Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

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Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

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I've used my 1650 for years with the snow blade for winter work without issue. This winter I noticed the lift height wasn't what it used to be. It would only lift maybe 2" max.

Yesterday I mounted the same blade set up to my 1811and have a good say 4"+ of lift.

So before I tear into the 1650 looking for the problem I'll ask for suggestions where to start. There were no mechanical changes to the 1650 between seasons. Note, If I leave the blade suspended when off it will eventually hit the ground. It's a slow drop over time.

Suggestions?
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Re: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

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Does the rockshaft lift arm have multiple holes? A hole further out on the rockshaft will provide more lift. Conversely, if the bracket for the lift rod at the blade has multiple holes, then the hole closest to its attachment point will provide more lift.

The above are likely stupid questions, as you may only have one hole on each end to choose from, but figured I'd mention. I haven't had anything but SGT for awhile, so I can't remember all the standard GT stuff. Anyway, a change in hole changes the linkage lift ratio.

If none of that is an issue, then I'd mount up the blade. With the tunnel cover off, and before hooking up the rod, note if it looks like you're getting full travel from the lift cylinder. Then hook up the rod, and not if the lift cylinder is still providing full travel.

Then concentrate on the rockshaft. Cycle the lift cylinder from full down to full up. From what I remember the rockshaft output is pinned to an inner shaft. If those pins break, it will spin on the inner shaft that is driving it.

Again, this second suggestion might be stupid too if the 1650 isn't built that way... I was too lazy to look at the parts blowup this morning! Good luck!
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Re: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

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it will spin on the inner shaft that is driving it.
Tom thanks for the suggestions. If I get full lift from the rear rake and not the front might that suggest broken pin?

If they are sheared, easy replacement?

FWIW currently working on a yard full of cut off branches from a downed maple tree. 1650 rear rake and 1811 front blade making moving the cut offs enjoyable.

Notice the pedal return bungie cord on the 1650.
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Re: Snow Blade Lift Height 1650

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This isn't your issue since it used to be right but on a side note a narrow frame lift rod is a little different and if you had the wrong one that would cause the height issue.

Secondly I agree on a sheared pin somewhere. It isn't terrible if it's lined up and you can beat it out. If not they can be fun. Even unbroken ones can be hard to drive out. It might even be the one outside the frame. The ends are still in there so it's hard to tell if broken. Also I found out two years ago the parts lookup on a 682 isn't correct for pin size both on partstree and the dealer. I took my old one to the dealer to get one the right size. Might be worth checking out if you plan to order online. The pin was almost $7.

Lastly love the rake!
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