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mongson
Hi-Can anyone advise me on a snow plow blade for my 1998 Regent 14G. I know that I should get wheel weights and chains but I am not sure what I need for the snow pushing. Any assistance and information would be great! I am in Indiana if anyone has any of the necessary parts for sale. Thanks.

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papamerkle
Chris, Best thing you can do is find a bigger tractor. The Transaxle will not hold up.[V] I have a 98 Broadmorr that is on its 2nd transaxle:(!:(.I am not the only one in our area that has this problem. I know 3 different owners. I live 40 miles east of you. Simplicity KNOWS they have a problem because the replacement transaxle is from a different company. If you are the orginal owner and can prove it you may be able to get Simplicity to pay for the replacement trans. I am the 2nd owner.The first transaxle lasted only 470 hours. When I contacted Simplicity technical the comment was made he was surprised it lasted that long. [:0][V][:0][V][:0][V]

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ehertzfeld
you should look for somthing like mine....75 Broadmoor 5008 its original with the exepction of the motor( now a 12hp briggs) and the plow blade. im very proud of it I got it for $120!!! [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/ehertzfeld/simplicity.JPG[/img]

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KenK
A 14g is gear driven tractor which I don't think you'll have any problems with.As long as you're not ram rodding it into frozen chunks.As far as hydro tranny problems in this model and the braodmorr I think the problems where in the 1994-1997 versions.I've really not seen any failures in newer or older ones.I have a 1997 regent hydro that has a 42" blower mounted and its on its 6th year with me with no tranny problems.

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Dutch
First, you should determine what you want. What width blade? Straight? Spring trip? Remote angling? Then, visit your Simplicity dealer and determine everything needed to install a blade on your tractor (blade, hitch, lift, adapter, hardware). Get a price for new, and ask if they're still available. Based on the price of a new blade, you should have an idea of what a used blade is worth to you. Ask your dealer if he has or knows if a used one is available. Remember, with modifications any blade can probably be made to work on your tractor. Maybe you can find a blade off another make or model, and buy or make the needed hitch and adapter. Used blades can be found for free, but may sell for hundreds of $$$. It depends on the type and condition, and most important, the buyer and seller. I paid $375 for a blade when I really wanted one. A year later I bought another identical blade for $50 when I wasn't even looking for one.

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Dutch
Ken: Okay.... so the basic stuff needed for a new blade is $579. Chris: I guess I'd pay $579 for the new blade if I really needed or wanted one. If I could find a used complete blade, what I would be willing to pay would be determined by the condition of the used blade and what the shipping / pick up cost would be. If I couldn't find a used complete blade, and I couldn't fabricate myself, I may consider buying a new hitch and lift for $314. Then I'd look for a cheap used blade only and save a few bucks.

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KenK
The new blade is spring loaded so that it can trip and swivels from side to side by pulling a pin.I think that the old b-series rigid blade would fit right on a new hitch.Sometimes an old blade can be bought for a song and dance.;)

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arnoldir
While on a road trip for the company I picked up a slightly used spring trip blade and hitch for $200 at a simplicity dealer in PA about 2 years ago. The hitch was not a direct fit, but with a little cut and zap it worked like a charm on my 6216. I got a NOS lift rod from J. Nemes for $75.

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