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#1 jr315rn OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 08:33 AM

if anyone has any cool homemade attachments or goodies , let me see some pics love to get some ideas

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 08:38 AM

I'm working on a dump trailer here: http://gardentractor...iler-time-9027/
Look around that forum, you'll find some other threads.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 08:49 AM

How about this : http://gardentractor...ht=2a016 engine

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 10:59 AM

OK you asked for it
home made 4 wheel drive Allis grader, info on build
http://gardentractor...is-grader-8673/
Soon to have Ag tires on rear and hopefully hydraulics by spring
Oh and welcome to the club.

Edited by Michiganmobileman, November 04, 2011 - 11:01 AM.
add welcome statement


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Posted November 04, 2011 - 11:26 AM

Here's a couple.
http://gardentractor...ole-build-5130/

http://gardentractor...1661/#post14632

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 07:47 PM

here ya go
http://gardentractor...-ive-made-9473/
http://gardentractor...ade-build-9546/

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 10:10 PM

While it may not be "COOL", I do have a homemade wooden lawn cart. The story behind it is cool though. My parents helped my great aunt and uncle on their farm when I was a kid and I would always go along and hang out with my uncle. One of the things he was good at was building things from wood. He got the idea one day of building himself a small lawn cart he could pull with his R.E.R.. I helped him along the way with the project and we had it done in about a week. I remember him using it after that for chores. About a year or so after he built it my parents and Aunt and Uncle had a difference of ways on things at the farm. We stopped helping and almost never went there anymore. It went several years and my Uncle passed away from injuries he received in an accident with his Ferguson 30. After his passing my aunt decided to sell the farm and downsize into a small house. One of the things she didn't need was the lawn cart and since she knew I had helped build it she gave it along with some other possesions of my uncles to me to keep. I was still in middle school at the time and we stored the cart in the attic of my dads work shop for the next 15 years till my wife and I bought our house at which time I decided to bring it with me. The cart is now about 24 years old and it still looks the same as it did all those years ago when my uncle and I built it. It's a hideous purple color as he painted it with some left over paints he mixed together. He didnt have enough and part of it is not painted yet to this day! I keep it as a reminder of my childhood and one of the best men I will ever know!

One thing that is funny about it was that the axle and wheels on it came from the sulky he had for a Simplicity 2 wheel garden tractor.
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 10:48 PM

This is a rear sleeve hitch and lift mechanism I built for my 682/782.100_5025.jpg
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Posted November 04, 2011 - 10:54 PM

Wow, that hitch looks seriously solid. Nice job K.

As for the story of the cart, I think it's very cool and would love to see a pic if you don't mind sharing a memory.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:03 AM

I'll have to get a pic of it when I get home from the farm this evening.

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 06:29 AM

I have built a grader blade, redesigned a tow behind mower, single furrow plow mount....etc.....nothing major

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 09:04 PM

here's the dump cart pic.
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Posted November 06, 2011 - 01:16 AM

here's the dump cart pic.
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Looks like a well made cart, pretty cool history to it. Thanks for the pic.

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Posted November 06, 2011 - 04:41 AM

here's the dump cart pic.
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Very neat old cart. If you want to give the wood some protection without repainting (may be a rough color to match :D ), here's a link to my Dads formula for his wood preserver.

http://gardentractor...641/#post103610

It may darken the paint just a little bit, but dries pretty clear and doesn't look like shellac on it, just soaks in and keeps the wood from drying out and getting pithy over time. Some of his stuff is pretty old (1800's) and he's had great luck saving it this way. Just do any repairs first.
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Posted November 08, 2011 - 10:59 PM

It would probably be quicker to name the things that aren't homemade or custom, but here we go;
halfscale Caterpillar D2
halfscale Minneapolis Moline jetstar orchard
halfscale Case spirit of 76 w/duals
halfscale Massey 1100
halfscale JohnDeere 4010 hi crop w/ cultivators
halfscale Minneapolis Moline G706
half scale John Deere no57 3 bottom plow
halfscale New Idea wagon
single bottom rollover plow
transport syle plastic layer for garden tractor
and the list of what i'm working on is even longer, i was always told that you don't leave this earth until you complete what your'e supposed to, figure i'm good til about 150
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