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Mini Road Grader Made From Cub Cadet
Bob Haider, Burlington, N. Dak., has a long driveway but until recently he didn't have a good way to grade it. Fortunately, he's blessed with a lot of mechanical ability so he decided to build a mini road grader.
  The result is a nifty unit that's 6 1/2 ft. wide and 11 ft. long. It's powered by a 23 hp Kohler engine and painted Caterpillar yellow.
  Haider built the grader from scratch, using some components out of a Cub Cadet garden tractor. "I put the Kohler motor in back of the tractor and use it to chain-drive a hydrostatic motor. An arched section of 4-in. sq. tubing runs up to the front axle, over the blade. The cylinders I used on the blade came from the power steering on a combine. On power steering cylinders both hoses come off the top end so hoses don't hang down in the blade. I built it with safety in mind. I wouldn't be scared to let a kid drive it. There are fenders on it to protect them from the rear wheels."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bob Haider, 3401 101st St. N.W., Burlington, N. Dak. 58722 (ph 701 725-4468).

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1999 - Volume #23, Issue #5