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    Default Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Hi Everyone:
    I have been storing my spud bar on my FEL for about three years now. The cross member makes a convenient place to store it. I am on my second bungee cord the first one lasted about two years. At first I had a pry bar that was made in China stored there but it was slightly longer than the FEL bucket and I snagged it on a tree one day. I managed to straighten out the pry bar and shortly after that I found an old made in USA pry bar buried next to the corn crib. Who no how long it had been there. I knocked off about a pound of heavy rust and treated it with Rust Cure. It's just the right length and it was free so I'm not too worried about the rust.
    Marshall
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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Good idea for location to carry it , bad idea using bungee cord . I would hate to be traveling down the hiway and have that bar meet me coming down the road. Might want to secure with a pin and short piece of chain.
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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Hi BTDT:
    Are you suggesting that I drill a pin hole in the bar? That's easier said than done. I'd probably have to mount it up in the drill press. The bungees have held up well for three years and they cut down on the rattle. I only changed the last one because it was loosing its stretch.
    Marshall

    Quote Originally Posted by BTDT
    Good idea for location to carry it , bad idea using bungee cord . I would hate to be traveling down the hiway and have that bar meet me coming down the road. Might want to secure with a pin and short piece of chain.

    John Deere 4300, 420 loader, model 47 Backhoe and many other attachments.
    Ford F350 Super Duty 4X4 Crewcab
    Polaris Ranger XP 700
    Millermatic 251 MIG welder
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma cutter
    Upgrading John Deere Loader Cylinders
    John Deere 420 loader quick hitch rebuild
    Semi-Metallic Emergency Brake Pads for the Polaris Ranger
    Straightened, reinforced and added toothbar to FEL bucket

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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Quote Originally Posted by mars1952
    Hi BTDT:
    Are you suggesting that I drill a pin hole in the bar? That's easier said than done. I'd probably have to mount it up in the drill press. The bungees have held up well for three years and they cut down on the rattle. I only changed the last one because it was loosing its stretch.
    Marshall
    You could drill the bar, but I was thinking of welding a loop on top end or side near top. DPS Troopers down here make a good living writing tickets for what they consider "unsecured load".
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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Around here in WNC the stuff has to fall off for you to get a ticket. Welding sounds alot easier than drilling.
    Marshall

    John Deere 4300, 420 loader, model 47 Backhoe and many other attachments.
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    Straightened, reinforced and added toothbar to FEL bucket

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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    That's a railroad lining bar. The square end is that shape to fit into a track jack. Dig around that corn crib some more and see if you can find a jack to go with the bar. They''re kind of handy too.

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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdad
    That's a railroad lining bar. The square end is that shape to fit into a track jack. Dig around that corn crib some more and see if you can find a jack to go with the bar. They''re kind of handy too.
    Hi BigDad:
    That's an interesting idea. I was removing the top soil around the corn crib with a box scraper when I found the bar. I went down to the clay so I don't think there is anthing else to be found. Once I found the bar I did keep an eye out though. The bar looks just like a made in China pry bar that I recently purchase at Home Depot. One end is round, the other end is square with a bevel and middle is hex shaped. My tractor is out at my farm so I won't be able to take pictures until Monday but on Monday I will take a picture of the bar and post it.
    Marshall

    John Deere 4300, 420 loader, model 47 Backhoe and many other attachments.
    Ford F350 Super Duty 4X4 Crewcab
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    Millermatic 251 MIG welder
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma cutter
    Upgrading John Deere Loader Cylinders
    John Deere 420 loader quick hitch rebuild
    Semi-Metallic Emergency Brake Pads for the Polaris Ranger
    Straightened, reinforced and added toothbar to FEL bucket

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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Quote Originally Posted by bigdad
    That's a railroad lining bar. The square end is that shape to fit into a track jack. Dig around that corn crib some more and see if you can find a jack to go with the bar. They''re kind of handy too.
    Hi BigDad: Sorry for the delay. Here is a full picture of the of the pry bar compared to a made in China bar.
    Marshall
    P.S. I still need pictures of a 430 loader (or equivalent) in the dump position.
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    John Deere 4300, 420 loader, model 47 Backhoe and many other attachments.
    Ford F350 Super Duty 4X4 Crewcab
    Polaris Ranger XP 700
    Millermatic 251 MIG welder
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma cutter
    Upgrading John Deere Loader Cylinders
    John Deere 420 loader quick hitch rebuild
    Semi-Metallic Emergency Brake Pads for the Polaris Ranger
    Straightened, reinforced and added toothbar to FEL bucket

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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    I made a rack on the back of my tractor for it. I use a heavy duty rubber bungee...
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    Default Re: Spud bar storage on FEL (Pry bar)

    Quote Originally Posted by DMF
    I made a rack on the back of my tractor for it. I use a heavy duty rubber bungee...
    That look inconvenient. Probably doesn't rattle much either.
    Marshall

    John Deere 4300, 420 loader, model 47 Backhoe and many other attachments.
    Ford F350 Super Duty 4X4 Crewcab
    Polaris Ranger XP 700
    Millermatic 251 MIG welder
    Miller Spectrum 625 Plasma cutter
    Upgrading John Deere Loader Cylinders
    John Deere 420 loader quick hitch rebuild
    Semi-Metallic Emergency Brake Pads for the Polaris Ranger
    Straightened, reinforced and added toothbar to FEL bucket

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