What are you up to in the workshop?

Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by BasilSeal, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. nashmach

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    Doesn't look chopped At All!!
     
  2. jf 850

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    Fine job , dp.
    Did you cannabalise the Carina for a pair if stubs and wheels ?:lol: not bloody likely says you.
    I see the Major back grab in the background. I shifted a huge amount t of silage with a McKenna version.
     
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    Were they long enough to reach d cab still?
     
  4. MF30

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    That's a proper job now, does the door reach the ground now that it's on an axle? Did you fit a longer pto shaft to the slip clutch or was it a complete shaft you had? I've found that any bit of an angle off straight and it'll rattle. €500 for half of a wide angle shaft though...
     
  5. Blizzard95

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    Thats what i was thinking, a new frame at the top
     
  6. Arthur

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    They'll be no going back but cover up that clutch unit..
     
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  7. diesel power

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    It's chopped alright but not by much. There's only about an 1/8 of the number of blades in it that it could have. I was thinking of putting in maybe 10 more blades to see how it chops then.
     
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  8. diesel power

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    Luckily Jeulin thought about the wiring and it was bang on the right length to make a trailed machine out of that chopper. I'd to lengthen the 2 hydraulic pipes alright.
     
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    The door is about 6 inches off the ground now. The shaft and slip clutch are off a kuhn mower. I have adjusted the springs and made sure the clutch is free if anyone is wondering. I didn't actually try turning with it going to see if it rattles but I have a wide angle off one of the square bales with the same profile and pto cover as the kuhn shaft so it would be a simple swap if I run into bother with the straight shaft.
    @Arthur I have a new O-guard ordered for it. The original slip clutch was a nice bit smaller then the one on it now and the machines own 0-guard is to small. It's a nasty looking piece of metal spinning. How lads can work away with no covers at all is a mystery.
     
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  10. JohnBoy

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    Fine job DP. Are you going to chop silage bales with it or just straw? Just thinking the tyres look a little weedy, maybe some worn van tyres might be available to suit, give a bit more carrying capacity
     
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    The tyres on my Lucas Raptor straw blower are 185/R14 but they are van spec tyres. I actually removed the knives from the rotor but added three serrated rotor rings as there were only two fitted originally. Removing the knives left the straw more complete and this helped bedding to last longer as it had more body to it and was more resistant to being walked into the dung as compared to finely chopped straw.
     
  12. scoffcruddle

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    I always call mine a straw blower,as you say you want a mat effect,best place for fine chop straw is on cubicles or in the feeder wagon.
     
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    Just straw but I wouldn't say never to chopping bales of silage with it. The wheels are small but it's working in narrow enough passages and a bit of extra space for course corrections while backing up might be a good thing.
     
  14. Arthur

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    'Tis a different workshop you should be in at 2.30 am @diesel power ...
     
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  15. jf 850

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    There could be a bottle of some sort involved , with @diesel power beingbusy at that time of night .:whistle:.hardly :weld:anyway.
     
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