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Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:02 PM

Well i finally had the time and materials to make a set of tandems for the GT. I used a sears 3PTH disk and a Brinly tag along disk. The brinly belongs to my brother, he used it once 3 years ago to put in a food plot for deer. Since offically it is still his i could not weld it together.

The brinly is 32 inches wide while the sears is 29. I had to add a piece of 2 inch angle on each side of the sears. I did not have anything smaller and was running short on time. The brinly has more room for adjustment outward for the disk, where as the Sears is fixed and only the angle can be set. So I thought it would be better to go a little bigger on the sears. Everything squared up well at 41 1/4 inches when i crossed taped the corners. I still have some adjustments to make to get all the disks lined up.

My weights are a crankshaft out of some inline 6 cyl i inherited with the house and a piece of 6 inch I beam. The Massey lifts it without any problems but she will pull the front tires now :laughingteeth:

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 05:37 AM

That looks good.:thumbs:

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 07:59 AM

You did a Great job :dancingbanana:

That crankshaft looks heavy LOL

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 08:04 AM

That'll turn some dirt. And :ditto: to the crankshaft looking heavy. Have you hooked it up yet? How does it turn snow? :D

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 11:34 AM

Alan, That looks great. You should be able to really turn over some dirt now. Nice job !

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 04:00 PM

Looks like it should work well for you. I was thinking that I beam was pretty heavy.

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:07 PM

You think the Crankshaft is heavy you should see the block it came out of. I actually had to use the block as a weight on the tag along disk to break up the dirt and sod after breaking the ground for the first time. That was after a few days of drying too!

Anybody got any advice on what to watch out for when trying to align the two sets of disks? They are square but the disks need to be setup.




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