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#31 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 27, 2014 - 08:29 PM

It does a nice job! Thank you for sharing the photos.
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Posted September 28, 2014 - 05:22 AM

I know you'll just grind the cutting edge now, but maybe later you'll run across some hardened cutting edge you can bolt onto it.

Yeah, you have that right. This is a section out of 8" oil field pipe, so it's pretty tough stuff as is. Just a little 'premature' wear applied to the heel will help a lot for it's grading ability. It does very well in just gravel and light grass.


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 08:13 AM

If you lived close I would get a blade edge to you from a Cat. Looks like it works great! Nice build!

 

 

 

 

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Posted September 28, 2014 - 09:07 AM

I think I have the grass cutting deal figured out, especially the thick rooted stuff. I have been trying to figure out how to mount this piece.

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I will use the share that isn't mounted.

 

I have a mount for a sleeve hitch I can weld to it. Then attach it to my 3-point to sleeve hitch adapter.

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Then set it to just below ground level to cut the roots off. Worth a try!

 



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Posted September 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

That should rip out any grass. When I was a kid my dad used our Sears 3 point mounted plow to "stir" the grassy areas of our driveway. Worked pretty good and sure put a nice shine one the plow too!
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Posted September 28, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Thought of doing that, but would require some adjustment on the plow. Not wanting to mess that up for future plow days, I thought this would give me a reason to finish this up and make it usable. I just looked the situation over outside and it is feasible. Just waiting for folks around here to stir after last night's partying.


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 02:17 PM

Got the tool made up and installed on Bubba's little brother. Went to try it out and remembered I do not have down pressure on the tractor. Stupid factory lift bar won't let it dig in. Just 'floats' on top! Oh well, I have some Ground Clear mixed up. Take a few days, but the vegetation will die off!

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Posted September 28, 2014 - 09:21 PM

Was at our local farm store today. Noticed some shovel bottoms there and thought of your attachment. They are a narrow shovel that looks to attach to maybe a one inch round bar?? Might dig in better than a wider shovel... just thinking.
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Posted September 29, 2014 - 06:32 AM

Bill, with the gravel under the grass, it will take down pressure to get to the roots. I think this would work okay in softer soil. The FF with the blade has down pressure (both tractors have a 'float' position in the hyd. valve). So I see no need for float being built into the 3-point linkage also. Just have to fix that situation.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Looking good Kenny.Keep up the great builds.


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Posted November 30, 2014 - 02:36 PM

I took the grader apart today. Spent lots of time using the angle grinder with a wire brush in it. Got it all coated with Rust Reformer. When weather allows, a coat of self etching primer will be applied!

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