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Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Wilbilly » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:48 pm

I've been thinking about making a feild cultvator for my cub. And it got me thinking about what elce people made. Mite give is some ideas for future projects.
Thanks Wil

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Shane N. » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:51 pm

Made this yard tool.
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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby jsfarmall » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:14 pm

I built a field cultivator for my cub. Really easy. I used danish tines for the plows.
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Location: Butler county, kentucky

Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Wilbilly » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:06 pm

Shane, how well dose that out fit work. Iv alwase wondered if they was worth buying one

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Shane N. » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm

Works awesome! This one weighs 342 pounds and the Cubs handle it nicely.
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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Clownfish » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:08 pm

Shane,
Since you made that “Beast” I have been hoping to see it in action. Any chance of you posting a video?

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Shane N. » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:15 pm

I can try when it dries up and I get ready to do the garden.
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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Clownfish » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:25 pm

:thanx:

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Wilbilly » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:51 am

Well, I thought there be more out here than just one.

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Waif » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:10 am

Wilbilly wrote:Well, I thought there be more out here than just one.


No pics. Got rid of a road " grader" build years back.
Shaped like the capitol letter A.
Two worn blades off front end loaders for the sides. Hinged at point of A and attachment to hook up on same point.
A cross piece to spread blades ,around the cross bar in the letter A.
I broke a weld on the hardened blade at a nut used for hinge. Even though I welded often then ,blowing holes through blades for fasteners would have been better.

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Willy » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:14 am

I've been on the lookout for Cub equipment that I can use around here to keep her gainfully employed. We all know how they get if you don't keep them busy. But everything I find is either just junk, missing needed pieces or for sale with the tractor included. (or at a NASA price) So, I've been busy relearning ugly welding and knocking the rust off of my limited fab skills without having to buy anything I don't have to. (which keeps me busy and out of trouble). Here's what I've got so far:


The 52" blade is for an ATV that I got for $80 online from the manufacturer during Black Friday. I originally had the idea to make the blade itself from an old water heater tank, but since I don't have an old water heater and figured the storebought blade was a good deal, I went that way.
It's attached to the universal mount from with that 2" square tubing and a 2" receiver hitch. Since the pic was taken, I've moved the receiver hitch to on top of the crossbar and painted the hitch and crossbar red. With the hitch on top, with the lift all the way down, it won't dig into the ground, just scrape along the top which is good for pushing snow and loose dirt/gravel around.

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More recent, I've added an angle adjustment for both directions to it using the 193 plow depth adjustment lever (don't have the plow to go with it) and a homemade linkage that's double spring loaded to provide some give in each direction should I hit an obstacle that doesn't want to give. I've also added a home made step for getting on and off that bolts to the main bracket bar for the plow lever using the same bolts that hold the lever assembly to the bracket. I weight about 220 and jumped up and down on the step a bit and it's solid (now).

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And pushing the other direction.

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Going to the rear is the Touch Control adjustable drawbar set up also with a 2" receiver hitch. The original idea on this was for making it easier to hook up my utility trailer. Then, I got the idea of using an old electric wheelchair rack that got heavily damaged in a wreck for a cargo hauling platform for when I don't want to bother with the trailer. I've got the rack in the shop now for some "improvements" now that the blade is done.

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And a few "creature comfort" items like cell phone holder

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Cup holder and the "ultra-rare Farmall bullet lens LED tail light" that you'll never find in a Farmall parts manual. Yeah, I know the draw bar is kinda bent/twisted. It was like that when I found it in the barn with the break plow lever which also has a couple of odd bends and twists in it.

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On the "to do" list

Mower Deck. I thought I had a 60" Woods deck located, but it was off of the tractor up in St Louis and I would hate to make that trip to find out that it's unusable. So, unless I find a good one in the mean time, I'm looking at either adapting a deck from a 48" or larger mower that doesn't run or making my own deck. I haven't decided which one I'd prefer to do. Pulleys, hubs and blades are easy enough to find if I want to build from scratch. If I do, I'll go with hubs and blades for a 42" Husqvarna to match my little mower and keep the parts supply the same. On the other hand, a used deck would just need to have mounts added to it. Either way, I'll still have to make a "pulley bar" to bolt to the finals to change belt direction from vertical to horizontal.

3 Point hitch. I'm kinda proud of my "Power Drawbar", but it does have it's limitations. So I'm thinking a real 3 point hitch for it. That way I make stuff like a small dirt scoop and small boom pole for it. The smaller drawbars for a 3 point are cheap enough to just buy one. Mrs Willy says Tractor Supply and Rural King are like "Toys R Us" for me. But I can get the pieces I can't make for a 3 point hitch between the two of them.

I just got a high speed dual usb charger with digital voltmeter that I'm going to wire in so I can keep my phone and mp3 player charged up when out working on the Cub. The old original ammeter is kind of shady in that it won't show discharge, just charging so the voltmeter will be a backup to that.

And just for grins as one of it's duties will be local parades pulling the utility trailer with Mrs Willy and the grandkids on it, I'm thinking an old timey oohgah horn would be just the ticket. Not sure if there's enough room under the hood for one, but there's always room under the platform.
Waking up the ol' Cub

Nah, it's not leaking oil. It's just marking it's territory.

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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby ajhbike » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:36 pm

I have made a few:

light grading blade for gravel
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72" Rear Blade, Carryalls, Pallet Forks, IH 263 2 Row Cultivator, 7' Rake, Brush Hog, Horn-Draulic FEL
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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby ajhbike » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:37 pm

Pallet forks
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Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby Peter Person » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:39 pm

Willy,
The one homemade piece that I did was a "carryall".
I bought a piece from Ralph Napier years ago that supposedly came from a tobacco planter that my wood carryall bolts to.
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My other homemade item is a Corn Hole / Baggo Game that my son Aron and I put together;
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My oldest daughter made Goretex Seat Covers for a few years that sold like hotcakes. I think she made well over 100 of them.
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Woods 59 CLF
54A Blade, 54-L Blade, C-22 Sickle
C-21-P Sickle Mower
72" Rear Blade, Carryalls, Pallet Forks, IH 263 2 Row Cultivator, 7' Rake, Brush Hog, Horn-Draulic FEL
Location: Branford, CT

Re: Id like to see some homemade equipment.

Postby ajhbike » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:44 pm

3 Point for Cub and carry all
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