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#16 nade-em OFFLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Started my mock up today. Everything i used i had laying around the garage.

 

The main pin is a surveyor's pin i had. ( I have no idea where it came from)

 

The steel is from brackets that held up 1000 watt lights, that my dad got 30+ years ago from a gas station.

 

I had to cut and shorten them , but, the bends were already in them!

 

My first attempt at a lift bar failed, but i have an idea to make it better :D

 

Heading out to dad's Sunday for some welding , wish me luck :thumbs:

 

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Posted December 01, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Looks pretty good. You might need to go bigger on the hinge bar, I saw guys pop several 3/4" bars at Daniel's plow day. The plans on here call for a 1 5/16" tube, 1/4" wall. That's what I plan to go with as soon as I get going on my hitches. Good luck!


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 08:24 PM

I made it go up and down on a prototype lift arm! :D

 

 

Cut out some flat steel tonight and have some more welding to do,but i'm getting there.

 

And i have around $3.50 in it so far :thumbs:


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Posted December 02, 2013 - 08:32 PM

Want to make one for me?  The 120 would look sweet with one and would give me an excuse to come back to Ohio.  :-D


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 06:39 AM

I would be the one who popped the 3/4" bar. That was on both my Case's. Although after further investigation it was the brackets that they were welded too. I think your pivot rod will be fine. Looks great. I'm getting ready to start my build for my JD 140 and 300 so defintiely following this thread.

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Posted December 03, 2013 - 02:54 PM

I would be the one who popped the 3/4" bar. That was on both my Case's. Although after further investigation it was the brackets that they were welded too. I think your pivot rod will be fine. Looks great. I'm getting ready to start my build for my JD 140 and 300 so defintiely following this thread.

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I couldn't remember your screenname, thanks! Did you ever try building a bracket that supported both sides of the pivot, like this one does?



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Posted December 03, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Want to make one for me?  The 120 would look sweet with one and would give me an excuse to come back to Ohio.  :-D

Sure ! Need some more flat steel though! :D   Now my dad wants me to make him a ball hitch to put on the front of his JD 400 :thumbs:


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 07:42 PM

Cool! Got my lift arm done, thanks to dad's welding again. I put it on and it works really good.

 

Then i put it to the test. I hung around 100lbs on the back, and it went up and down with no problems.

 

Didn't strain at all :dancingbanana:

 

 

So far i still have $3.50 in it. Used a Milwaukee Sawzall, Hobart mig, and a really old Lincoln stick welder. One Milwaukee 20V cordless

 

for drilling, wire brushing. A Craftsman angle grinder. That's about it. Easier than i thought it would be to build.

 

 

Got the parts drying now, gloss black. I'll put up some pics tomorrow.

 

If this redneck can do it , so can you guys :thumbs:


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Posted December 03, 2013 - 11:04 PM

You have inspired me to build one.  The great part is this - I have a Deere lift arm in storage from the 314 I sold.   :D


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 05:10 AM

We built one for Ryan's Massey. After the first plow day, we had to reinforce the hitch as the metal wanted to twist at the hitch... Eventually bent.

If your metal is thin at all or wants to tweak a little as you lift, do yourself a favor an add reinforcement before it bends. The job was three times harder trying to get it all back in alignment as best we could vs. just doing it to start with.

Looking forward to your pics of your efforts. Glad you're getting some shop time.
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Posted December 04, 2013 - 06:54 AM

Glad it is going your way! I agree with Alan, though. Guess that's why I overdo things when I build them.


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 07:07 PM

You have inspired me to build one.  The great part is this - I have a Deere lift arm in storage from the 314 I sold.   :D

Having that lift arm would have saved me a ton of time!!



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 07:07 PM

We built one for Ryan's Massey. After the first plow day, we had to reinforce the hitch as the metal wanted to twist at the hitch... Eventually bent.

If your metal is thin at all or wants to tweak a little as you lift, do yourself a favor an add reinforcement before it bends. The job was three times harder trying to get it all back in alignment as best we could vs. just doing it to start with.

Looking forward to your pics of your efforts. Glad you're getting some shop time.

Where did you reinforce it?



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Let me see if I can find some of the old threads...

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Posted December 04, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Don't see the post quick, but I can describe it.
In this pic, there are gussets in the corners and if his had them, it probably would've been OK, but the red line is where I added a piece of angle iron to keep it from twisting. His was decent steel, but at 3/8" thick, it was just a little thin for the abuse the tractor could dish out. Yours is more powerful, so I expect the potential for damage to be greater. Just a thought.

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