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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Gents,

 

I have a couple of pics of an attachment that an acquaintance has been working on.

 

Here's what he said in the email:

 

 

 

It mounts like a snow blade, lifts like a snow blade and is driven off the front pto. I have added a adjustable caster wheel in front as well as added 2 extra holes on the left side, one hole for level cut and 2 below for edging, drive tractor on the driveway and clean the over grown grass off. In the lift linkage it has a pic up position as well as a float position.

 

I think it will not be to hard to fit Wheel Horse, John Deere, etc. maybe Bolens

 

It now has a belt shield

 

Your thoughts, Thanks

 

What do you guys think?  I think it could be handy as heck.

 

 

 

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Edited by OldBuzzard, August 07, 2013 - 07:23 AM.

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 07:35 AM

Looks well made :thumbs:  , I think if it just a little longer in length it would be handy for cutting under fences and if longer still it would be able to cut the weeds around my son's pond


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 08:44 AM

Looks well made :thumbs:  , I think if it just a little longer in length it would be handy for cutting under fences and if longer still it would be able to cut the weeds around my son's pond

I agree with Al.  Having just put in 50 rod of 5 barbed Wires on a property boundry fence,, I can see that being just the ticket for keeping the weeds cleared out under the bottom strand. I also have a couple places where the grass comes up in the concrete of my driveway.

 

BTW I hate Weed Whackers!! They are High maintainence and the vibration will put my hands to sleep  after about 1/2 hour.

Mounted on the GT would be a big plus for isolating the vibration!


Edited by JD DANNELS, August 07, 2013 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 09:25 AM

I like it. 

 

Only thing I think I'd strive to incorporate into the design would be some sort of break-away feature so if you misjudge the distance to a hard object it would fold back rather than break something. 

 

 Maybe have the... passenger side, for lack of a better way to identify it, on a pivot and have a stiff spring pushing the assembly forward to the operating position? If it tripped the belt would probably come off but that's not entirely a bad thing, I think. 


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 09:51 AM

That is pretty cool. Nice fab skills too.

I see green on the frame so obivously he has used it, how well does it work?

 

have him make me an up/down oriented sidewalk edger with blade for my Sears :D


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 10:43 AM

That would be handy for trimming large areas and a whole lot easier on the back than a gas powered trimmer. I'd also vote for a bit more reach.


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Posted August 07, 2013 - 12:22 PM

I am ready to order one. would like a little more reach.I have been trying to come up with an isea. lokd good.



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Posted August 07, 2013 - 12:53 PM

good idea!!



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Posted August 07, 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thats a good idea!  If you wanted to make a break away version and longer reach you could use 2 gearboxes off a bolens mower deck. You could make it reach as far out as you wanted (just a longer shaft connecting the 2 boxes) and would be able to have it hinge back with a splined sliding shaft  between the gearboxes. Make sure to tell your freind he's doing a great job on it!



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Posted August 07, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Here's a pic with the caster wheel and belt guard.

 

What, in your guys opinion, would be 'Fair market Value' for an attachment like this?

 

 

 

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 11:37 PM

I believe there is a similar piece of equipment in production. It is a trailer, and has its own engine, so it can be pulled behind anything. The arm sticks out pretty far, and is spring loaded so it can move when it hits a fence post or something. I would look for a picture, but I am on my phone.

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Posted August 07, 2013 - 11:47 PM

It looks real good but I would have made the bracket that mounts to the tractor frame from heavier material. Also as has already been stated, more offset beyond the tractor would have been a plus. BUT I have no idea what he plans to use it for so maybe it will fill his needs just fine.



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 12:25 AM

That is a great idea, and it is funny because I was just thinking about how to make something like this for myself.

Not sure how much he could sell these for?? Have him just try and figure materials and labor and go form there.



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Posted August 08, 2013 - 08:29 AM



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Not sure how much he could sell these for?? Have him just try and figure materials and labor and go form there.

 

X2.

 

 



I believe there is a similar piece of equipment in production. It is a trailer, and has its own engine, so it can be pulled behind anything. The arm sticks out pretty far, and is spring loaded so it can move when it hits a fence post or something. I would look for a picture, but I am on my phone.

 

I know what you are talking about, I think it maybe a DR made piece, but I maybe thinking of a walk behind one.

 

EDIT- found it, made by Swisher, it was in my northern tool cataloque here at work....

 

http://reviews.north...ews/reviews.htm


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Posted August 28, 2013 - 05:16 AM

I seen this morning that "Old Buzzard" got a short video of this on his Youtube channel.....


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