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TOOOOO cool!! nice going!!

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To cool for me......bring on the Snow....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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It's been almost a year since I posted this and dad nor I ever really used it to push any snow, just didn't get enough of the white stuff last year, so with that being said I really wanted to go all hydraulic for this machine and patience has prevailed I finally found what I really wanted locally and at real good price $400 for a John Deere model 390 going for over $1500 on :techie-ebay:right now(don't go all fussy it ain't green :laughing-rofl:) full hydraulic front dozer blade that I'm going make fit and function on this little orange beast, keep a watch for more pics as get this installed and functioning, Jeff.

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I imagine that long frame and the parallel A frame will be a great addition... not knowing how much of that you'll keep I guess.

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1 hour ago, pullstart said:

I imagine that long frame and the parallel A frame will be a great addition... not knowing how much of that you'll keep I guess.

Going to try and adapt the whole system as pictured, they were originally designed for the 770,870 ect series JD compact tractors so it "should" be a straight forward swap with some fabracation for the mounting brackets.

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Made a little progress on my new snow plow adaptation/mounting shouldn't be to bad to fab up some sub-frame mounting brackets that will work/function like it was made for it, this thing is built like a take sub-frame is all 1/2" thick with 1.125" pins (manual says 725lbs for the whole assembly), definitely needs new hoses and quick couplers to fit the Kioti, any help from the hydraulic gurus would be greatly appreciated, there's an aluminum block bolted to the blade sub-frame that the hose go through to the dual angle cylinders what's its purpose? (I'll get a pic of it up later if it helps or same as 1st screenshot) ...(refer to pics above and last 2 screenshots)also the angle cylinders only have one fitting/hose is this what they call single acting? and also one is extended the other retracted and after pulling the old hoses I still can't get them to move/budge is this OK or a problem? The lift cylinder has two fittings/hoses double acting? but with hoses removed it moves freely with minimal effort again OK or a problem, thanks Jeff.

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Just got back from WV getting a little closer to having this blade mounted and working, JD did use heavy materials for this frame and blade, made the rear brackets first so I could mock in place and figure out what to do for the front, had all 3 cylinders rebuilt, cleaned all the pivot and cylinder pins of rust, measured for hoses to order from surplus center and a few adapters JD did some weird sizing 1/4" hoses with 1/4" on the cylinder ends but 3/8" on the cushion valve and quick disconnects here's a few pics so far, Jeff.

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Making more progress with the rear mounts figured out I got the fronts fabbed out, the biggest slow down is the fact the tractor is in WV without many of needed cut off, drilling and welding tools needed and having to bring it all back to VA to do the necessary big drilling/cutting/welding, the frame is 5/8" thick with 1/2" reinforcing and the moldboard is 3/8" thick,  anyways once I get the front mounts welded up and bolted on its getting the hoses and fittings and hopefully I'll get some pictures/videos of it in action, Jeff.

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I got the front brackets welded together yesterday ,the hoses and extra fittings ordered, once they show up I'll get it mounted up and hopefully working with pics and videos to follow, Jeff.

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After nearly 70° yesterday, today in WV was hovering between 15-20° as I removed the FEL and actually got the 4 way hydraulic blade installed,plumbed and mostly working (up/down works great as well as angle left but angle right is slow to not at all, might be the cushion block/valve between the single acting cylinders, as ALL cylinders were rebuilt by a reputable shop), so here's the finished product till I get that last little snag taken care of, pics and a couple videos, Jeff.

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Very impressive! Picks the front end right up!

  I really like how high the blade lifts. I sometimes wish my WH blade would lift a bit higher but of course I'm limited by the front axle.

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1 hour ago, Sparky said:

Very impressive! Picks the front end right up!

  I really like how high the blade lifts. I sometimes wish my WH blade would lift a bit higher but of course I'm limited by the front axle.

Thank you sir, I was raised on cub Cadet and the way they mounted the blade is similar to this where they pivoted under the grill shell and would lift 8"+ compared to our  :wh: design which attaches rather quickly/easy and actually gives a traction boost by applying the load to the rear axle, now that I have conquered this I'm thinking of a way to do one similar on a WH, sub frame mounted to mid and front attach-a-matics they plumb into the hydro with separate control valves think old JD 3/400 series ect, Jeff.

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