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#661 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:13 PM

Looking good, Daniel! Foam would be good for the ceiling, hope a deal comes your way!



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Sorry to hear about the cow, But like you said it is better that she went out on her own.    The shop is starting to look good, hope you will get yours done faster then I'm getting mine done.

 

I won't! LOL  Likely be mid summer before I get all my stuff moved down there.



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:55 PM

I used the Massey 1855's FEL to move a couple 6 cylinder gas engines into the chicken shed.  It handled them easily.  The other engine is a complete 354ci 6 cylinder Perkins diesel that has to weigh around 1,000lbs, maybe more.>>>> Just did some research, and this engine weighs 1,100 pounds stripped like this one is!

 

 I told Dad there was no way my little loader would lift it much less move it, but I had to try.  Well, to my surprise it lifted it right up!  I only lifted it a couple inches off the ground, as this is an extreme weight to move around with such a small outfit.  My son Josh had to sit on the rear weights to get it over the hump in the concrete at the shop door, then after I got it out there, I put a 75lb suitcase weight under the seat, then along with Josh, I slowly drove it into the chicken shed only 50' or so away.  

  I'll have video of it moving it up to the door, but I have to wait till Josh downloads it from his phone so I can post it here.  It is simply amazing what these loaders can do, but I have to say....don't try this at home!!!   

  Oh, and I also need to add that I hooked the chains to lift behind the bucket, not off the front of it.  It would not have lifted it off the tip of the bucket I am sure.

 

 

Ok, here's the pics Josh took, but I'll have to upload the video later to youtube, then post it....sometime tomorrow.  It moved it fine on the flat shop floor in the 1st pic, but needed extra weight once we got outside.  You can see the suitcase weight in my hand.  Stuck one under the seat, then with Josh sitting on the rear mounted weights, it went on in the chicken shed.....slowly & carefully!

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Shop is looking good. Sorry about the cow though.


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Here's the video, stayed up & got it uploaded.  

 

 

Also, here's a newer pic of my Grandson Case.  Growin like a weed!

 

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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Thanks for the video , and yeah........ thats one of them do not try this at home moments!



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:55 AM

You were working that tractor hard there, Daniel! Glad it was able to get it done.

Case is growing a lot. Must be that good milk he is drinking!



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 11:55 AM

...she had already went to the great pasture in the sky on her own...

What do you do with the cow when this happens?



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 12:43 PM

What do you do with the cow when this happens?

 

I call "Bluegrass Recycling".  They render the entire cow, with all being used for something.  Part goes into women's makeup!  Costs $87.50 per head to be picked up, but for now, our county soil conservation service reimburses us 100%.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 12:48 PM

Went ahead & got my welders, plasma cutter, end mill, and lathe moved to the shop a few days ago,wired for power & ready to use again.   :thumbs:

 

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I will build a small bench area past the end mill when I get time.

 

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 I  also got one section of skylight roofing installed, and man does it make a difference.  It is cloudy today but still gives more shop light than all the 9 shop lights combined.  There will be a total of 4 to 5 of these skylights when I get done.  First I'll put 2 on each slope of the roof, then if I feel it's needed, I will add a 3rd on the afternoon side.  Notice in the 1st pic above how well lit the welder area is from just one skylight on a cloudy day!  :dancingbanana:

 

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My old personal shop is a disaster.  Tossing a lot of old stuff, finding valuable stuff I forgot I had, and moving some to the farm shop.  I have to build a few more shelves in the farm shop to be able to move it all.  My toolboxes & all will go to the farm shop.  The benches on the left will be torn out so the Cherokee can be parked inside.  Will be nice to be able to keep a vehicle clean more than 24hrs.  In the open shed, the dust from the gravel drive gets things filthy in no time at all.  Plus the dang cats won't be putting muddy paw prints all over the Jeep!  :wallbanging:

 

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Wow, The new shop is a really big space. You are going to have a nice place when you finish getting it set up.



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 02:17 PM

The farm shop isn't new, just getting a makeover.  We've been in there for 30+ years.  Not the best of shop arrangements, as it's in the front end of a 150' long chicken barn, and we have to go through the shop with baby calves, cleaning the stalls & such, so the shop floor gets messy at times, but it was all we could afford to do at the time, and can't afford a separate shop today either.  

  I won't be able to work on my GT's in there much, so a lot of my GT wrenching will be outside from here on out, or in one of the sheds.  One of these days I hope to afford a new personal shop.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 02:54 PM

I know where it is now and it looks a lot brighter. I still think your going to be better off there with all the tools you need in one location. It's the same barn that the girls bottle fed the calves in with Teresa on our visit. :thumbs:



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 03:08 PM

I know where it is now and it looks a lot brighter. I still think your going to be better off there with all the tools you need in one location. It's the same barn that the girls bottle fed the calves in with Teresa on our visit. :thumbs:

 

Yep, that's the one!



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Posted March 10, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Daniel you personal shop looks kind of like my old shop right now.  Looks like someone tossed a bomb inside.   :rolling:   I like those skylight roofing you put in, really lights up the shop.






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