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30 inch mystery blade

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JohnT
I found a 30 inch dirt or snow blade in the weeds out back, and am trying to identify what it was originally used on. Its 30" long, 16" high, some kind of dirt or snow blade. I can see the words Montgomery Wards on the back, faintly. I dont know if its a small tractor blade or some other type (though it looks like the former), can anyone help me figure out what its intended for? The rear has a flat metal yoke (I guess you;d call it) 30 inches long (length looks somewhat adjustable and it appears it can pivot). This yoke is 4 inches wide with two, 1/2 inch mounting holes at the end. The upper edge of the blade has a recurved lip. the lower edge has a reinforced strip. There are "L" shaped, height-adjustable skid plates (if thats what you call em) on either side of the rear. Any ideas? I dont have any pics at the moment

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Kent
My guess is that it is a snow/dirt blade for a samller Wards 2-wheel walker, which could've been made by either Simplicity or Midland... [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/images/new_in_1957/snow_plow.jpg[/img] http://www.simpletractors.com/simplicity/new_in_1957/attachments_page_1.htm [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/images/walkers/snow_plows_2.jpg[/img] http://www.simpletractors.com/walkers/snow_plows.htm

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It looks similar to the picture above. Several differences are, it has the forward curving lip on the upper edge. The attachment is very different. It has a roughly 10 inch angle iron welded to the back. An inverted, shallow 4 inch wide and 8-10 inch long "U" is welded to the bottom of that. The inverted U has two support struts welded from its inner (rear) end back to the rear of the blade. This "U" is what the 30 inch long "tongue" (pardon my terminology) is bolted to and pivots on. Any further thoughts? Its certainly serviceable though rusty, how many cents or dollars might it be worth?

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