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#1 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Although I did not get around to adding hydraulics this year (-$ :( ), I did get a few improvements and some fresh paint. Not a complete redo but what I can afford and it does look pretty different now.


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Got the front grill painted and the headlights back in

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Side view with new side grill filler, lug tires and digger in front of blade

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Grill support and battery box, had lots of big batterys for boats and campers, extra box and room up front, even had the longer battery cables in my spare stuff.

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Cut notches and bent aluminum 1.5 angle to form two "U's", added a couple cross supports and then screwed the new side filler grill to the frame.

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Close up with the hood down

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Rear view with my Carlisle 10.5 Ags, cement ballast (I have plans to add a 30 gallon steel drum on the rear to fill with water, will be awhile before I get to that though), and the home made trailer ball hitch bolted in.

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Have about 6 inches of tilt available side to side

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Right side adjuster all closed up

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Left side adjuster down

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Side views including a close up of my new digger bar in front of the blade. I am pretty sure I can let the blade swing back out of the way and lower the swivel far enough to use the digger without removing the blade. Hope to test this theory out tomorrow night. I used the blade today some before I ran out of time and the rear tires sure do have some more traction. With the turfs I would go till it stopped with the tires digging in immediately. With the lugs I seem to be able to feel it slipping in time to raise the blade enough to keep going.

Now its time to get it dirty.

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Edited by Michiganmobileman, April 01, 2012 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Good Stuff do all 4 rear wheels drive?
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Wow! Looking good! You seem to have a good bit of road to maintain? The farm I grew up on, we had about a 5 mile dirt road we had to grade once or twice a year. Dad used the MF 155 with a 3 point hitch blade at first. But with so much distance, he really wanted something that would do a better job leveling. He started by putting a wheel on the rear of the blade, then after a while he put the wheel on a long extension. I think he even extended the distance from the hitch to the blade to try and make it so the blade would smooth out the rough spots. Whatever, when that road was in shape it was common for us to drive it at 45 mph.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Looks good with the improvements! I bet that it will work much better with the Abs and digger bar!
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:42 PM

Looking great Greg, I definitely like the new look of the AllisGator. Great features and more room for refinement left.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Good Stuff do all 4 rear wheels drive?


Yes they do Doug, I added a link to my original build thread.

Wow! Looking good! You seem to have a good bit of road to maintain? The farm I grew up on, we had about a 5 mile dirt road we had to grade once or twice a year. Dad used the MF 155 with a 3 point hitch blade at first. But with so much distance, he really wanted something that would do a better job leveling. He started by putting a wheel on the rear of the blade, then after a while he put the wheel on a long extension. I think he even extended the distance from the hitch to the blade to try and make it so the blade would smooth out the rough spots. Whatever, when that road was in shape it was common for us to drive it at 45 mph.


About 500+ feet. The longer the wheelbase the smoother you can get the area you are going over. Works pretty good.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Looks good with the improvements! I bet that it will work much better with the Abs and digger bar!

Hey Ryan how did you know I have been doing sit-ups??? :poke: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

Looking great Greg, I definitely like the new look of the AllisGator. Great features and more room for refinement left.

Thanks Casey, I do have many more ideas yet to come. :smilewink:
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 09:06 PM

Greg, The Allis-Grader looks great. I know you are proud of what you have built, I know I would be. The side grills and the big battery up front really look nice, and look like they were supposed to be there. Very nice job, can't wait to see more action photos !! :thumbs:
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:11 AM

Thanks for the pics Greg. The digger bar looks like a nice addition, allowing you to scarify the road just like the full size graders do.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:22 AM

The grader is looking good! Some nice improvements on there, too! That is so cool. Thanks for the pics!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 04:41 AM

That's a really cool looking machine ,Greg. Thanks for the photos.
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