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    Silver Member McCaskey's Avatar
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    East Aurora, NY

    Default Skidsteer Arm Guides

    I recently purchased an 85" wide mower for my RC100. The mower is very heavy. When turning or bumping trees, I noticed the arms were being stressed to swing sideways. The arm bushings are not made for sideways deflection, failure of the bushings or cracking of the arms is almost certain.

    I made a bracket to keep the arms cradled when lowered. Bracket simply bolts to existing holes in the frame. It's adjustable with slots because the arms are already bent 3/8" to left. Used 4" x 1/2" steel and left a 1/32" gap on both sides of the cradle. Easy project to prevent a very expensive repair.

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    Last edited by McCaskey; 03-22-2013 at 09:27 PM.
    2006 ASV RC100, Loftness Carbide Cutter, Erskine snowblower, Brushwolf 9000HF, 2003 New Holland TN65, 2014 Kubota RTV-X900, 1985 Jacobsen HR15, 1981 John Deere 400, 1979 Ford 7700, 1958 Wife

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    Elite Member Bob77064's Avatar
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    KY @ TN line
    2011 LS R3039

    Default Re: Skidsteer Arm Guides

    That will work, good job.

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    Columbus, MS
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    Looks good! I might have lined the face with uhmw poly. Probably want to keep an eye on the wear on the side of the arm

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    Bronze Member Eric H's Avatar
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    Do not take this the wrong way, but dang do you ever work that thing lol.i have a new 110 and after a 100 hrs of mulching its not that pretty.... Very nice machine, in spectacular shape.

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