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torker
05-21-2010, 11:52 PM
Hey guys!
Thought you may like to see this.
The ol' farmer out in Saskatchewan who was my landlord...treated us so good over the winter.
He had bought a tractor I used all winter to feed round bales to our horses.
He was very put out that it didn't come with a very good bucket and it took so long to change over to the bale spear.
Sooo...I decided to help him out to repay his kindness.
While back in BC I followed a Regina SK for sale site and found him a nice bucket from a skid steer for $100...told him to go buy it.
Then
I found some of these mounting plates that Bobcats use for their quick-tach setup.
We emailed a few measurements back and forth...I made some stuff up at home then drove out to figure this mess out.
Was a very hard job. I had to use his horrid ol' AC welder with a bunch of old and damp welding rod that had to be dried etc. LOTTA SPATTER!!!
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I was getting pressed for time so I just tacked a tab to stop the arms from lifting out. Will send him a better setup.
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torker
05-21-2010, 11:55 PM
Here's the conversion I made him for the bale spear...
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Now...he'll be able to change over in a couple minutes and he has a very good bucket to work with.
And...he wants to adopt me :D
Russ

Ken_Shea
05-22-2010, 12:02 AM
Nice job Russ, nice of you to think beyond ones own needs also !

shute, if you've had your shots I'll adopt you :D

doctor demo
05-22-2010, 12:07 AM
Now...he'll be able to change over in a couple minutes and he has a very good bucket to work with.
And...he wants to adopt me :D
Russ
Nice job Russ, but You shoulda thrown in some forks too.
To bad the nice old farmer lost his mind.(wanting to adopt):D

Steve

dewat
05-22-2010, 01:13 AM
Good work as usual Russ, looks like good weather too, ( my winter neighbor from Vancouver BC left about a month ago. )

dp
05-22-2010, 02:16 AM
Fun stuff, Russ - you're a good guy.

hardtail
05-22-2010, 05:13 AM
Great job, project and deed..........my sympathies on the welder and rod but like always you prevailed w success...........

Bguns
05-22-2010, 06:10 AM
Helped with a similar job up here, but had owner weld it up :)

He could not drill the quick hookup, ~1in diameter pinholes...

Looks decent, and works... The main things....

Alan

madman
05-22-2010, 07:57 AM
Longs as he feeds you too and yeer Horse youll stay rent free and help with chores.

hawgwrench
05-23-2010, 11:13 AM
Strong,functional setup that will work well for long time....can tell you took alot of time to think it out first too.The skidsteer bucket was a good choice for strength and tooth/pin availability.....nice job.

RancherBill
05-23-2010, 11:25 AM
Nice job.

If you make another project like this, I have the 'real' IEEE specs on the Bobcat mounting plate. I could send it to you.

There's going to be some tasty steaks coming. :)

torker
05-23-2010, 03:31 PM
Nice job.

If you make another project like this, I have the 'real' IEEE specs on the Bobcat mounting plate. I could send it to you.

There's going to be some tasty steaks coming. :)
Hi Bill! Trouble with putting these plates on tractors...the loader arms etc are all a lot wider than Bobcat plates so I have to split the plates (the solid ones) and widen them.
Also had to add onto the bottom pin locator as the "real" one sits right under the loader arms as well.
Do you have the specs for the plates or for the main mount?
Russ