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Bolens large frame snow/dirt blade replica

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It has been a while since we have have posted. We have started a new project which is to build a replica of the Bolens large frame snow/dirt blade, Bolens part number 18085. The simple rule is that it is not allowed to snow until we are finished :)

 

This is a very rare attachment and realistically our only chance of owning one is to make a replica. Chris Stoneman recently purchased one of the few know to exisit in the UK and we picked it up for him which gave us the chance to take lots of measurements.

 

Chris's blade did not come with the lift push rods and we need some help with those. In the manual, it says that the distance between the centre line of the holes in the clevis rodes is 26-1/2" which gives a bit of an insight into the lengths of the rods. We did some searching on the Internet and that highlighted that the push rods are 20" long for the early large frames and 22-1/2" long for the HT's. We will be fitting this to our HT20 which suggests we need to make 22-1/2" rods. If someone has this attachement I would be grateful if you can measure the length of the push rods and confirm if they are 22-1/2". Also it would be helpful to know the length of the threaded part of the rod. Thanks in advance.

 

At the moment we get one tractor day a week so this project will take a while but it should be fun and I hope you follow along. I am making some notes of the work we are doing and making videos of the progress. In today's video I cover the preperation and cutting of the metal.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Joseph said:

 The simple rule is that it is not allowed to snow until we are finished :)

 

 I wouldn't worry to much about snow, Joseph. Some years back I built my own snow plough and we've not had any snow to speak of since. There's a thread on it way back.

 

BTW. It's plough NOT plow. Your English. :england:

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10 hours ago, Stormin said:

 

 I wouldn't worry to much about snow, Joseph. Some years back I built my own snow plough and we've not had any snow to speak of since. There's a thread on it way back.

 

BTW. It's plough NOT plow. Your English. :england:

 

We were hit had with the beast from the east a couple of years ago and it would be good to have something similar, but only after the plough is built and assuming we have plenty of fire wood in the house.

 

I have been spending too much time on US forums, where nobody knows what you mean if you call it a plough :)

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21 hours ago, Stormin said:

  Makin a really professional job there, Joseph. :thumbs:

 

 All the drilling and milling reminds me of my toolroom/machine shop days. Lucky lad to have equipment like that.

 

Thanks Norm. Yes, we are very lucky to have some good tools and it is great to have a project to help learn more about using them

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