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    Default Some days you just have to improvise!

    Beautiful weekend for us North Abalama folks, so I thought I would get out and do some projects... Needed to put some sealant on my trailer deck, but my truck has been in the shop and didn't have a way to move the trailer. One receiver hitch + one c-clamp = way to move trailer!

    Now, how to get to the underside of the deck?? Makes no sense to just coat the top, right?? BXpanded slip hook + tow rope = just enough tilt on the trailer to be able to spray underneath it and not have to lay on the ground or get in harms way!

    The most fun of the day was completely demolishing a "work bench", of sorts, that I "inherited" when I bought the land next to us. It came with a shop, so the workbench was an "inherited" item, as they say. Lot's of fun to demo it with the thumb and backhoe. However, in the process, I lost a keeper pin on the thumb and didn't have a spare where it was handy. So, one sprinkler marker flag + pair of pliers = "new and improved keeper". It worked until I could get to the store and get a replacement.

    Hope your weekend was a good as mine!
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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleTDL View Post
    One receiver hitch + one c-clamp = way to move trailer!
    That is completely inappropriate, dangerous and flat out not very smart. You need to use 2, C-Clamps. I know, do it all the time.
    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, FEL Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife

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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Necessity is the mother of invention.

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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Page View Post
    Necessity is the mother of invention.
    Sometimes necessity is just a mother!

    Great hillbilly engineering there Eagle!

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    Silver Member EagleTDL's Avatar
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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    That is completely inappropriate, dangerous and flat out not very smart. You need to use 2, C-Clamps. I know, do it all the time.
    Noted, Sir! Will always use two in the future, thanks for the tip!

    Probably about a 40' tow, all in all... From the side of the shop to the front so I could get the bucket to both sides of the trailer. I will say it was interesting pushing the trailer back into it's spot without being turned around like I normally am in the truck. Had to think about it for a second or two...
    New to the tractor world, but I'm learning...

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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by toppop52 View Post
    Great hillbilly engineering there Eagle!
    Hey, I resemble that remark! From KY originally, certainly have been around some of those parts...
    New to the tractor world, but I'm learning...

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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleTDL View Post
    Noted, Sir! Will always use two in the future, thanks for the tip!

    Probably about a 40' tow, all in all... From the side of the shop to the front so I could get the bucket to both sides of the trailer. I will say it was interesting pushing the trailer back into it's spot without being turned around like I normally am in the truck. Had to think about it for a second or two...
    Glad I could help.
    JD 2320, 200CX FEL/61" bucket , 46 BH/16" bucket, FEL Forks, 72" Snow Blade, Landscape Rake, Ballast Box, PHD, The Wife

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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    I have put a receiver hitch on the buckets of both tractors I have had. I have one on the back of my PTO chipper, one through the middle of my box blade, and one on the PTO buzz saw.
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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by Short Game View Post
    I have put a receiver hitch on the buckets of both tractors I have had. I have one on the back of my PTO chipper, one through the middle of my box blade, and one on the PTO buzz saw.
    Got any pics?? Would be interested in seeing that setup... Thanks!
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    Default Re: Some days you just have to improvise!

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleTDL View Post
    Got any pics?? Would be interested in seeing that setup... Thanks!
    I don't have any pics of the bucket hitches handy, but they are just welded to the back of the top of the buckets. I'll get you a view a little later.

    On edit: I got shots of the bucket hitches.





    Here's are shots of my chipper in action, chipping and dumping the chips, the cart hooked to the buzz saw, and to the box blade with the splitter mounted:







    Last edited by Short Game; 11-14-2011 at 01:35 PM.
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