Hydralic snow blade?

Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:01 am

I am getting a little old & lazy, Probably more lazy than old. Before I order one of those hydralic block's from WK. has any body hook up an hydralic cyclinder to an snow plow for angle adjustment, I think that would be quite handy when using as a grader blade. Thanks Dave F.

Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:45 am

This is the same thing I plan on doing. I have serveral ideas to make my cub more handy! I want to have hyd angle for the front blade which would be nice. Or I can hook up a hyd cylinder to run my rear lift on my fast hitch so I could then run the front blade and my rear blade with different controls. Or if I want to when grading with the back blade have power angle for that. These are my plans and I think any of them would be cool.
I would like some feed back on how these blocks work. Has anyone used one yet?

Fri Dec 19, 2003 2:42 pm

I have similar plans along with an extra port on the rear to raise and lower a set of wheels on certain implements. Another idea was to possibly make a log splitter to run off the cub. If the power is there, the options are endless.

Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:41 pm

wk here- If all goes well I'll have the Cadillac setup to show you guys in a couple of weeks. My tractor has been in a custom fab shop for 2 weeks now getting a snowplow built and installed from scratch. It will feature power up and down and power angle. It is being built just like a full size truck plow only downsized slightly utilizing most of the same components. It will be heavy enough for dirt grading also. Control is a 3spool Cross valve with all the goodies located under the seat with the handles located right next to the seat. Remotes are located on top of the 3pt bar for easy access and hookup to a top link cylinder. And at last butt not least when I'm not plowing the blade can be very easily removed to reveal the 2inch hitch receiver to move wagons and trailers around from the front. I haven't got the sticker shock yet butt I figure it will cost much more than the tractor is worth on its best day. I've got 850ft of gravel driveway that I'm hoping to be able to surgically remove snow without pushing gravel into the grass. I HATE raking gravel from turf in the spring!

Wow! It's like Deja Vu!

Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:57 pm

So now I have my cub running great, albeit sans working generator.

I have my L-54 grader/plow hooked up and working great.

I made the upper snow plow plate, painted & installed (A nice OSHA safety yellow).

The cub moves snow really well - No worries there.

It is a pain in the butt (in my case literally, for those who remember my other post on my disasterous weekend) to be jumping on & off to change the blade position.

Here I was wondering today if anyone of you have rigged up a "power angle plow" by attaching hydraulic cylinders & a directional valve, and like magic this post appears.

Hey WKPoor, would you be willing to part with the dimensions (or a drawing) on the hyd. adapter bypass block for those of us who can make one ourselves? I have a full machine shop at my disposal - and only a little time, but even less money. :(

Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:20 pm

Scott, I'm in partnership with this endeaver so I will need to consult with him first. At this time we don't have a mechanical drawing. We copied the original block. Once you understand the principle of what the block does It wouldn't be too tough (after removing the hyd. lines) to get your data staight off the touch-control. The block we are selling being patterned off the original is designed to universally fit more than on size touch-control. Thus if you have looked at the TM website you'll notice this. If all goes well with sales I would like to start building a custom block just for the Cub. Bill

Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:43 pm

Thanks, Bill. I understand you and your partner are trying to make a buck on these. I don't want to step on anyone's toes.

Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:54 pm

Actually I'm not making a dime on these blocks. My partner is a retired machinist and he has a real nice shop at his house. He does small run parts like this just to keep the lights and heat on. There is a certain amount of cost involved to tool up for any project and this one is no exception. The price is set to mostly cover materials, tooling and other shop expenses. Now if we could sell a hundred of these or so then some profit margin would creep into the equation. You have to realize these blocks aren't being made with just a drill press and a hack saw. They are being done professionally with costly milling equipment. And they look it too. I think they are a real value for what you are getting especially since if you could get one fron Case IH it would cost a good bit more. Bill