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Posted January 11, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Jeff, it's looking real good. Won't be long now till you are scraping all that pretty paint off it! :bigrofl:

 

 

I'm glad that you are enjoying my thread KennyP.  Pushing snow is bound to take some paint off, but I couldn't just leave it bare metal or maybe I could have, then in a couple weeks it would match the rest of my old tractor . . .

 

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Posted January 11, 2013 - 02:44 PM

Jeff, looks great. I like them old Jacobsen .
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Posted January 12, 2013 - 06:45 AM

Jeff that really looks good!!  I had the same idea and used an LP tank for my first blade, dont use it anymore but still around here somewhere, but nowhere near as nice as yours :worshippy1: .  I also used the short cut-off from the tank for my first grader blade, it was fairly crude too, like the blade, but effective.

 

NICE JOB!! :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 07:09 AM

Jeff,that's lookin' really good.


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 01:28 AM

Blade looks great!


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 07:49 AM

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I was away on the weekend and this week has been pretty busy.  The plow is back on and I have made the cutting edge.  This weekend I'll get everything buttoned up and get some pics posted.

 

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Posted January 17, 2013 - 08:26 AM

We'll be watching for them. I hate it when life gets in the way of GT time!


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Posted January 17, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Jeff; About the welding, when I was younger and went into the service I was sent to a school, Metal processing specialist, now what in the hell is that. After awhile I found out that it involved all types of welding (now mind you this was all for beginners), and testing of the metal for cracks inside and outside, anything to do with metal.

So now I am a welder, now remember this all about 50 years ago. I got to the point that I just loved tig welding all the different types of metal and if I don't say so myself, I was damn good at it. All it take is the practice. I got to the point that I was an Air Force certified air craft welder.

Look at what you built for yourself, and it looks good. If nothing else you got the self satisfaction out of it. A job well done.

 

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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:07 PM

Got home a little early with a killer sore back.  So I am enjoying a beverage, some Aleve and the pleasant distraction this forum provides.  Anyway, I had mentioned a ballast tank I made for the tractor at work and that I would post a pic.  It's not worth another post so I'll slip it in here.

 

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All put together. Another condemned propane tank put to good use.

 

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And painted.

 

Thought it might be an idea for someone out there.

 

Jeff


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Jeff; About the welding, when I was younger and went into the service I was sent to a school, Metal processing specialist, now what in the hell is that. After awhile I found out that it involved all types of welding (now mind you this was all for beginners), and testing of the metal for cracks inside and outside, anything to do with metal.

So now I am a welder, now remember this all about 50 years ago. I got to the point that I just loved tig welding all the different types of metal and if I don't say so myself, I was damn good at it. All it take is the practice. I got to the point that I was an Air Force certified air craft welder.

Look at what you built for yourself, and it looks good. If nothing else you got the self satisfaction out of it. A job well done.

 

Dick

 

Dick, I envy the opportunity you had in the service (and thank-you for your service) and the equipment you must have worked on.  I am sure you have a story or two to tell.  I have tried tig welding and it's not an amateur sport, it's a skill to say the least! 

 

Thanks for the compliment and encouragement.

 

Jeff



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Here is a picture of the painted blade on the tractor. 

 

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I should have left it unpainted for the winter, now I feel like I need to paint the tractor (not red, that was a mistake).

 

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This is a flimsy push frame from a modern day lawn tractor snow plow.  The customer ordered a new one and this one went to the scrap bin.  I rescued it and made it reasonably straight again figuring I could use it to make a grader blade assembly. 

 

While looking at other implement builds, I have seen that a creative fellow  modified a the push frame for a snow blade to use on a grader blade.  Sorry I didn't write his name down to give him credit for his idea (I'll try to find his name soonest).

 

Jeff


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 07:43 PM

One more off topic item.  Again, I don't think it is worth a separate post and I thought someone might like the idea as I am sure there are a few of us who have a derelict riding mower in the yard somewhere.

 

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You'll probably notice that this is the front end out of a riding mower.  We had a scrap one at work that we were salvaging parts from over a couple of years and the front end ended up out of it and in the way.  Again I rescued it from the scrap bin and made a trailer dolly out of it.

 

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I used a couple of pieces of rebar welded in place to keep the wheels pointing straight.  It is a quite a bit wider that the cheap store bought ones, which makes it very stable.

 

Jeff


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 09:23 PM

You do great work!  I love that ballast tank idea.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 06:31 AM

Some good ideas using what's available to you. Thanks for posting all these.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:43 AM

Nice work and clever ideas. I'm going to use the trailer dolly idea.


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