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Posted December 03, 2013 - 08:34 PM

After the first pic, I would of changed my mind and made that into a 3 point torch cart. :thumbs:

 

Good luck!


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 06:30 AM

That looks just about perfect sitting under that FF. Are you going to push or drag it. By that I mean attaching it to the front or rear of the frame. I've seen it done both ways.


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 07:14 AM

Have you got something in mind for a cutting edge on the blade?



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 07:54 AM

That looks just about perfect sitting under that FF. Are you going to push or drag it. By that I mean attaching it to the front or rear of the frame. I've seen it done both ways.

Brian, not sure yet. Once I get a drawing going, I'll get that figured out.

Have you got something in mind for a cutting edge on the blade?

Will, hadn't thought about putting one on. It's 0.300" thick and at an angle where it meets the ground, so would take some time to wear it down. But I will keep that in mind.


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 08:10 AM

I'm going to put this out here as an option. This will be very heavy on it's own, thus making it a possible challenge to get under there and hooked up. I may look into making it a pull behind with trailing wheels. Just an option at this point. I am going to weigh the one section of blade today. It is nearly half the total width, so that will give an idea of what finished weight will be. I plan to enlist Aaron to weld the two sections of blade together.



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Pull it from the front making sure it is biast to the front. If you run down pressure on it , its best to lift the front wheels. I have many many hours on a moto- mower with one under it!! THEY WORK AWSOME!!!
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Posted December 04, 2013 - 08:57 AM

Kenny, I've been :watch_over_fence: since you first got the tank holder. As Skyrydr2 said pull from the front, modified "A" type frame, possibly connected to front axle pivot?(don't know if it would be strong enough) Then use the deck lift on the rear. Maybe a hand crank on one side to cock the unit up or down to allow "dig" at the edge. You need to make this into a belly blade if for no other reason than the "cool factor." :rocker2: Plus, I need to see it done before starting mine. :smilewink:


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 09:24 AM

I may be able to attach it at the front off the mule drive holder. Just have to see what that looks like, plus I would have the axle to go under. It's going to weigh about 70 lbs, so ease to attach will be the main concern. That could make the mule drive point a non use due to getting it under & between the front tires. I have some things to do outside today before it gets nasty, so I won't start drawing until tomorrow.

As far as the 'tilt' (side-to-side), I have a plan on that. It will be something similar to the older Sears grader blades with the two pipe sections. I'll get some more pics today of what I have been gathering for this.



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Posted December 04, 2013 - 10:34 AM

I went ahead and got this pic of the other pieces I have to use for this.

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The 2 rounds are about 8.5" OD X 1/4" thick. I'll use them for the 'swivel'.

The pipe pieces are for the tilt. They fit together rather nicely. Here is what I hope to use them to build:

Grader Blade.jpeg

 


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Looks like a good starting point Kenny. I've seen the pull behind wheeled type York Rakes and they work very well. They use a castor wheel so that it will pivot.


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Posted December 04, 2013 - 11:47 AM

My blade had angle, tilt, and pitch just like a full sized rig, to be honest I never really angled it, but I did use the tilt and pitch all the time.
Pitchdown for ffinish grading and pitch up for roughing/ contouring. It was a true working grading machine and my r/c track was the envy of area racing circuit.
So just a pinch more food for thought;-)
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Posted December 04, 2013 - 11:56 AM

I've found another mounting point, but I'll have to make brackets for it. Just behind the front axle, using the bolts for the front axle and engine plate to the frame. That is some 7" forward of the mower deck front mount.

I'm happy with all the comments coming in. Helps with things I may not even be thinking about. We'll have something on 'paper' to hash out soon as I am not getting much done outside. The cold front is already here and the wind chill has begun.



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Posted December 05, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Do you have a Sears Suburban frame down there? Just asking, if you did, you could build me one too :poke:  :poke:  :bigrofl:



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Posted December 05, 2013 - 12:38 PM

Do you have a Sears Suburban frame down there? Just asking, if you did, you could build me one too :poke:  :poke:  :bigrofl:

Don't have one of those. Sorry! :(


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Posted December 06, 2013 - 06:57 AM

Here's a little something to give you all an idea of where I hope to get on this.

Grader Blade2.jpeg

Grader Blade3.jpeg

 

I will be able to angle it 20 degrees, maybe a little more.


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