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I have a question regarding the different dozer, snow blades? I have seen from a previous post that there are different type of blades including a rare 5 position dirt blade?? What is that and what is the diierence?

"Also, there's another kind of snow blade, dirt blade; usually referred to as a "dozer blade" which is heavier and has 5-way angle adjust. More $$ too. Rare.

Some of these appear in Attachment manuals."

Thanks much!

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Hmmm...not sure any dozer is rare. I have seen more varieties than what is shown when you look up the manuals on the Simplicity site. Basically, they had the early two varieties (42", 3-position, manual angle & 46", 5-position, remote ange w/spring trip). The latter is better suited for snow, though either will do. The spring trip is about worthless in any kind of compact dirt, from my experience. I've used a ratchet strap to 'lock out' the spring feature, but 46" is too large of a swath for these little tractors in dirt. The 42" has a better bite.

Later varieties included a 42", 3-position, manual angle with spring trip for RBT's.

All of the blades are 'Dozers', and I think they are all the same gauge steel. Technically, I believe the non-spring trip varieties are considered dirt blades, while the spring versions are intended for snow removal.

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the beast lives in a 2 hr period the legacy went from a garden tractor to a mean machine, but i have to say it didnt go real easy. there was a lot of head scratching and the occasional beer just to refresh my memory but heres what it looks like.





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