Blades on mc's

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Seth
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Blades on mc's

Post by Seth » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:37 pm

What are your opinions on having blades on mc's? I was told they were not ment to be used as bulldozers, but more of an ag tractor, hence the belt and pto shaft. I have a #60 blade on mine and it's pretty beat up. Is it worth keeping on the tractor.Or will it do more harm than good? I have heard of people busting up final drives when they were pushing with theirs. My drives and frame is in good shape and I want to keep them that way. I want to use the machine for skidding wood and light work and the little blade would be handy, but not if its going to bust up parts.

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Re: Blades on mc's

Post by B Town » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:34 pm

There is nothing wrong with using the blade as intended: light use, piling logs, pushing loose material. As with all things, there are limits. I would avoid hitting/pushing hard stumps, rocks etc. basically anything that would spin the track and load the undercarraige. Take care, Bruce

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Re: Blades on mc's

Post by Seth » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:39 pm

Thank you, might just straighten it out and keep it on

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Re: Blades on mc's

Post by Lavoy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:33 am

In term of weight and potential damage to the crawler, the #60 is by far the best blade to have. Make sure to grease bottom rollers and front idler LIBERALLY with a good sticky grease every 8 hours of use, maybe more often with a blade.
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Re: Blades on mc's

Post by KDL549 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:23 pm

I am new to the group and also a new owner of a 1953 M Crawler with no blade. Looking for any and all help looking for #60 blade along with mounting hardware required to mount.
Thanks

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