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    Default Re: Homemade quick attach

    I think I'm going to tackle this over the winter. The deciding factor is that if I do build it and don't like the way it turns out, I can take it off and go back to the stock setup with no damage done to the original bucket. Other than some steel, it's not going to cost me a lot aside from my time and a box of welding rods.

    Sean

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    Well, I'm getting this project on its way too being done. I'll try and get some pics posted this weekend. It sure was a lot more work than I initially thought. I was waiting on a plasma cutter (Hypertherm) and that made the job that much easier with all the cutting i had to do. I would definatly recommend one to anyone, cut my 1/4" metal like nothing. Im at the stages of putting the finishing touches on before welding it fully, all the bucket stops, filler pieces etc.. There are a few things I could have done differntly and they became more apparent as time went on but, thats the way it goes.

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    Default Re: Homemade quick attach

    Puckgrinder, excellent choice on the plaz - I bought a Powermax 45 early this year and LOVE it. Now considering one of the kits here

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/w...-new-post.html

    For all the repetitive cuts involved with brush forks, grapples, ears on hitches, etc, this looks like the most reasonable option for me. (Don't wanna spend $5k for a system that MIGHT work, but $100 or so for a kit that I could maybe enlarge on a bit seems reasonable... Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by BukitCase View Post
    Puckgrinder, excellent choice on the plaz - I bought a Powermax 45 early this year and LOVE it. Now considering one of the kits here

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/w...-new-post.html

    For all the repetitive cuts involved with brush forks, grapples, ears on hitches, etc, this looks like the most reasonable option for me. (Don't wanna spend $5k for a system that MIGHT work, but $100 or so for a kit that I could maybe enlarge on a bit seems reasonable... Steve


    That is pretty neat. I may look into getting that, be nice to replicate a part from a pattern made from wood or whatever. The other alternative is to make the pattern slightly smaller and just use it at a pattern right on the metal itself.

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    Well, heres what I came up with. Test it out and seems to work really well. Have maybe at most 150$ in the project.


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    Nicely done!
    That's the problem with trouble.
    It always starts out as such fun."
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    Thanks, excuse the pictures they really make the tractor look like crap, the flash brings out every little scratch and piece of dirt. Its actually in great shape and I just got done testing the bucket on a snowpile.

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    Nicely done! It is amazing how Often I change from the bucket to the forks. It is such a simple design and yet it is not an option on our compact tractors. You will wonder what gook you so long to make it, enjoy!!! Ken, W8N4-SNO!

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    Default Re: Homemade quick attach

    Lost $150.00 bucks? No, you saved yourself a tidy sum of money, got to play with welders, grinders and such, and built a time and back saving attachment for you tractor. It looks like it turned out pretty well, did you use your press to make/bend the saddles? or did you scrap that idea and go with a different route? I dont have a plazma cutter yet but it is on my list, boy, I could destroy a bunch of steel in a hurry with one of those.Steve

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    The plasma made it LOT easier, I dunno what I would have used that could cut 1/4 around my shop that fast, clean or accuratly for sure. I had "scrap" 1/4 plating that was around so I just took a straight edge as a guide for the plasma and cut off what I needed and moved onto the next piece. No, I think I did what you did steve, I cut a piece of DOM tubing across the center, that I bought in a 3' length as the ID is perfectly matched to my pin size, layed it in betweent he two plates and tacked it in and then filled in above it with custom made 1/4 pieces. I didnt go straight up with the hooks at the top/ outer edge, I bent them in slightly together to allow an easier connection with upper bucket pin. So for the outer side filler piece it looked like a trapezoidal filler and the inner piece was just a rectangle/ square.

    I do say the way the guy made his in the first post I made where the plates were all one piece and bent would be the way to go if you could bend them. I had issues with just about everything twisting and being out of alignment after welding, even with good tacks and all I just dont know how you could midigate that issue. Im not a welder so there probably is a way, im just not up to speed on how. I also had clearance issues building mine as well as they used 1.25" pins on this which took needed area that could have went to better use for me in this project. All in all I'm happy with it and rewelded all the bucket stops to the new piece. Its a good little project for sure and will definatly help with bucket changes! I'll be getting pallet forks sometime here and was the main reason for this.

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