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    Weight Bracket for Rear Blade

    Hoping that the forecast is right and we do get some snow tomorrow , I decided to move this project up on the list.

    The Kubota weights are a bit different and require a bit more work to make a bracket. (wish I'd kept my old Deere weights..)

    I ran out of steam before I got all the little things done like the top plate for the center bracket and the end caps. Had a couple old strap ends that I saved when they got frayed so I am ready for a test run.

    Now if it will just snow .....at least enough to give this a try....
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    Nice job! Beautiful welds
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    As a long time rear blade user I have to ask, what is the advantage of placing weights that far forward on the blade frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Nice job! Beautiful welds
    X2 and no weld splatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    As a long time rear blade user I have to ask, what is the advantage of placing weights that far forward on the blade frame?
    I realize the forward position is not optimal. I have a future plan to add a bracket directly above the blade.

    With this placement I am also hoping to keep some weight on the hitch for rear traction as well a some weight on the blade.

    Like I said, it is a test run.

    I might also use some different weights for the rear.
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    How much did you spend on the robot that did the welding? . Awesome looking job!
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    Well we didn't get any "snow"..

    But we did get a couple inches of sleet and a bit of frozen rain.. Close Enough!

    Plowed the drive.
    Plowed the neighbors drive.

    Awe what the heck, I plowed the road. Well at least a few miles of it.

    And just because I am a good neighbor, I cleaned out the ends of everyone's driveways.



    The rear blade with the new weight bracket.. !
    Good weight on the blade and still some weight on the rear tires.
    The blade scraped off the semi-frozen stuff right down to asphalt. Didn't ride up on stuff either. The road had been driven on so some of it was pretty well packed. No problem.

    I wasn't sure how well it would work. Like someone posted, the weights are a bit forward, but it worked really well.
    Next test will be playing in the dirt, but I think I found a sweet spot.

    Should have taken the camera with me, but I was having too much fun.
    It is confirmed, now even the neighbors know I'm nuts.
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    Nice work.

    Do the weights interfere with rotating the blade180 degrees?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredHickory View Post
    Nice work.

    Do the weights interfere with rotating the blade180 degrees?
    Thank You.

    The blade clears the bottom of the weights.

    That took a bit of figuring and somehow I managed to do the math right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    As a long time rear blade user I have to ask, what is the advantage of placing weights that far forward on the blade frame?
    I was thinking the same thing but then I thought...you know the kind of thinking that gets you in trouble. Thought that maybe seeing as I don't know anything about orange, that maybe it needed all the help it could get.
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