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#1 FixItCharlie ONLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2015 - 09:36 PM

Some time ago I made a Rear Scoop.


Rear Scoop 1.jpg


By removing these pins the bucket can be removed some of my original thoughts on this was having the ability to turn the bucket around so that it could be loaded by driving the tractor. I have not tried this yet as I still have some things to think about to make this work.


SF1.jpg    SF2.jpg


If you have ever worked on a garage door you may recognize what these pins are. Now to use this frame for a box blade.




This may even be used with the bucket I am still thinking on the future of this devise.




Now to attach the box blade.




The extra holes in the 2 X 2 is for angling the blade.


BB1 1.jpg


The box blade it is still in the construction phase so everything is still rough looking.


BB1 2.jpg


The box ends of the blade are bolted on.


BB1 3.jpg


The mounting of the blade is 1/2 inch pins so that it could pivot to adjust the angle of the blade.


BB1 4.jpg


This an attempt to show the blade being angled.


BB2 1.jpg


This is the teeth for breaking up the soil. Some testing of these show that they do work but may need some modifications as they are being used more. As of now it seems to be a working tool, now using it to learn what modifications will be needed. At this time the handle for latching the bucket is not mounted on the frame but will be reinstalled & I have some thoughts to changes for it. Making an implement that can be modified for different tasks is the real challenge. The thinking & studying for future needs can be the fun part of building implements like this.




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Posted October 02, 2015 - 04:52 AM

I enjoy the build more than using the implement. I guess it's the challenge of making it all work. Good job!

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:14 AM

Nice how you made the framework of the first box blade as something you can keep making other attachments for like this scraper :thumbs:

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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:34 AM

I like that scoop. It is neat how you can split the bucket from the frame.
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Posted October 05, 2015 - 08:21 PM

While using the box blade some this weekend I found some weak points in the mounting. I took the old mount apart  redesigned it. I think this will be a lot stronger & last longer.


BB3 3.jpg


While I had it outside where I could get more distance from it I tried to capture having the blade angled. One picture with it angled both ways.


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Posted April 17, 2016 - 01:40 PM

I made some changes to the dump mechanism for the scoop that should make it better. 


Scoop Dump 1.jpg    Scoop Dump 2.jpg    Scoop Dump 3.jpg


I had cut some more slot in the catch for the lever but after the assembly completed I found that a stop is needed.


Scoop Dump 4.jpg


One of the things I always thought about with this set up was turning the scoop around. I will do some testing of this idea.


Scoop Dump 5.jpg   Scoop Dump 6.jpg


I am also studying a way to put hinges so that I have a way to change the level for the box blade.



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