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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 02:04 PM

No I didn't, Ryan. But they were only 3/8" wide, wouldn't tear up much with those. I've been around this type of equipment most of my life, so I had a good idea of what it needed. And you have to realize I have worked in much colder temperatures when I had to. Thankfully, I can now chose NOT TO! These old bones don't care for that cold stuff anymore. This should be much better.

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 05:48 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!


Now this sounds like a good idear, box blade is looking good Kenny, will you be hardening the ripper teeth ?

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Posted February 04, 2012 - 05:54 PM

I think your teeth are going to work good, they dig in at an angle, should easily loosen up the drive way.
My home made version uses rail way spikes that are vertical, works best after a rain.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Doug, cool tool. Looks like it does the job. Thanks for the pics.
Trowel, the metal pieces are a bit harder than 'normal' steel. Had a tough time drilling the holes at the end of the slots. It was the top strap off an oxy/acet torch cart. Didn't want to bend back straight so I could cut the pieces. Finally persuaded it with a BFH and the 50 lb. cast weight.
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Got the wire for the welder and finished the teeth. BB has a new set of dentures now.
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Pic #3 shows how far the teeth will dig in at that setting. I can set the about 1.25" deeper if need be. I will have to hang some weight off it, as the lift bar has a slot for float.
Everything is good to go for now.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 05:58 PM

Sweet Kenny, looks great, really rips it up,
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 06:23 PM

Looking great Kenny.
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 06:33 PM

The last pic of the ripped area, I was only at idle. That is wet ground, so didn't take much. Do need to throw some weight on it, I'll figure that out. Maybe set something up so I can put a bunch of window weights on the back.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 07:09 PM

looks good, you can definitely dig up some ground with your new teeth! How heavy is it alone?
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Posted February 06, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Probably about 50 lbs. Easy enough to pick up and put on the table.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Nice box blade Kenny, with the new " teef", she really bites in.

Good buy. As for weight, how about a big lead one on the back? :D
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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:33 AM

Nice job Kenny!!!
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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:53 AM

Nice box blade Kenny, with the new " teef", she really bites in.

Good buy. As for weight, how about a big lead one on the back? :D


Yeah, I have a chunk of pipe I could pour it into, make some way to just hang it on the back. Maybe some strap bent over. The sleeve hitch has a lot of vertical slop in it, about 3/8". May add another piece of 1/4" inside it. But i want to set the tractor up on something so I know how deep it will dig. I looked at the spot on the frame of the tractor that is cracked. Think I can just pull the tire and weld it back up.




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