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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 07:40 PM

I used some of my disc parts and a few other things to make this.


I went dumpster diving at work and brought home some long reduced shank 1" bolts and nuts as well as a few other things. They throw away a lot of useful stuff. To buy those bolts new would cost at least $20 each. As it turns out, I was able to use those to build my hiller the next day.


The disc blades and spacers were originally on a 1" square shaft so I needed some kind of bushing to get everything centered on the reduced shank. I cut some 3/4" pvc pipe to length and split it lengthwise. Sliding that on the bolts made a perfect fit. Once the blades were tight, I didn't have to worry about the steel wearing on the plastic.


Since I had different size blades (due to previous wear), I put a larger blade on the outside to help build larger hills.


The bearing mounting shanks were to short to bolt on. I happened to have a piece of pipe in my metal pile the right size to slide over the shanks to make them long enough.


I used some parts from the disc (don't know what to call them) that fit right over the pipe to clamp them to the toolbar. I bought a 6' length of threaded rod, cut 6" pieces and welded them to pieces of flat stock to bolt the clamps to.


In the last pic I turned one gang 180* and moved it over to see how my mini disc-plow. I had left the bolts full length until I had everything put together. I need to cut them off and move the right gang 3" to the right and the left gang 6" to the right so everything will line up properly.


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Edited by freedhardwoods, October 05, 2013 - 07:53 PM.

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#2 shorty ONLINE  



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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Looks good. You sure are turning out some useful attachments.  :thumbs: