I'm working on the layout for adding an angle cylinder to my blade, figured I'd run the idea by folks here.
My plan is to go from the frame, right behind the right side three point pin to the blade right above the third brace in on the blade, about 36" away from the center pivot. It's 48" from point to point, and I found a 5x24" cylinder. 12" stroke both directions will allow me to angle the blade almost exactly to the first notch on the factory lock. I won't be using the locks, but that's how far it can move.
The blade is 10' wide overall. I can move the mounting point on the blade in or out to gain more angle or to have more leverage. I'm planning on using a 5" cylinder, that's the largest bore I've found yet. I need to find the right balance strength to keep the blade in position when grading or doing dirt work, while also having enough angle to move snow or other material.
Any input, thought, or math calculations would be appreciated. I'm willing to change whatever part of the design needs to change if it can make it work better.