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Posted March 28, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Was going to ask a question about the side plates for the chain, but I think I figured it out. The holes don't seem to be in the centre of the plate, top to bottom, but tell me any way just so I know for sure. And , I not having the building knowledge that you do, maybe it's just normal. Just wondering. Noel.

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Posted March 28, 2015 - 04:56 PM

I did that to allow the track to flex backwards when cockled by a rock, and to allow some sag on the top run. On reflection, I didn't need to put in so much offset. I probably could have used them with no offset, but I wanted to minimize wear on the pins.


Edited by Chopperhed, March 28, 2015 - 04:59 PM.

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Posted March 28, 2015 - 05:10 PM

I thought it was for the sprocket to be deeper into the chain so there would be less chance of the sprocket to slip in the chain. Thanks for the info. Great build. I do some building , but not that detailed. Can't wait for end result. Noel.
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 05:17 PM

I thought it was for the sprocket to be deeper into the chain so there would be less chance of the sprocket to slip in the chain. Thanks for the info. Great build. I do some building , but not that detailed. Can't wait for end result. Noel.

Actually, that was part of it too. I figured with wear, the edges of the side plates would help the Tracks stay on the idlers and sprocket


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 06:15 AM

That blade looks reversible ? By design or coincidence? How thick, 1/4"?


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 07:03 AM

That blade looks reversible ? By design or coincidence? How thick, 1/4"?

Coincidence, it's 3/16" plate.


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Posted March 29, 2015 - 09:48 AM

Good looking blade, can't wait to see it finished and pushing some dirt around !! :thumbs:



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Posted March 29, 2015 - 10:04 AM

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.

 

 

 

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.

You can work with it, Google Patent Owensboro Ditcher & Grader Co., also Martin Ditcher & Grader and the modified Betty Trail Grader.

 

Stock drawn and in it's most basic form to start but could simulate ideas.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 02:53 PM

Got the blade finished up just before I broke the camera.

 

DOZERBLADE_BAck.jpg

 

dozerblade-front.jpg

 

I thought I had pics of the new three spool control valve install, but apparently not.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 04:10 PM

Got the blade finished up just before I broke the camera.
 

Selfie?





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Sorry, it was the first thing that popped in my very tired brain.
The blade looks great, almost a shame to get it dirty.
What happened to the camera?
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Posted April 19, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Selfie?





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Sorry, it was the first thing that popped in my very tired brain.
The blade looks great, almost a shame to get it dirty.
What happened to the camera?

Nope, dropped it, and it missed the rubber flooring by about 4 inches. Same thing happened to the last camera I killed. 8 years ago.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Nope, dropped it, and it missed the rubber flooring by about 4 inches. Same thing happened to the last camera I killed. 8 years ago.

I feel your pain, Ryan dropped a tablet this weekend at the hotel parking lot.
If the other stuff hadn't landed on it, it would've survived, I think.
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Posted April 27, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Uploaded a new video covering the blade and ripper builds.

 


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Posted May 04, 2015 - 07:41 PM

If you have issues with your ripper shanks bending and you can tolerate the looks, think about using spike teeth off a chisel plow cultivator like the struck dozers.

Designed for the purpose, tough and relatively hard, available at any farm store in several different styles relatively inexpensive, especially if you know someone with a pile of half worn ones sitting out front of the shop.... Reminds me, I should move them before the weeds grow up through them....
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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:01 PM

If you have issues with your ripper shanks bending and you can tolerate the looks, think about using spike teeth off a chisel plow cultivator like the struck dozers.

Designed for the purpose, tough and relatively hard, available at any farm store in several different styles relatively inexpensive, especially if you know someone with a pile of half worn ones sitting out front of the shop.... Reminds me, I should move them before the weeds grow up through them....

That's an option.

 

I've been looking for off the shelf stuff that I can fit.

 

I have a set of used cultivator teeth in the back corner. Working on a way to use them.






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