2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
3-Pt. Grader Converted To Pull-Type
“I use my Farmall tractor to pull it. It does a better job of leveling than a 3-pt. grader because it rides on wheels and because the frame is about twice as long as before,” says Mounce.
He buys 3-pt. mounted graders cheap at auctions and says this is the fourth pull-type conversion he has made so far. “I recently sold this one to a neighbor who uses it to level his horse pulling track. The other units went to farmers who use them to grade their driveways,” says Mounce.
Mounce cuts off the 3-pt. hitch assembly, then uses box tubing to add a drawbar hitch on front and a long frame on back. The 15-in. wheels are off an old trailer and pivot on the trailer’s wheel spindles. A hydraulic cylinder is used to raise and lower the blade.
Blade angle is adjusted by changing the position of a pin in a semi circular steel plate already on the grader. A bolt runs up through the center part of the plate to form a pivot point. The blade can be mechanically set at an angle in either direction.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tim Mounce, N10954 50th St., Downing, Wis. (ph 715 781-2746; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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