1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:59 am

OOOOHH!! TTGW. (Talent + Tools = Great Work)

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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:25 pm

Your notch looks shallow, better recheck it.

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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:46 pm

Now that the excitement is over, and after another look at the pic, I agree with Jim.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:25 am

Jim Becker wrote:Your notch looks shallow, better recheck it.

Thanks for the heads up Jim. I looked at the Cyclone spreader with the fast hitch and it's actually cut on an angle and is deeper at the front where the latch is. I will take a little more out of this one and check it in the hitch before attaching it to the yard tool.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:43 pm

I cut it a 1/4" deeper an inch back then tapered the rest. I'll try it in the hitch when I get home.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:56 pm

The hitch fits and is welded on. Now onto the roller.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:58 pm

Found a piece of 4" o.d X 1/4" wall DOM tubing and got a deal on it. Got started welding the spikes on it. What a mess trying to lay it out on a round piece. Have no fear, they won't be in a straight line when I get done but you got to start somewhere :lol:
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Urbish » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:16 pm

Chipmaker wrote:Found a piece of 4" o.d X 1/4" wall DOM tubing and got a deal on it. Got started welding the spikes on it. What a mess trying to lay it out on a round piece. Have no fear, they won't be in a straight line when I get done but you got to start somewhere :lol:


I'm surprised you didn't use a machine to drill pilot holes :P No matter the arrangement, it looks like it will serve your intended purpose just fine.

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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Urbish wrote:
Chipmaker wrote:Found a piece of 4" o.d X 1/4" wall DOM tubing and got a deal on it. Got started welding the spikes on it. What a mess trying to lay it out on a round piece. Have no fear, they won't be in a straight line when I get done but you got to start somewhere :lol:


I'm surprised you didn't use a machine to drill pilot holes :P No matter the arrangement, it looks like it will serve your intended purpose just fine.


Pretty sure that would be considered cheating and I'd be disqualified as a machinist :lol:
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:18 pm

spike 2.JPG

I made this aerator a few years ago to use in my pastures and hay fields when the stand of grass needed improving. It was from a 10" dia. pipe with 1/4" teeth sheared from 4" flat stock. It took me several hours and pounds of 7014 rod to weld the teeth to the pipe.

But the point I want to make is if I had it to do over. I would arrange the location of the teeth differently. I first had straight rows spaced equal distance apart. This arrangement will beat you and the tractor to death because it bumps the ground like several flat tires. If you will notice in the picture there are a few teeth welded between the main rows that I later added (Engineering Change 001) to help even out the pounding into the ground. This helped a whole lot to smooth it out.
But if I ever build another, I will locate the teeth in a spiral pattern which I believe would run smoother. The more teeth that are in contact with the ground at one time will he[p smooth out the bumping.

Just my two cents for you to consider before you weld your spikes.

Awesome fabrication of your pulverizer, by the way.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:38 am

BIGHOSS wrote:spike 2.JPG
I made this aerator a few years ago to use in my pastures and hay fields when the stand of grass needed improving. It was from a 10" dia. pipe with 1/4" teeth sheared from 4" flat stock. It took me several hours and pounds of 7014 rod to weld the teeth to the pipe.

But the point I want to make is if I had it to do over. I would arrange the location of the teeth differently. I first had straight rows spaced equal distance apart. This arrangement will beat you and the tractor to death because it bumps the ground like several flat tires. If you will notice in the picture there are a few teeth welded between the main rows that I later added (Engineering Change 001) to help even out the pounding into the ground. This helped a whole lot to smooth it out.
But if I ever build another, I will locate the teeth in a spiral pattern which I believe would run smoother. The more teeth that are in contact with the ground at one time will he[p smooth out the bumping.

Just my two cents for you to consider before you weld your spikes.

Awesome fabrication of your pulverizer, by the way.

I've used an aerator with the teeth in line and it's no fun! Thanks BIGHOSS!
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:41 am

I welded the starting spikes where they needed to be so I could get the curl I wanted with the spikes. I used a piece of chain and a hammer to get the lines I wanted and so I could measure the distance between each spike. I used a piece of chalk and put my spot then welded 6 rows of spikes on. Now I just need to make my ends with the shaft sticking out.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:42 am

93 spikes welded on. It rolls across the welding table pretty easy.
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Chipmaker » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:05 am

Got to looking around and found some pieces that would work perfect for the ends of the roller. They are 4140 hot rolled and been sitting on a shelf here for 10+ years. They were a little to big which is good so I turned the O.D. down to 3.497" on the big part and turned the little part to 1.249" for the bearing part. The small shaft was a little longer than I needed so I shortened that. Had to heat the tube to swell it a little to get both of them in, I ground a little grove on the last one so the air could come out to go in easier. Recessed them a 1/4" so the weld would be recessed and welded them both in. It's ready for paint!
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Re: 1-point yard tool (soil pulverizer)

Postby Stanton » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:42 am

Very nice work. :coffee:
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