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Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Jackman » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:36 pm

Chain lift or stock IH lift bracket? I have my 57 Loboy up and running :D would like to plow some snow this winter, I bought a IH snowplow that was missing several parts I bought all the missing parts minus the lift assembly , question is would a simple chain lift instead of the lift bracket be a improvement :?: The stock brackets make the plow a solid down force plow which in my case a dirt/broken asphalt driveway would not work well imop ,but with a simple chain lift I'd get a float effect which I think would work well with my driveway , anyway what ya'll think chain or track down the missing part :?:

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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Paul Van Benschoten » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:06 am

When I used a chain instead of the regular lift, when I pushed snow into an existing pile the plow would rise up and the plow frame bent the tie rods.

I found a picture of a temporary fix after I broke one of the bent tie rods.

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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Jackman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:47 am

Oh dear hadn't thought about that :o , maybe a piece of pipe with the chain thru it would give float effect and minamize plow lift :idea: Thanks good reply and pic :!:

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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Winfield Dave » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:05 am

I plow on multiple surfaces - paved, dirt, stone and grass - and would not even consider it without the down pressure provided by the correct setup.
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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Bill Hudson » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:39 am

Winfield Dave wrote:I plow on multiple surfaces - paved, dirt, stone and grass - and would not even consider it without the down pressure provided by the correct setup.


I agree.

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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Urbish » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:35 am

The lift components on my leveling and grading blade are sloppy enough to allow it to 'float' over the rough spots a little bit while plowing snow even with a rigid connection at the lift point.

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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:28 pm

Paul Van Benschoten wrote:When I used a chain instead of the regular lift, when I pushed snow into an existing pile the plow would rise up and the plow frame bent the tie rods.

I found a picture of a temporary fix after I broke one of the bent tie rods.

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On a lowboy there is less room for travel than a standard cub, so you would have to watch closer. IH sold a floating clevis that allowed the blade to float but limited the rise. I wonder if something similar could be done with 2 or 3 links of chain?
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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Indiana Robinson » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:11 pm

With a little imagination you can put about any implement on about any tractor (within practical limits, you can't pull a 16' disk behind a Cub :) ). My 47 Cub does not have hydraulics and I do not have the manual lift (My son has the manual lift on his Cub but he would probably notice if I took it off). I intend to use the lift arm for my Woods model 42 mower to raise and lower the blade with the blade in the mid-mount position. That blade weighs a lot less than that mower.
The last couple of quad-ATV's my son has owned have used a small electric winch to lift and lower the grader blade on them. Works really well and is quite simple.
I once considered using a manual steering gear box with a modified steering arm with the column and wheel from some common car as a lift.
Some methods are not very practical, a come-a-long as an example. You could really make a simple job into a tough job with all of that ratcheting. A few times would be OK but doing it often for hours would be torture. :)
I want the blade for grading ruts and bumps around the horse boarding operation. I am equipped for it but I no longer plow snow. Our son lives about 700' down the road at the north end of the farm and if it snows it just magically gets plowed.
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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby pickerandsinger » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:40 am

Winfield Dave wrote:I plow on multiple surfaces - paved, dirt, stone and grass - and would not even consider it without the down pressure provided by the correct setup.
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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby radioguy41 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:16 am

This link is what allows some movement up and down of the blade.

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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby ricky racer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:39 am

I tried using a chain myself but went back to the standard brackets. You'll see my setup in this post.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=65994&p=538115&hilit=chain#p538115
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Re: Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

Postby Indy4570 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:37 pm

radioguy41 wrote:This link is what allows some movement up and down of the blade.

Click on the image for a larger view.
1958 Farmall Loboy-158s.jpg

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