Nos 4xx Axle, Getting Put To Use
Posted November 24, 2012 - 04:41 AM
Posted November 24, 2012 - 07:05 AM
Didn't know if you knew this......Home Depot carries leaf rakes.....Ok so I know that kinda spoils the fun. Someday when I grow up I want a shop with as much as you have "laying around". Things are coming together nicely. Keep us posted and we all expect video of you putting her to use.
Posted November 24, 2012 - 07:10 AM
What he said.
Posted November 24, 2012 - 11:59 PM
Thanks for the kind words fellas, maybe some more bits will fall into place tomorrow. Got some more linkage welded in tonight, and some other bits done tonight as well in the couple hours I had after family gatherings. Pics, well, maybe tomorrow...
Posted November 27, 2012 - 08:50 AM
Personally I would ditch the spring mounts for a couple of reasons. First I would want the bed to be firm and stout. The springs will allow it to move around and even sag on which ever corner has the most weight. Second since none of the wheels drive there is no need go through a lot of work to allow the axles to swivel for ground contact maximization. Check out the pic I attached. I would weld a spacer block to the bottom of the bed frame and since you don't want to weld the axles you could weld a flat plat to the bottom of that and run a U bolt around the axle.
Notice how hay wagons are built. They are built so that the axles are solid mounted to the bed and the whole wagon bed acts as the frame. Of course they will twist some depending on the terrain.
- marlboro180 said thank you
Posted November 27, 2012 - 11:05 PM
Edited by marlboro180, November 27, 2012 - 11:06 PM.
Posted December 09, 2012 - 12:25 AM
- twostep said thank you
Posted December 15, 2012 - 11:03 PM
Cast is a sinister thing to weld to, but the TIG welds I made did not break when I smacked 'em. Hard. Had some cast rod, laying about, made a cover pass with other filler, seems to be okay. Not the prettiest, but okay.
The vertical tubes receive the upper frame, and the nuts and bolts tighten things into place, allowing just a bit of flex, as Twostep suggested , sorta.
Got the thing primed, and ready for the next step.
Anyways , the proof is is the pudding, as they say.
Aww frig, my card is corrupted, pics will have to happen another day, I am too tired to fix this darn computer thing...
Edited by marlboro180, December 15, 2012 - 11:09 PM.
- Moosetales said thank you
Posted December 16, 2012 - 08:05 AM
Posted December 16, 2012 - 11:48 AM
- marlboro180 said thank you
Posted December 16, 2012 - 12:18 PM
If it wasn't for problems what fun would projects be. I mean who wants to go in the shop and in a short time have everything turn out exactly the way they wanted with no hitches or replans needed.
I'm in the garage right now freezing my a** off....so count me in for things going as planned so I can get back where it's warm. LOL
Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:08 PM
Just wanted you to know that I bagged up some leaves before the snow hit here so if you don't get the vac completed before the snow flies in your neck of the woods I can mail them to you so you can try it out in your shop........ I believe I speak for others when I ask.....where are those pics you promised? (J/K)
Posted December 17, 2012 - 10:33 PM
It's the cart that is the issue, and the darned Elves in the shop I keep tripping over, short little tards...
Edited by marlboro180, December 17, 2012 - 10:35 PM.
Posted December 17, 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:17 PM