end up making that 18" bracket for the backside to pull them both in, then snap some pictures and list the setup for sale. I'll keep my QH but let the blade/extensions/wear strips go for a nice price to move it along.

    I'll place a call into Compact Tractor Attachments for their 66" blade and see what the lead time is as well as options for adding a squeegee edge.

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