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I though maybe a talk about what you might be working on. We all have our own level of skill and resources SO don't be shy or intimidated.


Myself i'm using a 73 / 446 to clone a 1973 870 Case, I am giving this project my full attention and don't expect to be finished for quite some time. I'm taking lots of pictures and hoping for a great end result.

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That is an ambitious project and I look forward to see your thread about it in this forum. Hopefully, it will inspire others to tackle similar projects and we will see more threads along these lines.

Good luck.
 

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Rich, thank's for thread on the Little Tractors, amazing work by that man. I understand the creator's time estimates a little better than some people might . I have built custom projects for customers in the past and not to many people can imagine the amount of hours that are involved . Already I have about 40 hrs of cutting and welding into the 446 and there is a notable difference, but there is a long way to go. Next week I'll post again with an up date on progress .


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I am collecting material for a weight rack / hitch mount combination that I have been thinking about. The idea is to have a quick attach rack with 2" receiver that mounts on the same bracket as my hydravac. This way in the winter when I am moving my big trailer around or doing snow removal I can easily add or remove the hitch and weight.
 

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I am collecting material for a weight rack / hitch mount combination that I have been thinking about. The idea is to have a quick attach rack with 2" receiver that mounts on the same bracket as my hydravac. This way in the winter when I am moving my big trailer around or doing snow removal I can easily add or remove the hitch and weight.
Sounds like a smart idea for anyone that has a Vac on the back. I look forward to seeing a thread on this build. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice idea for a thread Old Frank!! :thumbsup:

Rich, I been meaning to ask you how does that wagon back up having 4 wheels and the front axle that turns? Is it still like backing up a 2 wheeled trailer were you turn your wheels in the opposite direction that you want the trailer to turn? Just curious!! There is an old trailer frame up my fathers I am going to grab, it is about 4x4 or possibly 4x6, one day I would cut it down and perhaps make a smaller wagon like what you have.

I was thinking on starting a thread were we could post plans on building tractor implements etc. I myself like working from a set of plans and do not mind modifying dimensions. I just feel uncomfortable doing both design and build. I lose interest real fast if something does not work out and I have to pull it apart. I have a set of plans I downloaded for free on the Internet for a wagon similar to Rich's. If interested I would be happy to post them.
 

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I think my number one need is to build a spiked drag for the field, need something to break up the ground and clean up the sticks before planting grass. Between now and then I'll be tinkering with the little case to get it all dialed in.

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I was thinking on starting a thread were we could post plans on building tractor implements etc.
IF................some of the members begin to create custom projects and develop measured drawings that can be put into PDF form, we will add a special section in the Library called "How to build" and store them there so everyone can access them easily.
 

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markgru02919 said:
Nice idea for a thread Old Frank!! :thumbsup:
Rich, I been meaning to ask you how does that wagon back up having 4 wheels and the front axle that turns? Is it still like backing up a 2 wheeled trailer were you turn your wheels in the opposite direction that you want the trailer to turn? Just curious!! There is an old trailer frame up my fathers I am going to grab, it is about 4x4 or possibly 4x6, one day I would cut it down and perhaps make a smaller wagon like what you have.
I was thinking on starting a thread were we could post plans on building tractor implements etc. I myself like working from a set of plans and do not mind modifying dimensions. I just feel uncomfortable doing both design and build. I lose interest real fast if something does not work out and I have to pull it apart. I have a set of plans I downloaded for free on the Internet for a wagon similar to Rich's. If interested I would be happy to post them.
Hey Mark: Yes it is weird getting it to go the right way backing up. I think I have even unhitched and did it by hand. LOL And I am real good with a boat trailer. I have had a few members interested in the wagon I built in the last few months. I am going to link it here in case anyone new wants to take a look.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1058

That's a great idea to post those wagon plans IMHO. Thank you.
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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Hydriv said:
markgru02919 said:
I was thinking on starting a thread were we could post plans on building tractor implements etc.
IF................some of the members begin to create custom projects and develop measured drawings that can be put into PDF form, we will add a special section in the Library called "How to build" and store them there so everyone can access them easily.
I have a couple of plans that are in .pdf format that are pretty nice but I can not add them to Photo bucket and have no idea how to post a .PDF here. Can I email them to you or can you point me to were I can read on how to upload a .pdf file? One plan is for a 3-point hitch boom, the other is a 4 wheeled cart / wagon. IF we could get some plans to work from I know that would make things much more enjoyable for myself and perhaps others without design or extensive fabrication experience.
FYI: I did not creat these plans they were free on the internet.
 

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I'm pleased to see activity on this thread, I think this group has a lot of good fabbers and people with good ideas. If we share and submit our plans and drawings ,some or more of the members will have home built attachments to be proud of. AT some point , all builders will have to take something apart and rework or make a new piece. Personally I try not to make my jobs seem like a race or put time limits that are not achievable. When I was an apprentice(38yrs) ago, my boss would say ,you don't have to build a 100 bridges to be called a bridge builder, just 1 good one.

have a good one ---oldfrank---
 

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Frank,
Hows your 870 project coming along? A friend of mine told me the other day he is building a scaled down International tractor. I gotta get over there and see it, He is a Real good fabricator. Lookin forward to seein pics of your project, UPS brought materials today so I can finish my hitch rebuild. Should have that finished soon. Kubotakid
 

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So far the frame has been stretched 3'' at the rear,lots of new steel & gussets. The back wheel stance is 5'' wider, made 2.5'' spacers.I have made a new seat / fender support box,which holds new fuel tank and big battery. The fenders have been redone as to clone the 870 case fenders. The brakes had to be moved also, made new assembly with only 1 lever that pivots on 1 bolt. Working on the seat now,adding a light bar and arm rests. I have made new foot boards and added a crawl space on top of the frame between the steering tower and the seat support, this will allow for gas line, battery cables and all wiring to be accessed from checker plate covers. The front axle is going to 3'' x 2'' tubing and be hung below the frame and moved 2'' further out front. The final assault will be the hood , I'm looking forward to this challenge because this will truly make or break this project.


have a good one---oldfrank---
 
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