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#1 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:03 PM

Ok, so here we go again, another side project, but working toward some kind of goals. This one was presented by the wife, so I figured I would give you guys a little info on the back story and where this is going.

 

As you know from previous posts, I took my blower and mounted it on the rear of my 140. Well winter moved in rather quickly and I did not get it powered the way I wanted to. The shaft for it was connected to a belt running under the machine to some pulleys to the front PTO. Thank goodness I did not have to run it this last winter. As you also know, I recently built an engine hoist mounting trailer to move a Van Norman #12 mill to my basement. Lastly, we had our yard sprayed for the first time this year, which they spray it 8 times, and it came to a grand total of $160. It went up $10 from last year. So, as the wife was working on paying the bill, she looked over and said, you know that sprayer you talked about building last year...build it.

 

So, here are some things you are gonna see:

  1. Finish the 3 point hitch PTO that was modified from a model 33 tiller braket
  2. Take the trailer(that was designed for this) and make the sprayer skid that can be bolted to it
  3. Use a PTO style pump (HYPRO 4101) to plug into tractor

So here is my first question:

  1. Does any of you more experienced guys have any recommendations for sprays to use in the amazing state of Connecticut, where almost everything is banned unless you are a licensed sprayer? Keep in mind, I am only 15 minutes from Lyme, CT where the disease came from and I would like something that kills those nasty little bugs. We currently use ASPENN for spraying, and it would be good to use something like they do. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:20 PM

Was wondering how you got along with the blower build.

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Posted April 22, 2016 - 05:47 PM

It mounted up and ran ok. can say I got to test it under snow, but without snow it ran fine for the minute or two I ran it, just not the way I wanted it to run. Snow hit and the garage is not heated, so I gave up and pushed the date back. I did plow with it back there a few times and let me say, the extra weight helped immensely. I did not have to put chains on at all and pushed several driveways just fine without any issues. I am going to get it finished this year though, kinda need the PTO for other things like driving the sprayer.


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:45 AM

 

Ok, so here we go again, another side project, but working toward some kind of goals. ...

 

So, here are some things you are gonna see:

  1. Finish the 3 point hitch PTO that was modified from a model 33 tiller braket
  2. Take the trailer(that was designed for this) and make the sprayer skid that can be bolted to it
  3. Use a PTO style pump (HYPRO 4101) to plug into tractor
...

 

Sorry Mike, I see nothing - where are the pics... (just kidding). But I see, that you have the same problems w/ sprayers as we know here too.


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Posted April 23, 2016 - 08:36 AM

Here is the trailer, what is the hoist and changing it over to the sprayer. At this point, I only have the skid for the barrel built.

 

 

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Posted April 23, 2016 - 06:19 PM

Did some work to get the three point finished. I chopped out parts of the one I had from ALZ Welding, and got some more tacks in place. I am thinking of adding weld on hiem joints to the arms where they connect to the tractor and leveling links. Anyways, I need to order some parts tonight. Also, added the strap points to the skid.

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Posted April 25, 2016 - 06:45 PM

Only got a little time to work on it today, but I got the old lift bracket cut off the rockshaft. I also cut and beat the two inner tabs for the lift arms off, so I could then space and weld them back on, so they will clear a heim joint. I also got the tabs for the hydraulic cylinder tacked in place.

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:03 PM

Today's status:

Got the old non-flexy pivots cut out. Actually pretty poor welding on those. I then modified two short top links and made them like adjustable leveling links. No point in spending $63 a piece when I could make them easily for about $35. Anyways, lastly I got the rockshaft hydraulic cylinder point tacked in place. Waiting for it to cool, then I might go fit it up.

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Posted April 27, 2016 - 06:06 PM

New question: Does anyone have any pictures of front mount custom toolboxes?

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Posted April 29, 2016 - 04:38 PM

Shortened the side links today. Had a lot of other things to do, but this is what I got to.

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Posted April 30, 2016 - 07:50 PM

Got it welded and ground today. Now I really need some parts to show up, so I can make the PTO shaft.

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 06:15 PM

Parts showed up last week, but been busy elsewhere doing other things. Any way, today I got some machining done with the bearing housing and the bearing housing plate. Started on machining down the PTO shaft, but still got a ways to go.

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 08:35 PM

Today, I did a load of landscaping with the mini hay wagon using the three point as the wagon hitch. On my way down to empty it, I noticed something while pulling with the drawbar. Yep, you guessed it, the hitch was swinging all over. I honestly thought the wagon was going to pass me at one time. Well, I took the lift arms off and added some sway chains and hook ups. So, sorry for not getting loads done, but it was too nice out to spend all day machining.

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:55 PM

So, got a bit of movement today on the PTO, mainly because the weather was a bit windy and it was kinda chilly out there. So, today was a great day to sit in and take the rest of the .287" off the shaft. So, I did that setting the lathe to feed while I got the lower bearing carrier welded to the support plate. After getting it down to about a .002", I sanded the rest. The lathe is a complete resurrection from the dead and I am surprised I got it that close, but there is a nasty dip in the bed that leaves a .003" hump between 4" and 8" from the chuck. Turns out this PTO shaft was right in that range. Sanding not so cool. 

Moving on, cut the keyway into the shaft and after bolting up the bearing plate, I heated the bearing up and dropped it on the shaft, dropped the shaft in the housing and dropped the other heated bearing on. Lets just say, I hope nobody has to bang those out, they may not move. I got the pulley mounted and can officailly say I am almost ready to paint that part. Just have to test it. Can't do that till I get that top pulley built assembled and get some belts.

I am wondering if I should add a grease fitting to the carrier housing. Any suggestions on that?

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 08:34 AM

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I love the PTO

 

I would definitely put a grease fitting in the housing. Even with lightweight things like a sprayer pump, it'll have pretty high side loads, and anything using a PTO shaft will be worse.


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