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Question for the MF630 dozer blade owners. I am building an angle adjustment handle for one from pictures and have come upon a small sticking point.

The picture of the handle I have has a tape measure along side it. Shows to be 24" long overall. Do any of you guys wish it was a few inches longer? I could make it almost 3' if I wanted to, just want it to be as easy to use as possible without it being way off OEM.
Thought maybe a little extra leverage would be nice, what say you all?
 

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24" is fine, a little longer means you won't reach down as far but the throws will be more.
I find it doesn't take a lot of effort to move the handle and it moves around alot.
 

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Question for the MF630 dozer blade owners. I am building an angle adjustment handle for one from pictures and have come upon a small sticking point.

The picture of the handle I have has a tape measure along side it. Shows to be 24" long overall. Do any of you guys wish it was a few inches longer? I could make it almost 3' if I wanted to, just want it to be as easy to use as possible without it being way off OEM.
Thought maybe a little extra leverage would be nice, what say you all?
Hi, welcome to GTT. Sorry, I can't help you with your dozer blade question.
I'm sure others that have that blade, will be along soon.
Sure would be nice if you could post some pictures.
 

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Elf guardian
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Ok, I'll wait.

I have a blade for my MF14. I find it akward, in that you have to reach so far forward, to angle
the blade to the left. Putting a hook in the handle would help. But then, maybe my arm is to
short.LOL
 

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I have a snow blade on my mf12H, is that the one in question? I've only operated it breifly, but didn't have any issues with the positioning handle. I did need to have the blade raised in order to swivel it. A helper spring on the front might be nice, as the lift configuration is not good. I know that a longer handle would require a lot more hand movement when adjusting. I'd almost like to move the linkages up closer to the operator and shorten them, as I would think most adjustments would be made raised with little resistance to movement.

PS: I could see putting a 45 degree bend in the handle so your wrist is in a more natural position.
 
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As far as the blade lift goes there are 2 holes in the lift arm on the tractor, manual says to use the other one, not the one for the mower deck. If you use the right lift hole it has less travel and more lifting power, I find that you don't need the lift assist spring.
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