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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 06:47 PM

After I finished my cultivator, I started my tool bar. It will serve as a ripper, furrower/potato digger, hiller, "funny" disc (pics will explain better than words), and probably something I haven't even thought of yet.


The "bar" is part of the main beam from a 5 bottom plow. I used parts of the main frame of the discs that were bolted together with 7/8" bolts to make removable shanks.


I could say everything went as planned..............................but it didn't.


I intended for the shanks to be directly behind the tires which are about 32" apart as I posted earlier. Somehow I got in my head it was 40". Got it all welded up (very heavy, solid welds), put it on the tractor, and as Frank says on Everybody Loves Raymond


HOLY CRAP :wallbanging:       With all those welds, I ain't changin' it unless it's a have to case.


After thinking about it, this might be better anyhow.


I'm not real happy with how I fixed the shanks to attach the points, but I haven't thought of a better way yet.


To be continued.................


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Edited by freedhardwoods, September 30, 2013 - 06:52 PM.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 07:24 PM

I love build threads! That looks good! Do they sell 'half' sweeps? You need a LH & RH there! That would take care of the tire tracks.

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 08:12 PM

More repurposing of old equipment.  :thumbs:   Gotta love it!  Rick

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 08:16 PM

I    like being able to " muti-use"  things ,,,   keep up the good work :thumbs:

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Posted September 30, 2013 - 08:31 PM

I like build threads, homemade stuff, and multi purpose attachments. Nice tool bar

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 07:48 PM

I got my ripper shanks finished. I decided to leave the point mounts as they are. I welded a square nut to them so I could bolt the points on.


I will build my potato plow point next week using the metal core I got from work.


I started on my hiller here - http://gardentractor...n-hiller-build/


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