LEVEL INDICATOR FOR TILT CYLINDER ON TNT

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masscity

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I came up with something like that for my B7100. I have arthritis in my spine. I can't see the hydraulic top link or the blade. Mine is not fancy, but works great.
 

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   / LEVEL INDICATOR FOR TILT CYLINDER ON TNT #22  

scootr

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Your mod looks great
Would something like this mounted to the implement help you level it?
A level would take into account the ground slope which would interfere with a true implement position reading. In other words. Level on level ground would not be the same setting or angle as level when the tractor is pointed downhill.
Advantage OP.
 
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Gordon Gould

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I use one of those inclin-o-meter things. I find it quite helpful for setting and checking road contours. It tells me what the slope of the road is. If it is not what I want I adjust the blade relative to the road to make the correction. Low tech but simple, cheap, and works well on curvy hills where it is hard to eyeball things. Plenty good enough for me to keep the water running off the road. This is mine - stuck on with double sided tape

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Bob from Maine

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A level would take into account the ground slope which would interfere with a true implement position reading. In other words. Level on level ground would not be the same setting or angle as level when the tractor is pointed downhill.
Advantage OP.
When setting your tilt you don’t actually need the true value (level, 5*, 10*, etc)
All you need is a reference. So if the implement is “level” with the tractor (both side links the same) the Lev-o-gage might read 5* if you’re already on a slight slope. If you want to add crown, tilt your cylinder to 10* on the gauge…or whatever amount of crown you want.
It’s just a reference, and a readily available, $15 one.
It works for me. I thought it might be helpful for others.
 
 
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