That Tuffline is a beautiful ripper and maybe the best I have ever seen. Sure looks rugged.
What a great tool for drainage and breaking hardpan.
Can I ask how much you oaid for that? OK to PM me on that.
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Well I warned ya fellas, NOT good with pics when in the heat of the build but here is a few...
Used 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch through out, not to mention the 1x4 inch "shank". The angle is 1/4x2, lower link pin holes 1/4 t-1, top link material 3/8", back support straps 3/8x1-1/2. The shoe support which is not finished yet, material is 1/2 inch.
The "shank" was warmed up with the torch right before welding the hardware to it to aid in weld penetration. Not no expert, but that seems to REALLY help with such heavy of material for good weld strength.
I designed the shoe mount after the deere and LS sub-soilers. Plan on making a shoe to those specs from a leaf spring.
When all is all done, it will turn deere green unless something of more importance roles around:D
The lower link connection points would seem to be weak link on your build. Are you concerned about the plate on angle strength? What about the sheer force exerted on the angle with the ripper in the ground?
Looks good, just want to make sure it'll work as planned.
I do not know the shear resistance of 1/4" t-1 steel, Thinking its more than I can put on it with my 790 tractor with sane, normal use that is:D
I did think about the lower links integrity, I am just going to try it and if there is hiccups with them I will just have to start over with them and go with some 1/2".
Hope it works out but it does look light to me.
Here it is fresh out of the shop.... Paint, shoe and pins:D