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    Rear skid plate needed

    Has anyone found a source for a rear skid plate for the 1023/25 etc? Found out the hard way ($$$$) that this is a necessary item. Tried Brotek, they said not at this time. If I have to I will cobble something up. This is something all should consider if they are available. That rear case is pretty fragile, I had a 3 point arm come off (lost the clip?) and poke a hole in the case while plowing backward with a box blade. Shattered like an egg.

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    You’re not the first person to have that wimpy aluminum housing damaged by a 3 pt arm coming off the pin, did that to someone else here.

    Also, I’m pretty sure there is a skid plate out there for these tractors. I don’t have one on mine because it has an easy life blowing snow and cutting grass.
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    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
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    Also...I’m not sure that plowing backwards with a box blade or pushing anything backwards with your 3 pt is a very good idea, they’re seem like they’re designed to drag, not push, at least in my experience.
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    1984 JD 316 w/ cat 0 3-pt hitch and 2000 rpm pto, 48" tiller, 49" snowblower, 42" belly mower
    2015 JD 1025r, 60d MMM, 54" front mounted snowblower, Heavy hitch, Ballast box
    1980 JD 1050 4wd, JD 75 loader, IH 60" brush hog
    1980? Satoh S550g Elk, 60" belly mower
    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
    1978 Ariens Sno-Thro 32"; Troy-Bilt 24" snoblower
    1996 Polaris 680 Ultra Snowmobile, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660, 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570
    1996 KTM EXC 300
    Gravely ZT-HD 60"

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    Thankfully, I haven't had any issues. Sadly, you're not the only one. A few have posted where something has hit the transaxle filter and sheered it off. As the filter nipple is part of the case....well you know.

    I've spoke with BroTek, as well, and indicated I was ready to order two as soon as they were available. From our conversation, he indicated the local dealer is not willing to loan him a tractor to develop a prototype. I guess I can understand the dealer's reluctance as whenever you move or perform mechanical work, there is always the chance of marring or damage.

    If I were close, I provide him one of mine. With the volume of these machines that are out there, I would think this would sure be a heck of an opportunity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    Also...I’m not sure that plowing backwards with a box blade or pushing anything backwards with your 3 pt is a very good idea, they’re seem like they’re designed to drag, not push, at least in my experience.
    The better box blades have a double rolled cutting edge so they can be utilized in both directions. I believe at least some of the Everything Attachments box blades have this feature.
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    Land Pride LR1560 Land Rake w/ wide gauge wheels & plow blade
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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    The better box blades have a double rolled cutting edge so they can be utilized in both directions. I believe at least some of the Everything Attachments box blades have this feature.
    Yes, mine has a rear facing cutting edge. It's not like I was mistreating it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    Also...I’m not sure that plowing backwards with a box blade or pushing anything backwards with your 3 pt is a very good idea, they’re seem like they’re designed to drag, not push, at least in my experience.
    With few exceptions, all 3PH snow blowers must be pushed backwards. Rear blades also swing 180-degrees to allow them to be pushed.

    Some tractors are built for heavy use in the 3PH area. The JD 1-series and 2-series are pathetically fragile in that area. I keep expecting my 2720 to break something every time I use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    Also...I’m not sure that plowing backwards with a box blade or pushing anything backwards with your 3 pt is a very good idea, they’re seem like they’re designed to drag, not push, at least in my experience.
    With few exceptions, all 3PH snow blowers must be pushed backwards. Rear blades also swing 180-degrees to allow them to be pushed.

    Some tractors are built for heavy use in the 3PH area. The JD 1-series and 2-series are pathetically fragile in that area. I keep expecting my 2720 to break something every time I use it.
    yeah for sure a blower, brush, etc you have to "push" them backwards, but with just enough force to move them through the snow, across the ground, etc with minimal actual pushing effort. Any time I've had a brushhog or anything else hang up while I was backing up, it seems to put nasty loads on the 3pt arms. I personally wouldn't use a 3 pt to push anything backwards with significant effort, I think it's asking for trouble.
    1984 JD 316 w/ cat 0 3-pt hitch and 2000 rpm pto, 48" tiller, 49" snowblower, 42" belly mower
    2015 JD 1025r, 60d MMM, 54" front mounted snowblower, Heavy hitch, Ballast box
    1980 JD 1050 4wd, JD 75 loader, IH 60" brush hog
    1980? Satoh S550g Elk, 60" belly mower
    McCulloch Saws - 1970's Mini Mac 30; Mac 10-10
    1978 Ariens Sno-Thro 32"; Troy-Bilt 24" snoblower
    1996 Polaris 680 Ultra Snowmobile, 2004 Yamaha Raptor 660, 2016 Polaris Sportsman 570
    1996 KTM EXC 300
    Gravely ZT-HD 60"

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    Frequently pushed backwards

    Quote Originally Posted by AJgrn78 View Post
    yeah for sure a blower, brush, etc you have to "push" them backwards, but with just enough force to move them through the snow, across the ground, etc with minimal actual pushing effort. Any time I've had a brushhog or anything else hang up while I was backing up, it seems to put nasty loads on the 3pt arms. I personally wouldn't use a 3 pt to push anything backwards with significant effort, I think it's asking for trouble.
    Maybe it's just luck but I've frequently pushed backwards with the box blade and back blade. I have no experience with anything smaller than my 790 and even with larger tractors it's a push, not a ram but sometimes that's just the best way to move material where it needs to go. It is smart to always be conscious of the limitations of your rig though. For that reason, I use 4wd only when needed as sometimes a little spin of the tires isn't a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martincom View Post
    Thankfully, I haven't had any issues. Sadly, you're not the only one. A few have posted where something has hit the transaxle filter and sheered it off. As the filter nipple is part of the case....well you know.

    I've spoke with BroTek, as well, and indicated I was ready to order two as soon as they were available. From our conversation, he indicated the local dealer is not willing to loan him a tractor to develop a prototype. I guess I can understand the dealer's reluctance as whenever you move or perform mechanical work, there is always the chance of marring or damage.

    If I were close, I provide him one of mine. With the volume of these machines that are out there, I would think this would sure be a heck of an opportunity.
    I contacted Brotek a couple years ago as they had the plates listed on their site. They said it was in error and they had no intention of producing them. I would love a set for while brush hogging.


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