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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 05:37 PM

Figured a good fabrication thread was in order. As some know, my New Holland S14 has a three point hitch and I had Dad weld up the receiver hitch stabilizer for me using the old stick welder, as I have a tough time with stick welding and wanted solid welds. So last Christmas, Mom and I had bought Dad a Lincoln Mig Welder and no one has used it yet. At a tractor show last weekend I had bought a couple things and said "why cant I move them with the New Holland"... No three point carryall. So I decided I would build a receiver hitch carrier for it, as that would be enough. I had some 1/8" thick 2" angle iron and bought a piece of 2" box with 1/8" wall, as well as a piece of expanded metal (16"x30"). A little cutting last night and welded it together today using the Mig Welder. Officially the first project I welded all by myself. It aint perfect, but I had good solid welds, at least in the end. In fact, many of my welds turned out as good as a pro. You know the kind, the confidence boosting weld before your welds go to crap again haha lol. Only pics I took are with paint drying. Will take more tomorrow with it in the tractor receiver. Total material cost for me was $40

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 05:42 PM

Looks good for a beginner!


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Posted July 18, 2016 - 06:43 PM

The welds look good in the picture.   :thumbs:        

I have a similar​ rack. They come in handy at the shows we attend.       Rick


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Posted July 18, 2016 - 07:00 PM

The welds look good in the picture. :thumbs:
I have a similar​ rack. They come in handy at the shows we attend. Rick

That is the good weld side of it lol. The tacks holding the expanded down leave a lot to be desired for looks, but the function is there, and that is the main thing. Believe me, this is the begining of not carrying stuff. Next project is a Cat 0 carryall using more of that 2" by 1/8" thick angle iron. Then I might be out of that stuff.. Not sure lol.

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Posted July 18, 2016 - 07:05 PM

I learned to weld with a stick many ,many years ago.  I have a 90 amp wire welder I use for lighter stuff but for any heavier welding it  the old faithful Lincoln stick.  Only thing is to keep the humidity out of the rod with high humidity weather.  Your welds look good to me.


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Posted July 18, 2016 - 08:47 PM

Some of the welds I ran the bead full length, some I stopped and started a couple times. I had watched a Youtube with a guy that gave great instruction, and best advice in it had to be, if you have any doubt or the sound of the weld changes, stop, and check it out. Great advice, definitely saved me some grinding a few times lol.

The carry all is going to be welded together tomorrow. I simplified the design after I found that I could build the "Brinly forks" type design on the Brinly A frame I have, using some already made brackets I found in my shop, score. I will make a new thread for that. Hopefully I can lay down six structurally sound welds tomorrow.
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Posted July 18, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Wow, that looks really nice, Casey
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Posted July 18, 2016 - 10:14 PM

I will honestly say that welding in general is not my strongest skill (I lack practice), but this MIG is making it very easy for me to learn while I actually build what I need / want. The cool part is that there is a chart on the welder that has setting recomendations for material thicknesses being welded. Definitely use the setting for the thinnest metal you are about to weld. Had a burn thru on the expanded because I forgot to turn down the welder. Trust me, these settings are good, definitely not to be ignored. Im smart enough to know that if you eliminate variables your chances of success are greater. The wire feed alone helps me, as with stick I could not seem to compensate for the stick getting shorter.....
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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:13 PM

Here's more pictures of the completed carrier.

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:13 PM

Also, stand by for another thread on a carryall.

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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:47 PM

Looks good Casey :thumbs:  :thumbs:   should be able to carry a fair amount of stuff for ya.  :rocker2:


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Posted July 19, 2016 - 08:59 PM

I already stood on it and it did fine, so I am certain it can haul whatever I need it too. As you can see it lifts nice and high on a three point for a good transition to/from tailgate.

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Posted July 20, 2016 - 04:56 AM

I already stood on it and it did fine, so I am certain it can haul whatever I need it too. As you can see it lifts nice and high on a three point for a good transition to/from tailgate.

But you don't weight much over 125 lbs!


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Turned out nice. I like the height you got too.
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Posted July 20, 2016 - 10:40 AM

I already stood on it and it did fine, so I am certain it can haul whatever I need it too. As you can see it lifts nice and high on a three point for a good transition to/from tailgate.


Yeah, but you only weigh a buck soaking wet.
Let ME stand on it... :D
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