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#31 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 01:14 PM

Looks like a nice find and you seem to be well on your way to modifying it to suit you! Can someone enlighten me on when you would want a box blade Vs. when a regular scrapper blade would do?

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A regular blade lets you move/smooth dirt, but a box blade lets you move more from one spot to another. Plus, you have the teeth to break up the dirt to cut easier. Especially helpful when trying to spread large amounts of dirt or gravel without leaving the windrow out each side. Hope this helps.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Hey Kenny, would this help you?

Box Shank 18 4 Hole W/ Heat

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Thanks,Casey. I got it figured out and I will modify the teeth to something similar. Right now they are just 3/8" X 1 1/2" flat bar. I have some flat that I can make a 'tooth' end for these.

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Posted February 03, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Ok Kenny, I was just wondering if it wasn't cheaper to get those cheap factory ones as opposed to reinventing the tooth lol. Good luck with building them yourself. I probably should get a box blade for the Caterpillar... I bet I could make it out of that 54 inch homemade dozer blade I got at the scrap yard (all the wrong angles LOL). Bet I could cut that puppy right down to earth mover lol. I might use cultivator shanks though, I have an abundance of them lol.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 05:25 AM

Casey, this is the shape of the teeth in it.
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I think adding a piece of flat bar to them will make them cut better. If I had an extra blade around, I would have built one. The one's they sell now are not that impressive, IMO.
If you want, give me a couple pics of that blade and some measurements of it. Add a few measurements from you Cat sleeve hitch and I can draw something up. They are really pretty simple.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 09:43 AM

Kenny, Happy Saturday after your birthday! Looks as if you bought your own present. Good luck on your project. Rick
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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Went out and played a bit with a tooth. Got some pics for your viewing pleasure.
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First pic is before, 2nd is marked for cut. 3rd is showing what i cut out, 4th is with cutting edge set in place, not welded yet. 5th is a close up of the blade, 6th shows how far i dropped the cutting edge on it (red Arrow).

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:35 AM

I think adding a piece of flat bar to them will make them cut better. If I had an extra blade around, I would have built one. The one's they sell now are not that impressive, IMO.
If you want, give me a couple pics of that blade and some measurements of it. Add a few measurements from you Cat sleeve hitch and I can draw something up. They are really pretty simple.

Ya, I think the flat bar is good. I was actually thinking of winging the box blade but lol.. I had the same thought about the tow dolly (mabey I will weld the axle to the tongue this weekend lol). I think the tow dolly was improved by your work on the drawings.
The blade is a 54 inch home made deal and It is way heavy duty for this, just have to check it's angles, see if it's possible... and 54" wide will definitely need to be cut down to 48" to make it less abusive on the tractor. I need to get the tires mounted before I can even get box blade designed and built right... Can we hold off til I build the dolly and get the new tires on the Caterpillar to work on a box blade?? lol
The hope would be that cultivator shanks would work ok, especially since I have a bunch of them for David Bradleys lol.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:41 AM

That should work Kenny.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:46 AM

Get to work, Casey! Times a wastin'! :bigrofl:

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:48 AM

I had a long week at a computer so... I need to get outside lol. BUT, not before I catch up on some posts! lol.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Got all the pieces cut. Came in to warm a bit before welding them on. Hard to weld when you are shaking from the cold. It's 45* out there, but have a NW wind that is dang chilly. Feels like about 35*.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 01:49 PM

Went to weld the dentures together and ran out of wire in the welder. If it weren't so cold, I'd put in the flux core. Oh well! Got a bit done today.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 01:50 PM

Only 45? Remember, its the beginning of February, it could be a lot worse... NOW GET WELDING!!! Haha, those teeth look much better. Did you use it with the original teeth before you started changing things, just for a comparison?

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 02:02 PM

Looking good Kenny! After you get that finished, you could start making a tandem ford tractor, dual drive train ,trans etc. you know like they did to the big farm tractors. then a scrapper!




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