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#1 Gary400 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:16 PM

im no blacksmith but i know welding it what i do every day . after i got the share in place i cut the piece to extend the moldboard but had no way to roll it to the shape i needed . after thinking about it for a time i thought id let the weld roll it for me . i tacked it to the share and run a hot stringer and as it cooled it started to bend . then id tack the next spot and run a stringer as you can see didnt work to bad .

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Well, that oughtta turn dirt!

Nice fab job & really neat idea on using the weld to heat with & pull the metal. What rod & temp were you using?

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:22 PM

I had thought of doing this very thing, but never gotten to it. May end up with a factory 12", but if not.......

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:35 PM

Well, that oughtta turn dirt!

Nice fab job & really neat idea on using the weld to heat with & pull the metal. What rod & temp were you using?


i used 7018 at around 90 amps and run it flat so not to have under cut from the weld sagging . im not sure about the share , the piece i welded on it is off of a old share and it welded a little odd . i beat the pee out of it with a hammer and it didnt break so im sure my 400 cant break it .

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:41 PM

i beat the pee out of it with a hammer


Good thing too. That can cause accelerated rusting if left in there... :laughingteeth:

7018 huh? How long did that take to grind off?

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Good thing too. That can cause accelerated rusting if left in there... :laughingteeth:

7018 huh? How long did that take to grind off?


it didnt take very long i use flap disc grinding wheels . if you let the wheel do the work a not put to much pressure they last for a good while and they take metal off faster than a stone grinding wheel i think . and i get them from work for free .
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 07:59 AM

Nice job with extending the plow.So you think the 400 can pull it ok.I have two 4x4 sub compacts and pulling my 12" plow gives them a pretty good work out in 4x4.I've broken new grd with mine so Its had to work hard.If the grd is say a garden that just needs to be turned over then its not to bad.I guess my downfall here is the Manitoba Gumbo its pretty hard to work with.Larry

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 08:16 AM

i hope it pulls it it pulled it when it was 10" fine . if not ill cut it back down i guess .

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 08:45 AM

Looks great Gary. Nice job on the fabrication. I hope the 400 does well with it. It would be a shame to cut back such a great job.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 08:50 AM

Funny thing that's how i get my stuff ,ushually from work for free. Then when i'm done with it i return back to work in one of works garbage bags and toss it in there garbage .

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 09:36 AM

...the piece i welded on it is off of a old share and it welded a little odd . i beat the pee out of it with a hammer and it didnt break so im sure my 400 cant break it.


The reason that it welded oddly is that the share is a higher carbon, hardened piece. Beating the pee out of it while still hot is the best thing you could've done as it will relieve the internal stresses in the metal caused by welding.

That is some great work and using the welds to pull the metal was an ingenious use of your experience and skill! Thanks for sharing the technique and the pics are great!

We use 7014 for most high carbon applications at work such as crane rails, car rails etc...9018 would be another option, but 7018 is a great and versatile rod and I imagine that it will outlast you! Great work!
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 09:51 AM

The moldboards hardly wear at all way back there anyway, so if the temper is partially gone from the area, it will be of little consequence anyway. The most important part is the plow share, and if it starts to wear, you can always weld on some "hard surface" welds.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Could have fooled me on the blacksmith job. Nice fab there Gary. Keep us informed on the maiden try-out. :thumbs:

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Excellent job indeed, hope you can pull it trouble free. Have fun.

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Posted September 22, 2012 - 04:28 PM

Nice job! :thumbs:Your 400 will pull a 12" just fine, I use a JD #20 12" with my 420.Bring it up to the Ottumwa, IA plow day October 20th-21st, sandy soil will polish it up good.

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