Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

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Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby Our Pass Thyme » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:46 am

Spent a couple hours yesterday afternoon adjusting Ruth from her widest wheel setting to the narrowest to fit the wheels within the plow width better even when angled. The rear wheels had the weights on the inside of the rim and were facing out. I had to take off the weights, since I needed to swap the rear wheels from side to side, facing the rims "normal" and maintaining correct tire direction. So I pulled off a different set of rear weights from the shelf that had better paint. I put the better painted rear weights on the outside of the rear rims and attached the wheels back on the tractor. The front wheels were adjusted to the 4th hole out and I slid both sides back to the first hole.
I hope to get pair of new shoes painted and installed before tomorrow too. I have a flexible clevis that I could use as well, pros and cons? I did a test run and had sufficient float already thanks to the spring-ed lifting arm.
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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby T-Mo » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:22 am

I do know the flexible clevis will not lift as high than the blade does without it. That is a con. I have one also, but took it off due to the lower lift height.

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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:34 pm

T-Mo wrote:I do know the flexible clevis will not lift as high than the blade does without it. That is a con. I have one also, but took it off due to the lower lift height.

Same story for me. The worn bushings and linkage seem to provide plenty of flex on mine. I'm glad there isn't a bunch of linkage required when it is mid-mounted and I want fairly precise control!

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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:39 pm

Tom,

I have a 54 blade with solid steel bars from the plow frame to the lifting arm. There are numerous times that I want to put down pressure on the blade and it works fine for me. I plow on concrete driveways and push off onto the yard (five drives total) with no significant problems. For me a urethane cutting edge is a real plus.

Here is what I plow with:
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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby ricky racer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:25 pm

That's one nice looking Cub there, Bill!! :wink:
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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby yellercub » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm

I have the flexible clevis on and the shoes set so the bottom of my blade is 1 inch off the ground. It worked great on all sorts of uneven ground, it does leave a little snow on the ground, but I'm OK with that. I have only used it once so far and not much snow, so I have a lot to learn. I think I really am going to need chains. The tires are filled.
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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby yellercub » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:10 am

I just pushed a couple of inches of slush off the hard top driveway. I took the shoes off so I could all the slush off, supposed to go down to 6 degrees tonight. I had the flexible clevis on. Did a section of gravel drive, no shoes, and no real problem with digging in. I can see where the urethane strip may be the ticket, where do you get it?
I really think I need some chains too.

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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:05 pm

yellercub wrote: I can see where the urethane strip may be the ticket, where do you get it?


The yellow part, on the blade, is a urethane cutting edge from fallline.com, part #5000-300-422, Snowplow Blade Blank 60” X 4” X .75”, currently $72. I got this for two reasons: 1) it does not damage the lawn nearly as much as a steel cutting edge and 2) it makes no noise on a concrete driveway, something folks appreciate early in the morning. I have used it two full seasons and it is wearing better than a steel one, far beyond my expectations.


This is from a post two years ago and I've used it four full seasons now and it is wearing just fine, probably outlast my desire to keep using the Cub to plow snow. :) :)

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Re: Plow On: Bring on that snowstorm! Flexible Clevis pros & cons?

Postby T-Mo » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:17 am

Yep, fallline sells the cutting edges, and I think you can have them pre-drill them.

https://www.fallline.com/snow-removal/s ... ing-edges/

Please note that we can pre-drill or slot our Blank Polyurethane Cutting edges for use on virtually any plow upon special request. Contact your FallLine sale representative for details.


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