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#31 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 01:11 PM

Now, if you only had something to push... :rolling:

 

Wash your mouth out with soap :D  

I am all about being prepared, but if it doesn't happen, the happier I will be! :rocker2:


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Posted November 17, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Wash your mouth out with soap :D  

I am all about being prepared, but if it doesn't happen, the happier I will be! :rocker2:

Same here!

I did shove a little gravel around. Haven't checked depth yet, but it did fine with the little gravel I played in.

 

Aaron's Dad  peeled some persimmon seeds. Got a spoon in all 3. That supposed to mean we'll be shoveling snow this year.


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Posted November 17, 2013 - 06:48 PM

it is almost ready fro me to come get it.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:03 PM

I spent today getting the 'controls' made up for the blade swivel. No pics as yet. I didn't come up with any 3/8" rod, so I'll be using rebar. May be a bit before I get back to this.


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 04:11 PM

Update! Got the actuator rods finished up today. Weather was decent enough for me to work on these. But first, I did a little remodeling on the Tractor Port.

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I now have space to bring a tractor in out of the wind! WooHoo! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

Here's what I did for the rods and handles:

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The bottom one is pretty neat. Lets me use my foot to release the pin for setting the angle.


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Railroad spike and rebar....I like it!!!


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 12:42 AM

Kenny, those look fantastic! I'm always impressed with your repurposing skills.

Couple of things; these plows move back and forth pretty easy without a load on them, but resist the temptation to try to adjust on the fly for fear of tweaking the adjuster. And where your adjuster goes thru the bar on the plow, weld a washer on the rod to keep it from sliding down and binding.
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Posted November 28, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Railroad spike and rebar....I like it!!!

 

 

Kenny, those look fantastic! I'm always impressed with your repurposing skills.

Couple of things; these plows move back and forth pretty easy without a load on them, but resist the temptation to try to adjust on the fly for fear of tweaking the adjuster. And where your adjuster goes thru the bar on the plow, weld a washer on the rod to keep it from sliding down and binding.

Thanks guys. Look closer at the rod 'holders'. Those are 1/2" chain links cut off and 3/8" bolts welded in. I'm into cheap!

Alan, I plan to add washers on the back side where the rods hook in, just got too cool yesterday to drill the holes for cotter pins there. I don't want to weld washers there as then I can't take it all apart. Still have some paint to squirt, but it's gotta warm up some for that. I think I am going to put the lock pin rod on the outside of the upright, the RR spike is a bit close to where the side panels go. Need to source a pair of those soon.

Also, if I angle it as far as it will go, I am just even with the tire sidewalls.I may have to add some width to the blade. But this will do in a pinch. Not usually enough snow around here to push anyway! Now I need to get the blade up here for the other tractor & put it on. If I'm ready, maybe big snow will miss us.

Of note also, the Tractor Port was 40* under there when I went out & put the floor in. So my wall & door are helping.


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Posted November 28, 2013 - 08:13 AM

Looks good Kenny. I always like it when I can reuse the materials. When I have to buy new, the project goes on hold kind of easily.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 06:41 AM

It is neat to see how things were done years ago. None of the plowing with the storm like now a days.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Nice plow setup you've made yourself there Kenny.

I hope you get lots of snow to play with it in.

 

You know Kenny, those RR spikes make great coat hooks too.

I put them in the E-tank, then cut the point off, weld it to a piece

of 1/4 x 1 x 2 1/2 flat bar with 2 holes drilled in it. Clean up the weld

a bit and spray with lacquer. If you know anyone that has a room in

their house that has a RR motif, they'd love a couple.

 

Oh, can you tell more about this?

"Aaron's Dad  peeled some persimmon seeds. Got a spoon in all 3."


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 07:17 AM

Nice plow setup you've made yourself there Kenny.

I hope you get lots of snow to play with it in.

 

You know Kenny, those RR spikes make great coat hooks too.

I put them in the E-tank, then cut the point off, weld it to a piece

of 1/4 x 1 x 2 1/2 flat bar with 2 holes drilled in it. Clean up the weld

a bit and spray with lacquer. If you know anyone that has a room in

their house that has a RR motif, they'd love a couple.

 

Oh, can you tell more about this?

"Aaron's Dad  peeled some persimmon seeds. Got a spoon in all 3."

Here's something on the persimmon seeds.

This spike was dug up as I was moving gravel about. I picked it up and put it on the bench. When I went to find something to use for a 'pedal', it just looked like the best thing. I need to add a bit more weight on the back, as I don't have chains for either of the FF's.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Oh, can you tell more about this?

"Aaron's Dad  peeled some persimmon seeds. Got a spoon in all 3."

 

Winter weather predicting using fruit. Cut open 3 persimmons and see what shape the seed kernel inside resembles. Spoon shape means lots of snow, fork means mild winter. There is something else, too. Can't remember..yahoo doesn't know.

 

EDIT: Kenny got it! Knife shape means windy and cold...


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Winter weather predicting using fruit. Cut open 3 persimmons and see what shape the seed kernel inside resembles. Spoon shape means lots of snow, fork means mild winter. There is something else, too. Can't remember..yahoo doesn't know.

 

EDIT: Kenny got it! Knife shape means windy and cold...

 

Never heard of that. Thanks.

 

I predict the winter based on how much firewood the old guy down the road has stacked.


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Posted November 30, 2013 - 08:14 AM

Now you know why I am putting blades on tractors, Will! Gotta be prepared!


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