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On 16/02/2017 at 3:19 PM, T-Mo said:

What I want to see is your tow vehicle and trailer, if you used a trailer.  I love European vehicles as we don't get to see a lot of them here in the US.

Sorry to disappoint, but I just hired a big panel van here in CZ.... :-)

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Just repainted the rear rims and mounted BKT ags.....not original silver, but matt black....need to do the fronts to match! :-) 

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Just brought home a rototiller/rotavator. Wheel horse here is CZ are virtually none existent, so when I found the rotavator for sale I was shocked! Better still it was in the town where my neighbour works....I lent him my trailer and he picked it up yesterday :-) It is in amazing condition, tines are sharp and still half covered in paint!! Turned out when my neighbour picked it up that the guy selling was clearing out his grandfather's barn. He also has a mint 416-8 with cutting deck and maybe some other stuff....hoping he has a plough... :-) He had been thinking about taking the implement to the scrapyard!!????? So I may end up with another tractor!! He said he will phone me once he knows what else is hiding! :woohoo:

 

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Nice find and some nice fabrication work you're doing there! :text-coolphotos:

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Working out dimensions for the potato harvesting plough....see pic.

 

Got the pulley setup for the tiller finished and have a belt on order....measured it at 3400mm, sound about right?? Some things, like the pulleys I have had made at the steelworks where my Father-in-law works. But where at all possible I try to use reclaimed material. The grader blade is from an old 1000L boiler....5mm thick (also have a deeper blade cut from it for a snow plough). The local football grounds are being refurbished and the boiler had to come out. My Father-in-law and I wrestled it out, cut out what I needed and got nearly £100 for the scrap copper piping that was in the boiler.....so, so far I'm quids in! :-)

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Potato hiller ready. All hitched up and ready to go. Looking forward to the planting season. And yes those blades are stainless steel. 😁

 

 

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Next step complete. I'm thinking that I can make a cultivator for the frame. May as well get the most use out of one item. 😀

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Did some ploughing today with my newly acquired Czech-made plough....photos to follow! :-)

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On 3/27/2017 at 1:04 PM, CZHorse said:

Did some ploughing today with my newly acquired Czech-made plough....photos to follow! :-)

We need photos and also a video.  I love to see these old tractors in the field doing what they were designed to do.

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Potato hilling....... Sorry but no time for videos.

 

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Wheel weights done. 24cm round stock, cut to 115mm - 41kgs a piece!

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7 hours ago, CZHorse said:

Wheel weights done. 24cm round stock, cut to 115mm - 41kgs a piece!

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 That's 89 pounds. Should get the job done. I have two layers of 1 1/4" steel boiler plate about 84 pounds on my 312. I've built most of my attachment to.

Didn't have to build the clevis hitch, you did a nice job on that.

 

 

 

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