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Posted June 28, 2013 - 05:52 PM

Got a chance to 'play' today. Put the 3-Pt arms on. I have more clearance with those.

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The blade will be back where it needs to be!

 


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Still planning on a top link or do you have another idea in mind?

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 03:08 AM

Still planning on a top link or do you have another idea in mind?

Yes, there will be a top link. The blade is just sitting there right now. I went to TSC yesterday and got the pins for the 3-point arms to hook to.



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Posted June 30, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Got a little accomplished today! Got the 3-point adapter made. That I was troubled with.

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Now it's time to cut a bunch of welds and make this sucker a usable attachment.


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Posted June 30, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Looks good Kenny.


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Posted July 03, 2013 - 07:51 PM

The old blade is no more!!!! Got to work on it all day. Got everything cut apart and the new width pieces bent to match (5 degree bend). The old back piece was set at a 10 degree angle at the top. I plan to add 5 degrees to that, so the cutting edge will be set at 20 degrees instead of 15. A bit more aggressive I'm hoping!

Here's the old back plate with extensions cut out and bent;

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The teeth and holders. I need to make one more setup so it will have 6 teeth instead of 5:

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The sides. These will get 4" added for depth (front to rear):

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The old front piece. This will be totally replaced with 2 X 3 X 1/4 angle iron:

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More pics tomorrow as I start welding it back together. Width will go from 40~" to 51.75~"


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Posted July 04, 2013 - 04:21 PM

Another update!!!!!

Here's shots of front and back of the rear piece:

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Going together:

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I'll be using it by Sunday!

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Posted July 05, 2013 - 06:41 PM

I'm done with it!


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Posted July 05, 2013 - 11:37 PM

What no finished pictures? Action Video? Kenny, I think you are starting to slip. :hitting_self_roller:  :loosing_it:   :tapping_fingers:


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 06:25 AM

#1: I lied. Just testing you guys, seeing if anyone was interested.

#2: Hard to run the tractor and take a video of it. My arms aren't that long.

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I still have to make another tooth as it has 6 holders now. And add a few more pieces for strength across some of the butt welds.

Right now it weights in at 110 lbs, at least double what it was. I did try it out and it seems to do much better. The width worked out perfect at 52", just slightly wider than the wheel weights.

It is about 9" off the ground when raised. I can get it higher with the adjustments on the 3-point arms. Not sure what depth it with lower to.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 10:16 AM

It is coming along nicely Kenny.  That should serve you well for a long time.


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 05:53 PM

Looks good Kenny. Are you going to put adjustable shoes on each side? They would allow you to controll the depth of material when you are adding to the surface. Like on the side of a snow blower, they will be the wearing surface. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted July 06, 2013 - 07:04 PM



Looks good Kenny. Are you going to put adjustable shoes on each side? They would allow you to controll the depth of material when you are adding to the surface. Like on the side of a snow blower, they will be the wearing surface. Good Luck, Rick

I hope to learn the lift controls good enough to not need 'shoes' on it!

 

Got a bit more done today! Got the ripper tooth made. Had to get the 'redneck lathe' out to make a pin for it. For those of you who don't know, a 'redneck lathe' is a high speed drill (with the part chucked in) and an angle grinder to cut away the parts you don't want.

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On the left is the pin I turned to fit:

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Here's the gussets behind the ripper teeth:

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This is the angle piece I added across the rear top for the butt welds:

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And as an extra added attraction, a hinged rear cutting edge:

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Why hinge it? you may ask. We'll then I can tilt the blade way back and that blade is just floating on the ground. Only comes into play when you back up!


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 07:47 PM

Nice fab-in there Kenny. Get some pics' when your diggin ok. :thumbs:


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Posted July 06, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Great work! Now we need video!

 

 

 

 

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