Page 1 of 10 1234 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 91
  1. #1
    Super Member dcyrilc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,473
    Location
    Woodinville, Washington
    Tractor
    John Deere 2240 MFWD

    Default Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    I have a used JD 65 (8ft) rear blade which I have only tried to use a couple of times in the few months I've had it. As I have been reading various threads, I have seen rear blades which will roll a full blade of material while being used. Mine pretty much just slides over the surface taking any small humps off and has never got more than three to four inches of material built up in front of the blade.

    Here are my questions:
    1) How much does a JD 65 blade weigh and how much does weight affect the ability of the blade to cut?

    2) My cutting edge is rusty from sitting outside before I got it. Can the cutting edge become dull from this? Would it be advisable to replace the cutting edge with a new one?

    3) The few times I have used the blade, I have had it in what I would consider a neutral position (the mounting arm between the 3PH and the blade level). Should I need to extend the top link and roll the blade back increasing the angle of attack on the blade for it to cut well? Would that be considered normal?

    TIA for any feedback.
    Last edited by dcyrilc; 04-12-2010 at 12:00 AM.
    Cyril

    JD 2240 MFWD (with duels now)
    145 FEL, 8ft Rear blade (now I need a 12ft blade)



  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    9,204
    Location
    somewhere usa
    Tractor
    Deere 110tlb, 4520, x749, L130

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Adjusting the top link will make a big difference, depending on the angle of set you can pull material back in a trench without much damage to grass or put some set in the blade and cut deeper.

    FYI I think the Deere 65 blade has a reverseable cutting edge, if you bought this used and the blade is worn enough you should be able to turn it around and have a new surface. Check to see if the top edge is worn too before doing this.

  3. #3
    Platinum Member nspec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    606
    Location
    Southern Rhode Island
    Tractor
    Kubota B2630, '53 Farmall Super H, '47 Farmall AI, '44 Farmall A

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Adjust the top link. Shorten link to roll blade forward and take a bigger bite. Lengthen top link to roll blade back and take less of a bite. In otherwords, the shorter the top link, the more aggressive the cut. Longer the top link, less aggressive the cut. You'll see a big difference.

  4. #4
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,020
    Location
    Guernsey Co. Ohio
    Tractor
    Ford 3000

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by nspec View Post
    Adjust the top link. Shorten link to roll blade forward and take a bigger bite. Lengthen top link to roll blade back and take less of a bite. In otherwords, the shorter the top link, the more aggressive the cut. Longer the top link, less aggressive the cut. You'll see a big difference.
    You sure about that? Mine is the opposite unless I have the blade tured backwards.

  5. #5
    Elite Member dex3361's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    3,568
    Location
    N. of Charleston WV
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400-1 HST,FEL, 3x3 remotes, TNT. BX1500 54 mmm

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMagis View Post
    You sure about that? Mine is the opposite unless I have the blade tured backwards.
    I have to agree with you. If I make my top link longer it angle the blade back and plows it into the ground. If I make the link shorter it allows the blade to smooth the area with less cutting.
    Randall



    1Timothy Chapter 2:
    3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
    From: The HOLY BIBLE

  6. #6
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    566
    Location
    Rozet, Wyoming

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Lengthening the top link will make it more aggressive. The more you angle the blade the more material you can move. Once you get the blade to scour it will work better and you can angle it less and still move material. You may need to take a shovel and clean the dirt off the blade several times until it cleans itself. I doubt you're cutting edge is causing a problem. I been maintaining about 3/4 miles of gravel road with mine for 9 years and it has very little wear. They actually sharpen themselves. You just want to change them before you start wearing into the moldboard. Some blades have adjustable shoes to limit the cut or to hold the blade up for clearing snow off gravel or rock. If you have those make sure thats not limiting the cut.

    Kim

  7. #7
    Advertiser kennyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    11,620
    Location
    Westminster, MD
    Tractor
    John Deere 4110, 455

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMagis View Post
    You sure about that? Mine is the opposite unless I have the blade tured backwards.
    Quote Originally Posted by dex3361 View Post
    I have to agree with you. If I make my top link longer it angle the blade back and plows it into the ground. If I make the link shorter it allows the blade to smooth the area with less cutting.
    You guys are correct, nspec got it backwards...
    KennyD
    www.boltonhooks.com



    Bolt On Grab Hooks, Weld On Grab Hooks, Specialty Chain Accessories, Specialty Hydraulic Components.

    Simple JDParts Tutorial HERE

    Visit our YouTube Channel

  8. #8
    Gold Member gordyy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    347
    Location
    North Dakota
    Tractor
    cub cadet yanmar sc2400 Kubota F2560

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    nspec might just have a box blade yout shorten the link to make a BB more aggresive and lenthen to make it less aggresive
    SC2400 Yanmar CubCadet 60" mmm Fel box blade
    front mount snowblower 42"tiller Cab with heat lights etc. what a TOY!! New SB52 blower
    F2560 Kubota 72" mower cab snowblower

  9. #9
    Advertiser sweettractors's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    7,148
    Location
    Central Kentucky
    Tractor
    JD 6403 CHA-JD 3130 CHA

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    Some extra added weight to the blade will do wonders. Also. as mentioned above, reversing the cutting blade could be a step in the right direction. Ken Sweet
    http://www.sweetfarms.com/

    Sweet Farm Equipment LLC (Internet Sales, Shipping All States)
    Shipping Facility
    1815 Defries Rd., Canmer, Ky 42722 Toll Free 1-866-528-3323
    Ken Sweet sweet@scrtc.com

    Shipping Example: Can ship 800 lbs from Ky. to Dallas for $165
    The Northeast shipping corridor is a little more expensive.

  10. #10
    Platinum Member nspec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    606
    Location
    Southern Rhode Island
    Tractor
    Kubota B2630, '53 Farmall Super H, '47 Farmall AI, '44 Farmall A

    Default Re: Why doesn't my rear blade cut?

    My bad guys. You'all are right - I had it backwards. That's what happens when you sit at your desk and write about your tractor!

Page 1 of 10 1234 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Grading B3030 Rear Blade (& B2630)
    By garc in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-22-2012, 12:45 PM
  2. Snow BX24 rear snow blade, need advise.
    By fred98050 in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 01-03-2009, 11:42 PM
  3. Snow Equipment Owning/Operating rear blade snow removal
    By EastTractor in forum Snow Removal
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-19-2007, 07:36 PM
  4. Rear Blade REAR BLADE for BX24 right tool for job?
    By NoviceguyInCT in forum Attachments
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-22-2006, 08:46 PM
  5. Grading Box Blade vs. Rear Blade
    By AzScott in forum Mahindra Owning/Operating
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2004, 12:15 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.