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I made one of these for my 140. Then I made 7 more , they fit the 300 series, then I made 14 of them for the 425/455 tractors,they are made from 6061 HT alum. The complete scoop weights less then 125lbs. Can lift what ever you want; I have gone over board in testing and lifted over 750lbs. Not reccomended, Is you see it has a lift cyl and 2 tilt cyl, lift is about 22" Takes 5 minutes to install and less to remove.. I'll try to post pictures,,
 

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I only have 3 that fit 425 series Left, And 1 that mounts on the 318, left. I'm 70 years old. Was I younger I would reopen the shop and Make them . I have sold them all. Or gave them away; Oh yes they Hook up to the existing hydraulics;; Buyers ask Why the colors. My O My thats a good question. I have no reason. But dosen't blue look good ?? Be honest;; It's been A great hobby, And life has been a Fabuless ride Thanks again. Boys. You're all great;; I"m posting some of my other toys; Life is good;;
 

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Looks good Tony . I'd like to make one for my JD212 and use the existing plow frame as double duty sort of say.
 

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Most of the welding was with my MIG; 5356 wire some 40 series. the fine work i done with the Tig; But with that havey metal it takes a lot of preheating; It was all welded with my . Gold star, Miller Machine; The cylinders and the pins are steel;It has a 1/4 x 2 1/2 stainless steel replaceable cutting edge; I had one used only on roads/gravel while i was testing them and the cutting edge was the wear point;. As they were origenaly designed for the 300 series to be usedwhile mowing the grass. you could pick up 2 garbege cans while cutting the grass, On the 400 series the deck has to be removed;
 

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Wow that is some nice work! Sometimes I am almost ashamed of the stuff that I "McGiever" together. You obviously spent some time laying out and fitting. Whats next?
 

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Tony,

You did a great job on fabricating your front scoops, the pictures say alot and they look tough as nails.:thThumbsU Its a shame you won't be building anymore, would you be willing to sell or post the parts list and plans you used to build your scoops for your fellow MTF members to use?
 

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The problem lies like this; When I build the scoops. # 1 say for the 300/140 series I would build 5 or 7 at a time Production. cut all the parts.Then fab; I could sell them That was when that was when that series was in use everywere; Then the same was with the 425/445/455 series. now I don't see it feesable To buy a newer tractor to build the scoop for. with that being said. maybe I can post some pictures, of the building process and the dimentions and mesurements,. At this time I am just a one man show and I do not write things down. I just build from what should work. EX. I in the past have used a 3" cyl; That would be changed to a 2" or 2 1/2" cyl. The 3" is over kill. Keep Updated I will post Some Plans And Pictures;; TONY.
 

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I have had several EMAILS. reguarding the lifting capacity, As you can see the tractor has weights, the tire are filled with fluid. I weight 220 lbs, Yet the wheels are about 6" off the ground. The front tires are pumped to 24lbs air pressure;; I did this for testing perposes only and would not reccomend anyone try to do it. If we say it can lift 750 lbs it can lift that with the propper weights, and is not to be thansported over rough terraine, as things will brake. Pictures for testing purpose only;;;; The 24" bar did not reach trough the tree It was over 80' tall; HA HA Life is good;;
 

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The problem lies like this; When I build the scoops. # 1 say for the 300/140 series I would build 5 or 7 at a time Production. cut all the parts.Then fab; I could sell them That was when that was when that series was in use everywere; Then the same was with the 425/445/455 series. now I don't see it feesable To buy a newer tractor to build the scoop for. with that being said. maybe I can post some pictures, of the building process and the dimentions and mesurements,. At this time I am just a one man show and I do not write things down. I just build from what should work. EX. I in the past have used a 3" cyl; That would be changed to a 2" or 2 1/2" cyl. The 3" is over kill. Keep Updated I will post Some Plans And Pictures;; TONY.
Thanks for the additional posts Tony the extra pics are great and I will certainly keep an eye for any plans and updates you make to this thread.:trink40:

I have had several EMAILS. reguarding the lifting capacity, As you can see the tractor has weights, the tire are filled with fluid. I weight 220 lbs, Yet the wheels are about 6" off the ground. The front tires are pumped to 24lbs air pressure;; I did this for testing perposes only and would not reccomend anyone try to do it. If we say it can lift 750 lbs it can lift that with the propper weights, and is not to be thansported over rough terraine, as things will brake. Pictures for testing purpose only;;;; The 24" bar did not reach trough the tree It was over 80' tall; HA HA Life is good;;
Man that feat of lifting sure is a testament to the strength and quality of the scoops you built. :thThumbsU
 
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