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  1. #21
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    I think everyone has their own way to do the same job. I've never used TnT but I could see where it could be used. I've graded a lot of roads and diversions with the blade and found nothing that works as well to establish the grade as quickly. The rake is still needed to polish things up though.

    It sounds like the OP has a plan that works for him. I would like to recommend you get all the hydraulics you can when you buy the tractor though. I've always needed more down the road and it isn't so easy to upgrade the tractor as it is the implement.

  2. #22
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    Just an update for everyone that has helped me, and anyone else that is interested. We have finally got the deal worked out and are supposed to make the trade tomorrow. I think the deal we made was reasonable for both of us, and the thing that held it up so long was that the dealer couldn't find a tractor. The 2013 5075E is gonna be a good bit different from the current model due to meeting some govt pollution standards. A horizontal exhaust will no longer be an option, so I had to have a 2012 or forget it. He finally got one, so it looks like we are good to go.

    I feel kinda foolish to have bought the most expensive machine I've ever bought in my life without ever even seeing one like it, but that's what has happened. I did get to look at a used 5065E, so I know what it is supposed to look like. I will see the rear blade for the first time when they deliver it, and it will have 2 hyd cylinders for tilt and angle; offset will be by hand. I'll try to put up some pics after I get home.

    This tractor doesn't have any kind of quick connect system; just solid arms. I know that ain't gonna work, so I'll be looking to add something to it to make it easier to hookup equipment. The adjustable arm system on the 5210 wasn't the strongest in the world, but it sure did save a lot of time. Is there a consensus on the board as to the best quick-connect system? The dealer warned me that the one JD sells may not be compatible with equipment made by other manufactures.

    I'll be kinda sad to see the dozer leave the farm. I would much rather just keep both of my machines. I would also much rather be young and strong again, but I don't see that happening, so I believe this will be the best thing for me to do. Thanks again for all the help.

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    Default Re: Rear Blade for a John Deere 5075E

    Thanks for the update. Post some pics when you get a chance.

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    Nothing to report on the tractor - the dealer didn't deliver it. They were supposed to leave with it first thing Friday morning, but they had never put the rear blade on and had to do that first. And of course, it didn't work. Actually, nothing wrong with the blade; it was the SCV that they added that didn't work and had to be replaced. I would have checked it earlier instead of waiting until the last minute, but I guess they don't do things like that. Took them all morning and they said it was too late to bring it. They told me they might bring it Saturday, so I called the office that morning and they told me the guy I needed to talk to was in the bathroom and would call me back as soon as he got out. Poor guy must be seriously constipated; hasn't called back yet. But he has never returned a phone call, so I wasn't surprised.

    I guess when business is booming and you sell everything as soon as you get it you don't have to worry about how you treat your customers.

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Rear Blade for a John Deere 5075E

    Well. I got tired of waiting on the JD dealer and traded for a real tractor. Here it is:





    As you can see, this blade has angle, tilt, and offset; its just all by hand and all a struggle. But it works, and I've kept up a half mile of driveway for 18 years with it. The only thing it won't do is pull a ditch, so I made a second blade for that:



    I have't used it this year and had to scrape the leaves off, but maybe you can tell how it works. The ground needs to be damp for either blade to do much digging, though the big blade does a decent job of moving gravel around anytime.

    They finally delivered my new tractor yesterday:



    It seems like a fine machine, and has a lot more power than the old 5210. I used it several hours on the roads, and I found I can do a much better job of grading the roads with it than I could with the D3 dozer. I can turn around and see what the rear blade is doing and make the needed adjustments, whereas with the dozer it was always a guess. The tractor and loader are nothing unusual, but I know some of you are interested in the rear blade. Here it is:



    I had ordered a model 2307 with 2 hyd, and they sent a 2308 with 3 hyd. Of course, there is nowhere to hook the offset cylinder, though I could unplug one of the others and set it over if I wanted. I don't think I will ever want to do that. The blade is already wider than the tractor and I've already found out that hitting a root with the edge of the blade is gonna jerk the tractor violently to the side. I thought I had probably bent my new blade, but no harm done.

    After grading on the roads a while, I tried to scrape a fire lane and see how it worked. My idea was to scrape the grass off with the front bucket and then use the rear blade to turn the dirt over. I found that the bucket really isn't needed; that heavy blade rolled it over just fine by itself. I moved a couple of small trees out of the lane with the loader; its just a matter of time before I rip off a hyd hose doing that. I'm gonna have to be a lot more careful than I was with the dozer.

    So far I am happy with the trade and I think I did the right thing. This one machine is not gonna do a better job than I could do with 2, but it should be much easier on me to keep up the new tractor than it was to keep up the other 2. Thanks again to all for the help. I am very glad you guys convinced me I needed a heavier blade than what I was considering.

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    Good looking set up. Looks like you also went with the horizontal exhaust. Does it turn out in front of rear tire on the "driver's side"?

    Not sure how your loader hydraulic hoses run, but mine came under the lower loader mount. I was able to disconnect them and reroute over the top of this mount. I believe this will help keep them from getting hung on something and damaged.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by deere5105 View Post
    Good looking set up. Looks like you also went with the horizontal exhaust. Does it turn out in front of rear tire on the "driver's side"?

    Not sure how your loader hydraulic hoses run, but mine came under the lower loader mount. I was able to disconnect them and reroute over the top of this mount. I believe this will help keep them from getting hung on something and damaged.
    I told them the horizontal exhaust was an absolute necessity; this tractor will be used a lot in the woods and an up exhaust system would be doomed. It does come out on the driver's side in front of the rear tire.

    Thanks for the idea on re-routing the hoses. Those are the most vulnerable, and I've already been thinking about ways to protect them. I was thinking about running them thru a pvc sewer pipe if I could figure out a way to mount it. They've got to be protected better than they are now or they won't survive.

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    Default Re: Rear Blade for a John Deere 5075E

    Looks like a great setup to me, but of course it would. As I have the third function lever already set up that same blade would fit right on to mine. Enjoy your new eqipment.

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Rear Blade for a John Deere 5075E

    I hate to pull up a thread nearly a year old, but you guys helped me so much last year in making a decision on my tractor trade that I thought I'd just reply to the original thread. It also might help someone else thinking of a similar trade. If you don't want to read back through the whole thread, I traded a JD5210 with 2wd and a Cat D3 dozer for a new JD5075E with a FEL and a heavy rear blade. I use the tractor on my farm here in AL, and it is used for forestry work and wildlife plots. I wasn't sure if I could get by with just a 4wd tractor vs a 2wd tractor + a dozer, but it has worked out just fine. I was able to get my firelanes ready last winter with just the tractor, and it has worked great in all my farming this year. Having 4wd and the extra hp allows me to do my plowing and other farm jobs much faster. The rear blade does a fine job on the roads and fire lanes, and the FEL hasn't met a downed tree yet that it couldn't easily move out of the way. There have been a few jobs that would have been easier with the dozer, but I expected that, and it has sure been nice to not have to constantly work on the dozer.

    I did get it stuck once when plowing a fire lane. I went into an area that I knew was wet, but I thought the 4wd made me bullet proof. I found out I wasn't. I had to quickly learn how to use the FEL to push myself out, and I was sure thankful to have it. I see that a lot of folks take the FEL off at times, but mine stays on the tractor.

    But the tractor has not been without problems. The hour meter put up an hour for every 20 minutes of actual work, so I called the dealer and he ordered a new instrument panel. The morning they were coming to replace it, I was running the bush hog and suddenly had almost no brakes. I found that I could pump them once and they were fine. The JD tech found a leak related to the rear SCV they installed. He said they let the tech with the least experience put them on, and he had to go around and fix them. He didn't have the parts he needed, so I gave him a key to the gate and he came back later and fixed it. He bled the hyd system and the brakes were great, for about 5 months, and then it was right back like it was.

    I was still able to use it, so I didn't pressure them to fix it during planting season. The starter relay started causing problems too, so they finally picked it up and carried it to the shop. They fixed the starter relay, but brought it back with the brakes just like they were. They said that JD said they were "in specs." The pedal travels 4" on the first push, and has some braking power. On the second push, it only travels 2" and works fine. I've got a lot of work to do now, so I am just using the tractor, but I will have to discuss this further with JD when I can afford to be without the tractor.

    Thanks again to all for the help. Buying the heavy rear blade was a great decision, and I would not have been able to get by with the light blade I had originally considered.

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    Default Re: Rear Blade for a John Deere 5075E

    That's the new JD line from what I'm reading" Its in Spec"
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