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Railroad Rail Grader/Leveler
Victor Yancsek turned an 8-ft., 400-lb. piece of railroad track into a grader/leveler for road mix or crushed stones.
  Yancsek, from Helena, Mont., mounted a 2-in. ball on the drawball of his Kioti DK45 to pull with a chain. To make the grader easier to transport, he removed the auger, gearbox and shaft from a posthole auger, and uses the boom to raise and lower the rail. He says it would work on any tractor with a 3 pt.
  To use the grader, he just hooks up the chain. Because it's hydraulically controlled it's easy to get into and out of corners.
  He says the hardest part of creating the grader was finding someone to give him a piece of railroad track.
  Before this, Yancsek used railroad ties as graders but they weren't heavy enough for the job.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Victor Yancsek, 1915 Lucky Strike Road, Helena, Mont. 59602 (ph 406 444-8875).

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5