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Tripp

The latest: IH 468 Seedbed conditioner

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Here’s the latest creation as spring is around the corner. It’s not painted yet, as I’ll wait for the weather to warm up so I can bake the paint in the oven and open the windows when I do so! This series of photos gives you an idea of the materials that went into this before primer/paint covers it up.

I had spare vibra shanks from an other project a few years back, so I used some of them up on this one, including a spare hydraulic cylinder. This was a complex project with 584 individual parts. The adjustable front section (up/down) where the vibra shanks hang works using the lever. The mulcher is 2 individual gangs that took a LOT of time to re-engineer. The harrow hanging off the chains took more time and effort than I thought as if had to level and move as close to the real one as I could. The levelling board wasn’t that bad and was about the easiest of this piece to build!!.

Enjoy the pictures (from finished product backwards) and when it’s all painted up with decals and hydraulic hoses affixed, I’ll post more then – in a few months time.

Now off to figure out the 365 vibra tine cultivator as I try to build a jig to make the tines, while still being able to mount them……!!!!

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One more thing - you'll note that the screws/bolts are still long. That's because I don;t cut them down to size until final assembly after painting as they're easier to remove when their longer for ay final touches or adjustments!

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Looks awesome keep up the good work

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WOW! You must have an amazing amount of patience! Superb job.

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Excellent work!!!!.............Its a gold demo version... :lol:

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wow you got steady fingers theres no way i could do anything like that

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Once again Tripp, you have done a GREAT JOB. Love it!

Jason

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neat! we have the real thing, with the exception that ours has the rolling baskets instead of the leveling board. isn't used much with the bigger equipment and bigger fields we have now. but gets used every year and makes a sweet seedbed. if only it was 27 feet wide.. :rolleyes: anyways, nice model!

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Thanks gents!

One aspect of building these toys that is going to change what can be made is the decision by the major brass supply companies to stop building "I" beams, channel beams and angles, a few months back. You can now only by tubes, rectangles, and squares. I'll never make another one like this again, as it uses a lot of angles, for instance. Of course, this happens when I'm well underway in building this: typical!!

I bought out everything the 2 local hobby shops havd left and that's it. I'm going to have to look at a metal hand brake (smaller hobby-type version), but I'm not sure if that tool will be able to bend brass sheet to the small angles I need. We'll see!

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That is a great job. Your workmanship is much much better than mine, I am just about finished with my first ever scratch building model which is a 1/16 one row cotton picker mostly brass and aluminum. It is definitely ROUGH compared to yours.

Harold H

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Thanks gents!

One aspect of building these toys that is going to change what can be made is the decision by the major brass supply companies to stop building "I" beams, channel beams and angles, a few months back. You can now only by tubes, rectangles, and squares. I'll never make another one like this again, as it uses a lot of angles, for instance. Of course, this happens when I'm well underway in building this: typical!!

I bought out everything the 2 local hobby shops havd left and that's it. I'm going to have to look at a metal hand brake (smaller hobby-type version), but I'm not sure if that tool will be able to bend brass sheet to the small angles I need. We'll see!

That seems to be a problem all the builders I visit with are having. What's happening? Money short? Raw material up? . . . scarce?

Mitch

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It is definitely ROUGH compared to yours.

Ahight Mista Harold . . . . prove it. We NEED PICKER PICS!!!!!!!!!!

Mitch

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Mitch,

I plan on bringing it to Starkville, if all of y'all promise not to laugh too hard.

Harold H

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Mitch,

I plan on bringing it to Starkville, if all of y'all promise not to laugh too hard.

Harold H

I'm not promicing anything these days Harold. LOL!!!!!!! We WILL be laughing at something I'm sure, but it won't be at your picker. We have a really good time. Can't wait to meet you and see the picker.

Mitch

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Thanks gents!

One aspect of building these toys that is going to change what can be made is the decision by the major brass supply companies to stop building "I" beams, channel beams and angles, a few months back. You can now only by tubes, rectangles, and squares. I'll never make another one like this again, as it uses a lot of angles, for instance. Of course, this happens when I'm well underway in building this: typical!!

I bought out everything the 2 local hobby shops havd left and that's it. I'm going to have to look at a metal hand brake (smaller hobby-type version), but I'm not sure if that tool will be able to bend brass sheet to the small angles I need. We'll see!

That seems to be a problem all the builders I visit with are having. What's happening? Money short? Raw material up? . . . scarce?

Mitch

Hi Mitch - Good questions, I'm thinking "yes" to everything you asked as being the reason. These items have been made for years, now it's stopped. I/m gonna have to be creative in the future!

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