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#31 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:35 AM

That's fab-a-mundo Ray.:D:yelclap:
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Posted December 27, 2011 - 09:57 PM

That will be a nice finishing touch for your tractor Ray. Nice Job:thumbs: or as Maynard says "That's fab-a-mundo Ray".
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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:03 PM

as Maynard says "That's fab-a-mundo Ray".

I've always liked the phrases the Canadians use, aye.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 05:38 PM

The lift mechanism turned out not to be mounted anything like I had originally visioned.
So I cut the angle iron brace out from between the rear part of the frame rails and replaced it with a section of round tube.

A piece of angle iron is then welded in-between the frame rails in front of the rake.
I made up two brackets to hold a 3/4 inch diameter pin and welded these brackets on top of the angle iron.
These will be the pivot mounts for the lift mechanism.

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From what I understand, the lift mechanism should hold the rack at different heights but still let it float so it can ride up higher than that point if needed.
Rather than a lift strap with a slot in it, I've decided to use a chain to lift the rake.
This chain that is attached to a bolt on one end will allow some fine adjustment in the height of the rake.
I found a steel bar that has a piece of steel strap formed into U-shape on one end.
The bolt on the end of the chain fits thru this nicely.
This will be used as the arm to lift the rake.
I cut a piece of round stock that will get bored out for the 3/4 inch pin and it will be the pivot mount for the lift arm.

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There was a lever on the back of the tractor that I figure was supposed to be used for a plow lift.
The locking mechanism was rusted up on it so I took it all apart and sandblasted everything.

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Here's the lever with all the parts reassembled and it is welded to the lift arm.

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the lift lever assembly is then mounted on the rake frame.

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A piece of strap steel is bent into a "U" shape and welded to end of the control arm on the rake.
The end of the lift chain is attached to this with a pin.

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There wasn't any type of ratchet plate for the lever mounted on the tractor so I have to make one.
This is the ratchet plate with the radius cut on the top but no notches cut into it yet.

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Another piece of angle iron is welded in-between the frame rails to mount the ratchet plate on.
The ratchet plate will bolt to a piece of angle iron that will be welded to the frame.
Here I'm lining everything up so the bolt holes can be marked for mounting the ratchet plate to the angle iron mount.

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The mounting holes are finished and the angle iron mount is welded in place.
Now the ratchet plate can be marked for cutting the notches.

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The notches are being milled into the ratchet plate.

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Everything is bolted back together so I can see how the lift lever works.
Here the rake is lifted all the way up.

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Then to the second notch.

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then to the third notch.

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And to the fourth notch.
This is adjusted so the rake is about 3/16 off the ground.
A paint stir stick will just slide under the tines.

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The lever will rotate a little past the fourth notch to let rake ride a little below ground level.

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One last thing to do before it is finished.
I bought four, cup style freeze plugs that will be used a "hub covers" on the wheels.
The two on the left, have 3/8 inch holes drilled in them and will bolt on the outside of the wheels.
The two on the right, have 3/4 inch holes drilled in them and will fit on the inside of the wheels.

The inside lip of the cup will fit up over the hub on the wheels and help keep dirt from getting down into the bushings.
Leather washers will be made up to fit inside the cups to help seal the grease in and keep the dirt out.

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The cups for the inside of the wheels are welded to the rear frame on both sides.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 05:49 PM

Boy, you just keep raising the bar! Excellent work on this, I never would have thought of the wheel bushings. You make it all sound so simple. Now tell me how to do this without a mill, lathe, or tube bender.:bigrofl:
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Posted December 29, 2011 - 05:53 PM

Great project and it's looking good. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Posted December 29, 2011 - 06:14 PM

As cool as these pics are, I bet seeing them up close is even better. Thanks so much for the tour and taking the time to document.
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Posted December 29, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Now tell me how to do this without a mill, lathe, or tube bender

You got me there, Ken
It's a no-go without the tools to make the parts.
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Posted December 29, 2011 - 07:58 PM

It is looking great, Ray. :thumbs:
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 01:56 AM

First of all, that is great fab work again today Ray. Just when I thought I had you figured out you go and think of dust caps on the wheels lol.

Boy, you just keep raising the bar! Excellent work on this, I never would have thought of the wheel bushings. You make it all sound so simple. Now tell me how to do this without a mill, lathe, or tube bender.:bigrofl:

Hey Kenny, I think Ray would still accomplish it, just in a longer time frame because he will have to rub a lot of lamps to find one with a genie in it LOL.
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 02:39 AM

I have to rely on 'schazam' to do something like that.:bigrofl:
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 05:20 AM

I don't know what else there is to say.You're da man,Ray.:thumbs:
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Posted December 30, 2011 - 08:09 AM

Great work Ray! I alway's enjoy looking at your EXCELLENT craftsmanship.
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Posted August 28, 2016 - 09:19 AM

Next phase of the project can be found here
http://gardentractor...shaw-du-all-20/




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