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#1 rainman_210 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:02 PM

hey guys, a while back I saw a soilmover-mini at a garden tractor show and from that second I wanted one for my own...long story short, I found a guy willing to sell one for $4000 and realized that was out of my spending range by about $3500....so I went to work and fabricated my own....here are the results2013-09-14_15-33-50_787.jpg

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:10 PM

That's cool!   Nice job on the fabrication. :thumbs:   Rick



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:24 PM

Great work ! I hope you show us some action video .
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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Can we assume green with yellow wheels....nice job. :D



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Nice work. I hope that you have a project for it. We will enjoy the pictures.   Good Luck, Rick



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 04:48 PM

That's cool!   Nice job on the fabrication. :thumbs:   Rick

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Great work ! I hope you show us some action video .

Love to see it in action!



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Very nice fab work.

A local farmer has one of these, and yours looks identical.....in minature!



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 05:27 PM

Kc....i was wondering if anyone would notice...i took my ideas from the large soil mover we have on the farm and shrunk it by percentages. I will try to get video soon...i just finished with it this aft and couldnt resist taking the virgin run. I am open to suggestions on color as paint will follow(im leaning twoard jd green instead of soilmover yellow) i couldnt pull it full on my trial run...we are in drought here and it feels like it would work better with softer ground. I also think i will have to add a gate on the front to hold more dirt in as it fills....put 20 gal of rv antifreeze in the tires(26x12x12) and i will stack another set of rear wheel weights on to see if that helps...the dirt piles up and then spills off the sides as it digs...it doesnt quite make it to the back of the bucket...traction is pretty good tho....thanks for the comments on this post!
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Posted September 14, 2013 - 06:55 PM

I like it! When can I expect mine?



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Posted September 14, 2013 - 07:50 PM

Great looking attachment. I've never seen the full size version. It looks like it would be very useful. 



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Posted September 16, 2013 - 05:23 PM

very nice job.



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Posted September 24, 2013 - 01:40 AM

this is a full sized version one of one neighbors has one like it 

 

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