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#76 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:26 PM

The new steel tube for the tool bar is tack welded in place.

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The tool bar was then removed from the tractor and finished welded on the work bench.
Here is the finished tool bar in prime.

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Because these cultivators are not factory implements, I have decided to paint this tool bar yellow instead of the green that they were painted from the factory.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 01:36 PM

Excellent work Ray, that yellow will make it easy to see the tool bar when you are navigating in tight areas.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:49 PM

That's looking mighty good, Ray! I like the yellow on the bar.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:52 PM

Ray, That yellow toolbar ought to give you some really nice contrast to RM Green. :thumbs: Can't wait to see it finished with the shanks mounted. :D


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:05 PM

Looking better every time I check in, nice work Ray!


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 07:36 PM

I have not looked at this thread in a while, and I enjoyed catching up! You are doing some great work Ray!


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Posted January 31, 2013 - 11:17 AM

The new tool bar is mounted on the tractor.

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Here is another interesting aspect on the design of these Ridemaster tractors.
If you are using the wider tool bar, you can adjust the rear wheels out to match the tool bar width.

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All seven of the cultivators are mounted on the tool bar and there is now space in-between them to clear the plants.

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With the tool bar raised up, there is plenty of ground clearance so nothing will hang up when loading the tractor on my trailer.

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Posted January 31, 2013 - 11:52 AM

That looks really good Ray, the yellow tool bar is a great contrast, That is going to show very nicely!! :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted January 31, 2013 - 12:00 PM

I like the look of it Ray. I see you have a narrow shovel in the center for your tire trail, any close up pics of that?
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Posted January 31, 2013 - 02:27 PM

Ray, That really looks great. I thought the contrast of all 3 colors would look good, but not that good!! :thumbs:


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Posted January 31, 2013 - 03:13 PM

I like the look of it Ray. I see you have a narrow shovel in the center for your tire trail, any close up pics of that?

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Posted January 31, 2013 - 03:39 PM

That looks like it should have been there from day one, Ray! Great job!


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