In Reply to: Installing Stabilizer Bars posted by Larry Holbrook on August 13, 2017 at 15:13:29:
I use stabilizer bars, aka "anti-sway bars", on any implement I don't want side to side swinging action like my mowers, back blade, boom, disc, and spring tooth drag. When plowing snow with a back blade they are extremely useful. They'll keep the plow tracking uniformly straight and won't kick off to one side once under load when plowing backwards. With a mower or a brush hog, when you make a turn they prevent the mower from scalloping the ground as it swings to the outside of the turn. We have a HOW-TO's article on how to properly install them once you decide. What are the sizes of the rear tires? Standard was 11.2 x 28...too much variation say, with one being a 12.4 might be an issue.
FORD 8N WITH MOWER AND STABILIZER BARS:
FORD 8N WITH REAR BLADE & STABILIZER BARS: