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Homemade Heavy-Duty Grille Guard
Some of your readers might be interested in a modification we made to our Deere 1030 tractor. The tractor is fitted with a front-end loader. The grille kept getting bent when we would get too close to a truck or wagon. After having the grille straightened, I was determined not to bend it again. I made a heavy-duty grille guard with a fold-down center section of slats that fold down when you need to get at the battery. The slats are made from 2-in. strap metal welded to 2 1/2-in. sections of steel on either end. The slats fit inside the outer frame of the grille guard, which is made out of 4-in. channel iron. It bolts to the tractor frame. The section of slats folds down out of the way when you need to get at the battery. (Kenneth Brecht, 353A McKean Rd., Moorcraft, Wyo. 82721)

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2