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Posted June 08, 2011 - 06:26 AM

How big of a spring. I like the idea of it.


Old dishwasher door spring. Stop at your local appliance store and ask to steal one from an old one. If it's where you buy your stuff, hay will be more apt to help.
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Posted June 08, 2011 - 06:31 AM

Nice job.
Glad you painted it. I saw that Deere sticker in the first pic, and almost spilt my coffee.:smilewink:

Seeings how you like tackleing your projects, both feet in,(and doing great at it) you might want to think about putting a
linear actuator on for the lift.

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 06:40 AM

Old dishwasher door spring. Stop at your local appliance store and ask to steal one from an old one. If it's where you buy your stuff, hay will be more apt to help.

Never thought of using one of those as a helper spring. Thanks for the tip.

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 07:14 AM

Nice looking build. It looks like it does a good job.

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 12:17 PM

Wow, that looks better than some store bought ones. Very nice. Did you buy the sleeve hitch attach part? If so where?


Thanks, no I made the sleeve hitch also. need one?

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 12:21 PM

Nice job.
Glad you painted it. I saw that Deere sticker in the first pic, and almost spilt my coffee.:smilewink:

Seeings how you like tackleing your projects, both feet in,(and doing great at it) you might want to think about putting a
linear actuator on for the lift.


LOL:smile1: that came off a JD 3pt log splitter someone gave me. didn't need it when I converted to gas powered and on wheels last winter. It works great also. what is a linear actuator?

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 01:10 PM

Nice job, what a great idea

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 01:47 AM

Garry,
Look at this video of an ATV attachment lift set up. Something like this, modified for your rig, might work for your cultivator lift set up...



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Posted June 13, 2011 - 09:58 AM

Looks good. Nice and pointy and digs in well. Linear actuators do a nice job but they are pricey and you need to select the correct stroke and speed/lift capability for the job. You may find that low gear is best for puling it even with your belts adjusted. The faster you are going the more damage are likely to do when you fetch up on something immovable.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 02:21 PM

I agree, with the slow speed. but she barely moves now. so I'm looking at new belts, only want to adjust once.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 11:32 AM

Actuator set up. Maybe you can get somemore pics for ideas.

http://gardentractor...ound-yard-6927/
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Posted June 14, 2011 - 03:22 PM

Nice job on everything, really likeing your fabrication work and ingenuity.
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Posted June 15, 2011 - 02:43 AM

Nice job on everything, really likeing your fabrication work and ingenuity.


Thanks, picked up a blade plow that came off a BCS cultivator tractor, guess what is the next project?

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 07:41 PM

You did a very nice job on the cultivator and it looks like it does a great job to boot. I gotta ask though, what is that John Deere sticker I seen in the one pic?

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 09:19 PM

You did a very nice job on the cultivator and it looks like it does a great job to boot. I gotta ask though, what is that John Deere sticker I seen in the one pic?


Thanks, yes it was. I used a piece of metal off a john deere 3 pt log splitter that I converted to gas power. It was lying around so thought I would put it to good use. but I covered it up with the proper red.




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