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Legacy/Agco front blade, why subframe?

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The front blades use a subframe for the mounting and lifting. My question is, other than how to lift the blade, is there any reason why I would not want to adapt a blade to mount to the front of the tractor like on my AC 917H? It's not hard to find cheaper alternatives to purchasing a used factory made blade and subframe for this tractor, though they would require a custom made mount to adapt to the tractor. Just thinking out loud here, as this is an approach I'm considering. How to lift a non-factory blade seems to be the biggest obstacle.

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AC_TOY_BOY

I have an extra sub-frame for a blade or snowblower, than you can hook your bade or blower to it.

I believe the sub-frame distributes the weight and pushes from rear axle.

Hope this helps and send me a text.

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Talntedmrgreen

You nailed it...lifting is the purpose of the subframe. Sunstars use the same implement hitch, except they utilize a different lifting mechanism.

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country

Thanks for the responses. The front lift seems it would have been easy enough to keep in the design of the tractor I'm surprised it wasn't. So if I figure out the miracle of lifting without the subframe I have it made.

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locknut

Lifting any blade on the front is not difficult.Use a cheap winch and mount it so it can be removed easily to get the hood up when needed.Think a rod on each side of the winch mounting plate that drops into some pipe welded on a bracket that's attached to front of the tractor.The Legacy has a relatively strong front frame mount and for added strength a couple long pieces of angle iron or tube can be run to the rear and pinned or bolted to rear axle or hitch plate.

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