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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-08-2019, 07:51 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-19-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
Yes, it is still working great. I used it about...

Yes, it is still working great. I used it about a month ago to remove a pretty large boulder in the middle of a gravel road ...iceberg like. It's a digging fool, and I haven't broke a tooth yet...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
514167 Here she is buried in the ground. This...

514167
Here she is buried in the ground. This was her real purpose...deliver lots of digging force in a smaller area. Jaw opens plenty wide to burry itself up to the mounting plate.

I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2013, 04:01 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
514165 3 cedar elms

514165
3 cedar elms
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2013, 04:00 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
514164 Pulled this dead cedar elm straight out...

514164
Pulled this dead cedar elm straight out of the ground.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
514162 This boulder has got to be close to...

514162
This boulder has got to be close to 1000lbs.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2013, 03:57 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
514160 All hooked up with hydraulics. After...

514160
All hooked up with hydraulics.
After working it back and forth including the jaw/grapple, I realized my hose protecting pipe was not working the way I needed it to and had to do some...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-05-2013, 06:44 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
513849 In Caterpillar Yellow ;)

513849
In Caterpillar Yellow ;)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-05-2013, 05:16 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
513819 She got a coat of Ospho yesterday. ...

513819
She got a coat of Ospho yesterday.
At the last minute I decided to add a piece of pipe for the hoses to runt through. Just sprayed her with heavily rusted metal primer. She's going to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-03-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
513171 Cycled the hydraulics, don't see any...

513171

Cycled the hydraulics, don't see any movement.

Hindsight 20/20, I would have built a frame out of square tubing then the plate on the back, and the bucket on the front. ...or just...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-03-2013, 09:09 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
513155 Ok, the bucket side mount has been...

513155
Ok, the bucket side mount has been heavily reinforced. Some 2.5" and 2" square tubing, both 1/4" wall. Another piece of 1/2 plate as well (thanks Dale).
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-03-2013, 10:59 AM
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Posted By HainesNYT
Dale & palmetto, You guys are right...back end...

Dale & palmetto,
You guys are right...back end still needs more support. I have a few ideas, inline with how you guys are thinking.

Almost out of gas.!.. Be heading to town soon.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-03-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512903 Getting ready to beef up the grapple...

512903
Getting ready to beef up the grapple mount. 2x12x 1/4 square tubing. The large bottom plate is 3/8, and the verticals are 1/2 x 3x3.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 10:34 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
** the square tubing was added in response to the...

** the square tubing was added in response to the bending of the 9/16.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 10:32 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
512777. Just added some square tubing on the...

512777. Just added some square tubing on the quick-attach plate backside. I put a piece of wood in the bucket and bowed-up on it with the hydraulics....in horror I watched the (combined) 9/16" plate...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 08:52 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
512713 screwed up! I notched 2" then notched...

512713 screwed up! I notched 2" then notched another 2"...cylinder kept hitting the plate. Almost cleared it, so I cranked it back with the hydraulics again and it busted the tack welds on the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 06:35 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
512626 + hydraulics are working great -...

512626
+ hydraulics are working great
- cylinder touches plate, just under the sticker. It's minimal, so I am going to try notching the plate instead of drilling a new mount.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
You will like it. Call them, you can tell they...

You will like it. Call them, you can tell they are good folks.... 1-800-USA-WELD
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,345
Posted By HainesNYT
That is a concern of mine as well; however, I...

That is a concern of mine as well; however, I think it will work out fine. A few photos up it is connected to the machine and there is a board propping the jaw open...the bucket is rolled all the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512596 5/16 angle supporting the 1/2x 10.5...

512596 5/16 angle supporting the 1/2x 10.5 vertical straps for the cylinder.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512580 still thinking :)

512580 still thinking :)
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 01:56 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
512559that will be about fully open, around...

512559that will be about fully open, around 44"
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
512550 checking movement and angles

512550 checking movement and angles
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 01:45 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
512548 this is out extreme duty root grapple....

512548 this is out extreme duty root grapple. After having a grapple on an attachment you will want all of them to have it...they come in so very handy all the time. This was a good chunk of my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512544 ready for the hydraulic cylinder mounts!! ...

512544 ready for the hydraulic cylinder mounts!! Almost done
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512541

512541
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-02-2013, 12:59 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
Good, that's why I put it on here. Have fun...

Good, that's why I put it on here. Have fun with it! Send some pictures.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512296 3/8" x2" rails/ trusses for the...

512296 3/8" x2" rails/ trusses for the arms/pipes. Feeling more confident in it not bending now.

Using 3000 psi cylinder, 2.5" bore, 10" stroke. Online calculator puts it at just under 15,000...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512243 more gussets...woohoo. 5/16

512243 more gussets...woohoo. 5/16
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512238 added a small piece of 3/8 strap. I hope...

512238 added a small piece of 3/8 strap. I hope that holds it.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512228 outside hinge area boxed & gusseted. I'm...

512228 outside hinge area boxed & gusseted. I'm afraid the weak link is the inside. Not sure what I'm going to do about that.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,345
Posted By HainesNYT
512221 taking on its final shape. Adding...

512221 taking on its final shape.
Adding gussets.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-01-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
512220 3/4" plate, beveled with plasma cutter on...

512220 3/4" plate, beveled with plasma cutter on both sides and sharpened with grinder....for giggles.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-23-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,345
Posted By HainesNYT
Appreciate the kind words. My first hydraulic...

Appreciate the kind words. My first hydraulic project...trying to get the alignment challenges right the first time.

508821
Large 3/8 plate, 12x14, gusset / foundation for cylinder mount.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-23-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
508709 Elbows welded in and gusseted.

508709
Elbows welded in and gusseted.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-23-2013, 06:39 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
508644 mocking up the new longer grapple. Using...

508644
mocking up the new longer grapple. Using a thicker walled 2 3/8 pipe.

I have a 2.5" cylinder I'm going to use to cycle the grapple, but found out it needs new seals...anyone know a good...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,345
Posted By HainesNYT
Ah!!! Don't tell me that! :). I really wish I...

Ah!!! Don't tell me that! :). I really wish I could have found one about 18" but these things seem to hold their value quite well. I know we got this 24" at a steal. It had almost now use, I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,345
Posted By HainesNYT
508329 First quick mock up. More pics tomorrow...

508329
First quick mock up. More pics tomorrow hopefully.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
I love it! My brother and I went halves on...

I love it! My brother and I went halves on their MicroCut 380 plasma cutter about 12 years ago. I have taken it all over the US and cut plenty of 3/8 (slowly). Just keeps rocking. My Mig 200 I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
508289 Bucket & plate fully welded...might add...

508289
Bucket & plate fully welded...might add another gusset...maybe.
508290
Adding "hinge" for grapple. Used 2 3/8 pipe with 2 7/8 over it. Added collars to prevent extra movement. Two zerks...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 07:38 PM
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Posted By HainesNYT
508287 508288 Just tack welded and it dug...

508287
508288
Just tack welded and it dug pretty dang good.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
508285 Quick test and realized I needed to...

508285

Quick test and realized I needed to change the angle a bit to make sure it would dump completely.

508286
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By HainesNYT
Skid loader Stump Bucket w/Grapple

Pops owns a New Holland L185, pretty large machine, but still doesn't dig too well, here in the Hill Country. Seems to me the width of a normal bucket sometimes works against its self. So, years ago...
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