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new 5525 snow setup

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by SD-Dave, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    Pictures of my new 5525 set up for snow.

    Nokian Tyres unidirectional radials

    Horst Welding Euro-Carrier with 8' all angle plow

    Woods 84" rear blade for scraping ice and back-dragging.

    ps.: thanks to JD for the suggestion of Horst...great company really rugged setup and decent price



  2. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    looks great :D be sure to post some pics when it snows
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

    That's a very nice setup. How much was that blade?
  4. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    you buy the blade seperately from the carrier.

    carrier is about $4500 installed

    blade is about $4K

    other attachments can be place on the carrier.

    Advantage over loader is compact design, less obstruction of view and it being significantly stronger than mounting in on loader arms that can be sprung hitting obstructions.....blade floats much better too.

    will definitely post some snow pictures...

    ps. should have shown how high it goes....can be lifted 48"+ off ground so it will stack very high too!
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Sweet Looking Rig
  6. chcav1218

    chcav1218 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    its a BEAST!
  7. Kybol

    Kybol Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 116

    That should do the job.
  8. DKG

    DKG Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    Very nice set-up.
  9. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I can't seem to figure out the geometry of the front blade from the pics. Which cylinders actually raise the blade?
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Nice man....JD is going to faint when he see's this!
  11. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    Ouch I hit my head. Looks great Dave! On the Euro hitch there are some allen srews, take them out and drill some holes into the shaft and then put the screws back in. We've had alot of problems with those screws coming loose. We actually have that same carrier on all our loaders and even the skids.
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    It's a parallel lift, the cylinders clostest to the tractor lift the carrier which in turn lifts the plow. The blade stays level at all times.
  13. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    That's kind what I figured it had to be.
  14. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    The carrier seems to be very low to the ground. Is there a way to make it higher or doesn't it matter.

    That is a sweet looking set up.
  15. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    very nice, are those tires supposed to be better in the snow than the normal ag tires?
  16. raceyz125

    raceyz125 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 24

    Great looking tractor and plow setup. Those tires should be great in snow, lots of traction. Good luck with it this year.
  17. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237


    thanks for the tip...but not sure exactly what you mean...can you email me a little more specifics as to location and your fix


  18. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    photos are decieving....carrier isn't as close as it appears...it travels at same rate as blade so never an issue.
  19. SD-Dave

    SD-Dave Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 237

    the tires are from Nokian....makers of some of the world's best snow tires...these are uni-directional radials...meant for utility farming everything but tillage in europe....have speed rating and work real well in snow and ice but not their specific purpose. I wanted a tire similar to a industrial but with more contact patch, better traction and in a size that was the same as a R1...not have to go down to a puny tire etc. which is common when you order industrial tires on a tractor.

    these Nokian's fit the bill exactly....the great snow ablity is a huge bonus.

    Plus I think they look pretty cool....not something you see on many a tractor around these parts.
  20. theonlybull

    theonlybull Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    they are awsome looking tires. should be great in the snow

    i see a few of those horst blades around here. i had one of their side delevery buckets brought in for a customer. they do some nice work