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Posted March 16, 2015 - 10:25 PM

Man, that tilt will be so nice.
All the amenities. That's for certain.

For what this thing is going to cost in time and money, I WANT all the amenities.


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Posted March 19, 2015 - 07:59 PM

What kind of chain did you make the tracks from? Is there a good place to find that kind of chain? Awesome build!

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Posted March 20, 2015 - 11:11 AM

What kind of chain did you make the tracks from? Is there a good place to find that kind of chain? Awesome build!

I made the chain from sheet steel, DOM tubing and grade 8 bolts. The chain sideplates were laser cut from 3/16" steel, including the 3/8" holes. Treads were cut from 4" x 1/4" flat bar, 9-1/2" long. Chain rollers are 5/8" OD x 3/8" ID DOM Tubing 1" long. Grousers are 1/2" Angle steel.

 

For replacement, I think a C2100H Dual pitch chain matches pretty closely. Attachment chain can be purchased from agricultural supply shops as well as power transmission suppliers. Used conveyor chain can be used, or some people have used elevator chain from combines, or manure spreader chains.

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Thanks! Any advantage to making it from scratch versus using another pre-made chain? Expense vs. pre-made? Thanks again. Your project is sweet. 

 

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:13 PM

Thanks! Any advantage to making it from scratch versus using another pre-made chain? Expense vs. pre-made? Thanks again. Your project is sweet. 

 

-David

The only advantage I had was that the laser cut pieces were a freebie. One of our suppliers did it for me, it seems he appreciates the millions of dollars worth of work we send him.

It depends on what you have to pay for steel. Most of the time I'm paying a $1.50 a pound, for mild steel.

For reference It took 55 links per side (220 laser cut pieces in total). IIRC the 3/8" grade 8 bolts were about $80.00( not including nuts and washers). You would have to figure it out using your local pricing.

 

I couldn't find any used chain locally, and I have no idea what new attachment chain costs. FWIW the steel for the treads was around $300.


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Great info! Thanks again!
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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:25 PM

So for the last few days, I've been working on the front blade setup. I still don't have the custom bent piece I'm waiting for yet, so I built a quick setup using the beat up old Ford blade I have. From the way it looks I will have some serious articulation to play with.

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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Holy Moly, you'll be able to plow a furrow with it!  :D


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Yeah, I think you are right there! Going into the ditching business?


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:40 PM

Yeah, I think you are right there! Going into the ditching business?

I didn't expect so much tilt, but it was the shortest stroke cylinder I could get. 4"

 

I also doubt that I can do much at the extreme angles without doing damage unless it's really soft.


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 06:47 PM

At what point does it stop being a mower/tractor and just become a bulldozer ?! :-) It's awesome!
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Posted March 21, 2015 - 07:55 PM

At what point does it stop being a mower/tractor and just become a bulldozer ?! :-) It's awesome!

It was always a tractor, now it's a crawler tractor.

 

This old beasty was never just a mower.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 01:32 AM

Great looking 6 way blade you built. Can't wait to see some video of you using it.
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Posted March 23, 2015 - 05:31 PM

I'm excited.

 

The custom bent piece I ordered for the new push blade is in. I can pick it up tomorrow morning.

 

Now I'll have to pick up some other bits of steel, and welding rod to finish that.

 

I'm eager to see it. So is the wife.

 

I'm also eager to get welding on it.

 

The best part, it's a freebie from the same company that laser cut the side plates for the chains.

The really best part, is I got laid off at the beginning of the month, and have been finishing some stuff up at home.

I don't even work there anymore.

 

Yay me


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Posted March 28, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Haven't picked up any steel lately, moneys a bit tight, but I did get the hydraulic reservoir built and installed. Just need a couple of hoses, a few fittings, and a 3 gang control  valve to finish the hydraulics.

 

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I also get to show you the custom bent push blade. A few pieces of angle and a cutting edge and I can finish it up

 

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