1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #29[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Bendable Blade Folds Forward And BackYou'll like this new "bendable" blade for skid steer loaders that V's both forward and back and can be slanted off to either side.
The hinging 7-ft wide blade is controlled by two hydraulic cylinders and interlocking mounting brackets that can change the bend of the blade "on the go". The operator manipulates the quick-tach blade with two levers and a bank of hydraulic switching valves (the blade requires only one hydraulic outlet). It's designed to fit any skid-steer loader.
"Bending both sides of the blade forward works great for manure or other sloppy materials that might otherwise slip away. Bending both sides back works great for plowing snow. And you can bend one side forward and the other side back to put the blade at an angle to grade to one side," says company representative Ken Petersen, noting that the hinge is protected with a flexible rubber guard so material cannot leak back through the middle.
The blades are made of long life carbon steel. Adjustable runners are available to control the height of the blade when moving snow. The 7-ft. blade sells for $3,250. A 6-ft blade is also available.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Follow, Implement Dealers Supply, Mountain Lake, Minn. 56159 (ph 507 427-3048).
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