Page 2 of 15 FirstFirst 1234512 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 147
  1. #11
    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    46,360
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    hit it with a lil angle grinder to expose any holes that need to be filled. refill then.. then grind mor ewith a angle grinder.. then hit the flap wheel.. depending on how much you want to weld and grind and work it.. you can make it anwhere from ugly but strong to perfect...

  2. #12
    Elite Member Shield Arc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3,677
    Location
    Figuring the picking points of jelly donuts.
    Tractor
    John Deere, 4200

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    Quote Originally Posted by daugen View Post
    I didn't do the welding, the shop did.
    You mean a welding shop did that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Miller Dynasty 300.
    Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse
    LF-72
    Lincoln SG Spool gun

    Lincoln LN-25.
    1937 IdealArc-300
    Everlast PowerArc 200.
    5 Lincoln SA-200s.
    1800 Ellis saw
    Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
    PROFAX Welding Positioner.
    JD2 model 3

  3. #13
    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    12,772
    Location
    Branson, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    Quote Originally Posted by daugen View Post
    I have neither, I didn't do the welding, the shop did. So I need to buy a first welder, something basic to make repairs like this. And now I know the rods to use, thanks.
    So what you see is what I got, and now I have to finish it. When I saw that big opening on the one side, I knew I had more welding to do. My first welding actually.
    So I'm a pure newbie here, but I understand good penetration.
    I guess I misunderstood, I thought YOU did the welding. You mean that someone else did that welding? Oh.. dear..
    I would suggest you get one of the Everlast or Longevity DC stick inverter welders or try to find one of the older transformer based Miller or Lincoln or Hobart Ac/DC welders and with some practice and the proper rod, YOU can do a heck of a lot better than the "welding professional" that did that. I have a PA160 Everlast that I paid $269 for about 3 years ago, and it has served me well for repairs and fabrication. I even TIG with it after I added a scratch start TIG torch with valve, and a regulator on the argon bottle. Daugen you should get yourself a welder, learn how to weld, and never go back to where ever you got that done at...good luck.

    James K0UA
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


  4. #14
    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    12,772
    Location
    Branson, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Shield Arc View Post
    You mean a welding shop did that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG. that is what I said.. I can't believe that a welding shop "Pro" would let something like that out the door. Holy Cow. I was going easy on the wormholes and bird turds, because I though this was HIS first welding project...Man oh man..

    James K0UA
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


  5. #15
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,040
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    in fairness to the shop, they had a budget and more of an ugly but strong spec to work with, thanks Soundguy.
    They were supposed to fix the front part primarily, but knowing I don't own a welder, getting it back this way
    seemed kind of strange to me. It's a long time Gravely dealer and one I like, so I cut them some slack, they do other
    nice things for me. And maybe what they have just done is get me off my proverbial behind and get my
    first welder. I think an AC/DC stick setup would be just fine. I have a birthday coming up, hmmmm.

    So....be critical on the front welds, not the sides and rear. Course this is a strange mower and it's kinda hard to tell which end is which.
    2012 Kubota L5740HSTC3 with FEL and Long grapple, 1986 Case IH 255, Land Pride PD10 PHD, Land Pride RCR60 & RCF2084 mowers, Land Pride 4' box blade and rear rake, Fred Cain subsoiler, County Line potato plow, County Line 1 bottom plow, 1986 Gravely 8199G with tow behind DR rototiller, 50" deck+40" Gravely wing mower, Gravely snowblower, Swisher 44 rough cut mower,Ariens snowblower, Echo 450-18 & 600-24, Echo PPT280, 2006 JD LX280, , 1968 Cub Cadet 125, Husky-Speeco 35 ton splitter

  6. #16
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,040
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    hit it with a lil angle grinder to expose any holes that need to be filled. refill then..

    I was going to do that, give it a rough grind to see if anything flakes off, falls out, whatever, then
    when you say "refill" you mean reweld, correct?
    I could make it all look perfect with Bondo or even plastic spackling, if it were a show queen, but I want to
    use the mower, if only a little.

    There's a field on the farm near the lawn area that is a perfect soccer field size area,
    level, and sometimes that gets mowed more like a lawn so grandkids can kick balls there. And not get too many
    ticks on themselves.

    When I'm done with it, it will look like new. Surface prep is so important, particularly with metal.
    But once I've ground it down a final time, if there are little dimples or cosmetic imperfections, tough. It's a mower.
    I'd rather spend more time on the thorough cleaning, priming, and top coats. And using lots of blue tape to keep the end
    result nice.

    To make my double trailing rig, I need to rework this latest mower's hitch so that it pulls from a different spot.
    Likely have some welding to do there too. I'm in no rush.
    2012 Kubota L5740HSTC3 with FEL and Long grapple, 1986 Case IH 255, Land Pride PD10 PHD, Land Pride RCR60 & RCF2084 mowers, Land Pride 4' box blade and rear rake, Fred Cain subsoiler, County Line potato plow, County Line 1 bottom plow, 1986 Gravely 8199G with tow behind DR rototiller, 50" deck+40" Gravely wing mower, Gravely snowblower, Swisher 44 rough cut mower,Ariens snowblower, Echo 450-18 & 600-24, Echo PPT280, 2006 JD LX280, , 1968 Cub Cadet 125, Husky-Speeco 35 ton splitter

  7. #17
    Super Star Member k0ua's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    12,772
    Location
    Branson, Mo.
    Tractor
    Kioti DK35se Hydrostat

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    Daugen, bondo would fill imperfections in a hurry, but since it is a mower, wouldn't the vibration and impact crack the bondo and have it falling out pretty quick?
    James KUA

    Kioti DK35se hydrostat with 2 QA buckets, 48 inch. King Kutter Rotary Cutter. 750 lbs ballast box. Loaded tires, Construction Attachments SSQA Lightweight Pallet forks. EA 50 inch single lid "wicked" Grapple. Satisfied Everlast PA160 welder owner How to add a link to a post . Best way to search TBN


  8. #18
    Elite Member Shield Arc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3,677
    Location
    Figuring the picking points of jelly donuts.
    Tractor
    John Deere, 4200

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    Quote Originally Posted by daugen View Post
    I think an AC/DC stick setup would be just fine.
    OK, I'm new to all this, so please forgive the newbie question, but why do you think you need AC?


    Miller Dynasty 300.
    Lincoln V350-Pro w/pulse
    LF-72
    Lincoln SG Spool gun

    Lincoln LN-25.
    1937 IdealArc-300
    Everlast PowerArc 200.
    5 Lincoln SA-200s.
    1800 Ellis saw
    Hypertherm Powermax 1250, CNC table.
    PROFAX Welding Positioner.
    JD2 model 3

  9. #19
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,040
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    Daugen, bondo would fill imperfections in a hurry, but since it is a mower, wouldn't the vibration and impact crack the bondo and have it falling out pretty quick?
    Jim, sorry, of course, I was just making a point of how to do it "the wrong way", luckily, I'm dumb, but not THAT dumb...
    putting any kind of filler in something that vibrates is only asking for trouble. I only mentioned that because I don't (yet) know how to weld.
    2012 Kubota L5740HSTC3 with FEL and Long grapple, 1986 Case IH 255, Land Pride PD10 PHD, Land Pride RCR60 & RCF2084 mowers, Land Pride 4' box blade and rear rake, Fred Cain subsoiler, County Line potato plow, County Line 1 bottom plow, 1986 Gravely 8199G with tow behind DR rototiller, 50" deck+40" Gravely wing mower, Gravely snowblower, Swisher 44 rough cut mower,Ariens snowblower, Echo 450-18 & 600-24, Echo PPT280, 2006 JD LX280, , 1968 Cub Cadet 125, Husky-Speeco 35 ton splitter

  10. #20
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4,040
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Tractor
    Kubota L5740, Case IH 255, Gravely 8199G

    Default Re: weld grinding tips needed

    why do you think you need AC?

    I thought the tombstone stick welders came AC and DC was an option, albeit expensive but offering performance benefits (less splatter) in some applications.
    Clearly I know only theory and I'll defer to anyone else with knowledge.
    2012 Kubota L5740HSTC3 with FEL and Long grapple, 1986 Case IH 255, Land Pride PD10 PHD, Land Pride RCR60 & RCF2084 mowers, Land Pride 4' box blade and rear rake, Fred Cain subsoiler, County Line potato plow, County Line 1 bottom plow, 1986 Gravely 8199G with tow behind DR rototiller, 50" deck+40" Gravely wing mower, Gravely snowblower, Swisher 44 rough cut mower,Ariens snowblower, Echo 450-18 & 600-24, Echo PPT280, 2006 JD LX280, , 1968 Cub Cadet 125, Husky-Speeco 35 ton splitter

Page 2 of 15 FirstFirst 1234512 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Ford 1220 4wd grinding clicking help needed
    By silverbk in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-13-2012, 08:52 PM
  2. Replies: 37
    Last Post: 01-24-2012, 07:29 AM
  3. Chipper Apache 240c chipper, shaft and box removal tips needed
    By wyzj in forum Attachments
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-22-2009, 05:48 PM
  4. opinions needed on weld re-repair
    By Soundguy in forum Parts/Repairs
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 01-02-2007, 09:23 PM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-03-2006, 06:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2013 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.