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Old 11-15-18, 10:58 AM   #11
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I ordered a Piranha Tooth Bar. It helps the front end loader dig and take out brush and small saplings.



Owners that have this toothbar highly recommend it. It gets here next week.

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Old 11-29-18, 10:56 PM   #12
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I am going to use my tractor to put the dirt back it the big trenches on the geothermal. I just ordered a 20" LED bar to install on the roll bar. It get dark so quickly the headlight are blocked with the front loader.



Later I would like to maybe hing it so I could use it for the backhoe.
I would not use it for backhoe very often so I don't want to buy more lights just for that.
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Old 01-15-19, 09:04 PM   #13
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With my Geothermal project I moved 440 cubic yards of red clay with my tractor.

When I bought it there was 85 hours on it. I have put 81 hours on it so far.
I really like this tractor it may be small but it can do a lot of work.
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Old 02-11-19, 09:08 AM   #14
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I added a skid steer quick release to my front-end loader.
I had to cut off my buckets bolt on brackets and weld on an adapter bracket to make it work with the quick release.
You can buy a new bucket but that cost $500 plus truck shipping. The adapter plate was $110 shipped.
I got a set of quick release pallet forks.
I used my plasma cutter to cut off the brackets this is the one I bought off eBay
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5256







It worked great for this job. I will be using it to make some tractor attachments soon.


I used it to build a hand gun shooting this weekend. You can also shoot rifles at 100 yards or 150 yards on my porch or anywhere in between.

There is dirt piled up behind it for added protection.

Here is a video of someone using quick attach (on a bigger tractor than mine.)
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Old 02-15-19, 04:03 PM   #15
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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 206 pounds of it just under 100 with tax.
I needed some plate they had one piece left. I had the cut it for me and while I was getting other steel someone else tried to get my piece.
They stopped them and saved it for me.

I hope to turn the steel into a quick attach for my backhoe bucket.
The quick attach will be loosely based off this one.



And root ripper for my backhoe.
The root ripper will be loosely based off this one.


A 16” bucket for my backhoe
The Bucket will be loosely based off the OEM bucket.
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Old 02-17-19, 01:03 PM   #16
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The root ripper is ruff cut out.




It matches the bucket profile pretty well.



I refined the tip.
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Old 02-18-19, 11:17 AM   #17
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Pinball,
I really like the look of that piranah cutter attachment. I need to weld on another piece of steel onto the front of the bucket as it wears out fast. Mostly leveling my 1/4 mile gravel driveway.

What is the price range for this?

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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.
https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/...tooth-bar.html
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It is closer. It needs just the top brackets and painted.


I found some 3/8" steel at the steel surplus today.
Now I will be able to finish the root ripper. Backhoe Quick attach and the 16" bucket.

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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 cut out 3/8" plate the same size as the original.
I hope I have the quick attach laid out where it will work well.

I will tack weld the plates together before I drill so the pins fit well.
I am not set up very well for cutting 1/2" and 3/8" plate so it is taking a while to get these projects done.

I bought four weld on replaceable teeth for the new bucket. They are 156.
I received points when when I bought my pallet forks. I was able to get 5 bucket teeth for $7.50 shipped by using my points from my other purchase.
This was a great deal.



While I am waiting on my 30mm hole saw I started on my 16" bucket.
I have the front " plate cut out the top sides 3/8" plate and the back plate 3/8" plate.
I will cheat a little and I will use a 3 pipe on the top back so that will give me a good radius there.

My over 11' surplus steel is now 7' long and being used up.
It is a nice chunk of 3/8" steel.

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