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#1 MNGB ONLINE  

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 08:27 PM

Hi all, well for this winters build project I want to try building a small pan scraper dirt mover, so I got busy the first of this week, I had and old horse drawn tumble scraper I thought would make a good pan, well its working but if I were to do it over I'd build a new pan from flat stock. The old pan has compound curves and that makes it hard for a counrty boy to get accurate measurements. Anyway here's a couple of days work.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 08:41 PM

NICE! There was a thread about this same kind of build a couple of years ago. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 08:48 PM

In this part of the country we called that pan scraper a "Slip Scraper".  Also had a larger round  machine that had a catch mechanism.  One position scooped up the dirt, second rolled it part way up to hold the dirt and third to dump it.  Not sure just how it work as I was only about 5 or 6 when this was taking place.

 

Question.  Why was the large cut out removed from the back of the scraper?


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 08:50 PM

I don't get those. Wouldn't think much control on depth and such and WHAT can you do with it, once your yard project is done? I'll take the plow or till up yard and box to spread it for my work. Let us know how it works if it does! 


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 09:02 PM

Hi all thanks, boyscout I'll look for the previous build thread, Chieffan the original part I started with would have been called a slip scraper, and the roll over one is referred to as a tumblebug scraper and the tumble bugs work pretty good. The cut out is to dump the dirt the front of the pan is raised up and the dirt flows out the back.

Hey GL  I just want to play in the dirt with the PK I have a couple of 3 pt scraper boxes for the Fords (cat 1) but sometime you just want to grab some earth and move it to a dip in the yard or driveway much easier to scoop up dirt and move it with the pan scraper vs a box blade or earthcavator. And YES most likely I'll use it a half dozen time and then it will sit in the shed next to the Earthcavator I built last winter :D :wave: :dancingbanana: Oh and it will work but I don't have any illusions of putting Cat out of business.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 09:11 PM

Ok here's an update with the progress made to date. Got the dump hinges figured out and installed finally got the end gate figured out so it was on to installing the hydraulic cylinders for dumping the dirt out pretty much have that done installed the cylinders temporally and connected one to the PK's hyd system to give the system a test and it works as I wanted.HPIM2237.JPG HPIM2238.JPG HPIM2239.JPG HPIM2240.JPG HPIM2241.JPG HPIM2242.JPG HPIM2243.JPG HPIM2244.JPG


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Why have it dump out the back? If you made it a front dump you could rough grade with it as you were dumping. Use the three point to raise and lower the pan height and use the cylinders for dumping.


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Posted December 11, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Hi Leonard, the end gate will grade like wise so its 6 of one or a half dozen of the other, yes the 3 pt can be used but my Earthmaster tractor has no 3 pt just a swinging drawbar. And after studing the different types for about 6 / 8 months this type is simpler to build (I think)


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 05:59 AM

Looks like a cool implement! I'll be lurking for ideas!


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Posted December 12, 2015 - 07:24 AM

Are you going to make flat back piece that's wood now pivot down to smooth out the loose dirt your dumping ?
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 08:18 AM

Hi Alc, yes there is going to be some 1/4" X 30" X 7 / 8" flat stock bolted to the rear cross member, the thought is to make it adjustable up and down to level to the dirt as it is dumped. There will also be a cross brace welded to the 2 uprights for the hinges.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Well I haven't made any big progress this week but did get things competed that don't show, like welding on the reinforcing of the frame, fabricated the rear axle and got it and the wheels installed welded on the hydraulic cylinder brackets, started on the hitch this afternoon, hope to compete it tomorrow.

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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:39 PM

Do you have enough snow now to try it out? We got skipped by the last couple of squalls.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:45 PM

Really Cat it missed you? We got about 4 / 5 inchs of wet sticky snow then the wind cranked up to about 30 mph and it was unbelievable how it dried that snow and it blew and drifted, so its white but not much on the level, guess I'll have to await the next snow fall to try it out :dancingbanana: :wave:



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 07:29 PM

Got some done today, didn't go into the shop this AM it was cold we had 0*F so I waited till it warmed a bit, got the hitch completed and the hydraulic cylinders on and worked on routing the hoses, then its to fabricate some end gate mounts and install it and adjust it. Then its to get it into the paint room and paint.HPIM2249.JPG HPIM2250.JPG HPIM2251.JPG HPIM2252.JPG


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