Mini-Ex Blade track digger (poor-man's tilt-blade)

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Sodo

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Mini-Ex Blade manual TILT-blade device

Kubota KX41 3800 lb mini-excavator.

It has a one-way blade, simply goes up & down.
Sometimes I need to cut a level track across a hillside.
Or level a roadway.
Also as spill comes down the bank the track rides ontop of it, lifting the uphill track and angles the machine the wrong way downhill.

I built this simple device that makes a deeper cut - for the uphill track - thus angling the machine and the blade a little into the uphill side.
It also helps with the spill that the track rides up on.

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It simply hangs on the blade.
You align it with the track.
It fits equally on the left or right.

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Four pegs on the bottom keep it from unhooking off the top.

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Underside view.
The pegs are round for a reason.
It seems to work.

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Welded of 3/8 steel.

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And there's a perfect place to hang it on the machine!

I've been running an KX040 for the last week, it's gonna be hard going back this this manual tilt-blade scheme.
But it's so helpful!
 

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   / Mini-Ex Blade track digger (poor-man's tilt-blade) #2  
Re: Blade track digger (poor-man's tilt-blade)

I love it. So simple.
hugs, Brandi
 
   / Mini-Ex Blade track digger (poor-man's tilt-blade) #3  
Excellent idea. You need to sell that to Kubota...
 
   / Mini-Ex Blade track digger (poor-man's tilt-blade) #4  
That's a nice idea. Make sure it dosnt twist your blade.
 
 
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