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post #1 of 30 Old 06-18-2006, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Home made pond bank weed mowing machine

This is what I did all weekend... Seeing what everyone else was building gave me some ideas... It's not finished yet... I need to put on the hydro motor and control valves and hoses before I can try it out... This unit will cut upper and lower banks...



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NIFTY! I need to get something like that for a few places around here! Be sure to jot down some measurements.....
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Measurements need to be made to fit the tractor and made to fit under you'r barn door... Other than that anything goes... I think the hardest part is finding where to mount the hydraulic cly's so they give you the throw you need with using what you have... I'm hoping this mower will trim my hedge also...
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That's sweet Kevin!! Lets you stay on the hardpack while mowing.

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Very nice. Hydraulics - just amazing what can be done with pumps, pistons and some talent with a welder. Add mechanical wizardly provided by kbeitz and the results are a working, built on site machine. Thanks for sharing.
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Very Cool!

Excellent engineering and looks well thought out. Hope to see pictures of it in action. Thanks for sharing (and thanks for some new ideas).

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Nice job Kevin, great worksaving devices make life much easier

for sharing the pics and ideas.
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What am i missing here Kevin

I do not see what is powering the blade

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Re: Home made pond bank weed mowing machine

Reminds me of the one Chipmaker made a couple of years ago.

D@mn! I miss him.

Now his website's gone too.

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What am i missing here Kevin
I do not see what is powering the blade

It's gonna be a hydraulic motor - he ain't had time to put it on yet..........
Sometimes you Texans are real slooow.......
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It's gonna be a hydraulic motor - he ain't had time to put it on yet..........
Sometimes you Texans are real slooow.......

"I need to put on the hydro motor and control valves and hoses before I can try it out."..

Pictures throw us off!! Next time i will try and read!!

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Re: Home made pond bank weed mowing machine

Kbletz--do you need like a counterbalance on the opposite side of the tractor , you think, as you extend the arm farther out away from you?

that is a nice-looking, well-thought out plan, ---just one more weapon in your arsenel!!


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I don't think I'll need the counter weight... I'm going to put a 4 gal hydro oil tank on the other side and the deck is not that heavy... If I see that a weight is needed I will put one on... The deck sure does reach way out and 50 lbs, hanging 10' out the side of the tractor can do funny things when you drive over a log or a hole in the ground... If the tractor would happen to tip the arm should be strong enough to keep the tractor from rolling over... I've seen the bottom of my older Kubota and I'm not ready to see what the bottom of my Bx looks like quite yet...
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Re: Home made pond bank weed mowing machine

Kevin,
Great looking machine. I was thinking about the vagarities of the land that you'll be driving over as well, and wondering how you'll keep the mower deck level. What would happen if you put guide wheels on the deck and rest it on the ground. Any way to add a little "float" to the boom arm to allow for a bit of ground tracking?

Nice piece of work!
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I was thinking about putting on BIG 24" wheel on the end of the deck... Something like a wheelchair wheel...
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