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I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time so today in and amongst painting I knocked one up out of scrap wood to work out the sizing of the actual one. Here are some photos. 

 

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This is the wooden frame that I made

 

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A load of angle iron was dug out that I acquired some time ago. 

 

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Thanks to my dad for the welding. 

 

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Here is how far we got, still lots to do but it's getting there :) 

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Finally started on this project again, I have now made the base of the box and hope to get the rest of the metal cut by the end of the week. 

 

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I am really pleased with how the wood looks with a coat of oil.  

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No the wood I used is called Sapele which is a tropical hardwood, I think that your wood looks too dark to be ash since ash is a very light coloured wood but who knows :wacko:

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On Friday we made the lift mechanism that attaches the box to the tractor. Here are some pics

 

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I put the floor in for a photo and a test drive, after taking it into our field and onto the rough ground I discovered that it didn't lift quite high enough for the terrain I would be driving over so some modifications had to be made. 

 

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I made the bottom lift arms longer and by welding onto the sides of the old ones it made the box align with the bracket on the tractor. 

 

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At least I know my drilling is straight, the holes are for the height adjustment. 

 

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This is as far as I have got, the string imitates the link arms and we are also trying to work out a way for the box to tip. 

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The box finally tips and lifts twice as high :woohoo:

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First of all we made the lift arms that would do all of the lifting and also multiply the lift off the ground.  

 

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Then we made the tipping mechanism, once the box is on the ground you can disengage the mechanism using a handle and then by lifting the box it can be emptied. 

 

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Some tidying up of edges and welds will be done and then it is ready for paint. 

 

I am going to paint the mechanism yellow but I am unsure whether to paint the whole box IH white like the bonnet, or all black, or the frame black and the sides white. Any ideas will be appreciated!

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Frame black sides white Ewan :thumbs:

 

26 minutes ago, Stormin said:

Well done Ewan. Black frame and white sides get my vote. :thumbs:

 

I thought you would want it yellow Norm, you reckon me discs are the wrong colour !! :D

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23 minutes ago, Stormin said:

Enough yellow with the tractor. To much if transport box the same.

 

My thoughts exactly, black frame with white sides it is then! :) 

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