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    JD Van Blunt Grain Drill Depth Questions

    sounds like a FB drill with power lift, three are two settings on the power lift changed, with a pin or bolt,, and there are springs on the down pressure of each disk, and there cotter pins on the top of the spring shanks, to limit. the depth, the power lift works the down pressure bar...
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    Starting with PTO Engaged

    the only time I try to start my tractor with the PTO engaged is when I have this big air compressor hooked up, as with the fly wheel the location where the PTO shaft and the fly wheel attaches is a weak point and you can shear 6, 3/8 bolts like butter, so start it as slow as possible, mine does...
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    Patenting an Idea?

    I have made and used an Item in my fences for about 4 years now that has made working my cattle a much easier and simpler process, the idea is not new, and not (in my way of thinking even special), but it works very well and I do not see it being marketed by any of the manufacturer of fence...
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    want to build a freeze resistant building, IDEAS?

    I want to build a building at least 30 foot wide, and it may in time extend to 90 feet, long, currently the idea would be to build most likely a 30 by 30 foot building, my thoughts are to build a bunker, or potato cellar type building, dig down about 4 feet, and then berm the walls with...
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    Plasma cutter question?

    a few of the other things I have been workin on, remodeled the stand for the bead roller, as I am making a fence for it and the stand was in the way, a rolling shear, made the stand for it, used a lod 16.5 rim, a vice stand, this is my welding vice, if I need to I can make tabs to bolt it to...
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    Plasma cutter question?

    some pictures of the shear and the add on's
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    Plasma cutter question?

    I am interested in getting a plasma cutter, and I want a good unit, but I look at, hobart, lincoln, intertherm, and running in the $1500 +range for a 30 amp unit, and see east wood, and harbor freight, woodward, some others, (yes i know there imports), but the price of the units are...
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    difficult roads, and mechanical concrete,

    was looking for tire retaining walls, and came across this called mechanical concrete, where old tires with the side walls are removed and rock filled, it looked like a possible idea for some of you with problem roads and long drive ways that are hard to maintain, Mechanical Concrete(R)...
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    116/111 John Deere PTO clutch problem

    116/111 John Deere PTO clutch problem when I go to click on the deck, with the electric switch on the dash, 90% of the time the deck runs, but on occasion it does not, here is the puzzle to me, if I change the engine speed (throttle) slow it down and speed it back up the deck starts off, if...
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    excessive heat in hydralics, not over loading the system, ideas

    I set up a winch on the front of the tractor so I can creep it very slowly using a trencher that is three point, or covered to three point, finally tried out the winch this after noon, even with out a load and just running the drum with out cable the motor was getting warm, was going to put...
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    Air compressor from PTO... need CFM for sand blasting

    there are built in unloaders in some compressors the unloader is in the head of the compressor, and then some unloaders are just in the air line before the tank, and they dump the air and not put it in the tank at a preset pressure in the tank, As far as the hook up to the tractor use a PTO...
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    Hydralic valve question?

    I have an Idea, (YES, I know it is a dangerous thing for me to have an Idea). any way I want to build a loader bucket for placing concrete, the main reason for the bucket is to fill some steel pipe posts, the pipe is about 10 gauge, and my idea is to put a few rebar sticks in the post...
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    Had a learning experience with my welder, just thought I would share, (engine drive)

    Bought a new welder, about a month ago, and was welding great, I had a small project, I needed to weld, and the welder would not weld, finally I turned it up to max and got the mower deck welded, so I call the dealer, and called the service number no help but to give me a name of a repair...
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    Ranch/homested powered tamper for posts?

    as I get older,I find tamping post holes more tiring than it once was, and have seen commercial tampers/compactors. that I have seen the electrical poles tamped with, but there expensive, and use a large amount of air, to run, any one seen a ranch version? some thing a small compressor...
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    Cheap storm shelter?

    If I was doing it again I would probably just roll the whole tank in the hole and then either fill with some gravel and pour a floor or put in a floor and make lift out sections for storage under the floor, some thing like the picture,
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    Can anyone identify this item?

    does any one have an idea what this thing was original? It has set behind the door of the old farm shop for at least 60 years and most like a lot longer than that, my dad used it for a make shift anvil for riveting and some other small things, But I am sure that that was not it's original...
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    quesiton on Clutch selection on a powere wheel barrow?

    wanting to build a powered wheel barrow, and like the muck truck idea, Motorized Mini-Dumper Wheelbarrows | Gas Powered Wheel Barrow, engine powered wheel barrows for sale, muck truck parts, walk behind, landscaping wheelbarrow conversion kits many more videos on you tube of it working, I...
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    Hay bale proceser

    I have this Idea, and the idea is to build a hay bale processor, most of feed I have is of lower quality, and have felt that I would save a lot if it was ground and put out in a row rather than just dumping a bale, been looking at various ideas of commercial units, the one I like is the...
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    Rock picker

    this is one could be down sized is my guess, similar to the ATV unit, when the teeth are in the soil and pulling I do not know how much a lawn tractor could pull, the power rake and a catch (some what like the hay buster, could take less power, say 3 foot wide, and even if the catch was not...
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    Rock picker

    most simple rock pickers are some type of rake/bucket that rake and hold the rocks and lets the earth fall through, the rods/bars of the bucket, http://images.ironsearch.com/dealers/705/32/42221/machines/1345542-633959060070269629.jpg?FULL=T&h=420&w=615 then you get more complicated with...
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    Concrete / Mortar mixer loader system

    I have two different mixers, and since I am older and don't have the steam that I did 20 years ago, getting them loaded is getting to be a lot of work, and dealing with 100 pound bags of cement or mortar cement, or even dealing with 80 pound pre mix, years ago (basically pre redimix) many...
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    How to build loft ideas.

    I have similar Idea that I would like to build in time, for a wood shop, patterned off of a old barn plan I found, I would want the old look, but have considered using a metal frame, use a tube 3x6 or similar to build the frame out of weld it up and then use some rafters put a metal roof on...
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    easly movable scafold build

    I have been needing to work on the house and some other projects, that need some scaffolding, the one projects the platform needs to be easily moved and fast so the lower section can be done at the same time, so I got thinking a small trailer would be a good place to start, so looking around...
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    hydralic question,?

    the question is years ago, they had auto lifts that used air and oil to lift the car, the air went into a tank that was filled with oil and the air pressure displaced the oil pushing the cylinder up lifting the car, here is the question, did the surface of the oil act like a piston, thus...
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    concrete roller screed,

    this is in response to the 3 point concrete placer, thread, I am getting older and my knees are not the best any more, so I started to look for a better way, and come across the roller screed, some of the points of the screed, what I welded up and put in the ends of the 4" tube...
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    Dumb question on posts?

    I must live in some strange world, I like this board and like to build things, and really am fairly good at it, here is the question, it seems some one asks a question on bolting a old army ammo box on there fender for a tool box and it will get 3 pages of replies, and some asks a...
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    new shop door, ?

    a few years ago, I wrote and asked about bifold doors for the shop, I have a 13 foot x 13 foot opening, not that large, but we do have wind, and currently I do not want to spend money on a commercial door, the simple is I do not have that much to invest in a door at this time, but need a...
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    three point fork lift mast?

    yes I have forks for my loader, but one can not see, hard on the front axels, (at times impossible), (have considered a review type camera on the loader to see the forks). has any one build a 3 point unit for the rear of the tractor to work like a real fork lift? if so have pictures and...
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    FYI carburetor/ fuel delivery problems, possible cure.

    I have a lot of old equipment and I have a old gas engine combine I use, I have been having some fuel issues with it the last few days, could not find the problem, tried 4 different fuel pumps, 2 of them new, new fuel tank cap, cleaned the filters, and sediment bulb, removed from tank and...
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    oppinions wanted on steel pipe fence posts

    a few years ago I was given an old center pivot irrigation system, if I would remove from the person place, my thoughts have been to use the 6 5/8" od pipe that the water had ran through as fence posts, (this is painted not galvanized, and about 10 gauge pipe, I would call it tubing but by size...
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    the use of abbreviations and acronyms

    I think it would be nice if when one uses an abbreviations or acronyms, or pet names of machines, that one would put in parenthesis symbol ( the spelled out form) of the abbreviations and acronyms in the first line you use it in the text. I find some times it takes a search or a long time to...
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    Setting up small Grin bin

    Setting up small Grain bin pre cast footers on truck (in the half drums). Took drum half's into ready mix company, to save on mileage, (they said they would fill them for $20 each, setting the footers used flat iron to help set the footers in the correct locations, for the legs...
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    Under fence mower pictures,

    a few mower pictures, started this mower last winter and got to with in a few hours of finished and had to work on other things, finally got it back in and finished it up to test it out and use, some of it evolved, (in theory it can be used right or left hand), but have not tried it the other...
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    JD diesel fule injection pumps?

    I have 1971 john Deere 4000 tractor, (striped down 4020) it has approx. 10,000 hours on it original pump was fixed, I am guessing about 4000 hours, (did not know about the fuel tank drain and got water in the pump was the needed fix, I do not remember what they replaced, I up graded the...
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    What do you think of this kind of building?

    there have been a few times I have thought of putting up some kind of storage building, and ran across this posting on "homesteading today" New metal building got installed today. - Homesteading Today I bet it is not any more than 16 gauge 2" square tubing for the frame of it, any one...
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    Inspect your trailers and hitches

    Inspect your trailers and hitches Just a reminder, to do a intensive inspection of your equipment from time to time, a few days ago I wanted to move some cattle, so I caught the cattle and got them in a pen to load into the stock trailer, (an old small bumper hitch trailer), when I went...
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    Electric Front End Loader

    I am guessing this is your tractor you have since this is your posted picture now how will a loader work on this, how will one support the load, say you have a bucket on it and scoop up some dirt, say one cubic foot, and that would weigh about 100 pounds, and if that is two feet in...
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    filling a pipe to make it act like sold shaft?

    I have need of a slip roller at least 50" wide, and would like to be able to do 10 gauge, and would like to use it for rolling rings out of flat as well, at the ends, of the machine, I have looked online and most start in at $800 and up fast, and there only rated for 16 gauge, first if I...
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    garden/lawn tractor, small box speed mover (dirt)?

    I am considering building a small box scraper like a speed mover, gage wheels and a tongue, to work behind a garden/lawn tractor, some thing like this unit, but a little narrower and smaller, more in line with garden tractor...
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    Hypothetical Question on three pooint hitch

    I am considering making a mower attachment, for the tractor, an "under fence mower" using a 30 hp rated gear box, and PTO shaft, now If the prototype turns out to function and work as planed for, my son is a welder and wants to try his had at some small scale manufacturing, this mower would...
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    corn/Pellet stove ?

    to day I got to go to town, and was at one store and they had pallets of pellets, for sale, (OK that good and great) I do not have a pellet stove currently but may consider one, some day down the road, but was reading in the build it your self forum on this board and came across tis post...
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    shear plate broke, HELP

    I have a old new Holland, 850 round bailer, I have posted two pictures out of the parts manual, the hub #3, attaches to the out shaft of the gear box, and then there is a shear plate #4, and the shear plate is keep in place via the drive shaft, #6, but on the end of the shaft there is a...
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    fence cleaner (tumbleweed machine) Ideas

    been considering making a fence cleaner, and I was sent the pictures below some years ago, and looking on YouTube, Innovative Tumbleweed Removal - YouTube one other place. Stelter Repair, Inc. of New Leipzig, North Dakota was founded in 1943 below are two pictures that are represented...
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    Ha any one built any type of Bale processor?

    Has any one built any type of Bale processor? I still feed round bales, but may change in a few years, here, But would like to have some type of feeder processer that would help shredder / grind the stocks of the hay up some and hope fully make it more palatable feed , for the cattle...
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    homemade small hammer mill

    Not trying to hijack the thread, but a bur mill is similar and possibly could be used as a flour mill, and many small flour mills are build in a similar way, the farm type used a burr (buhr) plates they were plates that have been grooved and they crack the grain and you control the fineness...
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    building a wood post driver tractor mounted page 2

    building a wood post driver tractor mounted page one, http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/289286-building-wood-post-driver-tractor.html cylinder extension with mounts checking out the measurements on the extension cylinder and figuring out the placement of the mast tube...
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    Truck payload question

    MY opinion, the best I can come up with is the ton rating is a old military cross country rating, (cargo weight) I do not know when it became popular, but my guess is ex military under stood (post ww2) what a 1/2 ton rated truck could do and what a larger ton rated truck was capable of, most...
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    question on using pipe as posts?

    I have a lot of 6" by about 10 gage old steel pipe/tube, that at one time was part of a center pivot irrigation sprinkler. was thinking about cutting it up and using for posts on a new corral fence. since it is 1/8" or thinner and only painted, my concern is that it may rot off fast, with...
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    building a wood post driver tractor mounted

    been thinking about building a tractor mounted post driver, my thoughts are to copy or to make a version Protech Machinery | Post drivers and or something like the Shelbourne unit Parmiter Post Driver Range - Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer - Shelbourne Reynolds and at least at first just...
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    ? leveling a grass pasture road/path wih out distroying the grass?

    leveling a grass pasture road/path wih out distroying the grass? I do not care if I end up with a two path trail that may not have a lot of grass but do not want a "road, road" the problem is at one time the ground had been farmed and going one direction it is nice and reasonable smooth, but...
 
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