- Jan 11, 2021
- Al Pat
I too have two different length lift rods from the snow thrower and the blade and tried the same thing. Snow thrower rod was too short to let the blade down far enough but yet the lift rod for the blade doesn't give as much lift clearance. Need to make one like you and settle on somewhere in the middle of the two lengths.Be careful with this. You could end up with not enough down travel to follow the contours such as slight convex surfaces encountered while plowing.
I have a blade and thrower and each has a different length lifting rod. The first rod I tried, the longer one, would only lift the blade about 2" max off the ground. So then I tried the shorter lift rod, an 1-1/2" shorter, and it lifted the blade a nice enough height up. I soon realized when plowing that it would lift off the ground at anything but level grade. Lifting rod too short. I ended up building another lift rod a 1/2" longer so the blade could at least better follow the slight convex contours it encountered, or if the front wheels ride up over wet clumps of snow and allow the blade to drop slightly below level grade.