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    motor grader build

    Here's a little thing I cobbled together in my shop over the past couple of months. Thought you might appreciate it.

    A couple videos...

    https://youtu.be/3uTpi-_MEkE

    https://youtu.be/vjYrKck5AVI

    #2
    My cobbling efforts come up less than this! Looks awesome, if it works half as good as it looks you win, right?
    Rich

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      #3
      Ok Frank....... Now, that is just awesome!
      I'm a bit disappointed we didn't get to watch the build, but I'm really glad you shared it with us now!!! Great job!
      ~Jonathan
      Oblong, Illinois

      Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

      I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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        #4
        Originally posted by J-Mech View Post
        Ok Frank....... Now, that is just awesome!
        I'm a bit disappointed we didn't get to watch the build, but I'm really glad you shared it with us now!!! Great job!
        Hey, Jonathan, good to talk to you again. Have not been active here (and only a little bit on OCC) these days. Been on FB groups most of the time. Very active community there, and will, sadly, probably replace these forums over time. if you are on FB go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1448...action_generic.

        Hope you are all staying safe, using common sense in these crazy times.

        Here are a few build photos. Right now it is belt drive from the engine PTO to a common drive shaft between the two hydros. I have several things on the list to do over the next year: fabricate a real blade circle, with hydraulic drive, convert to walking beam suspension. I think I have a way to do that within this footprint, and changing the drive to a hydraulic pump on the engine and motors on each axle.

        Been using my mill and got another lathe (south bend 10L) so it's been a lot of fun.

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        • J-Mech
          J-Mech commented
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          It's great to hear from you too, Frank! I'm not much for the FB thing. I do have an account. I prefer the forum style where you can easily separate topics and go through old posts. On FB the info gets lost after a short time never to be seen by anyone again. I don't think forums will die.... but they sure don't have as much activity as they used to, but that is ok. I'd rather not have every guy with a CC join up, ask how to fix it and then leave. Anyway.... I think that is just an awesome build. I have though about doing something like that, but I have several more years until retirement. I'm just happy to keep the things I have up and going, lol. Can't seem to find time to work on stuff right now. Lots of kids, very busy. Hope to see you on here some more Frank, I really do!!

        #5
        Frank that is one awesome build! I had dreams of building something with a belly blade but never would have imagined the detail you've achieved. I also have a long driveway to maintain and a mini grader would make the work fun. If you ever decide to sell it or would consider building one for hire let me know! All I can say is WOW!!!

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          #6
          Damn Frank, that's the sweetest. Very cool, thanks for sharing...
          They can't all be turn key.
          Make the best of each and every day.
          Todd
          Original's Start to Finish vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoUNNiLwKs

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            #7
            That is just incredible, nice job! The trailer hitch for a pivot is ingenious.
            Vic
            Beulah, Michigan

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              #8
              That is the coolest thing I have seen in a while. Wow it is nice.

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