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  1. #1
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    Default I Build "UGLY"

    I sure do admire all you folks the build and paint some really nice things.

    Most of the time when I build something, its a needed item. Or I figure that it will need more work and I'll make it pretty later.

    Also most of the time whatever I build its out of whatever scrap metal that is on hand.

    More Ugly later if you can stand it.
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    ::"I STARTED out with nothing....I still have most of it."

    New Holland TC45 1,300+ hours - FEL - back hoe - post hole digger - Hydraulic Gannon - cement mixer - pressure washer - 1975 Dodge 500 flat bed - 1974 chevy C65 6 yard dump truck.
    All home made by me. loading forks - 2 drags - roller - Sheep's Foot - Pusher (to unload flat bed truck.) - pickle fork digger - Log splitter -

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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    Those things ain't ugly.

    You should see my "well house."

    Later,
    Dan

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    Super Member radioman's Avatar
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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    nothing is ugly when its useful! looking good!

    I am intrigued by your extra long tooth for your BH bucket. can you tell me a bit more about it and what do you use it for?

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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    nothing is ugly when its useful! looking good!

    I am intrigued by your extra long tooth for your BH bucket. can you tell me a bit more about it and what do you use it for?
    Hi
    That is what I call a pickle fork digger. It's used for trenching out for water pipes, root breaking and rock pulling. Goes on with 2. 1/2" bolts in 2 or 3 minutes.

    Mine is made of 3/16"X3" "C" channel, reinforced with 1/2" steel, old spring and 2 R/R spikes at the bottom. It works fine as is, but plan on a sharp edge on 1 side and an angled plate neat the top to move dirt off to 1 side. Have also cut a shovel down to 3" for cleaning out trench. It has worked well for me.
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    ::"I STARTED out with nothing....I still have most of it."

    New Holland TC45 1,300+ hours - FEL - back hoe - post hole digger - Hydraulic Gannon - cement mixer - pressure washer - 1975 Dodge 500 flat bed - 1974 chevy C65 6 yard dump truck.
    All home made by me. loading forks - 2 drags - roller - Sheep's Foot - Pusher (to unload flat bed truck.) - pickle fork digger - Log splitter -

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    Veteran Member bigtiller's Avatar
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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    The ugly ones want to dance too.
    HAVE FUN

    Life is easier when you plow around the stumps.


    2720

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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    When you hook it up to your tractor and start using it and it works just the way you wanted it to, it automatically becomes beautiful! Nice work!

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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    If it works, it ain't ugly.

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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    Ugly is fine, but remember if you decide to build a dump trailer, I already have the "Ugly dump trailer" name copyrighted...



    David from jax
    A serious accident is one that money won't fix.

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    Kioti DK 35 now

    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    Crash, you have 2 choices the way I see it, Some paint that matches your tractor, or just put a grocery bag over it
    If it was "too purdy", you may not enjoy using it as much!

    If the stuff works, I say roll with it.
    Dennis


    "Winter 2013 a majority of the country is setting new cold records, Colorado is setting new record HIGH's"

    "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."

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    Default Re: I Build "UGLY"

    Something ( only thing ) I learned in architecture school ( did not graduate in that field ) : Form follows function . Translation : If it does what it supposed to, it looks like its supposed to . If all else fails, apply the bar rule, drink 'till she' s cute !!
    There are old sailors and there are bold sailors, but there are no old, bold sailors.
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