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I went to the gym after work to get some extra sweat out of me and............................ closed for Easter Monday.

So I went over to see a racer buddy of mine and make fun of his modifieds. As I was walking by his trailer I noticed that he had cut the tire rack off. Good thing too because whoever built it hadn't made any allowances for the water to drain out and it was all bulged out from many freeze ups. That got me to thinking that maybe I shouldn't give him the ammo to make fun of me, SOOOOOO I went home and drilled a few holes just to avoid the embarrassment.

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SOOOOOwe finally got to the job at hand. The tires got changed and now a different machine has a flat tire on it.

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Tire looks good and Now at least I have one spare rear tire.

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And the donor tractor loses some more of it's dignity every day. Kind of like one of the lesser talented Baldwin brothers, only useful for spare parts for the others.

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So after the snow from Saturday melted I got to work and dug out the loader and did some work. Re-welded the pivot lug back on and I am trying to figure out a way to put the loader on by myself.

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I took my front loader bracket off the spare tractor and installed it back where it belongs.

Apparently 4 washers is the right spacing to miss the  other bosses cast into the front piece.

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The new old tractor has been relegated to the tree line to wait for when we need it to supply vital organs for it brother.

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HA HA its only flat on the bottom!

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Great pics, should be easy to put the loader on...use the crane to hold it in the air while you drive the tractor into it, will take a lot of shiming and prying, but you get the holes lined up.

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Can you use the Bobcat? If so, I would think installing the loader would be fairly easy.

Drive the Bobcat up to the front of the loader with the tips of the tracks on the edge of the bucket. Then raise the forks high over the loader arms and use long chains to support them. Remove the barrels, drive the tractor in, and pin everything together.

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52 minutes ago, Matt Kirsch said:

Can you use the Bobcat? If so, I would think installing the loader would be fairly easy.

Drive the Bobcat up to the front of the loader with the tips of the tracks on the edge of the bucket. Then raise the forks high over the loader arms and use long chains to support them. Remove the barrels, drive the tractor in, and pin everything together.

Oh I have access to the bobcat as well as other pieces of equipment. I just want it to be self attaching.

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20 hours ago, Matt Kirsch said:

Ah. Two words for you: Parking stands.

I was thinking about making parking stands out of 3point top links so I could adjust it easily.

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Just built a little toy to help with draining the motocross track. Once again my welding buddies Brent and Dwayne did all the hard work for me. Actually I welded it first and made a mess so the covered my stuff up. My welds are strong, but UGLY.5910bc446f48f_18301758_825215017629993_7651426250605891032_n1.jpg.8c8de7b9663e64e4b4234a404cd6b07d.jpg5910bc3d0e00c_18403097_825214907630004_5368074945103639150_n1.thumb.jpg.3fc31acd14f74c0408ef8636a44ba76b.jpg5910bc371fc41_18403102_825214764296685_6840453920606156283_n1.jpg.ee664c64211ad7e8a80ffab6b9d47457.jpg5910bc31c7568_18403553_825215030963325_4483511752203379367_n1.jpg.3db8c0b01ab6b585fa0b471df5451af8.jpg5910bc2e87bc3_18423965_825214937630001_1258756112513435924_n1.jpg.1e528abd3e5b903fa37b3251237b15fd.jpg5910bc2a96af1_18424106_825215064296655_2858561838061073602_n1.jpg.cb3ec189b1837b4fb0ab693ae522bf49.jpg

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The loader is now attached and goes up and down.

I of course will follow this with a lot of pics.

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I promised you guys some pics and here they are.

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These two plates are for the safety supports that will hold the bucket off the ground when pulling the tandem disc.

They are designed to weld to the swing down supports made from Sch.80 2" pipe cut in 1/2.

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The two bars are designed to pivot off the same pin the cylinder drives off. It keeps the whole assembly in perfectly straight compression for the most strength and safety, I hope!

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I ran the hoses and they are just the right length. Which means that they are free and I can use them without spending any money.

YEA I"M CHEAP.

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The loader looks a little gangly and I indexed it off the original mounts. So it is mounted exactly like the previous owner had it. On the plus side I could load a double decker bus with this thing. I wanted it for pushing over old dead trees and grappling them away so this is actually a good thing.591a48f248db1_18485728_829885257162969_5462499200152661606_n1.jpg.ae3bee4faba87b37d4c9d3ca3289c292.jpg591a48f896c55_18446874_829885393829622_3904560863170713257_n1.thumb.jpg.95f31c4210969ac4de2ea553e9d518b2.jpg

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Did anyone notice that I put anti rotational tabs on all my pins except one? I actually tack welded the tab to the loader frame so I wouldn't lose it.

There is still a lot more to do but I will keep you guys posted.

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Wow nice work!

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I love the theory of the anti-rotation tabs :)     On similar creations that have been birthed and modified in my neck

of the woods I always end up making an arm or leg that extends some distance from the center of the pin ,and

then anchors ,   (i will see if i can find a piccy)    

Perhaps you will have better luck with your pins desire not to turn than the ones I have run across

Love all the pics and the creativeness !!!, 

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Got my buddy Chris to give me a hand tonight. I welded up the safety bars so I could use the hydraulics for the disc and leave the loader attached.

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The bucket sits about 2 feet off the ground when locked upright. It seems way lower in these pictures but actually has a lot of clearance.

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