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MF 1655's 3pth hitch stump grinder chnaged to fit on front of MF GC2300


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#1 massey driver ONLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2010 - 07:45 PM

I had built this stump grinder a few years ago for using on the back of my MF 1655 3pth.Now that I've gotten older my neck and back bother me to look behind so decided to make it fit onto the front of my MF GC2300.Brought it inside and took the 3pth attachment off then started making the sleeve hitch and possibly side shift for the grinder to fit onto the gc2300.Larry

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Posted March 16, 2010 - 07:54 PM

The next step was to try and mount it to the tractor's quick hitch.I wanted to used one of the pto shafts that I have so that I wouldn't need to get another one.I then needed to make it fit and bolt to the stump grinder.I didn't want to weld it to the stump grinder because if it didn't work out I could always unbolt it and put the 3pth stuff back on.

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Edited by massey driver, March 16, 2010 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted March 16, 2010 - 07:59 PM

You do some nice work Larry, very nice.

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Posted March 16, 2010 - 08:05 PM

Finally was able to get it mounted to the tractor today and even got to try it out.Let me tell you it works absolutely fantastic.I didn't make the side shift yet and may not even do so.Its way different using it on the front compared to the back.Just move back and forth with the hydro foot pedal and turn the wheel a bit and it works like a side shift.I enjoyed using it so much that I went and ground out about a dozen stumps today.What I might do tommoro is put a bolt through the place where it slides to keep it in place and leave it at that.I just used a couple of c-clamps on it today to keep it from walking sideways while I was using it.I like it so much this way that I may never make it side shift.It works way better then I hoped it would and I'am glad I mounted it onto the front,sure saves the neck and back.Larry.

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Posted March 16, 2010 - 09:28 PM

That's a nice job you did!! Definitely a useful attachment.

Ditto on the looking backwards stuff. My neck doesn't crank around so easy anymore either!

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Posted March 17, 2010 - 02:27 PM

Yes, you do very nice work on all your projects. My hat is off to you! Posted Image

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Posted April 12, 2010 - 10:08 AM

Took some pictures of the head and teeth this today some people where asking to see the head and measurements from a different forum so seeing I have that all measured up and pictures figured I'd better post them here as well.The actual size of the head is 10 3/4" by 1/4" thick plate and the outer plate is 3/16" that sandwiches the teeth to the main plate.The rpm when it was on the rear of the MF 1655 was 1800 and now on the GC2300 front is 2000 rpm.The gear box is a 2;1 ratio so the head runs at 3600-4000 rpm.The distance from the tooth tip to tooth tip is 14".The teeth stick out of the head 1 5/8" and the total length of the teeth are 3 1/2" long. Hopefully this is a better explanation of how the head is made up and the teeth are mounted.The teeth are carbide tip and there for a metal working lathe.I use two right hand one's and two left hand one's.Put a bit of a bend in one right and one left one to give a wider cut.Works really well.Larry

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Posted April 13, 2010 - 06:00 AM

Awesome job!!!!:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::rocker2:

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Posted August 06, 2010 - 10:24 PM

That is some nice work.:beerchug:

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 04:33 AM

That's a very nice job.:thumbs:

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Posted August 07, 2010 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for the kind words.I'll have to grind some stumps again in the next month or so and maybe I'll have me a video camera by then and take a video of it in action.Larry

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 08:45 AM

Excellent post.

You have given me the inspiration to start designing and building a stump grinder for my Simplicity 7790 Diesel.

Did you need to ass any weight to the grinder to keep it from bouncing between "teeth" ?

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Posted September 19, 2010 - 09:18 AM

Then thing weights in probbaly over 100 pounds.It doesn't need any weight to keep it down.The only time it bounce's and then ever so slightly is when I hit a stone that's been grown around.Don't like hitting stones it's hard on the teeth.They take a lot of abuse and stand up really well.In the 100+ stumps done only had to do one complete teeth change.This year I've changed 2 other teeth but my fault in trying to get to close to where there was a in grown stone.Larry




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