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    Default I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    Wasn't paying close enough attention and backed into a stump.

    I have tried to bend it back out to a usable shape with no luck and am thinking I am going to have to cut the mangled metal out and put a new piece in. ;o{

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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    Ouch - the blade caught it.

    A big Crescent wrench or Vice Grip works good for bending a metal edge like that. Once it's uncurled a hammer and dolly (e.g. a sledge hammer head held against the backside while you hammer the front with a lesser hammer) can yield good results. See how much you can salvage then cut out a nice shape for the patch. Some heat might help you uncurl the worst of it.
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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    Look like it. Perhaps just a patch overlay inside or outside to restore the shape?
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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    spin it down on its side and start beating the snot out of it with a sledge hammer
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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    cut down the stump flush with the ground or pull it out with a subsoiler.

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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    looks like it's time for some welding!

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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    Can't tell how far around to the other side it tore the bottom lip off in the picture. That looks like will be the toughest part to repair so it will keep it's strength.

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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by warhammer View Post
    Wasn't paying close enough attention and backed into a stump.

    I have tried to bend it back out to a usable shape with no luck and am thinking I am going to have to cut the mangled metal out and put a new piece in. ;o{

    Warhammer

    I always wondered what would happen if I backed my Squealer into a stump. Now I know! Ouch!

    You may be better off just cutting the bent part out with an OA torch or plasma torch and replacing the metal with new metal. Instead of trying to form a radius on a large piece of steel, you can do it in 5-10" segments,,, whatever you can bend.
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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    You may be able to match the curves with the other side when you make a new piece.
    I agree to cut the mangled mess out.


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    Default Re: I really jacked up my Bush Hog this time.

    Since the support beams are under the cutter, you might be able to put a hydraulic bottle jack against one of those supports and then push the skin out. You'll probably have to use a timber on top of the jack, but it's worth a try. Otherwise, cut and reskin would be my choice. You'll probably have to weld a patch over it anyway.
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