Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by BasilSeal, Dec 7, 2009.
How is the wire clamped in it?
Tidy job on the fence.
the two bits of round bar are slightly closer together than the width of the piece of box between them, there are 4 bits of flat bar across the back joining the two bits of pipe together and the bolts go through these, undo the nuts and take the box section off the clamp, the indelible pen markings are so you know which way up the box section goes, i made it in a hurry and didn't have the sense to measure the holes so it would fit both ways up, then you put the main part of the tool with the round bars on it behind the netting, and the box section one the other side of the netting and then do the bolts back up.
when the bolts are tight the netting is crimped in a bit by the box clamp which is pulled into the gap between the round tubes but can't fit between them, and the wire is clamped where the corner of the box meets the curve of the round bar on either side, so each row of wire is held in two places and can't move.
i need make a spinning jenny to do electric fence.
I’ve a bar between lift arms on back of tractor with two larger tubes on eatch end slid over to keep roll barbed wire from hitting lift arms . It makes so much easier to roll out than to do by hand
Oil changed, few conditioner times replaced and ready to go! Oil change was gona be done last year but had a slight issue with the fill plug, Allen key was slipping in it so had to get a new one then weld a bolt to the old one to get it out
got it straightened up
stuck one of these under the axle
and a good dollop of weld front and back
should be fine as we have eliminated the stress creating weld that caused the problem and added support, just keep an eye on it as we go.
Did you do it yourself? Was it hard pull the axle back down into place?
Did it with a friend of mine that has a good way of working, got it over a garage pit and took the wheels off so the axle hung on the springs, cut out the crack a bit and got a chain winch and hooked it on the outside of those bottom plates and pulled, bit of heat on top, tack welded the crack and then undid the U bolts as we needed the bottom plate as a template, big rush to get the plates made at 4.30 on a Friday evening, rossmore engineering to the rescue cut them with the plasma, once we had them the rest of the time was ours, welded up the break then reassembled the plates and U bolts, tightened them up and welded the axle to the plates.
On my quickfencer with the proper barb unroller we’ve a big U bolt that the wire feeds through,drawbar eye would be similar.
Have a Redrock on springs here as well so had a look underneath today. Same weld on the axle as @Arthur but all ok at the minute.
There was a Kane in the yard today as well with the same axle make and set up but with a blob of weld on the axle corners instead with seems a safer bet.
I was working in a company 20 years ago building artic running gear. We used to buy SAF round section axles with air suspension. But your issue @Arthur has reminded me that there was a clear instruction in the manual with the axles that the only weld was to be at the neutral zone. That is the 3 and 9 o clock positions as you look at the cross section. The axles came with a saddle shaped so there was a horizontal plate at that neutral line and that’s where it was welded.
Preparing for social distancing here at our glamping site
We spent most of this spring converting this from a shell to sleep 8 people.
And painting it John deere colours
Did u get a much of a run with the glamping after last year the covid could end up being a boon for it yet with people having yo holiday at home possibly
The business program was saying there are billions that Irish people used to spend abroad that will be spent in Ireland so a good opportunity for the Glamping .
I'd take a long wet weekend in a caravan in courtown over a ryanair flight these days for sure
Last summer was very good,busy most nights until September 1st,once school returned it was like turning a tap of though.
Weekends were good enough until early November then it was quiet til January when weekends improved.feb was ok ,then covid appeared and we are closed since.
The red bus was full from 11th july to end August every night hence my decision to convert another one.
We also converted a vintage rice horsebox with a toilet in the front section and a kitchen in the back which accompanies our large retro caravan as a stand alone unit.
We have capacity for 28 people now which is enough ,due to covid we have built individual cooking and toilet facilities for each unit which should be good in the long run but has meant spending money instead of making it so far!!
Was just thinking there @Seedsower do you have email address for last year’s guest? Cud u send them all a mail with ur expected reopening date and maybe pictures of ur improvements and measures to aid social distancing.
Quick 5 minuite bodge in the workshop earlier.
The auto tagger we use is an awkward bit of kit to place anywhere. So made a quick bracket out of an old hurdle loop and a prototype thingimibob that never worked! Should save some hastle
Supervised the changing of the oil in the Volvo L70C and all fuel filters. Checked all the axles and drop box for liquid lubrications Went and had a cup of coffee and when I got back the indicators and front lights were back working. I did fill the filters with the appropriate liquid.
It seems you are an excellent supervisor...
Was getting some shotblasting done so decided to give the silage grab a freshen up. I know @ithastopay would approve.
Im not sure what colour to top coat it in, depends which colour baling twine I’ll be using to for tying up the hydraulic hoses, those cable ties are a pure rob.
We know you want to......
I think you're kinda onto something.
Paint it the same shade of red as the wheels. Red isn't an uncommon implement colour and should look well on the machine
You are getting ready for the winter so... it must have been yourself that was doing all the online bidding on cattle lately
John, red wasn’t even on my radar but God you’ve got me thinking. I’ll put it to my partner in crime but I’m expecting he’ll say green!
Red could look very smart though....