Thought I'd share what I am building now at work. I am employed at a County Highwayd dept in Illinois. I do all of our welding/fabrication, including building our plow hitches etc. That is what I do all winter unless it snows, then I'm in a truck. Here's my latest, it's a root rake to be used on one of our backhoes. I thought this would be alot easier for our backhoe operators to clear brush with, other than a tooth bucket. They should be able to rip roots with it as well, time will tell I guess.
I cut the main teeth out of 1/2 x 9 x 32. Made a cardboard template to what I thought the curve should be, then started cuttin the 1/2 x 9 with the plasma gun. I used our 5 foot ditching bucket as a guide to make the curve in the teeth, that's it in the background.
The top beam is 1/2 x 3 x 5 tubing. Outside to outside on the teeth measures 5 foot with 8 inch between teeth. I used a gravel blade that we use on our graders for the cutting edges between the teeth. It's hard to tell in this picture, but there are two rows of them. I think this will rip those roots out of the ground.
All I have left to do is build the quick attach for the top of it, that'll be tomorrow's project.
Like I said, just thought I'd share some pics with everyone. The welding shop is starting to wind down this time of year, but I do have pictures of other projects I did this winter. If anybody is interested I could always post them.
Thanks for looking