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Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:26 am

Merry Christmas everyone,
I have a question about my 59 that I purchased a couple of months ago. The tractor came with a leveling blade, but it has a chain rigged up to it, I'm pretty sure that's not right, and was wondering if it is just missing a part or is installed incorrectly....Picture attached.
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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby Stanton » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:39 am

Previous owner modification. Go to TM Tractor website and scroll down to Leveling and Grader Blade. There are several pics of the lift arm setup.

Link here: http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/gim_001.htm

Also download the Manual on your blade via the Quick Links (upper left of screen).
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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby LRiddle » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:45 am

I know some people prefer the chain for snow removal so that the blade floats with the terrain vs trying to cut in. Perhaps for a gravel driveway. Definitely not original, but may work for you.
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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:21 am

Stanton wrote:Previous owner modification. Go to TM Tractor website and scroll down to Leveling and Grader Blade. There are several pics of the lift arm setup.

Link here: http://www.tmtractor.com/tm-tractor/gim/gim_001.htm

Also download the Manual on your blade via the Quick Links (upper left of screen).



I tried to look for the correct manual but I could not find the one for the blade. Can you help me find that?

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby Urbish » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:43 am

Go here: Quick Links at the top of the page > PDF Manuals > Cub Attachments > Plows and Blades > Cub 54-A Leveling and Grader Blade 7-30-57

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:50 am

Urbish wrote:Go here: Quick Links at the top of the page > PDF Manuals > Cub Attachments > Plows and Blades > Cub 54-A Leveling and Grader Blade 7-30-57



Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :tractor:

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:36 pm

By the way, it looks like you have a mixture of parts from earlier/later style blades. Your red parts look like the first style. Obviously, it works that way (a lot of them are a mixture these days). But don't let the mismatch between the manual and your parts confuse you.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby Peter Person » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:41 pm

gjpgonzo wrote:Merry Christmas everyone,
I have a question about my 59 that I purchased a couple of months ago. The tractor came with a leveling blade, but it has a chain rigged up to it, I'm pretty sure that's not right, and was wondering if it is just missing a part or is installed incorrectly....Picture attached.


You've got all kinds of previous owner modifications on your blade, not just the chain - and a combination of early model and late model parts.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:55 pm

I started to figure that out once I saw the manual. going to have to take it all apart lay out all of the pieces and separate them in correct period, and figure out what parts I need to make a complete good set.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby Matt Kirsch » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:05 pm

Why? You already have a good set.

If you have additional parts beyond what's on the tractor, just use the stuff that's in the best condition from each.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:18 pm

Matt Kirsch wrote:Why? You already have a good set.

If you have additional parts beyond what's on the tractor, just use the stuff that's in the best condition from each.



Call me crazy, but I like everything to look and be correct, I don't want to Frankenstein it.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby muleboss » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:06 pm

gjpgonzo wrote:
Matt Kirsch wrote:Why? You already have a good set.

If you have additional parts beyond what's on the tractor, just use the stuff that's in the best condition from each.



Call me crazy, but I like everything to look and be correct, I don't want to Frankenstein it.


If that is the case you probably need to rewire your lights to.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:06 pm

Lots more to do than that

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby BigBill » Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:36 pm

I prefer a chain lift on the snowplow blade. Your running the sliders that limit the down stroke anyway. The chain lets the plow follow the conture of the ground surface. If your pushing dirt when down pressure is needed the solid lift rod works better.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: Why is there a chain on my leveling blade

Postby gjpgonzo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:16 pm

BigBill wrote:I prefer a chain lift on the snowplow blade. Your running the sliders that limit the down stroke anyway. The chain lets the plow follow the conture of the ground surface. If your pushing dirt when down pressure is needed the solid lift rod works better.



Sliders?????


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