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Posted April 22, 2010 - 07:08 AM

Awesome project. Glad its going to work for you on your first try.

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Posted April 26, 2010 - 11:23 AM

Your screener turned out great Larry. It would be awesome to have a video of it but I understand trying to upload on dial up. The pictures you posted definitely help. We might have to make an article out of it then once you are completely finished :D

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Posted April 26, 2010 - 12:32 PM

Great job Larry.

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Posted April 26, 2010 - 03:09 PM

Great job Larry.


:ditto: :ditto: :thumbs: :dancingbanana:

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Posted April 26, 2010 - 08:36 PM

Painted it today,New Holland yellow.The wife had bought some paint last year to paint some stones and bird houses.There was half a gallon left so figured may as well use it up.Haven't taken any pictures yet but will try to do that tommoro.Oh yeah I spent one good day screening soil it worked just fantastic.I should take a picture of the soil pile tommoro with the painted screener beside it,to show what it can,and did do.That little Honda 110 motor is a gas miser.I don't think it used more then a liter of gas to do the whole thing. I'll try and get some pictures taken tommoro once I put it all back together.Larry.

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Posted April 27, 2010 - 03:46 PM

Put a little bit of red paint on it today.I figured that putting red paint in the danger zone would catch a persons eye and this way they would keep away.I put the motor on quick took pictures then moved it and parked it out of the way untill I need to use it again.Also took a picture of the pile of screened dirt that I did one day.Like I say it works awesome,only real problem I had was when the roots would fall through the screen then create a jam.I just had a fan rake and reached up and pulled them down so other then that it worked great.Larry

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Posted April 27, 2010 - 05:20 PM

Awesome Job!!!! :dancingbanana:
That really turned out well.

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Posted April 29, 2010 - 09:00 AM

Larry it turned out great. Are you still going to put the pieces of plywood like you had mentioned for when you go into the screened soil to scoop? It definitely looks like it does a great job looking at the soil pic. Looks very professional :D :thumbs:

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Posted April 29, 2010 - 03:57 PM

Larry it turned out great. Are you still going to put the pieces of plywood like you had mentioned for when you go into the screened soil to scoop? It definitely looks like it does a great job looking at the soil pic. Looks very professional :D :thumbs:


I do have the plywood and did use it.It just slips in place while I'am using it.It keeps any of the spoils from mixing in with the screened soil ,plus when digging into the screened soil it also keep the screened soil from getting into the spoils .It's actually just the front or lower end where I put the plywood I notched it out so that it fits over the lower pipe on each side and I just held it in place with nylon zip ties. I didn't put any plywood on the side's as very little splills out the side and once done its easy enough to scoop it up.

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Posted May 03, 2010 - 08:38 AM

I didn't know if you had made the plywood removable. That is pretty cool Larry. You did a great job on it and I am glad it worked well on the first try. :thumbs:

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Posted October 13, 2010 - 11:59 AM

Nice job! This is something I definately need to make!

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Posted October 13, 2010 - 06:41 PM

Nice job! This is something I definately need to make!


I actually just used it again 2 wks ago to screen more soil,it works very good.I can say this I've gotten spoiled since making it,I only use the screened soil now.I can't be bothered to just dig soil and use it with the roots and stones like I did before.Now I don't have to rake and pick all that stuff out by hand anymore.Larry

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Posted October 14, 2010 - 12:57 PM

I've got some pallet racking that I was thinking of using for a frame and I have a couple of screening plant screens...an axle from an old trailer.... I've got the basic parts; I just need the time to put it together.




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