What are you up to in the workshop?

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  1. lough

    lough Well-Known Member

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    Up until recently I got someone to make stuff for me. I didn't have a great way of working so it was handier to get someone to make it. I bought a mig and a bandsaw this year and have made a few gates so far. I also have a few other projects in mind. I found the same as well about the bits of steel left over from making the gates. I need a rack now to store it as it's getting in the way on the floor
     
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  2. AYF

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    Bit of a concrete project.
    Wanted a walk through footbath for the sheepies. Had a footway past a stand in footbath so decided it was up for conversion!!

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    Concreted it level. Then made a wooden mold for the actual 'bath' bit. Poured around it today.
    Lift the mold tommorow and see what's what!
     
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  3. jf 850

    jf 850 Well-Known Member

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    Will you put "creels" at each side to force them to stay in the footpath?

    Are those a different type of crash barrier , used in the pen at the side ? I have used the W type ones here in a cattle pen/ crush.
     
  4. AYF

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    I've planted some angle iron in the right hand side (from camera viewpoint) to weld uprights and some form of sheet to it. Won't be anything fancy, and as it's walk through won't need to be too heavy.
    One job will be a gate on the exit to stop the kiddo walking in!

    The galv bars are not crash barriers.
    There's a local firm that rolls profiles for various jobs.
    They were a bulk order that either got cancelled or were wrong. It was auctioned off, lots of it. Dad always regretted not buying 10x the amount as it was handy!
     
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  5. massey 6480

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    How`s the meal shed in the background working out .
     
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  6. AYF

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    @massey 6480 shed is working brilliantly. Truckers are amazed seing the roof dissapear!!


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    And voila the mold is out. Did leak a bit around the drain pipe, but a bit of sealant has stopped it.
     
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  7. massey 6480

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    What tonnage per section will it hold .
     
  8. AYF

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    I happily get a full artic of sweet meal, basically ground up confectionary waste, in one side.
    A lot depends on the truck driver.
    One lad kept too close to one side, meal came further forward than a truck dead center.
    Another insisted on pulling to far forward in one go..... Spread the load out.

    I recon with a telehandler and some playing you could squeese two loads in.
     
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  9. scoffcruddle

    scoffcruddle Well-Known Member

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    I’ve 4 bunkers I tip artics in,main job is stopping the drivers from driving forwards to fast,they always know best! You need to let it run out.
     
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  10. fraserb

    fraserb Well-Known Member

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    Big jobs today.

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  11. AYF

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    @Big Vern wireless controller on the straw blower is looking like a good idea to me today!!

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    Some btight spark at kuhn decided to use a cable without colour coding! All black, except two earths, about 20 of them. Luckilly only two broke through and two badly damaged so could figure it out.
    Just added extrenders in to stagger the jointing blocks.
    And made a future damage prevention device!
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  12. Stock

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    Check the insulation and you probably find a number on each cable.............................................................................
     
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  13. AYF

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    Didn't think of that.
    And the amount of silage tape and insulation tape on that joint..... I ain't gonna go find out!! :lol::lol:
     
  14. nashmach

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    Is that something you'd blame your father for :Whistle2:
     
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  15. AYF

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    For once I'll put my hands up! Though to be fair it was just a freak accident!!
    Cable had managed to hook on an arm and got stretched!
    Couldn't figure why the spout would only turn one way..... then I noticed!!
     
  16. drew

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    stick a few tennis balls in the hooks! :Thumbp2:Surprising how well they can save pipes and cables!
     
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  17. marco

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    Top link balls just as handy?
     
  18. drew

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    Top link balls are smaller tho aren’t they? I’m guessing your sauing top link balls because they have the lip to stop them coming out? Standard cheapo tennis balls from the €2 shop will squeeze into cat 11 and work perfect in cat 111 arms, plus there light and easy to fire into the toolbox or cab
     
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  19. drew

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    Few bits that were due a bit of time in the shed!
    heel fell out of the gate, gate is a proper old school gate that the 2 of us know about lifting, the upright was solid but like all gates the heel was only about half an inch in, so stuck in a foot length and drilled a hole at the top of it and plugged it with weld, then put a bit of an offcut of box on it to reinforce the rot:lol: 3415DDE6-5F71-436E-9078-7BB7041EB704.jpeg F6E5539B-7810-4A2A-BEC5-D1DDC886D8BA.jpeg 7E67E76E-2CF9-4389-AF9D-4CDED48DC291.jpeg

    The door seal rubber on the Keenan was gone in bits and was pouring out meal as a result, luckily had an old bit that’s just right so it’ll do for a while 58737BE2-974B-48B9-A305-C348BD081C6D.jpeg B731472C-ECFA-47B9-A449-9DF683CC0FBB.jpeg BC6ADEA3-6C61-4984-99F4-CBEFF32C577F.jpeg
    I don’t know if it was done in the factory or someone else had it off before but this strip was the other way up and the folded piece used to sit above the rubber and caught any silage that fell out of the grab:scratchhead: C8AC1DB2-3023-4912-B370-C03649B53881.jpeg
    And it might not be up to a certain fendt owners standard:tt2::tt2: but had to make a lid for the tool box, an old barbecue side shelf makes a grand lid:Thumbp2: 77832F57-1736-412C-A4EE-11C5CFD1D65D.jpeg
     
  20. drew

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    Another morning in the workshop today, this time doing a bit for the place I work for,
    Jd tine grab that had no bushings in it and has probably suffered plenty of hardship over the years and the tines were probably never tightened after the first day, think there was only one original left in it but the ones that had been replaced were left too long before doing it. Some of the holes had gone that worn the tines were pushing back nearly 6” much more wear they’d have fallen out backwards. Just needs a new set of tines now and it’s all good for a long time hopefully E59C4552-F38F-4443-B6BD-F2912E238110.jpeg 22E96329-AB76-41F1-80AD-573C698FFF42.jpeg E42AB1EB-6C97-42A2-9043-CD1E6E3B29A8.jpeg BEBB8030-3BA8-4FA0-AEDD-5AF64B5D9016.jpeg 885E9941-307E-405A-8FFB-53C20092DAA1.jpeg 7B2E892C-5138-468B-9072-977CD32D41C2.jpeg 1CAD12DC-15BD-47AD-BEA8-BD8C3A4996C1.jpeg 6517BC15-4FAC-48D5-B281-CAA7DA84AB1D.jpeg
     
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  21. Big Vern

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    Our brand new one went bang on Monday !!!!! The cog on the spout motor stripped nine teeth,, Hawkins have been and sorted it under warranty,,,
    Of corse the boss said its my fault ,,,,
     
  22. AYF

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    Fflipin ec. What did you do to it!?!
    Someone over tightened something I'd say?!

    What's the review apart from that?
    Worlds apart from the old one?
     
  23. fraserb

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    Cut, drilled, welded and painted some metal. Big test will be if it fits together next week.

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    Donkey shelter.
     
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