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Posted March 02, 2018 - 08:20 AM

Hi thanks Alc, I had see that one in my searches but didn't see the PDF's so I have them now I seen many different designs from very simple to pretty complex I kind of came up with a mix of several hopefully it will work. Here's some pictures I looked at for a base

 

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Posted March 02, 2018 - 05:18 PM

Looking neat. So often have seen ones on a compact and thought it would be neat to have a scaled down one for a gt.
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Posted March 02, 2018 - 06:35 PM

Hi, well I pretty much have it finished got the grate done experimented with a couple of windshield wiper motors but they are too slow and the ones I have only rotate back and forth so I then tried a motor from a RV furnace but it was way too fast. After thinking it over this afternoon I going to go with nothing  got to thinking the one's I posted pictures had no shaker and they seem to work so I'm going to give that a try. Tomorrow it goes to the paint room

 

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Posted March 02, 2018 - 08:26 PM

Looks good!  Should save you some time.


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Posted March 03, 2018 - 06:41 AM

Nice lookin tater digger. Can’t wait to see it work. Do you have away to test it in the ground. Simulating digging taters. ?

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Posted March 03, 2018 - 08:53 AM

Nice lookin tater digger. Can’t wait to see it work. Do you have away to test it in the ground. Simulating digging taters. ?

Noel

Hi Noel, no for about 5/6 weeks ground is frozen solid here, but when it does thaw and the garden dries I will give it a go will go over where I had spuds last year see if I missed any


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Posted March 03, 2018 - 11:59 PM

What about something like this. The screen has a roller on it and the wheel is sloped to shake the screen as it goes IMG_20170701_123239.jpg IMG_20170701_123251.jpg IMG_20170701_123311.jpg

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:46 AM

Hi nbent thanks for the photos yes that would work I was thinking of something similar using a wheel that is offset to shake the screen/grate.

I had been watching CL for a couple of years for a potato plow like that but they don't come up that often or are 100 miles away or the price is too much, the ones I've seen here in this area all had a wheel with the axle  offset to do the shake

 

Got the plow into the paint room got it about 80% painted will flip it over an finish this afternoon then by Monday afternoon it will be ready to assemble big job there 2 bolts and 2 nuts :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 07:32 PM

Nice paint. Can’t wait to see it worn off with the dirt and potatoes goin through, opps. Sorry. Hehe. Just kiddin, ya. Looks great.

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:35 PM

Nice paint. Can’t wait to see it worn off with the dirt and potatoes goin through, opps. Sorry. Hehe. Just kiddin, ya. Looks great.

Noel

Hi Noel likewise I will like seeing some of the paint worn off replaced by shinny steel 

     Thanks to nbent's pictures my brain has been dreaming up a new shaker system will work on it tomorrow afternoon and see what I come up with


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:50 PM

Ya, looks like a good idea. Faster you go the more shake. But would work at any speed that’s comfortable.

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Posted March 06, 2018 - 01:34 PM

Hi all, well the potato digger is just about completed, fabricated the shaker wheel (it may need so tweaking) need to paint it and then the digger will be ready for a test once the ground thaws and dries

 

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Posted March 06, 2018 - 02:15 PM

Nifty wheel you made there! Should work!


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Posted March 06, 2018 - 02:21 PM

That should work. So in picture one and three, is that the angle the digger will be while your digging ?

 

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Posted March 06, 2018 - 05:10 PM

Can wait to see how she does!  Nice job!


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