I made, and used this unit many years ago and all of the parts were cut with the torch and welded together with stick welder. I cut the rear end with the torch, ( I was told that you can't do it that way) then cut 10" from each side and welded it all back together and it has pulled some heavy diggers without breaking anything. I still have it today, but it needs to be gone thru and cleaned up again. There are a few things I wanted to change.
This is a back bottom off of an Oliver 5 bottom plow. I wanted a 1-bottom for a utility tractor and 3- point hitch, so this is what I came up with. I have used it for over 20 years now and have never had anything break on it.
Looking at multi process welders. Narrowed it down too the everlast 221 sti or 252mts sti.. they are mig stick and ac/DC tig. Seem to have good falling on the YouTube but no torcher test. Being a high production hobbyist such as myself...im convinced. Ideas? Priced well good warranty if not a fake one
I would love to get my hands on one of the setups we had on Subs. Southbend 10" with a taper attachment and a versa mill. I made gears and everything with that rig. spent a lot of my off duty time in machinery 1 Lower level just playing. really not a lot to do with spare time on a submarine. I was Lucky ... Had toys to play with.
I like it! That's a nice set-up! These smaller trailers are a lifesaver when you need them. I always liked the single axle jobber's because they work great on the Explorer and 150 pick-up. Don't even know they are back there and you can haul some impressive loads in them.
Hi Datman, something to think about, I see you are from Tassie so you would have seen thousands of commodores on the road. I have always like the design of the rear axle in that it could be used for another purpose like the main spindles for two wheels on a band saw mill. They are cheap to buy, can easily handle all of the loads from all directions, fully sealed bearings, mounting flange (hub) with bolts and a centre hub for the wheels and even a bolt on rear flange hub to drive it. See if this works
Working on an app for my phone to provide a hotspot for my laptop, so I can post more here. Right now it is very hard to type out a post of any length. Having trouble getting the phone to connect the laptop to the internet. Dan.
When I use my phone for hotspot it's just like logging into the WIFI at the house.
Aaaah, that being the rub..... My phone will not connect to the laptop and allow traffic through to the net... I can transfer information back and forth via bluetooth and USB ports but not by WiFi. Now the computer recognises the phone but I still cannot get it to connect to the net yet. Dan.
What? You never saw duct tape used on a differential carrier before? (I suspect it was a temporary fix, made out in the boonies with hope of just getting back to town. Most diif carriers are cast, not conducive to welding when broke.) Doc
I don't know of any tape that holds up in oil of any kind. I don't know of any tape strong enough to hold a carrier together. MAYBE hold in the pins for the spider gears. I had the retainer screw back out and drop one of those pins on my truck. There wasn't any taping that together at all. The carrier exploded.
This is the potato planter that I built out of parts found in the scrap pile. I pull this with hydro drive garden tractor and the rider drops potato pieces in furrow behind the shovel. the disks behind are set to cover the row. I does work really well and makes fast work of 200# of seed! This is another idea that you can use.
11 years ago I made this digger from scratch to use in our big gardens to help dig the potato crop. We always had several rows 225 feet long and no way to dig them by hand so this is what I came up with. No plans, just cut/welded, and fit as I went. It is still in use and will see use this year as well. I wanted to add drag chain and a wagon elevator, to put potatoes in a small wagon pulled behind the digger. Time was a problem and this is where I stopped. Had to use it the next day, problem is I never got back to modifying it! thanks; sonny
That sounds like the right steel to start with. Make it stout as you go and never be sorry! A little extra iron is good investment . Mills take a lot of strain, and need to be strong. sounds like you might be starting to cut and weld soon! Take pix. as you go! thanks; sonny
This is the second creeper I made and use the most. It started out as a Weber Weeder (bean walker), But I cut it down and offset one back wheel to make it straddle the row. I later put another speed reducer on making final speed something like 14.85 feet per min.= about 891 feet per hour! Slow but that's the idea for planting/weeding and harvest. It saves the ole back a lot. Not being able to stand up and bend over, this works good for me.