I picked up an 84 front blade for the new 4044R, then through some humbling info relayed to me on here after asking why the swing cylinders wouldn't work properly, a slew of new hydraulics were added to the tractor, which are detailed in the Hydraulics Section here:
Of which only the front 3rd was needed to solve my problem, but there may be a hydraulic top link in my future along with some other implements as time goes on.
I wanted to share the build of the brackets that mount the 84 blade to the tractor. These blades utilize brackets that in the front mount to the frame rails and in the back mount to the tractor in lieu of the loader masts arms. I need the flexibility of dropping the blade and picking up the loader with out a huge process. The 4044R is a touch longer in the nose than the 4600 that this blade came from, the brackets were going to have to modified anyway.
As you can see here, the front brackets bolted on with out modification, however in order to mount the loader, the brush gaurd has to be installed and not only does it have different bolt pattern, it also has 1" spacer blocks on each side of the frame rails. So I had to add some spacer material to make up the difference.
I was also a little bit concerned about the side load on these brackets from pushing with the blade angled. Size wise the two tractors are about the same, but I wanted to beef up the front bracket a little bit so 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1/8" wall square tubing was added as a brace between the two front brackets to make them more rigid. I can always add some gussets from the tube back to the main bracket if I notice it flexing to shorten up the moment arm.