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Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-04-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
My new Root ripper and quick connect taking out a...

My new Root ripper and quick connect taking out a old tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8UwOPRzB2g
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-30-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
My last bucket tooth came in. I was able to dig a...

My last bucket tooth came in. I was able to dig a few feet down to test it out. I had to shoot a skunk that was coming in my barn and was not scared of us.
It was a good time to dig a hole.

This...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-19-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
Here are a couple picture showing how to make a...

Here are a couple picture showing how to make a curved bucket.
I toque it down weld a little and repeat.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8626&stc=1&d=1558302441

At...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-17-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I just got a new plasma cutter. I wanted to make...

I just got a new plasma cutter. I wanted to make something that I have made before so I could compare to my old cutting methods to plasma cutting.
I am making a 12 backhoe bucket. I have the front...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-07-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
The rock rake is done and put to work. ...

The rock rake is done and put to work.

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8605&stc=1&d=1557282525
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Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-05-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
The rock rake is very close to being done. I am...

The rock rake is very close to being done. I am going to add kick stand and I need to paint it other than that it is done.
It was raining today so I could not test it out.
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-03-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I finally got to dig a little more than a test...

I finally got to dig a little more than a test dig while with my DIY 16” bucket.
This thing holds a lot of dirt. It takes a little more finesse breaking through the surface we have hard red clay....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-28-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I made some progress. The front of it is done. It...

I made some progress. The front of it is done. It is mostly 2" x 2" 1/4" square tubing.
The main boom is 3" x 3" and I have all 56 3/8" holes drilled using only one drill bit.
My bolts come in...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-24-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I brought in 30 ton top soil to get grass to grow...

I brought in 30 ton top soil to get grass to grow on our Geo trenches. It had lots of rock in it.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8598&stc=1&d=1556110711

Now I need a...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-22-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I repurpose the SSQA plate one more time. I added...

I repurpose the SSQA plate one more time. I added a hitch for moving and parking trailers. I still need to get some paint on it.
I used scrap yard steel and I already had the hitch so this cost me...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
The scrap yard 1 mile from my house sells surplus...

The scrap yard 1 mile from my house sells surplus steel. I just bought 260 pounds for .20 a pound.
My welding projects just got cheaper.

I bought some extra steel for projects that I have not...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-10-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
Thanks for the question. That encouraged me to do...

Thanks for the question. That encouraged me to do the math.
I can buy everything similar from one vendor except the 16” bucket and that is OEM

They don't make these items for my tractor yet....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-07-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I have been using root ripper to clean the fence...

I have been using root ripper to clean the fence line and I am supper happy with how it is performing. It is very fun to use. I use to cut the fence line and the stuff just grows back. Not now I am...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-27-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
All I need now is the back brackets. It is...

All I need now is the back brackets. It is starting to look like a bucket.
I hope it digs well but time will tell.

I broke a small ratchet strap making the curved bottom.
The larger 2" 10K...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-22-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I made a backhoe lift attachment. It was made...

I made a backhoe lift attachment.
It was made out of plate. My quick attach works so well that it is only one pin to switch. This should be useful for some jobs....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-17-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I just finished my 16” backhoe bucket for my GC...

I just finished my 16” backhoe bucket for my GC 1710.

I made this a little bigger than the OEM one. This was a little challenging because all the top part is ” and 3/8” steel. That is a little...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-16-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I used a ratchet strap to help make the round...

I used a ratchet strap to help make the round bottom. The final part I used the tractor outrigger to push down the bottom and tack weld it.
That work pretty well. Now on to the brackets and then the...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-11-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I did a small change on the pin I take out on my...

I did a small change on the pin I take out on my QC. I welded a flag on the pin so you can get a hold of it to pull it out....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-07-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I made pins out of 1144 TGP (turned, ground,...

I made pins out of 1144 TGP (turned, ground, polished). Someone very nice on the tractor forum suggested this to me....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-03-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I finished my quick connect for my backhoe. I...

I finished my quick connect for my backhoe. I still need to make some pins for the bucket.
Once I have some pins, I will try out my new root ripper.
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I went to drill my holes for the pins and I did...

I went to drill my holes for the pins and I did not realize the pins are nonstandard size.
I had to order a 30 mm hole saw carbide tipped. It will be here tomorrow.

My quick attach plates are all...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-21-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
It is closer. It needs just the top brackets and...

It is closer. It needs just the top brackets and painted.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8531&stc=1&d=1550771776

I found some 3/8" steel at the steel surplus today....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
BXpanded has the tooth bars. It has performed...

BXpanded has the tooth bars.
It has performed great. I have used it a ton. Very happy with it.
https://bxpanded.com/

I just found this project where they made their own for a very low cost....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-17-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
The root ripper is ruff cut out. ...

The root ripper is ruff cut out.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8526&stc=1&d=1550430130
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 02-15-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,884
Posted By pinballlooking
I just got back from the surplus steel place....

I just got back from the surplus steel place. They did not have as much stock as they usually have and mild steel was up to .45 a pound. It was .31 last time I was there.
Still a good deal. I bought...
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