Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Grader Blade Build

grader blade ff20 implements home made

  • Please log in to reply
70 replies to this topic

#31 Walkinman1 OFFLINE  

Walkinman1
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 34918
  • 713 Thanks
  • 552 posts
  • Location: Lombard, IL

Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:25 AM

I'm gonna be following this one with interest Kenny! I believe I've seen you mention it before but what program do you use to draw up your plans?

#32 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,371 Thanks
  • 39,644 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted December 06, 2013 - 08:41 AM

The ones I just posted is SketchUp 8 (free). I also use DeltaCad for 2D drawings, but you have to buy it.


  • Walkinman1 said thank you

#33 shorty ONLINE  

shorty

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 6172
  • 3,520 Thanks
  • 3,913 posts
  • Location: Lancaster County Pa

Posted December 06, 2013 - 10:49 PM

I have been dreaming of building one for a while. It will be interesting to watch yours come together. Nice drawing to start off of.


  • KennyP said thank you

#34 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  

Michiganmobileman

    Old Tractor Addict

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5678
  • 1,235 Thanks
  • 1,842 posts
  • Location: Barryton, Michigan

Posted December 09, 2013 - 07:25 PM

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!!!

Gosh I really hate to admit this but I sure can be dense sometimes. I need to move the blade forward on my Allis-Grader.
Man I love this place.
Thanks Keith!

Lots of good input here for you Kenny.
  • KennyP said thank you

#35 skyrydr2 OFFLINE  

skyrydr2

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5032
  • 3,404 Thanks
  • 3,155 posts
  • Location: Gardner, Massachusetts!

Posted December 10, 2013 - 05:00 AM

Here's a little something to give you all an idea of where I hope to get on this.
tomg=http://gardentractor...ttachicon.gif] Grader Blade2.jpeg
attachicon.gifGrader Blade3.jpeg
 
I will be able to angle it 20 degrees, maybe a little more.

That's almost exactly what I had on my moto-mower graderblade. Only thing different was my blade could be pitched or leaned forward at the top to change the cutting edge angle . I found for grading(i did this the most) it worked best angled forward, so the blade didnt dig in. Boys, it worked good!!!! So good it almost looked like it was paved!!
  • KennyP said thank you

#36 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,371 Thanks
  • 39,644 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:47 PM

I got a little bit done today on this. It will be a slow build as a lot of thought process goes into it. I will have 20° of angle (front to rear) with another slot at 10°. Anyway, the plates are drilled along with the main pipe. I will gusset the plates at the outside edges, just not ready to do that as yet. I need to go get a 5/8" grade 8 bolt for the pivot. Then I can start welding things together. Here's a couple pics of what I got done today.

Image008.jpg

Image009.jpg


  • Gtractor, Alc, Hammer and 1 other said thanks

#37 trowel OFFLINE  

trowel

    Summer.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5127
  • 4,819 Thanks
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location: ma.

Posted February 13, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Looking great, solid !, this is going to be sweeet !!

An't it great being able to work under cover now :thumbs:



#38 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,371 Thanks
  • 39,644 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 13, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Looking great, solid !, this is going to be sweeet !!

An't it great being able to work under cover now :thumbs:

If it only had heat!!!!!!! Got a few days warmth happening, hope to get a few things accomplished.


  • trowel said thank you

#39 trowel OFFLINE  

trowel

    Summer.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5127
  • 4,819 Thanks
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location: ma.

Posted February 13, 2014 - 06:07 PM

If it only had heat!!!!!!! Got a few days warmth happening, hope to get a few things accomplished.

Cool !,..i mean, warm :thumbs:



#40 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,371 Thanks
  • 39,644 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 14, 2014 - 04:42 PM

I got the 'swing mechanism' complete. Now for the tilt. Back to the drawing board to figure that out.

Image010.jpg     Image011.jpg

Image012.jpg     Image013.jpg

Image014.jpg


  • Gtractor and Newpaws493 have said thanks

#41 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,371 Thanks
  • 39,644 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 14, 2014 - 05:15 PM

Got a question for all you folks out there. I am trying to figure out how far to 'tilt' the blade from side to side. This will be a 5' blade and 5° gives me about 5.2" difference (ie: one end will be 5.2" higher than the lower end). Do you all think that would be sufficient?

Here's a pic of what I am talking about:

Blade Tilt.jpeg



#42 twostep OFFLINE  

twostep

    Rockstar

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10198
  • 1,850 Thanks
  • 2,476 posts
  • Location: Berea, KY

Posted February 14, 2014 - 05:34 PM

Kenny,

It looks olike the tilt is controlled by items #6 and #15 on the drawing in your post #24. That design looks like it would be pretty simple to set up. Another option would be to just drill a couple of sets of matching holes in the sleeve tube deal. First set of holes would be 0*, second could be 2.5* and third could be 5*.


  • KennyP and trowel have said thanks

#43 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,371 Thanks
  • 39,644 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted February 14, 2014 - 06:07 PM

Kenny,

It looks olike the tilt is controlled by items #6 and #15 on the drawing in your post #24. That design looks like it would be pretty simple to set up. Another option would be to just drill a couple of sets of matching holes in the sleeve tube deal. First set of holes would be 0*, second could be 2.5* and third could be 5*.

That pic is just what I got my idea from. If I nail the full amount of tilt down, then I can make the parts to fit that situation. I don't have the capability to cross drill holes in the tube, so will have to work off the end as in that pic. May do something similar, but it may be totally different. I know the space I have to adjust it in will be minimal.



#44 lesmeister OFFLINE  

lesmeister
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 30635
  • 185 Thanks
  • 164 posts
  • Location: Clinton Mo

Posted February 14, 2014 - 11:49 PM

Looks like some nice fabrication Kenny, I will have to follow this build. Keep up the good work
  • KennyP said thank you

#45 gopher OFFLINE  

gopher

    New Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 2755
  • 564 Thanks
  • 626 posts

Posted February 15, 2014 - 12:20 AM

Got a question for all you folks out there. I am trying to figure out how far to 'tilt' the blade from side to side. This will be a 5' blade and 5° gives me about 5.2" difference (ie: one end will be 5.2" higher than the lower end). Do you all think that would be sufficient?

Here's a pic of what I am talking about:

attachicon.gifBlade Tilt.jpeg

If your talking for crown on gravel lane you only need 1/2 inch drop for every ft width . Gives enough run off for water.


  • KennyP and trowel have said thanks





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: grader blade, ff20, implements, home made

Top