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Dan.gerous

You may recall last year that I wanted to build a soil trommel powered by the wheelhorse, that's currently on the back burner due to time constraints.

 

We have a lot of muddy tracks in the winter and our fields are full of stones - so a method for extracting them is still needed - albiet on a more industrial scale than the trommel for our vegetable garden.

 

So here goes.... Found some suitable scrap laying about and am about to start welding it together to form a basic grizzly that we can load with the Kubota - hopefully this will be up and running in days rather than months as time is of the essence!

 

Will post progress here 🙂

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Rapid progress, have welded both halves of the structure together - it probably makes no sense from the photographs though!

 

Ignore the vertical bars, I just didn't see the point in removing them as the tractor bucket should be fine working underneath them.

 

We have half a dozen galvanised gates from inside the sheds that are rotten - these are going to turn the actual grizzly Bars. In the last pictures it's tipped on it's back so I can lay them in place.

 

Will smarten it all up with some steel plate, paint and logos - hate things looking like rubbish.

 

In the background is Pig Arc under repair - the bottom of the front and back rots out so I replace the lower steel work with new.

 

The black and yellow drum is another project to make big drinkers for the outdoor pigs .... So much to do so little time!

 

As if that isn't enough the wheelhorse in the earlier pictures appears to have a fuel pump failure - it was running beautifully up until that point!

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ebinmaine

Interesting project. 

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Posted (edited)
6 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

Interesting project. 

:handgestures-thumbupright:

I got sick of talking about it, better to just get the cutting gear out and make it :-)

 

It's like the Massey 35, we had all the front end loader frame still on it - the loader had been sitting behind the shed for years. We kept saying it would have much lighter steering with all the bits removed..... One year later, I got fed up and spent the morning removing it all - now the steering is quite light which makes backing trailers 10x easier.

 

Anyway, it's too hot to work at the moment, but should have updates tonight

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ebinmaine

We had the hottest June on record for many places in the United States and it's calmed down now to some extent. July has decided to rain instead. You folks keep the heat over there. I don't miss it.

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Dan.gerous
5 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

We had the hottest June on record for many places in the United States and it's calmed down now to some extent. July has decided to rain instead. You folks keep the heat over there. I don't miss it.

:lol:

I grew up in the heat - as soon as I left home it was to move to colder climates. The heat here has been too much, we have adopted Spanish hours on the farm, finish around 11am then start again in the evening when it has cooled down a bit. Its been fun as we have sat in the lounge watching spaghetti westerns for entertainment!

 

Rest of the week looking hot, hoping it cools down soon.

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Dan.gerous

Flying along!

 

Basic grizzly is now complete, just a few hours welding to make it solid, then see how it works.

 

Then repair all the cracked welds...

 

Have left the three point linkage points on it, might be handy for moving about the place - although will probably just use chains and the FEL.

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Stormin

  Nice work Dan. :handgestures-thumbup: Looking forward to see it on use.

 

 BTW. Your not kidding about the heat. Been a good few years ago we had a summer this hot.

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6 hours ago, Stormin said:

  Nice work Dan. :handgestures-thumbup: Looking forward to see it on use.

 

 BTW. Your not kidding about the heat. Been a good few years ago we had a summer this hot.

Its crazy, we have started at 4am this morning to try and avoid the heat - its not cooling down enough in the evenings! Must be just that little bit worse down your way.

 

Hoping to have a video of the first trials tomorrow....

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All the welding finished before 7am this morning :-)

 

Pressure washed it and will find a shady spot later on for painting.

 

33 degrees in the shade here, will wait until it cools off a bit more!

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Found some shade under the cherry tree in our yard, lit the BBQ and grabbed some beer.

 

Primer on, top coat later if I don't drink too much!

 

Note the family all basking in various locations, but no volunteers to paint ☹️

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Can you spot the wheelhorse?....

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Stormin

 I like the bike. :auto-dirtbike:

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Jeff-C175

image.png.8f23f8a4eedb11f17ea333098d890512.png  BIGGG YAWNNNNNN... "I get so worn out watching Dan work!"

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Dan.gerous
7 hours ago, Jeff-C175 said:

image.png.8f23f8a4eedb11f17ea333098d890512.png  BIGGG YAWNNNNNN... "I get so worn out watching Dan work!"

I could not convince her to help!

 

To be fair she was up since 4am working on the farm, so I let her off :-)

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7 hours ago, Stormin said:

 I like the bike. :auto-dirtbike:

Thats the girls bike, they are all motorcycle nuts - especially the racing, MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and motocross.

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Dan.gerous

Finished!

 

The logo is a bit rough and ready, but this thing will be a battered wreck in a few weeks.

 

Trials later today once the real work is finished, will post a video of me crying next to a pile of broken steel....

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Success!

 

Loaded up the Kubota and headed down to one of the dry sow pens for some rock picking trials.

 

The Rock Grizzly worked as expected, the only problem we will have is getting the soil onto it - the ground is so hard the little Kubota struggles to get a grip on it.

 

The rocks and dirt get sorted quite well, and if I add a mesh screen to it we will be able to get even the smaller rocks out.

 

Have added photographs, video later once YouTube decides I can upload it.

 

The pigs loved it, although they were mostly a pain in the ass - will pick an empty pen next time!

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Posted (edited)
38 minutes ago, Dan.gerous said:

The pigs

 

They're pretty smart critters, can't you learn them to pick up or roll the rocks out to the fence row on their own?

If they complain, just tell them they can do a little at a time.  Doesn't have to all be done in one day!

 

Why not approach from the OTHER side so the rocks don't bounce off the front of your machine?

 

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3 minutes ago, Jeff-C175 said:

 

They're pretty smart critters, can't you learn them to pick up or roll the rocks out to the fence row on their own?

 

Why not approach from the OTHER side so the rocks don't bounce off the front of your machine?

 

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They are really good at getting the rocks out of the ground, just can't get them to load the trailer!

 

Oh yeah we did load the other side, just tried both but the high side is best. My plan is to park our big Valtra with it's bucket under the ramp, that way the rocks go into it and saves trying to pick them up afterwards.

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4 minutes ago, Dan.gerous said:

Oh yeah we did load the other side, just tried both but the high side is best.

 

Isn't it just as high on both sides?  ;)

 

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park our big Valtra with it's bucket under the ramp, that way the rocks go into it and saves trying to pick them up afterwards.

 

Good idea!  Why pick things up and put them down more than once?

 

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Dan.gerous
1 minute ago, Jeff-C175 said:

 

Isn't it just as high on both sides?  ;)

 

 

I meant the back 🙄

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8 minutes ago, Dan.gerous said:

I meant the back 🙄

 

Like this?

 

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1 hour ago, Jeff-C175 said:

 

Like this?

 

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That's it, we started that way then tried the other way, then reverted back to that way - wouldn't take many loads before you couldn't get near it....and explaining the broken headlights....

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adsm08

I am told that there is a large area of overlap in intelligence between the smartest bears and the dumbest humans.

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