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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 07:27 AM

had a bit of time up my sleeve so hooked the moldboard on the Rancher 2 to have a toy around with it in the test strip which is about 20 odd ft long ,

 

just enough to get the feel of how stuff is performing when i make them 

 

  it is a home made Moldboard was a 6" planet junior template  P6280196.JPG P6280197.JPG

                but i stretched it out to 8,3/4 on the pipe then added some to it to have it right 

 

P6280185.JPG here are 6 passes i done in  dirt ,clay & small stone 

 

i am really impressed that it worked well P6280187.JPG

 

P6280188.JPG it is about 6 to 7 inches deep 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 07:48 AM

Looks like it is working well. Don't you just love the projects that work !

Seems like each time I get something right it makes up for BUNCHES of " whoops, didn't expect that"....


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 07:51 AM

That looks good! Glad it is working for you!


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:02 AM

thanks Guys ,Yet it don't have a coulter or heel on it either but the land side is 7/16 flat stock so im thinking it is holding it up enough & btw the GT im building pulls it better & easier than this machine as it is higher & heavier , with both machines there were no side pull at all , steered just sweet , but it takes forever to build this stuff 2 months now doing all the attachments & tractor 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:17 AM

Great looking furrows. Looks like your ready to go. I cant wait till our plow day comes in may. w have about 5-6" of snow on the ground now.

 

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:28 AM

You people don't do much ground work in winter unless you're in the south parts of the country i assume or have hot houses & such ???


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:40 AM

On average about 7 mths of summer work and 5 for winter work the 5 mths seems long and the 7 mths fly by in the summer


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:42 AM

You people don't do much ground work in winter unless you're in the south parts of the country i assume or have hot houses & such ???

 

Unfortunately that is correct. Currently here in the central north part of the U.S., (Minnesota) the ground is frozen about 2 feet down in the yard where there is no traffic on it, about 3-4 feet under the driveway, and about 5 feet under roadways.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:52 AM

In Ontario Canada today its -27 C with a windchill of - 34 C  good day to be inside


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:53 AM

hmmm  thats a lot of freezing , 7 odd months of friendly work weather ain't that long really i think too 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 08:57 AM

James ,i tell ya'll what ,i would have to have a awful lot of stuff to build , tinker & to do inside for the winter months or i would go crazy , how many daylight hrs in winter do you guys get in mid winter 

 

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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:10 AM

We've had a mild winter down here so far. Check out this map.


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:12 AM

When weather isn't too cold spend a fair amount of time in the shop. I also collect antique engines so get to work on them and the garden tractor's. There is a 17 inch and 9 inch lathes in the shop. They mainly get used in the winter months.  today 7:09 sunrise  5:36 sunset  so about 10 1/2 hrs for me of sunlight 


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:14 AM

We've had a mild winter down here so far. Check out this map.

 

Yes been mainly warm for us too.  Only 4 real cold days like today  rest been -10 to plus 10    no real snowfall  only used the tractor and blower 2 times.  Could have shoveled but wanted to play


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Posted February 14, 2016 - 09:16 AM

James ,i tell ya'll what ,i would have to have a awful lot of stuff to build , tinker & to do inside for the winter months or i would go crazy , how many daylight hrs in winter do you guys get in mid winter 
 
Shane


Usually it's just daylight on the way to work and dark going home.
As for the crazy part... Why do you think us Americans are the way we are? :rolling:
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