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#31 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:12 PM

OK here goes the final installment brings everyone up to date.
Rear ends are solid or rigid with no suspension. I wanted as long of a wheelbase as I could, in order to get the smoothest grade possible.

Welded the two hoods together

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Exploded view of my new adjuster using 5/8 all thread 6 inches long, a coupling nut and some regular nuts, 1 inch angle iron with stud welded in place
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New one next to old idea

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Nut on top is welded to all thread, coupling nut welded to adjustment arm, extra all thread fits inside tube, reinforcement welded to sides of angle iron piece
I did that on both sides, but was then needing the front end of the attachment arm to move too, so after many ideas this was my solution to allow the whole blade assembly to swivel

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And this is the angle I can now achieve

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Not that I will use it that steep most times but it does give me the control I was hoping for.

Spray bombed the hood, not real good close up but at least it is all one color now.

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And that is where I am at as of now, no more current work in sight until I can go for the hydraulics. Should use it a few more times before the ground freezes, may try for a short video, will see on that one though.
Thanks again,
Oh and one more thanks to KennyP for the invite over to this forum,
Greg
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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Greg, Thanks for posting the whole build. You did a great job, I am jealous and want one myself. Way to Go.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:30 PM

Awesome, Greg. I'm glad you came over. That grader is the cat's meow and I wanted the guys here to see the work you have accomplished on it. This is a whole different environment here. It's home to me. Great people and a very relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to you for posting everything on it over here.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Hey Greg, I have 2 two suggestions. I like the idea of the upside down ball coupler but I would definitely use a latch pin or a bolt in the latch on the couple so that it can't come unlatched and drop off. Secondly, do you own any cardboard, because that is some serious overspray! Seriously, you have done excellent work on that machine, well done.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:17 AM

i want to build one now, because of your postings of this build it has giving me a million idears now, i love the trailer ball upside down, that is a great idear,
like kenny said, this fourm is like home, good people here, sit a spell, hang out, you'll like it here,
im looking forward to more, what a great build,

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:31 AM

Greg,that is looking good.

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Posted September 24, 2011 - 08:38 PM

Greg, Welcome to the site and thanks for posting your project pictures! Your grader looks like it does a fine job. NICE WORK!

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 11:46 PM

Very interested project.

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Posted July 02, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Wow, this has got me very motivated...I am thinking up a similar project now.

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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:12 AM

WOW! This is amazing. I am planning on starting a similar project and my biggest quetion is about shifting both rear ends. I see you had a connecting rod to the two shifters, but how does that move them side to side? Also, any chance I could come take a peek sometime? I see we are both in Michigan.

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 02:17 PM

WOW! This is amazing. I am planning on starting a similar project and my biggest quetion is about shifting both rear ends. I see you had a connecting rod to the two shifters, but how does that move them side to side? Also, any chance I could come take a peek sometime? I see we are both in Michigan.

Thanks for the compliments :). The shifter idea still needs some refinement yet and for now I have a pair of vice grips on the rod to assist in shifting the rear rear-end all the way in. You would be welcome to come over, I live about 25 miles west of Mt. Pleasant.

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Posted July 06, 2012 - 05:28 PM

That grader still amazes me. Very well thought out workmanship, Greg! One of the coolest tractors I have ever seen. My hat's off to you!
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Posted July 08, 2012 - 08:53 PM

That little thing is awesome. Great build

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Great Build,

 

You have some great ideas, the rotator was great, the ball hitch idea was even better.

 

I would go one better and set a walking beam rear end. easy with the horizontal shaft transmissions. linkage a little trickier.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 08:33 AM

You did a great job!






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