2020 - Volume #44, Issue #1, Page #10[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Quick Bobcat Fix Makes Entry/Exit Easier
“I have an old 743 with a cab, and the bottom of the door seals against plates to either side of the tilt cylinder,” explains McLaen. “It seals tight, but those plates get in the way when you’re climbing in or getting out, especially when wearing winter boots.”
McLaen removed the plates and fabricated two, 1/4-in. thick, semi-flexible flaps from a piece of rubber matting to match the gaps in the doorway.
“I spot welded 2 small pieces of 1/2-in. angle iron to the bottom of the door,” says McLaen. “Then I attached the vertical flaps across the width of the door with 1/4-in. pop rivets. They fit nicely and seal the openings when I close the door.”
He found another benefit to the door flaps after installing them. “Removing the steel plates also makes it easier to clean out the dirt and residue that builds up around the foot control pedals,” says McLaen.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dale McLaen, McLaen’s Service, 13756 Hwy. 11, Rutland, N. Dak. 58067 (ph 701 724-6232; email@example.com)
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