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John Deere 54-in. Quick-Hitch Front Blade For X700 Signature Series Lawn Tractors

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54-in. Quick-Hitch Front Blade

  • Attach and go, no tools needed with the required front Quick-Hitch System
  • Coil-spring breakaway feature reduces potential blade damage when solid objects are struck
  • Skid shoes are easily adjustable for consistent, more-even blading 

 

Features

54-in. (137-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade

54-in. (137-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade 54-in. (137-cm) Quick-Hitch Front Blade

The 54-in. (137-cm) Front Blade is excellent for moving snow, gravel, dirt, sand, or other loose material. It can be hydraulically angled up to 27 degrees right or left or used in the straight-ahead position.

The front quick-hitch mounting system allows for tool-free change between the front blade, rotary broom, and snow blower on garden and small-chassis tractors.

Heavy-duty construction gives long life

Front blade heavy-duty construction Front blade heavy-duty construction
Welded reinforcing angle behind front edge Welded reinforcing angle behind front edge

A reinforcing angle is welded behind the front edge of the blade to provide added strength.

A replaceable cutting edge greatly extends the useful life of the blade. The cutting edge and blade form a continuous curve:

  • Rolls rather than pushes material, providing greater capacity

Breakaway feature

Breakaway feature Breakaway feature
Breakaway feature locking pin Breakaway feature locking pin

Two large coil springs allow the bottom of the blade edge to be pushed back if a solid object is struck:

  • The operator does not receive a hard jolt.
  • The chance for damage to the blade is reduced.
  • A locking pin enables the blade to be locked in the vertical position.

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.

Front quick-hitch mounting system

Front quick-hitch mounting system Front quick-hitch mounting system

The hitch slips over and locks onto the tractor frame with attached snap pins:

  • No tools are required.
  • No loose parts to find.
  • The same hitch works with several front-end attachments, including the front blade, rotary broom, and snow blower.
  • When used on X Series Tractors, the front quick-hitch can be installed on the tractor when the mower is installed.
    • Use of the front blade while the mower is installed is not optimum, because ground clearance is reduced and the mower deck may be damaged.

NOTE:

 

1) 2305, 2025R, 2032R, 2320, 2520, and 2720 Tractors must be equipped with front-attaching support kit for use with the Quik-Tatch  front hitch.

2) If  planning to use a Quik-Tatch front hitch with an OnRamp™ mower (2025R, 2032R, 2320, 2520, 2720 only), a front hitch/mid mower combo bracket is needed to retain a tool-free change between the front hitch and the mid-mower.

Hydraulic lift and angling

Quick-hitch hydraulic lift and angling Quick-hitch hydraulic lift and angling

The front blade has a vertical working range of approximately 12 in. (30.5 cm), with enough height for clearance over curbs and also the ability to work below ground level.

The blade can be used straight ahead or angled left or right, up to 27 degrees:

  • Allows moving the bladed material off to the side and out of the way
  • Allows blading in a back-and-forth operation (no need to deadhead back to the origin)

The blade is angled, raised, and lowered by using the tractor hydraulic system.

Angling cylinder

Angling cylinder Angling cylinder

Hydraulic angling is available:

  • Infinite positions up to 27 degrees left or right

Key Specs

Cutting width Blade straight
54 in.
137 cm
Blade angled
15 degrees: 52.2 in.
132.6 cm
27 degrees: 48.1 in.
122.2 cm
Angling positions Right and left
0 to 27 degree (angle)

Cutting width

Blade straight 54 in.
137 cm
Blade angled 15 degrees: 52.2 in.
132.6 cm
27 degrees: 48.1 in.
122.2 cm

Dimensions

Overall height
Overall length

Angling positions

Number of positions
Right and left 0 to 27 degree (angle)

Range of lift

Garden tractors Above ground line: 11 in.
27.9 cm
Below ground line: 3.5 in.
9.9 cm
Compact utility tractors Above ground line: 2025R, 2032R, 2320-2720: 11 in.
27.9 cm
2305: 8 in.
20.3
Below ground line: 2025R, 2032R, 2320-2720: 1.5 in.
3.5 cm
2305: 3.5 in.
8.9 cm
Range of lift is approximate, and varies per model.

Blade skid shoes

Type Eight position

Material thickness

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

Blade trip

Type Spring trip

Blade float

Type Hydraulic

Weight

Approximate weight 23 kg
50 lb

Additional information

Attaching time
Removal time
Date collected