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    Default New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    Finally started the new landplane build this afternoon for my x749. Will be posting pics as I go for your viewing.

    First thing I wanted to do was build the skids. I had cut out a cardboard template for this and started the layout. The skids are just under 5' long with a full bottom running surface of 4' 2". Used a torch to cut the 2x8x3/16box tubing to size and then attached the flatbar wearstrip 2"x3/8" and rolled it around the ends with a rosebud torch. Welded up the ends and ground it smooth.

    Hope this will ride up easily over roots in new lawn areas and should not hold much gravel or dirt. What does everyone think of the ski shape ends?

    More to come as time permits.

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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    Quote Originally Posted by jenkinsph View Post
    Finally started the new landplane build this afternoon for my x749. Will be posting pics as I go for your viewing.

    Hope this will ride up easily over roots in new lawn areas and should not hold much gravel or dirt. What does everyone think of the ski shape ends?

    More to come as time permits.
    love it already i do like that ski shape on the ends, i may use that on mine, can't wait for more pictures!
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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    I need to make one but on a biger verison. It will be nice to follow your build.
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    I like it already. I'd like one for the new 110, but it'll have to wait for now. Won't be of great use for me until I get ready to plant some grass, and that will be a ways out. I do look forward to seeing this build and hopefully I can copy a larger version some day!

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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    So far so good.
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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    This afternoon I had a chance to cut the 8' grader blade in to equal length pieces. Also cut the 4x4x3/8 angle, drilled and fitted the blades to them. Decided not to go with the larger 4x4 box tubing, just to big for such a small landplane, instead I am using a 2x2x1/4" box tubing for the main cross rails.

    Played with setting the skids further forward and will have the tips about 3 inches from the mowers rear tires.

    Here is the mockup so far, plan to fit the hitch clevises before welding it up.

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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    Looking good Steve, if you're not careful you'll have that thing done and painted before the weekend is over.
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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    Steve, I want one just like that for my soon to arrive 1026R sub-compact. John deere offers through their Frontier brand a 48" land plane but its a pull type rather than three point hitch mounted.

    If your not careful you will have some folks begging for you to start producing these for public consumption.

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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    Sure is coming along Steve. I know I don't have that craftsmanship.

    One thing is sure is it looks HOT there! We are having unseasonably warm weather here, but still jeans and a sweatshirt weather. I think if I lived where you are I'd have a cab for sure

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    Default Re: New landplane build for L&G and subcompacts

    Thanks for the nice replies guys, I hope to have enough time to finish this weekend.

    TCowner, I was thinking about the 1026R yesterday. Do you know how far the 3PH ends are from the ground in their lowest position? I find that the x749 has a limited travel and I am making adjustments this morning.

    Martian, Friday was the first day I didn't have to wear a sweatshirt. The elevation here is about 7,000 ft so cool most of the time. Dry is the problem my lawns are the only ones green in my neighborhood. Makes me wonder about some people though, the people across the street there battle their yard each year without success. Don't want any help either.

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