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#1 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:45 AM

I bought a Ford LGT145 on Saturday. It came with a 48" scraper blade on a Brinley hitch in the rear. The original owner modified the blade with 2 blocks of wood and an angle iron with cultivator teeth. I thought that he was very clever with the hinge system. He was a Pratt & Whitney engineer many years ago and an Air Force vet of Korea.

 

He used a small chain to hold the teeth out of the way when not needed. He had about 100# of big chain wound around the top to help it dig in(I removed the chain because it was too heavy, for my back, even without it).
 

I hope this may give some ideas to others that want to build something. I'll probably take this apart and just use it as a scraper. I have an earthcavator and a shoveldozer for really moving soil.

 

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BTW for guys who have not experienced it, seat time on a sixty year old shoveldozer is a trip but very painful after a couple of hours. Good Luck, Rick

 

 

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Posted July 29, 2013 - 09:20 AM

Thanks for those pics.

Simple yet real functional design he came up with there.


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Very elegant solution!

 

Looks like he used a Brinly Toolbar for the teeth.

 

That ARPS blade looks to be a very heavy duty attachment as well.


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Posted July 29, 2013 - 03:24 PM

Pretty clever for sure! Using the wood sides is what made it all possible to do it for little money or welding. I'm wondering how well the wood will hold up to use. 



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 05:04 PM

Pretty clever for sure! Using the wood sides is what made it all possible to do it for little money or welding. I'm wondering how well the wood will hold up to use. 

It was stored inside. The wood was wearing down but at 39 years old it did well. Maybe he replaced the wood a couple of times. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Nice looking conversion. Looks like it will really get the job done.



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Posted July 30, 2013 - 07:29 AM

Pretty neat conversion! If you take it apart, whatcha gonna do with the cultivator teeth?


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Very elegant solution!

 

Looks like he used a Brinly Toolbar for the teeth.

 

That ARPS blade looks to be a very heavy duty attachment as well.

Yeah that Arps Blade is heavy duty. Used to see a lot of them on Ford N's


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Pretty neat conversion! If you take it apart, whatcha gonna do with the cultivator teeth?

I'm not sure. My LGT120 came with a Ford cultivator and these look the same. I may just make a frame to put the whole bar on. What do you need? Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW , I was just talking to my neighbor, a Marine Vet of NAM. He just went through a month of skin cancer treatments. The VA isn't even covering him. They've refused his agent orange claim many times. It is so crooked of them to deny thousands of those claims.


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