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Drove 45 miles (one way) to gather this up. 54" JD blade with both cylinders. Needs some TLC and maybe one cylinder replaced. Didn't get the mount for the tractor. May need some help making a new one. Got it cheap!!!! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

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I got it torn down for repairs.

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This part will need the most attention. It's the pivoting part the springs hook to. I have no idea what the one side for the angle cylinder mount looks like.

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Some nasty looking weld that didn't hold.

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Got the fittings out of the lift cylinder and cleaned the shaft some:

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You did not get that cheap!
used they cost the same as new!
We all fall in crap sometimes...
Never know.
But you're right. 2/300 all day long around here. And more.!!!!

On side note I bought at auction a $800 12v electric hydro pump with 2 cylinders for angling a snow plow blade for $11. Almost felt guilty....
 

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You did not get that cheap!

used they cost the same as new!
We all fall in crap sometimes...
Never know.
But you're right. 2/300 all day long around here. And more.!!!!

On side note I bought at auction a $800 12v electric hydro pump with 2 cylinders for angling a snow plow blade for $11. Almost felt guilty....
I gave $50 for it all!
 

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Show it some love Kenny, it doesn't appear it's EVER seen any love. That's been used, abused, neglected, & then when it gave up & broke down but still within an inch of it's life, someone very crudely did just enough to be able to use it some more & tried to force it into submission again.
That has clearly had a rough life, surprisingly after you've taken things apart it really doesn't look all that bad. Those blades are pretty rugged (apparently) for their size. I'm sure by the time you go thru it properly & get things fixed that need fixing (& cut off all the "ugly" & "booger welds") it'll be as good as new, & serve you well.
I've seen worse, but every time when I see things like that it makes me wonder what the heck people are thinking by making such a sloppy repair (if that's what you want to call them) or neglecting/abusing their equiptment that bad to begin with. I wonder if they really believe this stuff will continue to service them, when they haven't ever serviced their equiptment. ????

Anyway, I'm sure you'll straighten it all up. Glad you were able to save it from the crusher, or even more abuse ????
 

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After some research, I have found this blade was originally for a 400 tractor.
 

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KennyP:

I have the 54" Front Blade Operator's Manual, but it's for mounting on 300-317 and 120-140. I alsoo have the 54" and 56" front blade parts catalog. Both as PDFs. Not sure, but ;they might give you some pointers that could help. Let me know if you don't have them and want them.

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Went and looked over the funky section again. JD calls it the arm in the parts list. It's bent some and has been welded on quite a bit, as you can see on the under side where paint has been burnt off.

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Also, one trip spring 'connector' is an inch further back than the other and welded back on at a different angle. LH in the first pic above.

Here's one bent area:

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There is also one bend from center in front of the bolt to the side. Hard to see in the pic.

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Then this mess!

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You did real good for $50, I paid $40 just for a JD blade, no bracket or hydraulic cylinders. I thought I had a picture of the mounting from when my son had one on his JD318 but no luck. I did find this one that shows how the angle cylinder mounts. Blue Fixture Yellow Gas Motor vehicle It looks like most of the bracket was broken off.
 

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You did real good for $50, I paid $40 just for a JD blade, no bracket or hydraulic cylinders. I thought I had a picture of the mounting from when my son had one on his JD318 but no luck. I did find this one that shows how the angle cylinder mounts.
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John_Deere_54_Hydraulic_Power_Angle_Plow_Blade_316_317_318_322_330_332_140_120_02_qfm.jpg It looks like most of the bracket was broken off.
That gives me some idea of what I have to rebuild. Thank you!

And they just threw something up there, not even close to what it should be.
 

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I am in need of a pic similar to what esbbent posted with out the angle cylinder bracket there. There is a 1/2" hole over there that I need to locate.

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Not sure if these will help you or not
 

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While waiting for mower parts to arrive, I decided to repair the skid shoes for this. They were in bad shape.

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Found some stock and bent the ends to match.

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Trimmed the originals for a band saw cut.

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Trimmed the excess off the 'new' parts.

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Ground some bevels and welded them together.

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After a massage with the flap disc.

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That's good, but I need to know the hole location as marked here:

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Can't tell if it's 1", 1-1/4", or 1-1/2" over to it.
 

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