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If you build a brush hog
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Clod    Posted 10-13-2004 at 10:23:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Be sure to put a bolt in panel so you can sharpen the cutters.That's all.Thank you.

deadcarp    Posted 10-13-2004 at 19:18:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
i saw a cute one (brushcutter really)-tractor drawn & pto driven, it had 3 blades only they rotated vertially like a fan and were like heavy-duty chains. sheild was toward the tractor.
then another guy has a converted one with a couple tires to drive it instead of that flimsy tranny. if it buries itself in an obstacle, the tires slip.

Peanut    Posted 10-13-2004 at 15:27:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, I sure hope you have one strong way to secure the hatch. I hit some nasty big things with my hog (not my Harley) and I would be concerned about a temporary opening on the top of my bush hog. I suppose with dagone strong hinges and one heckuva clasp I might feel a little better about it. Maybe.

mud- seen it done    Posted 10-13-2004 at 11:35:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
feller showed off one in farm show magazine several years ago.
my neighbor copied it. a slide out panel big enough to work a small angle grinder. sharpens flails from the topside instead of having to turn the bushog over with the loader to sharpen them.

EngineerJoyce    Posted 10-13-2004 at 10:52:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
You been there, done that, and now know better?
Good for you for learning from your mistakes!

Clod    Posted 10-13-2004 at 15:59:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mistakes? The fellow who does nothing untried seldom makes mistakes. But I was born in the USA. The USA has created more useful devices then any other nation,That is,Untill recent years. George Westinghouse .Joe Carrier and many more old time Americans made your life a life of luxury. We are still more advanced than many third world nations.(KINDA).

Bob Mi    Posted 10-13-2004 at 16:15:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
My blades are removable. ! I take them in and grind them in the garadge.

Peanut    Posted 10-13-2004 at 16:20:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Bob, now that I have me a "real" grinder. I just block up my hog (not my Harley) climb underneath and sharpen with my 4 1/2" grinder. Takes about 15 minutes for both blades.

'Course safety glasses and good work gloves are essential for this. Dry ground helps too. :^)

Clod    Posted 10-13-2004 at 16:40:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok,, You are all satisfied with the setup as is. Are you also in agreement that the weedeated is now perfected?

YUP    Posted 10-13-2004 at 16:53:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
- Peanut

PS - I suppose you could cut a hatch in any bush hog and secure it safely.

Good thinking. It does feel a little odd laying under a 600 LB bush hog on blocks.

finally    Posted 10-13-2004 at 17:38:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what is the matter with me, I am really odd, and to think spending upteen years under cars done it to me. Who can I sue?

E. Ray    Posted 10-14-2004 at 05:59:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Call John Edward, I am sure he will know

Clod    Posted 10-13-2004 at 17:50:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You just layed on your back while folks paid you Ret? I have to climb up on top of big pumps.

yeah    Posted 10-13-2004 at 19:18:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
lots of people make a good living laying on their backs, but don't have a 3000 lb object over them

Uh Oh!    Posted 10-13-2004 at 20:26:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
This thread isn't going anywhere good anytime soon. Let's stop now while we can.

- Peanut

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