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    Silver Member BANDAMAN's Avatar
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    Default 54 blade mount for 318 tractor question

    Sold my BX1860 and just picked up a 318 last week and then found a nice 54" front blade. The blade was originally made for the 318 but was modified to fit the wider 400 series frame. It was done nicely with solid steel blocks and good welding ability. So good, that it looks like a pain to cut it back apart and re-weld at the 318 frame width. Anyone know if the front mount is still available from deere? I cannot find a schematic or a part number. I would rather purchase a new mount if its not ridiculously priced (yeah right) and then keep this modified mount in case I ever get a larger tractor. I might also consider swapping mounts with someone who has the opposite problem I have and is considering buying a frame squeezer for their 400 series. Thanks for the help!

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    2002 JD LT180 42" Freedom Mulcher, 42 front blade, AG Tires, rear weights - Sold
    2004 BX2230 FEL 60" MMM. 60" Kodiak RB, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    2002 JD LX279 42" Freedom Mulcher - Sold
    2008 BX1860, LA203 FEL, 48" Fine Cut MMM, 60 Kodiak RB, Grill Guard, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    1991 JD 318 46" MMM Power flo bagger, 49 Snowblower, 54 front blade "Classic Lawn Beast"

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    Silver Member BANDAMAN's Avatar
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    Default Re: 54 blade mount for 318 tractor question

    I think I found the part number finally.... and got this:

    The part AM102948 is no longer available. Contact your local John Deere dealer for other options.
    2002 JD LT180 42" Freedom Mulcher, 42 front blade, AG Tires, rear weights - Sold
    2004 BX2230 FEL 60" MMM. 60" Kodiak RB, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    2002 JD LX279 42" Freedom Mulcher - Sold
    2008 BX1860, LA203 FEL, 48" Fine Cut MMM, 60 Kodiak RB, Grill Guard, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    1991 JD 318 46" MMM Power flo bagger, 49 Snowblower, 54 front blade "Classic Lawn Beast"

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    Default Re: 54 blade mount for 318 tractor question

    Have your Deere dealer check his stock, and from his computer he can check the stock of every other dealer in the country. If one is found, it can be shipped to your dealer from another dealer. Or check eBay and maybe Craig's list if you strike out with your dealer.
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Silver Member BANDAMAN's Avatar
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    Default Re: 54 blade mount for 318 tractor question

    I just googled that part number and several dealers listed it......at over $400!!! I'll pass, dang....on to plan B
    2002 JD LT180 42" Freedom Mulcher, 42 front blade, AG Tires, rear weights - Sold
    2004 BX2230 FEL 60" MMM. 60" Kodiak RB, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    2002 JD LX279 42" Freedom Mulcher - Sold
    2008 BX1860, LA203 FEL, 48" Fine Cut MMM, 60 Kodiak RB, Grill Guard, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    1991 JD 318 46" MMM Power flo bagger, 49 Snowblower, 54 front blade "Classic Lawn Beast"

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    Silver Member BANDAMAN's Avatar
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    Default Re: 54 blade mount for 318 tractor question

    I was able to find a mount locally. Thanks to all those who replied with offers and suggestions!
    2002 JD LT180 42" Freedom Mulcher, 42 front blade, AG Tires, rear weights - Sold
    2004 BX2230 FEL 60" MMM. 60" Kodiak RB, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    2002 JD LX279 42" Freedom Mulcher - Sold
    2008 BX1860, LA203 FEL, 48" Fine Cut MMM, 60 Kodiak RB, Grill Guard, Bars and Turfs - Sold
    1991 JD 318 46" MMM Power flo bagger, 49 Snowblower, 54 front blade "Classic Lawn Beast"

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