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    Quote Originally Posted by 4shorts View Post

    My friend she got a room that resembles NASA control Center. There's computers and plotters and then there's the software. She's crazy good at it and she's only been at it for half a year
    You guys make a great couple, she's kickin' some serious arzzz. I have some very elementary use of adobe illustrator, and none with kind of printer you guys must have. I'm guessing it's similar to what vinyl sign companies use. Great stuff...tell your wife we said so.
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    I really like your rear light guards, certainly a factory look to them. A real top notch job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly807 View Post
    Yeah, I'd be the same. If it helps you out, I ended up buying the regular hooks with the loop in one end. Cut the loops off, beveled the back edge and welded them on. I would have liked to have had the weld-on ones but couldn't find any locally. Not sure if I checked Parts for Trucks or not. I know Princess Auto didn't have them.

    Sean
    I checked PA myself. And Hercules SLR. And Parts for trucks.. And Traction.. LOL.. yep.. nobody got them... Well Hercules had some high grade weld on ones that were like $40 ea but that was too rich for me.

    I ended up grabbing a couple cheapies from PA too. They're still sitting on the shelf until I decide if I'm going to hold out for proper ones or cut up the PA ones. I really dont even need welded on bucket hooks that much anymore since I built my forks and my trailer mover because it has some hooks already on it, having permanent ones might be handy though.

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    Wish I had an ironworker. Its what takes it from nice looking to "factory"

    Great work Paul.

    Still not sure on the placement of the Ditch lights.. Im sure they'll light the ditches and do what you need, but my issue was getting light right out front due to the bucket and that round crossmember. You went low, and I had to go high to get the spread I needed. Those high power Rigids might just have enough lumens to blow right past the obstructions. Hopefully you'll demonstrate the spread at nite like you did on the big tractor.

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    Paul:

    If you get into marketing your designs and have someone fab out the boring grunt work, then I'd like to get in on the action by being the CAD grunt.

    Is the grille guard a kubota item? I was just surprised to see it was silver in color instead of orange or the chassis gray color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly807 View Post
    Yep, that's what I had in mind, only I was thinking it would mount either in place of the claw so as to enable setting the angle you wanted, or on the side of the backhoe bucket. I never considered the bale spear mount, the only problem I see there is either it pulling off, or the spear not being able to get close enough to the tree trunk.

    Sean
    Oh ya. Now that's very doable. Reminds me of the jaws of life type of thing. Yep I'm building one. Might be in a month BUT I'm building one. Got a design in mind now. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by J F View Post
    You guys make a great couple, she's kickin' some serious arzzz. I have some very elementary use of adobe illustrator, and none with kind of printer you guys must have. I'm guessing it's similar to what vinyl sign companies use. Great stuff...tell your wife we said so.
    Thank you. I've had her around (or she's had me) for 32 years now so we may as well stick it out through the rest of it
    She tends to master everything she takes on. I've seen her spend hours at a software program on a problem she couldn't work out and eventually got it solved. Yesterday I asked her if she could design me a "Ditch Light" logo and an hour later she came out to the shop and handed me two to choose from
    I'll pass on your kind words on her work. She'll enjoying reading it. Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by WaxMan View Post
    I really like your rear light guards, certainly a factory look to them. A real top notch job.
    Thanks my friend. Happy to hear you like them. You just know their going to be waxed

    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074 View Post
    I checked PA myself. And Hercules SLR. And Parts for trucks.. And Traction.. LOL.. yep.. nobody got them... Well Hercules had some high grade weld on ones that were like $40 ea but that was too rich for me.

    I ended up grabbing a couple cheapies from PA too. They're still sitting on the shelf until I decide if I'm going to hold out for proper ones or cut up the PA ones. I really dont even need welded on bucket hooks that much anymore since I built my forks and my trailer mover because it has some hooks already on it, having permanent ones might be handy though.
    Isn't it just worth the cost of shipping to have what your looking for? It was to me. I spent half a day running around the city asking everyone where I could get weld on hooks and to tell the truth, most didn't even know what a weld on hook was or even what it was used for! Like everyones, my time is valuable.
    I placed the order for the hooks and the next thing the UPS truck driver was walking in the door with them and the convenience alone was worth it plus the UPS guys love to hang out in our shop looking around so it's a win win situation.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby074 View Post
    Wish I had an ironworker. Its what takes it from nice looking to "factory"

    Great work Paul.

    Still not sure on the placement of the Ditch lights.. Im sure they'll light the ditches and do what you need, but my issue was getting light right out front due to the bucket and that round crossmember. You went low, and I had to go high to get the spread I needed. Those high power Rigids might just have enough lumens to blow right past the obstructions. Hopefully you'll demonstrate the spread at nite like you did on the big tractor.
    Jason. I got to explain something to ya about me and this is how my friends describe me and I'll admit they are right
    IF I look at something and see a potential design and in my mind and it looks good,weather its practical or not I HAVE to see it done. Can't help it. I just have to do it. I've shut down my shop to go at my designs because it was fresh in my mind and while it was It was the right time to do it. It took 16 hours to design/fabricate those Ditch Lights. It might not look complicated BUT try it. There's not much room to make it work and work right.

    I'll admit those ditch lights are there more for the cool factor than anything else. How many BX's have you seen with the exact Ditch Lights? Over here on my side of the pond when I drag a motorized vehicle on my lot that we own the locals got a certain expectation of us and I can't let them down

    Seriously the Ditch Lights are there because I thought the area needed something in place and after I had them installed I hooked a wire to them and WOW crazy bright but wait until next week. I'm about to put Nova Scotia into 24 hours of daylight
    I appreciate your comments


    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    Paul:

    If you get into marketing your designs and have someone fab out the boring grunt work, then I'd like to get in on the action by being the CAD grunt.

    Is the grille guard a kubota item? I was just surprised to see it was silver in color instead of orange or the chassis gray color.
    Matt the grill guard came with the tractor but I don't know if its made by Kubota because I've really scrutinized it and the water jet or laser work in it don't reflect on anything else Kubota does and its very well done BUT the thing about it I've really noticed is the quality of the welding on it. It's a good as any welds I've ever seen and the people who welded up these Kubota's isn't the same people who welded up that grill guard IMHO. just say'en

    Matt we've been friends a looooong time and if I get involve deeper into this tractor parts and accessory stuff weather you like it or not you know I'm dragging you into it
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4shorts View Post
    Matt the grill guard came with the tractor but I don't know if its made by kubota because I've really scrutinized it and the water jet or laser work in it don't reflect on anything else Kubota does and its very well done BUT the thing about it I've really noticed is the quality of the welding on it. It's a good as any welds I've ever seen and the people who welded up these Kubota's isn't the same people who welded up that grill guard IMHO. just say'en
    I have seen both orange and silver ones sold by Kubota, not sure who makes what where though. Our BX has an orange one.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4shorts View Post
    Matt we've been friends a looooong time and if I get involve deeper into this tractor parts and accessory stuff weather you like it or not you know I'm dragging you into it
    Kathy and I are pondering a few possibilities.
    I suspect that we would be interested in a set of light guards if you started making them.

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    aczlan / 4shorts, I understand about the grille gaurd quality. Its just not up to par with the rest of the tractor. I really like the ditch lights and bumper ideas. And I know its personal pref. about color on the grille gaurd but mine started out as silver and grew into something more.
    Paul, will you be needing tie downs for your tractor? Could they be incorporated to the bolt pattern of the ditch lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkman View Post
    I like the mods, I gotta get one of those square drill bits.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4shorts View Post
    Na. I got one with a cab. How about floats like on a sea plane. After all I live on an island
    With a propeller connected to a gearbox then rear PTO?! That I gotta see. I can see you using engine rpms to change speeds, rudder steering connected to front tires. drive on pontoon platform. Water lit up by all those lights you added to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkman View Post
    I like the mods, I gotta get one of those square drill bits.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4shorts View Post
    Na. I got one with a cab. How about floats like on a sea plane. After all I live on an island
    With a propeller connected to a gearbox then rear PTO?! That I gotta see. I can see you using engine rpms to change speeds, rudder steering connected to front tires. drive on pontoon platform. Water lit up by all those lights you added to it.

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