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54 Blade and 3160 Mower

Postby Ojgrsoi » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:48 am

Both implements were off when I purchased my 154. Can they both be mounted at the same time?
I realize they use the same hydraulic lift and that I might dig up the yard while mowing. I was thinking, which is dangerous, and was considering disconnecting & chaining up one or the other implements while it was not in use.

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Re: 54 Blade and 3160 Mower

Postby Eugene » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:06 am

Depends on how the hydraulics on your 154 is set up.

Operators manual, hydraulics section. You can lock out the 3 point with the diverter valve or a lock out bar. The center lift can be locked out with the adjustment on the left side of the tractor or if equipped with the diverter valve.
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Re: 54 Blade and 3160 Mower

Postby Jim Becker » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:37 am

I'm not sure if the two implements would directly interfere with each other or not. The front of the deck might run into part of the mounting frame of the deck. In any case, you would probably find using either one while the other is in place is difficult. Having the blade on would make the outfit much clumsier for mowing. The mower deck is wider than the blade and would be sticking out into unplowed snow. You could probably leave parts of each implement on while using the other. If the mower deck doesn't run into the blade frame, you can leave the frame in place and just drop off the blade (3 pins). Likewise, the rear mounting parts of the deck can stay on while plowing.

The lift of both implements is done via the center hydraulic rockshaft. Thus, a hydraulic diverter valve or lockout bar for the 3-point hitch is not relevant to your question.

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Re: 54 Blade and 3160 Mower

Postby Ojgrsoi » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:27 pm

Good points Jim. I'll probably just mount one at a time. Thanks!

Eugene, my tractor is not equipped with a three point. Thanks!
Mark

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Re: 54 Blade and 3160 Mower

Postby BigBill » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:01 am

The mower and plow lift together from the same cylinder rocker shaft. You can leave the arms and pivot shaft on the front when mowing. Just remove the plow.
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: 54 Blade and 3160 Mower

Postby Ojgrsoi » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:07 am

Thanks BigBill!
Mark

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