Thanks gents I really appreciate the compliments. In my former career I was a nuclear mechanic for 24 years at a private shipyard so attention to detail was very important and as a kid I worked in the family own body shop. Another detail oriented job. I do try.
Nice set of tires on that one.
Those are no flats made for gravely by firestone. I found these at a vendors shop, NOS. I had to put them on the rims. That was fun. They were intended for the roofing attachment machines because of the roofing nails.
Those sure look like they were built to last. Thanks for the pics.
They are really built like tanks, all cast iron transmission with gears. Just the machine weighs almost 400 pounds. Then the attachments add weight too. This machine with the snow blower attachment added weighs about 600 pounds.
Nice attention to detail. Isn't it nice working in a place where you can use company tools and techniques for what we like to call "government work". We have bead blasters, presses, CNC machine, lathe, spray booth... Makes it nice!
I don't have all that fancy equipment just a bench grinder and a drill press at work plus various hand tools but I do have the bosses permission to work on projects at work. He even helps. A better explaination is below.
Seems you do Lots at work.....cept WORK! Heee! Used to get GM millwrights to do things for me, now they won't, they keep eye on what they are doing, even when it is NOthing! Nice pictures and details. I was wondering how you painted all that stuff with NO over spray in first paint pix.....ha! Then see the paint barrel in next picture. Boss didn't say anything? One other thing...says this is new post, yet you say it Warmed Up there to do work?? Getting colder in IN now, would think real cold up your way now.
I'm a boiler operator at one of the state colleges. The plant is about 95% automatic which means I'm paid to baby sit the plant. I'm just here to turn stuff back on if it shuts down and to monitor things. The boss is cool with us bringing in projects to keep awake.
Those drums are empty so the boss doesn't care.
I probably should have started the thread by saying it's already done, well as done as it can be. There's always something else to do. So any mention of the weather should be ignored, I should have edited that out but it got by me.
I like doing the threads so that maybe someone who might be on the fence about their own machine might decide to tackle it.
Since I put my machine up for tractor of the month I figured I should at least put the refurb thread up. Plus the gravely section could stand to wake up some. There's not much going on there. Lol's.
I have other projects I've done I'll be putting up when I can so stay tuned and thanks for checking in.