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13' blade

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by dayexco, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    just had local machine shop built this for me. 13' wide, road grader cutting edges, (inexpensive, $100 a set) JRB quick coupler so comes on/off loader in seconds. on local target store, went from 3.5 hrs with that loader and 2.75 yd bucket and a pickup and blade to 1.25 hrs with that blade and pickup/blade. the dude who built this for me is good! damn thing is bullet proof. customers love it because we can scrape down to pavement with little effort.
     

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  2. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Just some friendly advice: just keep in mind when it comes to backhoe and loader model pusher boxes, the reason the main manufacturers use a system that slides over the bucket and is held in place with chains and binders vs. mounting a quick coupler to the back of the box is thus. The chains and the binders are the fusible or weak link. If you catch a curb or something just as unforgiving and torque that box, those chains are going to break, hopefully not transferring any damage to your machine. With the quick coupler and the box mounted directly to the lift arms and you slam a curb or something extremely hard, you run the risk of torquing those lift arms and there is definitely a couple of decimal places in replacing those.

    Just a thought, not a sermon! Be Careful!

    Marshall
     
  3. 2004F550

    2004F550 Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    Good point...
     
  4. dayexco

    dayexco Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    if you notice, the side runners are sloped at a 45 degree angle higher than the curbs. if we should come on one, just lifts the front tires of the loader off the ground. it would take something at least 10" tall for it to hit