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Old 04-12-19, 11:50 AM   #31
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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 thought of just yet.

I have SSQA Titan pallet forks and I made debris forks for it.
The titan pallet forks pin on to it.
I made debris forks that attach to my pallet fork frame the same way.

They are pretty beefy.
The bottom back angle is 6" x 4" 3/8" angle. The two outside forks are 3/4" x 2" the inside ones are 3/4" square stakes 36" long.
There are three of them. Two welded side by side the one welded on top of the other two.

I ran out of paint but still tried it out and it worked well so far.

I bought all this steel from a scrap yard this whole thing cost me about $20 to make.
You can buy similar forks for about $250 - $500 They clamp on your bucket.

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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 $6 to make.

The bottom back angle is 6" x 4" 3/8" angle. It was three pieces that I welded together.


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Old 04-24-19, 07:59 AM   #33
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I brought in 30 ton top soil to get grass to grow on our Geo trenches. It had lots of rock in it.


Now I need a rock rake. I don’t want to spend $600 on a rock rake that I won’t use very much.
I am going to make a 5’ rock rake. I ordered the tines for it. I found a place that had free shipping the tines were 61 pounds. They were $140 shipped.
I went to the scrap yard yesterday and bought some 2” x 2” square tubing ” thick this should work nice for the frame. I bought I nice piece angle iron to hold the tines.


I will make one similar to this with some design changes.



The tines imported from Italy have arrived. All 62 pounds of them.
I just ordered to the 56 (100) bolts and 5 drill bits to put this together.
I hope to get to work on this built over the weekend.
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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 tomorrow and two hole saws coming in on Tuesday.
I bought Nylock bolts so they don't come loose on their own.



I have work for this rake to do and I would like to get it finished. No one local had the hole saw size I needed.


I made some progress last night. I mounted the pipe that holds it. I drilled it for the position pin.
I welded some 2" x 2" 1/4" square tubing on to my angle iron. That should keep it from bending.



I went to the scrap yard at lunch. I found a 1/2" plate 6" wide 7.5' long.
This will work great for me. My porta bandsaw cuts 6" that makes it good for projects.
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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.
But then it did very well.
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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.



The angle can be adjusted five positions forward and three positions backwards.

Once I get it outside, I will get more pictures.

I used scrap yard steel. The project cost $200 to built. Most of the cost is the tines and the bolts. It is pretty heavy duty there is 1/2 plate under where it the pipe holds it together.

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The rock rake is done and put to work.







This was my first time using a rock rake. Once I figured out I needed to angle it and kick the rocks to one side it went well.
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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 and top two sides cut out. I also gave the two bigger sides cut out.



When done I will have a 6, 10 ,12, 16 bucket a root ripper and a lifting attachment.

More progress. This was all cut with my new plasma cutter.

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