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#1 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 05:30 PM

The disc I got had the structure for the top link cut off.  When I made new I copied the height from my back blade.  Turns out the attachment point was too high to really get the rear gang into the soil with the top link I had.

 

The easy answer was obviously to get a longer top link, but I had no luck finding a longer cat 0 link.

 

So it occurred to me another solution would be an extension for the existing top link.  I fabbed up a 3" extension from some 3/4NC all thread and a coupler.

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I tacked the all thread inside the coupler with the stick welder to keep it from unscrewing.


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:38 PM

Good idea
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Posted May 16, 2016 - 12:39 PM

I like this idea. I am gonna steal it. LOL. Thank you muchly sir.

Mike "Squirrelly" Kitko
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#4 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2016 - 06:49 PM

I haven't used mine but have an idea for an improvement.

 

I welded inside the coupler to make it look good.  I'm concerned though that the weld in there will damage the threads on my top link end.  If I had it to do over I'd do one of the following:

 

1)  Put the weld on the outside.

2)  Drill through the side of the coupler and tack the all thread in place through that hole.

3)  Through drill the assembly and pin it.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 07:14 PM

Nope! Nope! Nope!  Best idea yet!

 

Through drill it for 1/4" rod.  Then install a long enough piece of rod it leaves ears to turn it with.  That way you can snug it up on the link end without using a wrench.

 

I'll be welding a couple of bolts onto the one I already made.


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