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Posted February 12, 2018 - 08:47 PM

  Oh, and the outer frame of the frame rack is steel from milk parlor brackets.

 

Given what I've seen of milk parlors, that steel should have plenty of gooey green cow "history"!


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Posted February 12, 2018 - 08:59 PM

Next project is rear ballast for the 3pt quick hitch.  I have some 97lb Massey suitcase weights I may fit up to brackets and pins so I can just back up, lift, and done.


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Posted February 12, 2018 - 09:00 PM

Given what I've seen of milk parlors, that steel should have plenty of gooey green cow "history"!


Oh ya!

I dread the day my boss asks me to clean the parlour walls!!
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Posted February 12, 2018 - 09:02 PM

Oh ya!

I dread the day my boss asks me to clean the parlour walls!!

I haven't milked cows in nearly 3 years and still have to clean poo from the walls when I get to remodeling in there!  And I thought that chore was behind me!  :rolling:

 

  But your boss may not ask you....he'll likely just tell you!  :smilewink:


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Posted February 12, 2018 - 09:17 PM

Vary Nice work.
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Posted February 12, 2018 - 09:18 PM

I haven't milked cows in nearly 3 years and still have to clean poo from the walls when I get to remodeling in there! And I thought that chore was behind me! :rolling:

But your boss may not ask you....he'll likely just tell you! :smilewink:


Yep I know. He's a pretty polite guy though...
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Posted February 13, 2018 - 12:48 AM

Sleepless night so far with my neck (not terrible, just enough to keep me from getting comfortable), and I need to get rested for my Valentine gift day for Teresa tomorrow.  We're going to Bardstown.  First stop to Haydorn's Bakery for a few doughnuts (to eat later), then to Old Delaney's country ham store (never been, but hear they have super good sausages), double back for dinner at Stephen Foster's restaurant, then a few other stops of her choosing.  I'm stopping by the Kubota dealer there to see if I can lay my hands on a quart of Kubota grey.  My usual dealer can't seem to stock any!  


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 01:36 AM

Love the way your forklift attachment turned out!  Very impressive!  

Did you use a torch or plasma cutter to cut most of the steel?


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 01:45 AM

Love the way your forklift attachment turned out!  Very impressive!  

Did you use a torch or plasma cutter to cut most of the steel?

Thanks.  Plasma mostly, with a few cuts using chop saw on the backer rack.  Saved over $600 over buying a ready made unit, plus this one is way stronger than all I've looked at.


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 02:13 AM

That's a substantial savings!  

Hope your able to fall asleep soon!


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 09:22 AM

That's a substantial savings!  

Hope your able to fall asleep soon!

Sometime after 3am.  Another half a pain med did the trick.  Out of here in a few for our (pre) Valentine date day!


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Have a great day!


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 06:02 PM

Had a good day.  Teresa enjoyed our outting as well as I. 

  Got home earlier than I anticipated, so got to paint the pallet forks.  This Kubota dealer didn't have anything other than spray can in the ROPS gray either, and he didn't even show any available in qt cans.  Oh well, bought another spray can and got it done.  Expensive stuff at $18 a can!!!!  Next time I need some, I'll go to a paint shop and have some mixed.  

  I didn't want to buy another hitch ball, but I had an old covert-a-ball which the 2" ball got lost long ago.  Moving trailers with 2" receivers around can be done with 1 7/8" balls anyway, so I turned the threaded 1" shank down to just under 7/8", then drilled the shank for a 1/4" flip clip.  Then I drilled the plate with the chain notches for a spot to store the hitch ball.

 

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Tomorrow it's gonna rain, so the shop gets cleaned up from all the steel fab work.  Sure does make a mess cutting and welding.


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 06:52 PM

That's is a fine job, Daniel! Glad you folks got out for a while!


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Posted February 13, 2018 - 07:27 PM

Love the ball storage! I have to keep three ball mounts, with balls mounted, or I loose them.


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