Setting up my 54A blade

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:46 pm

Just a quick question: Do you have the two small blocks in the bolster?

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby LRiddle » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:42 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:Just a quick question: Do you have the two small blocks in the bolster?

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Yeah. I did know enough at least to make sure it came with those.
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:07 pm

The boomerang should be used whichever way the blade is mounted, but is only critical with belly mounting. Your picture is showing the blade 6 inches off the ground. That isn't really too bad, as these blades go. It looks like you have everything properly assembled. I think you may have some problem with worn pivot points - pins and holes. One to check closely is where the lift arm pivots on the big bolt. If that is loose, the lift arm can twist out of line enough to cost a lot of lift.

The curved blade brackets are, as already stated, there to allow for tilting the blade (when grading). If you move one side up, move the other down.

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:10 pm

Is the bushing in place in the lift arm?
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby LRiddle » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:46 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Is the bushing in place in the lift arm?


Yes, bushing is there, and as Jim Becker mentioned it isn't worn. I'm sure there are plenty of oblonged holes in the entire set up, but I guess I was just expecting a bit more lift than that.
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Urbish » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:04 am

Here's another thread from last year discussing the same thing: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=87470&hilit=plow

You could always add a plate to the bellcrank like I have. I get 12" of lift at the plow:
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby LRiddle » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:38 am

Thanks for the link. That answers a lot of questions.
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Peter Person » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:03 pm

Urbish wrote:Here's another thread from last year discussing the same thing: http://farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=87470&hilit=plow

You could always add a plate to the bellcrank like I have. I get 12" of lift at the plow:
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You have the old style blade. The lift arm on the new style bottoms out in the yoke where it pivots whereas on the old style the lift arm is outside of everything allowing a much greater range of pivot, thus a higher lift.

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Clownfish » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:21 pm

JP TRACTOR SALVAGE had at least 6 boomerangs for sale a couple of months ago.

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby LRiddle » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:27 pm

Clownfish wrote:JP TRACTOR SALVAGE had at least 6 boomerangs for sale a couple of months ago.


Thank you. I was going to call them today, but I'm stupid and forgot
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:48 pm

LRiddle wrote:I was going to call them today, but I'm stupid and forgot
No, you're just busy. At 35 you're too young for CRIS!! :lol: :hattip:

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby LRiddle » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:59 pm

:headbang :tractor:
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby LRiddle » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:50 pm

Ok. I got my blade set up the same way as the picture Urbish posted. Took the plate from my woods 59 and used it like that. Now I have 11 inches of travel, so that makes me happy. I did notice that moving the location of the attachment on the touch control shortened the range of movement on the touch control lever itself, but nonetheless, it is an improvement, just had to set my stops accordingly.

I also called JP today and was told they have no used boomerangs in stock, but only new ones they have made at a machine shop. Those are $75 apiece, so I think i will stick with what I have for now.
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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby jsfarmall » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:55 pm

For front mount the boomerang does nothing. I actually have a piece of flat bar with 3 holes drilled for belly mounted position and for mower. I'll see if I can get a picture of mine on here. If you can make a shorter rod front touch control to the blade linkage I beleive that would give you more lift and less dig. Not like a cub will dig 4 inches deep below wheel level lol. But mine dont raise much either.

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Re: Setting up my 54A blade

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:10 pm

Yep, for the belly mount. But it did ship with all of them, including Lo Boy that cannot be belly mount.
Not Required, but will prevent wallering out the hole on the TC.
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