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Mounted a small snow blade

Postby Tad » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:46 pm

This went on my MT372 Mitsibishi compact diesel tractor. I wanted something to spread the gravel out on my driveway and push the snow around if we ever get any more.
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It uses the winch to raise and lower, and has a chain to hold it up and take strain off the winch when I am not using it.
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The tube bolts to the 1/4" plate on the front of the frame. I can remove it with 4 bolts if I need to. Nothing fancy here, but I had the John Deere blade sitting around. I think this will get the job done.

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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby tonnydoodles » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:04 pm

I was hoping to see an snow plow mounted to an isuzu, you tricked me! :D
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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby Tad » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:57 pm

Heh, I wasn't sure if I should put this here, in the outdoor forum, or other vehicles. I hope the moderators don't get mad that I picked this :)

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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby -88- » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:49 pm

tonnydoodles wrote:I was hoping to see an snow plow mounted to an isuzu, you tricked me! :D
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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby shackleford » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:25 pm

More pics of the Mitsubishi. :D
How does the blade work in practice is it heavy enough to cut into a pile of gravel without wanting to float on top of it.
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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby Tad » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:36 pm

It's a Mitsubishi MT372 that I bought a few years back. It's a 15hp two-cylinder diesel with two-speed rear end (with locker) and 3 speed transmission. It has a 3-speed PTO on the back and a hydraulic lift on the 3pt hitch. It came with a belly mower, but I sold that. It was just too big for my small yard. I use this to move trailers and other stuff around the property. That little trailer has been wonderful.

The blade might not do well on hard-packed gravel, but when I get a trailer full of gravel for the driveway it pushes it around and into place just fine.

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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby shackleford » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:29 pm

that's awesome. I'm on the hunt for a little kubota or yanmar of a similar vintage. We are looking to rent a farm to raise beef, horses and a mule. also probably included would be a topographically challenged driveway in which a blade like your creation would be required. With all the options that thing has it can be modified to do anything you like plus with a locked rear diff and a double break who needs four wheel drive :) .
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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby realbigcountry » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:33 pm

Used to have a Mitsubishi tractor. Might have been a bit taller then that one. Was great for most applications, but it got old when it came to snow removal. Not enough power (27 hp), and the open cab was always a buzz kill.

Finally upsized to a proper tractor. Went with a Montana tractor, its about the size of your average backhoe. Much more fun. :twisted:
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Of course you've got to buy something that meets your needs, but we sure wished we had gone with a bigger size tractor in the first place. Plus you guys night not have to remove as much snow as we did.... 7500 feet about sea level with a view across the valley of Park City's ski resorts... lots of snow.

Edit, oh and the Montana now has a full width hydralic snow blower mounted where the bucket is. :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby squatch » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:43 pm

Looks great Tad!
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Re: Mounted a small snow blade

Postby Tad » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:20 pm

Thanks. It worked great in the snow. I did have to get a different set of tire chains. The originals just weren't wide enough to stay on. I also weighted the front down to make the 3pt hitch lift more useful, and to give myself a bit more steering bias when moving a loaded trailer around.

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