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John Deere 48-in. Front Blade for X500 Select Series Lawn Tractors

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48-in. Front Blade

  • Wide 48-inch front blade completely clears material from the path of the tractor for efficient clearing
  • 5-position blade angling provides several clearing options
  • Optional blade angling kit allows you to position blade from seat
  • Coil-spring breakaway feature reduces blade damage when solid objects are struck

 

Features

48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade

48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade (shown with optional angling and blade markers) 48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade (shown with optional angling and blade markers)

This 48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade is available for model year 2016 and newer X394 Tractors and X500 Select Series Tractors.

NOTE: The 48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade is recommended for the X394, but not other X300 Series Tractors. The 44-in. (112-cm) Front Blade is available for the other X300 Series Tractors, including the X394.

The 48-in. (122-cm) Front Blade is:

  • Designed for residential use
  • Excellent for pushing snow and loose material
  • Wide enough to completely clear material away from the path of the tractor when in the angled position

Heavy-duty construction gives long life

Front blade with heavy-duty construction (shown with optional angling and blade markers) Front blade with heavy-duty construction (shown with optional angling and blade markers)

The blade is constructed of heavy, 0.12-in. (3-mm) thick steel.

A reinforcing angle behind the blade gives extra strength at the working edge.

The blade's cutting edge is made from hardened steel and is replaceable.

Adjustable skid shoes

Adjustable skid shoe Adjustable skid shoe
Adjustable skid shoe (optional heavy-duty skid shoe shown) Adjustable skid shoe (optional heavy-duty skid shoe shown)

Adjustable skid shoes on each side of the blade allow the operator to select the correct blading height to match various conditions and job requirements:

  • Skid shoes are adjustable to eight different heights.
    •  Seven at  0.5-in. (12.7-mm) increments and one at 1-in. (25.4-mm) increment
  • Uniform grading/blading is easier when using the adjustable skid shoes. 
  • Skid shoes are replaceable, as they wear out over time.

Breakaway feature

Large coil springs and breakaway lock (shown with optional angling) Large coil springs and breakaway lock (shown with optional angling)
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Two large coil springs hold the blade in a vertical working position.

The bottom edge will be pushed back if a solid object is struck:

  • Reduces damage to the blade
  • Prevents the operator from being jolted

The blade can be locked (red arrow) in the vertical position, if desired.

Key Specs

Cutting width Blade straight
48 in.
122 cm
Blade angled
15 degrees: 47 in.
119 cm
30 degrees: 42 in.
107 cm
Angling positions Right and left
15 degrees
30 degrees
Five positions

Cutting width

Blade straight 48 in.
122 cm
Blade angled 15 degrees: 47 in.
119 cm
30 degrees: 42 in.
107 cm

Dimensions

Overall height 17 in.
43 cm
Overall length Installed on tractor: 86 in.
218 cm
Installed on tractor wiht Quick-Tatch weights: 90.5 in.
223 cm

Angling positions

Number of positions Five
Right and left 15 degree (angle)
30 degree (angle)

Range of lift

Garden tractors Above ground level: 5 in.
13 cm
Below ground line: 3 in.
7.6 cm
Compact utility tractors

Blade skid shoes

Type Eight positions

Material thickness

Blade 0.12 in.
3.05 mm
Replaceable scraper edge 0.188 in.
4.76 mm

Blade trip

Type Spring-trip with lock

Blade float

Type Built into tractor linkage

Weight

Approximate weight Net: Blade less angling kit: 110 lb
50 kg
Manual angling kit: 8 lb
4 kg

Additional information

Attaching time 5 minutes
Removal time 5 minutes
Date collected