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#1 Dee OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 09:25 PM

Made a little toolbar for my Allis Chalmers B-110. Made mostly from scrap metal and inventory hardware. The nice thing about this toolbar is that I can use it on the front or back of the tractor.

The basic unit is a 2x2x1/8 square tube inserted into a box sleeve that is welded to a push/pull bar and uses bolts to hold the tube in place. The sleeve and push/pull bar are 2.5x2.5x3/16. The push/pull bar has a hook welded on for lifting.

For tool clamps I made box sleeves with T-bolts and drilled holes in the brackets for connecting pins.

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This shows the toolbar with connecting bracket and sleeve hitch for the rear of the tractor. Connecting bracket is borrowed from my Brinly box scraper

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Here is a photo of the toolbar hooked up to the back of the tractor with some ripper shanks I made out of 1.5x1/4

 

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To use the toolbar on the front of the tractor I made another connecting bracket that bolts onto the push/pull bar replacing the Brinly bracket.

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With the toolbar now connected to the front of the tractor, I made a scoop bucket and was able to attach the bucket to the tool clamps, with some store bought L-brackets, as the hinge points.

The bucket is 36in wide, 12in deep, 10in high, made out of 10 gauge sheet metal. There is 2x1/4 flatbar across the front for a lip and also for two reinforcements, under the bucket, which run back from the lip to the the inside angle brackets. The angle brackets are connected with bolts to everything they support.

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An L-shaped piece of flatbar was used to make the lifting bar. It is also bolted to the toolbar box sleeve and a diagonal brace was added for reinforcement. The flatbar/brace is 2x1/4

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This is the latching mechanism used to keep the bucket upright during lifting. Release the latch and there is an instant gravity dump.

Lowering the bucket automatically resets the latch.

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When the scoop bucket is no longer needed, all the associated pieces can be stored inside the bucket, placed on a moving dolly and rolled away for storage.

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The whole project was a good challenge for me. I had wanted a toolbar for some time. When I decided to take up welding recently, this became a target project. After I learned enough welding skills I decided to go for it.

I'm pleased with the result. It's very stout. The whole toolbar and bucket apparatus weigh in about 75 lbs.

With 60 lbs counterweight on the back, and using the tractor's hydraulic lift, I can stand in the bucket and it will pick me up with ease. I weigh in at 170 lbs.

Now I just have to come up with more ideas of things to hook onto the toolbar.  :)
 


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 09:33 PM

That is fabulous!  :thumbs:


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 09:41 PM

Very well done, that looks amazing!

Man, the ideas are flowin.
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Posted August 22, 2016 - 11:32 PM

Great idea, glad it worked out... :thumbs:


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Posted August 23, 2016 - 12:40 AM

That's a great toolbar!


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Posted August 23, 2016 - 05:20 AM

What a great way to be able to go from tool bar use , to bucket then back :thumbs:    the bucket work on the rear too won't it ?


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Posted August 23, 2016 - 06:47 AM

Excellent! That's two big thumbs up?
Thanks for sharing the idea and write up.

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Posted August 23, 2016 - 07:33 AM

Very clever & a good pic by pic tutorial. I've been planning my own tool bar but waiting to pick up some metal I was promised...hate buying that stuff new. I like the idea of using square channel stock too. The bucket idea is great.

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Posted August 23, 2016 - 10:29 PM

What a great way to be able to go from tool bar use , to bucket then back :thumbs:    the bucket work on the rear too won't it ?

It could be used on the back.  The tractor has a rear lift so the bucket could be raised and lowered.  I'd have to rig up something for the latch release chain to hook onto, so it could be done.


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Posted August 24, 2016 - 04:17 AM

Neat build. I like the multipurpose that is built-in.

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Posted August 24, 2016 - 07:10 AM

That's going to make things easier when working with materials, gravel,soil etc: I'am sure that took some time to build.I'll bet there was a lot of time thinking about how everything needed to be made etc: Very nice job.



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Posted August 26, 2016 - 09:43 PM

Nice fab work!



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Posted August 26, 2016 - 11:19 PM

Nice work, for continuing projects. Pallet forks, bale spear, snow blade, brush forks, rock picker bucket, small boom, Trailer ball, that should keep you busy while we think about it.  Have fun  Don



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Posted August 27, 2016 - 01:55 PM

Nice work, for continuing projects. Pallet forks, bale spear, snow blade, brush forks, rock picker bucket, small boom, Trailer ball, that should keep you busy while we think about it.  Have fun  Don

I have been thinking about forks for the toolbar.  A forklift idea seems intriguing to me.  A load limit of 250 pounds and 3 or 4 foot lifting height limit could be useful for loading the pickup.  Might even be able to handle a pallet.

 

I think with some swivel casters, positioned forward on the outside ends of the tool bar to absorb the load, a set of vertical posts could be added with a winch on top to lift the a  vertical plate which the forks would hang on .  The hydraulic lift could control the tilt.

 

Still have to hammer out the details, but seems feasible.






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