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#76 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:02 AM

I'm not sure if wheel weights count as an attachment or not, but here are a pair that I am just putting the finishing touches on. They started out life as the front brake rotors on the truck (98 GMC K2500) . These were destined for the scrap yard, but when I picked one up. I thought "that is one heavy brake rotor" and then the light bulb went off. I had a pair of turf tires on rims close by, so I tried them for fit and ... I don't think you could get a better fit with an improvised weight. They measure just under 12.5" in diameter and weighed 18lbs each before adding the concrete and the pipes for the mounting bolts. Finished weight is 24 lbs each, should be very close to 25 with mounting hardware. Total cost on these is under $30 Canadian for the pair, or about $1.75 US with the current value of our dollar (LOL).

wonder how lead fill would go ??

 

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:03 AM

Well, as promised, here are some pictures of the move of the mill.

 


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Posted April 24, 2016 - 08:44 AM

wonder how lead fill would go ??

 

Shane 

 

I thought about using lead. I think it would work well, but it would take a bit more work to make the form. It would definitely add more weight than the concrete did.


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Posted April 24, 2016 - 10:14 PM

I got the weights mounted up today. The bolt pattern on the rims was on an 8-1/2" circle and the pattern on the old rotors was a 6-1/2'' circle, so I had to bend a "dogleg" into the bolts to make then work, but they are working great. The brake rotors I used originally came off the truck in the background of the last picture.

 

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Posted April 25, 2016 - 03:19 PM

wonder how lead fill would go ??

 

Shane 

I was thinking the same thing. I have one rotor from a 1 ton chevy that fits perfect in the lip of the rear wheel. (Wish I had another one) but I was thinking it might be pretty heavy if I added lead in it.


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Posted April 25, 2016 - 05:45 PM

This is kind of a repeat of some recent pics I just put up, so sorry if you have seen it- but I made it so I'm posting it HERE! :D

 

Finally hooked a second hydraulic line to control my rear 2 point hitch. I made the hitch out of some spare metal and mounted a 2 inch receiver. Then I used a spare cylinder to lift it. I also added a weight bracket so in the wintertime I can stick some weights on it to help with the snowblower. My favorite attachment is the rear basket, which I aligned to drop flat to the ground, so I can roll trash cans onto it and drive them down the hill to the road for pickup. It carries wood, tools, kids, whatever. The thing is great!

 

Also- as much as I want a three point hitch, the angle the rear carrier takes when I lift it is perfect for the steep bumpy  hill in the back yard so things dont fall off the back.

 

It also has a tongue with a hole for towing a cart or stuff when in the raised position.

 

P.S.- Please excuse my lousy welding- I can lay some serious grapes!. 

 

Anyhow- I love this thing and can't wait to take out the trash tomorrow

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Posted April 25, 2016 - 06:35 PM

I was thinking the same thing. I have one rotor from a 1 ton chevy that fits perfect in the lip of the rear wheel. (Wish I had another one) but I was thinking it might be pretty heavy if I added lead in it.

 

I would think a wrecking yard would sell you a rusty crusty one for cheap, assuming you have a yard that will let you pull the part yourself. Mine came off a 3/4 ton.

 

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Posted April 25, 2016 - 06:37 PM

I like that basket doo-dad...

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Posted April 30, 2016 - 08:01 AM

for me its a bit hard because of the rim shape so i would have to pull the tire off 1st , weld a few tags on lay the rim flat then pour the led into the recess

 as for another idea is i got 4 x 2 inch chassis rails ,block & part fill just add for additional weight  



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Posted April 30, 2016 - 08:02 AM

This is kind of a repeat of some recent pics I just put up, so sorry if you have seen it- but I made it so I'm posting it HERE! :D

 

Finally hooked a second hydraulic line to control my rear 2 point hitch. I made the hitch out of some spare metal and mounted a 2 inch receiver. Then I used a spare cylinder to lift it. I also added a weight bracket so in the wintertime I can stick some weights on it to help with the snowblower. My favorite attachment is the rear basket, which I aligned to drop flat to the ground, so I can roll trash cans onto it and drive them down the hill to the road for pickup. It carries wood, tools, kids, whatever. The thing is great!

 

Also- as much as I want a three point hitch, the angle the rear carrier takes when I lift it is perfect for the steep bumpy  hill in the back yard so things dont fall off the back.

 

It also has a tongue with a hole for towing a cart or stuff when in the raised position.

 

P.S.- Please excuse my lousy welding- I can lay some serious grapes!. 

 

Anyhow- I love this thing and can't wait to take out the trash tomorrow

nice carryall & weight pack 


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 08:21 AM

just turned two pull behind thatchers into a double wide three point thatcher...just because

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 04:42 PM

I am currently working on converting a pull behind dethatcher to sleeve hitch. The plan is to also use it as a dump rake. It makes more sense to me to be able to lift it up like yours to be able to dump what you have raked up as compared to how high the tow behinds lift.. Mine should lift to about the same height if I did my math right (and I will be cutting the hitch apart and changing it if I didn't). It will be on hold for a week or two though, I have to fix some fences before my pigs get here and the garden needs planting.

 

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 01:08 PM

Here is some of my work!

Most recent. Just finished this ripper 15 minutes ago.dcdd735b888e45a19d872d334ce3b769.jpg69877070e80b527b2bd21c75ae42d7ba.jpg

Also adapted my plow blade so it can be used as a box blade. 584dbf1a5d95125ce45c28a86b258902.jpg6b3a40a4367e9ffcb9fe34c97f883628.jpg

This is my skidding winch setup I built to haul trees and logs but have found many other uses for it. 73f56a3528b32284eea70e5b5ebb665a.jpga0e2b6a2154fa57ccd02d654e550d638.jpg
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Posted June 19, 2016 - 04:05 PM

I did some work on my sleeve hitch de-thatcher/dump rake today. I was planning on having guage wheels on the back of it, and welded brackets on there for them. I decided to give it a trial run without them though and it seems to work fine without them. It will be an easy job to add them if I change my mind. I do plan to clean it up and paint it, but here it is in working condition.

 

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Posted June 19, 2016 - 06:55 PM

Revisiting this, I see my fork lift attachment is not in here. So here it is.

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