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ebinmaine

I don't have pictures yet but I can get some later. I know that will be helpful but I forgot to take them last night.

 

So here's what I know.

When I bought my c-160 last year it came with a plow. It was delivered to my house and the plow was not mounted on it. I never saw this particular plow on that particular tractor.

The plow I have is 42 inches wide and has a full frame as most of them do.

The angle lever has the Z shape to it, NOT a straight stick of metal, and also bends slightly back towards the operator.

 

When I am pulling the angle lever towards me to change the angle of the plow it contacts the brake lever.

 

Any thoughts?

 

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The Tuul Crib
10 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

I don't have pictures yet but I can get some later. I know that will be helpful but I forgot to take them last night.

 

So here's what I know.

When I bought my c-160 last year it came with a plow. It was delivered to my house and the plow was not mounted on it. I never saw this particular plow on that particular tractor.

The plow I have is 42 inches wide and has a full frame as most of them do.

The angle lever has the Z shape to it, NOT a straight stick of metal, and also bends slightly back towards the operator.

 

When I am pulling the angle lever towards me to change the angle of the plow it contacts the brake lever.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Might have to put a spacer on the pedal to bring it out a little?

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ebinmaine
40 minutes ago, The Tool Crib said:

Might have to put a spacer on the pedal to bring it out a little?

Trina and I looked at that last night. I was wondering if that was the case.

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varosd

flip the angle lever around. 

depending if you had 8-speed vs Auto on some models had the brake on the right or left side of the tractor?

I think the generic snow blade operating manual shows this.

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ebinmaine
3 minutes ago, varosd said:

flip the angle lever around. 

depending if you had 8-speed vs Auto on some models had the brake on the right or left side of the tractor?

I think the generic snow blade operating manual shows this.

I didn't  look at the manual yet but I did try flipping the lever. That made it worse.

with the Z shaped Bend in the lever it moved it further away from the hood so it contacted the brake pedal even more.

 

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Ed Kennell

I had to move mine out with a 2" spacer to get it to clear the motion foot pedal on my 312 hydro.

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ebinmaine
2 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

I had to move mine out with a 2" spacer to get it to clear the motion foot pedal on my 312 hydro.

Any chance I can get a picture of that when you get a free minute?

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Lane Ranger

 

Eric:

 

My plow and handle were used for years on my 1975 Wheel Horse B-80 tractor.

 

The 1995 Wheel Horse  314-8  I recently bought now has this plow on it.

 

I was worried about the plow handle clearing the footrest and engine muffler .    I first placed it on backwards which the first two photos show in clear detail.

 

I turned handle around and it clears the footrest and rides up to the back of the brake pedal but works and pivots the plow in all five holes on my  plow ( i chnaged out the pivot hole piece from a three piece to a five piece part used on the later snowplow/dozer blades).

 

 

 

 

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ebinmaine

@Lane Ranger

Thank you for the pics!

Mine is definitely mounted backwards from that and maybe my rod is bent? I don't know. But it clearly interferes with my brake pedal.

I'll try to snap some pictures later this evening.....

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Ed Kennell

Here is mine with spacer to clear the motion control lever attached to the foot pedal.

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ebinmaine

Here's a couple pics of what I have going on but the angle is not great because there isn't much room beside the tractor.

 

Here's one with a brake off

 

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here's where you can see my hand holding the brake pedal in the on position and it contacts the angle lever

 

 

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and here's one to show the lever as a whole. I don't know if you can really get the angle out of this picture or not.

 

 

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KC9KAS

@ebinmaine I have made a couple of "homemade" handles and have had to heat/bend several to actually work on the machine I was using at the time. More of a "custom" lever if you will!

Another possibility is to lengthen the round rod that goes from the lever to the plow....This will make the top of the lever move forward....as long as you can still reach it!

Good luck and keep us posted, as we like to know what worked and what didn't!

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Lee1977

Eric you need a brake peddle off a C-Series. My 77 C-120 the peddle angles out away from the tractor in stead of straight up.

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cschannuth

I have two snow blades and the angle lever is different on both.  One is almost straight and the other has a Z bend in it.  The Z bend came off my Dad's 161 with the 42' blade.  The straight lever came with my 54".  When I put the 54" on the 161 I had to switch the levers so the Z bend stayed with the 161.  I put the straight lever on the 42" that I now run on the 606.  I think I may have had to manipulate the straight lever in the vise a bit so it would fit the 606 but I can't remember for sure.  I may have some pics somewhere if that would help. 

 

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WVHillbilly520H

Eric, here's the one I bought 20 years ago when I first got a used blade without the lever and my dealer ordered this, when I finally got the 520 extension kit I had to modify it so it wouldn't hit the muffler, Jeff.

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ebinmaine
2 hours ago, KC9KAS said:

Another possibility is to lengthen the round rod that goes from the lever to the plow....This will make the top of the lever move forward....as long as you can still reach it!

That might be the idea right there that works the best.

I have Gorilla arms so there's no issue with being able to reach forward far enough to grab it.:D

I'd like to maybe try to cut this one somewhere and add something into it to lengthen it... How might one do that?

 

 

 

1 hour ago, Lee1977 said:

Eric you need a brake peddle off a C-Series. My 77 C-120 the peddle angles out away from the tractor in stead of straight up.

I'll check my parts pile and see if I have something that will help.

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SylvanLakeWH

Reminds me of Gumball Rally... To paraphrase some memorable lines: The first rule of Italian Tractor Racing is "Whatsa behind you isa no madder..." The second, and far more applicable rule to this situation is "we don't need no stinking brakes..." Perhaps removal of the offending brake pedal would kill two birds with one stone - no more conflict with the handle and automatic enrollment in the little known but highly competitive world of Maine's Italian Tractor racing circuit... :ychain:

 

But more on topic - I would add length to the rod so the handle is straight up / down...should work...

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pfrederi

Get a hydro to plow with easier faster and no pedal to deal with...

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Ed Kennell
28 minutes ago, pfrederi said:

Get a hydro to plow with easier faster and no pedal to deal with...

Unless they have a foot control.:rolleyes:   IMG_5825.JPG.adf214f7a190e2198ec3226d3d7bd1d3.JPG

 

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