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#1 BowlBuilder OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2013 - 06:26 PM

The price is right.

 

http://southbend.cra...3956544273.html

 



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Posted July 26, 2013 - 06:39 PM

That might be a Cat 1!



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Posted July 26, 2013 - 07:03 PM

Could be, but, you might be able to use CAT 0 pins, and mount them pointed to the inside.



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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:11 PM

Wonder if it's really 250lbs, seems like they would have had to use 3/8" plate steel to be that heavy. I think that's what Kenny is trying to say. If the box is 250, you could add another 200-400 lbs, That would be over 450-650lbs, way more weight than any GT needs



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Posted July 26, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Wonder if it's really 250lbs, seems like they would have had to use 3/8" plate steel to be that heavy. I think that's what Kenny is trying to say. If the box is 250, you could add another 200-400 lbs, That would be over 450-650lbs, way more weight than any GT needs

That and the size. At a 2' cube, the 3-point pins would be to the outer limit for Cat 0 (even pointed in). Would be good for a front loader, though!



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Posted July 27, 2013 - 02:02 AM

As for the 'empty' weight, 250 lbs seems to be just about right.

 

1/4" sheet weighs 10#/SqFt.  The 5 solid sides at 4 SqFt each give you 20 SqFt.   That would be 200# if it's 1/4" sheet.  Then you need to add in the weight of the tube and other bits and pieces.

 

The CAT 0 spec calls for a max of 20" inside to inside for the lift arms. If the mounting tabs are also 1/4" that gives you 23 1/2" inside to inside on the tabs. and with the pins attached to them pointing in, that should just barely make the CAT 0 spec.

 

At that point, you would have to measure your particular tractor's 3-pt, as not all of the GT's met the full CAT 0 spec.  Sears in particular, used a "Limited CAT 0" that used the CAT 0 pins, but was narrower than a true CAT 0.

 

John Deere is doing the same thing with their current GTs like the X700.  They call it a  Limited CAT 1, but it's actually CAT 0 spacing using CAT 1 pins.


Edited by OldBuzzard, July 27, 2013 - 02:03 AM.





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