Re: Re-Done 54-A blade, maybe it will scare away the snow.

Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:14 am

Criswell wrote:The flexible clevis provides another "give" point when pushing with the blade mounted in the front position.


You will lose some height using the clevis, however another buffer certainly doesn't hurt...I mentioned before that I drilled another hole just above the spring and below the existing 2 holes to give me more operating height...Works fine...I got my clevis from JP Salvage a site sponsor....Dave :D

Re: Re-Done 54-A blade, maybe it will scare away the snow.

Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:48 am

Great job, I like the colors! :D

Re: Re-Done 54-A blade, maybe it will scare away the snow.

Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:34 pm

Thanks for info on that flexy loosey-goosey clevis pin. While I don't seem to have an issue with frequent severe jolts,I do get a few now and then. A clevis pin might be good to have. I do lament the low lift of the blade, even without the clevis pin. I get a load of gravel now and then to resurface the driveway and it might be handy to have a higher lift for spreading gravel.

Drilling some alternate holes while adding a clevis pin might be next summer's mini-project. BTW, the clevis pin looks easily homemade. Anyone try that?

Re: Re-Done 54-A blade, maybe it will scare away the snow.

Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:56 pm

If your blade isn't lifting high enough, you probably have a problem with wear in the varios pivot points. The lifting arm is a prime problem area and a good fix is at the top of this thread.

Re: Re-Done 54-A blade, maybe it will scare away the snow.

Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:30 am

That is a job well done! Thanks for sharing!