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    Default Degelman Front Blades

    Hello

    anyone have any expirence with Degelman front blades and/or the equivilent.

    I am looking for a blade for my Deere 5525 Tractor....they look interesting but would like pros cons of them etc. My intented use for blade is mainly snow removal.

    No I don't have FEL and would prefer not to incur the expense and complexity if a front blade would be suffiicient.

    thanks

    Dave

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    Where I live, there are a lot of Degelman blades used on farm tractors especially larger 4x4 tractors. Not as popular as they used to be but still No.1 in useage in my region. I beleive they are very reliable.

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    Quote Originally Posted by radman1 View Post
    Where I live, there are a lot of Degelman blades used on farm tractors especially larger 4x4 tractors. Not as popular as they used to be but still No.1 in useage in my region. I beleive they are very reliable.
    I agree. My biggest concern sizing a Degelman, Leon or similar blade for a tractor that size would be ending up with a blade maybe too heavy for some jobs (snow).

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    appreciate the comments...not really sure how much "heavier" the front blade would be in relation to a FEL with a bucket and/or blade attached?

    Trying to avoid a FEL as it reduced visibility, adds complexity, cost and overall dimension of tractor.

    Anyone else have any expirence with a Degleman or Leon front blade...any idea of cost?

    Dave

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    I priced one for a 4250 John Deere MFWD(110HP) about 4 years ago. An eleven foot model was going to run me about $12,000. I agree with RickB, the biggest concern would be the weight. They are built heavy!

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    Wow...that is big bucks! now granted I am looking at a lighter duty 8' model but still an entire FEL is only about $6K

    Anyone looked at this company I just found...Machinability Snowplows they offer blades specific to snow removal rather than dirt moving...might be the ticket.

    thoughts?

    Dave

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    Have you thought about getting an old snow plow blade set up? Probably be able to get one for way cheap...

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    Default Re: Degelman Front Blades

    an old snow blade would be fine...even would consider a new plow blade for that matter...the real issue is finding a mounting system...something just quickly welded together is not the answer...it could be for a small compact tractor but when you start talking about 75+ HP and 8K+ pounds of machine the forces exerted must be sufficiently delt with...you need a mounting system that is really rugged...not something build in my barn without any testing.

    Honestly I am surprised...considering all the plow manufacturers out there...not one has come up with a fairly standard mount for tractors that would accomodate a fisher etc. type truck plow. Yes there are some for FEL's but those are not anywhere near as accomodating as a proper plow mount.

    Dave

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