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#16 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Wow!
You don't mess around!
I like to think on things for a few years before I get started.

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Posted February 06, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Looking pretty good except for those offset bent parts. If those are going to be your lower arms they should be at least 1/2"x2" material. I tried 3/8"x 2" and they folded up like tin foil. And it was 4140 tool steel too. Upper arms the 3/8x2 is fine but should be made from 1045 steel. Not 1018 cold rolled or A36 hot rolled. This stuff bends too easy. The OEM used 1045 material.
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Looking pretty good except for those offset bent parts. If those are going to be your lower arms they should be at least 1/2"x2" material. I tried 3/8"x 2" and they folded up like tin foil. And it was 4140 tool steel too. Upper arms the 3/8x2 is fine but should be made from 1045 steel. Not 1018 cold rolled or A36 hot rolled. This stuff bends too easy. The OEM used 1045 material.


Ok I'll have to re-fab those, only used 3/8" x 2.5". Can you take a few close up pics for me of how you connected the rockshaft to the piece of flat bar going back to the cylinder?

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Posted February 09, 2014 - 02:03 AM

Well, NW Oregon got hit with 14" of snow the past two days, so I went at it hard this weekend and about I have to show for it is a lot of empty beer cans.  I see what Keith is saying now about some design flaws, cant believe Ford would put their name on it.  I think its back to the drawing board for a new setup once this snow and freezing rain melts off and my steel guy opens back up, if I'm not sandbagging this coming week.  2 to 3' of snow in the Coast mountains to the West of us with 50 degree temps and heavy rain predicted the next 5 days = lots of flooding in these parts, went through this same scenario in 1996 and it flooded most of the Willamette Valley.  Pics to come if I make any progress this week.


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Posted February 10, 2014 - 04:14 AM

I'll snap a few shots for ya , if you stick to the factory set up , the lower arms will always "sag or droop" when not bound tight to an attachment. Also they are very sloppy side to side because they don'thave a real stabilizer system.
This was the main reason i re-designed mine. I wanted it to be as close to a full sized rig as i could get.
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Posted February 16, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Here are the shots you were looking for.

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Posted February 16, 2014 - 08:04 PM

AWWWE dag nabbit, looks like I have yet another project soon as the "white" stuff is gone.

 

Very nice close up's, Thank you!!!! :thumbs:



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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Well, had a 3 day weekend with Prez day but didnt get anything accomplished thanks to a leaking skylight, which required a trip to the roof at 11pm to tarp it, tracing the leak the next day, patching, gutting the skylight shaft, new drywall, mud tape, you get the picture.  Maybe this weekend.......


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:20 AM

Got the new arms done from 1/2"

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Posted August 11, 2015 - 08:16 PM

Does anyone have the dimensions on the outer mounts for the rockshaft? 



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Are you talking about the big plates that bolt to the sides of the frame?



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Posted August 12, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Yes sir KennyP

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Posted August 13, 2015 - 03:52 AM

Not sure if I have a drawing for that or not anymore.



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Posted August 13, 2015 - 11:47 AM

If you dont please let me know! I need the measurements on those plates and also the size of the piece on the end of the rockshaft. The oblong piece that hooks to the lift bar

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Posted August 14, 2015 - 04:45 AM

I make and sell a complete 3 point hitch for these machines and it works awesome, looks awesome and is a breeze to install. ;-)
Those side plates are not easy to get correct ! Mine are a super modified version and will not work with existing brackets as they are too restrictive of the rocker shaft and center mounting .




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