Chain lift or IH lift bracket?

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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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