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Still designing the Boom Side Bracing done
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Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:03:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

Added side bracing on the Light Rated Boom. I have another one in the works that will be a heavy duty one but the design is being figured for stress and load ratings by a Design Engineer. Mark H.

Al    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:38:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice Mark . Should be able to load things with that .
I got mine done as far as I'm going on it . Made a bracket that I can slide the forks on and off from the side, Put a pallet on it and stacked on some wood . Worked real good as far as I've got so far . I would like to make some boxes that I can take to the woods , fill with wood and stack the boxes then when I want to put wood in the basement just grab a box and haul it around to the basement window .
I'll put a picture in the gallery .

Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2004 at 10:00:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tested the forks by lifting my 18 ft trailer from the rear off the ground on the middle of the forks. The trailer weighs around 1750 lbs but the hitch screw jack was sitting on the ground. Mark H.

Willy-N Pic    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:05:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

Close up of the Side Bracing and Boom Ancor Point. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:29:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks well made and planned. I would guess the weakest section is right above where the black bar attaches to the vertical bar with trailer hitch knob on top. But will you lift enough to roll the tractor over backwards? Where is your ROPS?

Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:50:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nice thing is when you lift something to heavy the front end will come up but the load will go down to the ground. I have had the front tires come off the ground many times lifting. PS there will allways be a weakest link somewhere. Mark H.

Ron/PA    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:46:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROPS on this age machine was non exisistant. This is still one of the safer models of its time.

Clod    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:53:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes,I knew there was none for these as I have never saw one on these old ones.But these have killed more people than all the others would you agree?

Ron/PA    Posted 11-21-2004 at 10:01:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
No guess I wouldn't agree, the old high wheeled tricycle style kille way more. These low riders are as safe as it could get for it's day.

Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:55:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
They have ROPs for this tractor it is a 1969 Massey 135 Orchard not realy that old? Mark H.

Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2004 at 09:53:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron this one sits so low to the ground it is hard to tip over. The rear tires alone weigh 1,600+ lbs when full which they are. The Orchards are known for the low slung design. Mark H.

toolman    Posted 11-21-2004 at 10:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
they have a rig like that clod around here that they attatch to the back of one of them 4x4 atv,s they use in for laying wnderground wire, tv, cable etc, they have another thing they put bihind a back hoe bucket a wire mesh like bag attatch it to the backhoe bucket and pull the bucket into them as they keep moving ahead to plough in gas line to folks homes , that way they get away with not ripping up there yards when installing gas , im sure you have seen something like that before.

Clod    Posted 11-21-2004 at 10:01:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark,You see where the plug in DROP HITCH thing is? You can plug in the trailer hitch there. What if you make a thing to plug in there and a tooth off a box blade goes down so you can dig a trench for pipe or wire? A guy told me he thought of that but we neever built one on his tractor to see if we could do pipe ditches without a shovel.We only need about five inch deep here for water lines in yards.

Willy-N    Posted 11-21-2004 at 15:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is where the trailer hitch goes for a regular Trailer. I have plans for a ripper to go in there also. Was going to look into a way of laying shallow pipe or wire with it. Just another add on along with a winch mount excep they have Factory winches that go in there all ready. Mark H.

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