Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Capacity:|
|Blade Height (In):||16|
|Blade Width (in.):||48|
|Blade Material:||13 gauge steel|
Ratings & Reviews
Tackle Winter's Worst with this 16 in. Blade For Garden Tractor
The Craftsman garden tractor snow and dozer blade 16 in fits Craftsman garden tractors with 23 in. or larger rear tires to give you the ultimate in dozing and snow removal. The 48 inch wide blade angles - center, left or right - for extremely versatile convenience. At 16 inches high, the blade can be lifted or lowered, all without leaving the comforts of your tractor seat. Plus, the blade is constructed of heavy-duty, 13-gauge steel for a lifetime of wear- and weather-resistant durability.
Outfitted with adjustable skid shoes, the 16 in. blade for garden tractor can be used on smooth surfaces or rock driveways. A single adjustable trip spring on the rear of the blade head allows the blade head to ride over obstacles quickly and efficiently. A reinforced plate is also welded to the blade head for using over rocks and dirt as a dozer. After a simple, one-time installation of mounting brackets, the blade can be removed or attached easily without the use of tools. Comes with a replaceable scraper blade for no-hassle convenience.
- Weighing only124 lbs., the Craftsman Garden Tractor Snow And Dozer Blade 16in. is extremely maneuverable and portable for quick-convenient storage
- With 16 in. x 48 in dimensions, the blade stores easily in your garage or garden shed
- 48 in. wide blade angles to the center, left or right for no-hassle snow removal
- Fits Craftsman garden tractors with 23 in. or larger rear tires only
- Blade can be lifted and lowered from the tractor seat
- Replaceable scraper blade
- Single adjustable trip spring on rear of blade head for easy riding over obstacles
- Reinforced plate welded to blade head for use as dozer with rocks and dirt
- Constructed of heavy-duty, 13-gauge steel for durability and longevity
- Simple one-time installation without tools
- Fits Craftsman Garden tractors only. For Craftsman brand only - will not fit other brands.
- Click here to Check Fit Up Chart for Compatibility
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I have spent hundreds of hours on tractors, and this 16" snow plow is the best I've used since my old 14hp industrial Murray, which utilized the OEM mower deck lever to adjust plow height. I've had qty(2) smaller Craftsman lawn tractor/plow setups prior to stepping up to this garden tractor. Despite the picture, this plow has two separate handles - one controls the angle/pivot. The other controls the height: Down (operational) / Up (stowed). This is a welcomed change from the all-in-one design of other models, which end up so worn out after a season that the assembly is loose and difficult to actuate. I'm not a fan of the assembly process, which indeed takes three hours. It is not difficult at all, just very tedious. Some of the bolts are very difficult to install without a socket (I only had open-ended wrenches, which I'm sure increased my installation time). They use five types of bolts on this plow, some of which are only 1/4" difference in size, so it is very difficult to figure out which bolt/nut is used in different portions of the process - I ended up double-checking every bolt against the included 'actual size' chart as I proceeded thru assembly. I believe this plow could move more snow if I used real chains, instead of the 'Terra-Grip' chains I have installed. There is a sheet of ice on the driveway right now, which really demands an aggressive toothed chain.
When it is in one piece it performs very well. Easy to raise and pivot from tractor seat and fairly easy to disconnect. The biggest problem is the second time I used it the weld on the blade lift broke and the hole for the roll pin had stretched. I chose to fix it myself and has been fine since but if you plan on buying make sure you have a good welder as the welds and steel quality are low
have had nothing but problems after the 1st year, useing 2 blades a year,angle lock bars bend after 1 season,pivot plate groves round out after 1 year, blade ,pivot plate.wear plate,made of cheap metal,I go threw 2 wear plates a season, 4 angle lock bars a season,now lift bar weld broke, I have spent more money on parts than the cost of the whole plow ! stuck with it due too tractor i own .nothing else fits
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I didn't see a lot of reviews here on how well it works in dirt so I wasn't sure what to expect. I've discovered the key to successfully using this in dirt, even heavy dirt is all about pushing power and traction. I've got the GT6000 garden tractor with the optional wheel weights, rear hitch weight, and chains and I was surprised at how well it worked. When the blade hits a root or deeply embedded rock it will flex 90 degrees flat using the blade springs it is designed to engage so parts don't break or bend. Getting it to dig into heavy/hard packed ground requires some patience. It does not have the weight and traction of a bobcat so you have to skim off a little at a time. If traction is an issue, you may need to back up and use a bit of momentum to accomplish the task. I also have a tow behind rototiller to break up sod and loosen hardpack and this works well to level it out.
South Lyon, MI
Easy to put together, but even with weights and chains does not do the job. If the snow is deep or heavy or you have a long way to push, you will get stuck. I would not buy. I give it 2 stars instead of 1 because it is well built, and easy to put together but just does not do the heavy job.
not much i would change, assembly instructions could be better. had no snow but works great for pushing over gopher hills and in the garden moving dirt, mulch, compost ect. traction with tractor being limiting factor. mounted to 2011 GT6000 hydro. added AG tires in filled with RV antifreeze helps also
Although it took a couple hours to put together it wasn't all that bad. the instructions were clear and concise. The only real negative feature I found was the blade lift handle. I have an older tractor and I have to push it almost to the foot plate to get it to lock in the up position. I'm not sure if that is how it works on the newer tractors but on my it's a real pain. I also was missing a couple of parts but a quick call to the manufacture list on the front of the instruction took care of that.
I primarily bought this to push snow this winter. I also purchased the 55# wheel weights for the back wheels, and I already had the tire chains. I installed it all this past weekend and was quite pleased. It took a good 3 hours to install, since the blade had to be completely assembled to the mounting bracket and all of the levers and everything, but the instructions were fairly simple to follow, and I would rate it about a 2 out 5 on a difficulty scale to install. I didn't have any snow fall yet so I thought I would try it out on some dirt. I was surprised to see that the blade was actually able to skim the top of packed soil, and no damage at all to the blade. I also ran it into a hidden stump as well, and couldn't believe it, no damage. I don't expect it to do much in the way of grading work since my tractor probably doesn't have the weight or power to push much dirt, but I think the blade will hold up to whatever my 26HP garden tractor will put it through. The angle arm takes a little bit to get used to in order to maneuver the blade into the right angle, but the lifting arm is no problem at all. The levers are easy to activate will very little effort. I have no complaints yet with this item.