54-in. Tractor Shovel
Tractor shovel installed on 54-in. Front Blade

Tractor shovel installed on 54-in. Front Blade

Front blade/tractor shovel in raised position

Front blade/tractor shovel in raised position

The tractor shovel expands the usefulness of a John Deere tractor equipped with a 54-in. Quick-Hitch Front Blade by allowing it to pick up and move material. The innovative opening design of the tractor shovel, combined with the lift height of the blade, assures complete emptying of material. Even with the tractor shovel installed, the front blade can still be used to doze, scrape, or level material.

 

The 54-in. Tractor Shovel is compatible with:

  • X700 Series UltimateTM Tractors equipped with a 54-in. Quick-Hitch Front Blade with hydraulic angling cylinder (repositioned to open and close the shovel)
  • Noncurrent X400 and X500 Heavy-Duty Garden Tractors (HDGT's) equipped with a 54-in. Quick-Hitch Front Blade with hydraulic angling cylinder (repositioned to open and close the shovel)

 

Tractor requirements:

  • A hydraulic cylinder lockout valve (AM134625) is not required but will make opening and closing the shovel quicker if installed
  • A transaxle hydrostatic relief valve is not needed if 250 lb (113 kg) or less of additional rear weight (suitcase weights, wheel weights, or 3-point hitch equipment) is added to the tractor; if more than 250 lb (113 kg) (not counting operator) is added, a hydrostatic transaxle relief valve (same as is included with the 45 Loader) is required:
    • BW15043 2WD transaxle hydrostatic relief valve (X400 HDGT's, X700, X720, X724, X740, X744)
    • BW15044 4WD transaxle hydrostatic relief valve (X500 HDGT's, X728, X748)
    • M146148 free-wheeling valve control lever (required for use with 2WD and 4WD transaxle hydrostatic relief valve)
    • M147685 instructions
  • Not approved for use on compact utility tractors

Key features:
  • Pick up, transport, and empty a variety of loose materials including soil, gravel, mulch, and snow
  • Blade down-force allows for ground-engaging work
  • Blade can be used to doze, scrape, or level material with the tractor shovel installed
  • Tractor shovel can be removed in 10 minutes or less after initial installation
  • Available on Order Zone as a licensed product
  • Shippable via UPS
Unique shovel design
 
Shovel opens for emptying material or blading

Shovel opens for emptying material or blading

The unique design of the tractor shovel allows a customer who has 54-in. Quick-Hitch front blade to use it for lifting and moving material as well as typical blade functions, such as blading, leveling, and scraping.

  • Unique shovel design empties material completely
  • Front blade angling cylinder is repositioned and used to raise the tractor shovel when emptying materials (blade cannot be angled when the tractor shovel is installed)
  • Cutting edge is 3/8- x 3-in. (10- x 76-mm) abrasion-resistant material
  • Two layers of 1/8-in. (3.2-mm) thick steel form the bottom of the shovel and provide upper and lower surfaces to capture the blade edge securely
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Specifications
 

Length of Tractor Shovel

54 in. (137.2 cm)

Depth of Tractor Shovel

12 in. (30.5 cm)

Capacity

2.25 cu ft (0.06 m3)

Cutting Blade Material

0.375 in. x 3-in. (1 cm x 7.6 cm) hardened steel

Material Thickness

0.125 in. (3.2 mm) top and bottom thickness

Load Capacity

200 lb (91 kg) (evenly distributed)

Lift Height

8 to 12 in. (20 to 30 cm) depending on tractor model

Shipping Weight

108 lb (49 kg)

Warranty

One-year limited warranty on parts

Ordering information
 
54-in. tractor shovel
Order number: LP54000
 
CodeBundleDescription
 LP54000

54-in. Tractor Shovel


Note: Tractor must be equipped with a 54-in. Quick-Hitch Front Blade with hydraulic angling cylinder. Tractor shovel is not approved for use with compact utility tractors.
 
Last Updated : 11-May-2011