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12-07-2009, 00:48   #31
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I don't think I'd be much good for the old tips, probubly tell you how to do it wrong

It will only cary four wrapped bales. I have a trailer which will carry 18 bales but it is no good for wrapped bales. I'm not going to bother with brakes for four bales.

Still working on plans for wireless lights but it will involve off the shelf RF modules and digital encode/decoder setup. Rechargeable battery and LED lights for the trailer unit

how will the lights work how much of cost compared to standard lights
have you sofd drive on ether of yer loaders ?
i have fitted soft drive ie hydralic acumulator +valve and pipe dident use it much on rd yet so dont know how shell work

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that is neat, I've made a few things myself probably the best one is a woodburning stove from the back end of a fordson major. The wood goes in where the lift cover was, air goes in where the brakes were, and smoke goes out where the pto was. It took a year from getting the idea to having it in the lounge! All the photos of making it are before I got a digital camera, I'll scan them and put them up.
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now that is an idea that i never heard of but sounds great
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The best thing I ever made was this fork to go on the three point linkage of my MF 35x. I originally just intended to use it for moving pallets, but it has proved invaluable at so many things since I made it.






Best thing is that the materials were completely free . Its made from an old McHale hydraulic bale handler (that I aquired). The two legs with the tines were taken off and I cut the cross members from the frame of the handler. The lower linkage attachment points are tipping hinges from and old KP trailer, and the toplink part was from and old yard scraper, Even the pins I use are made from the pins holding the ram into the handler,... recycling at its best

Was designed for lifting pallets and it does it perfectly, as the tines are the ideal distance apart, wide enough for max stability, but still lift a euro pallet from the narrow end. Was very useful for moving concrete pipes, loading clamps of turf directly onto a trailer in the bog, and all sorts of general moving and lifting. I'm sure if you had a big tractor on it you would brake it but it can easily handle any weight the 35 can lift, although the tines are rated for over three tons together

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looks like a handy bit of machinery and it cost nothing only time and the welding are u trained in welding or just self trained ?...by looking at it ud know straight away its a machale
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how will the lights work how much of cost compared to standard lights
have you sofd drive on ether of yer loaders ?
i have fitted soft drive ie hydralic acumulator +valve and pipe dident use it much on rd yet so dont know how shell work

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transmitter
Tractor socket => optocouplers => digital encoder=> TX module => antenna.

receiver
antenna => Rx module => digital decoder =>transistor/relay driver stage=>trailer lights.

This is the basic configuration, haven't fully costed it yet but, I reckon about 30 to 40 euro on top of your normal light set.

Commercially available wireless lights cost between 300 - 400 euro.

I haven't fitted any of the loaders with soft drive, but let us know what you think of yours when you test it properly.

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that is neat, I've made a few things myself probably the best one is a woodburning stove from the back end of a fordson major. The wood goes in where the lift cover was, air goes in where the brakes were, and smoke goes out where the pto was. It took a year from getting the idea to having it in the lounge! All the photos of making it are before I got a digital camera, I'll scan them and put them up.
I'd like to see that, even a current picture of it in situe. Now that's true guntering

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The best thing I ever made was this fork to go on the three point linkage of my MF 35x. I originally just intended to use it for moving pallets, but it has proved invaluable at so many things since I made it.


Best thing is that the materials were completely free . Its made from an old McHale hydraulic bale handler (that I aquired). The two legs with the tines were taken off and I cut the cross members from the frame of the handler. The lower linkage attachment points are tipping hinges from and old KP trailer, and the toplink part was from and old yard scraper, Even the pins I use are made from the pins holding the ram into the handler,... recycling at its best

Was designed for lifting pallets and it does it perfectly, as the tines are the ideal distance apart, wide enough for max stability, but still lift a euro pallet from the narrow end. Was very useful for moving concrete pipes, loading clamps of turf directly onto a trailer in the bog, and all sorts of general moving and lifting. I'm sure if you had a big tractor on it you would brake it but it can easily handle any weight the 35 can lift, although the tines are rated for over three tons together
That looks like a handy fork alright. You can't beat free materials. The trailer I am building shown earlier in the thread also cost me nothing in materials. only time, grinder disks and welding rods/wire.
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[quote=emaherx;61116217]transmitter
Tractor socket => optocouplers => digital encoder=> TX module => antenna.

receiver
antenna => Rx module => digital decoder =>transistor/relay driver stage=>trailer lights.

hard to understand how that works but i want to know how it works and id love see the final pictures what material did you use for the bale handler attachment might make one meself looks great
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The best thing I ever made was this fork to go on the three point linkage of my MF 35x. I originally just intended to use it for moving pallets, but it has proved invaluable at so many things since I made it.






Best thing is that the materials were completely free . Its made from an old McHale hydraulic bale handler (that I aquired). The two legs with the tines were taken off and I cut the cross members from the frame of the handler. The lower linkage attachment points are tipping hinges from and old KP trailer, and the toplink part was from and old yard scraper, Even the pins I use are made from the pins holding the ram into the handler,... recycling at its best

Was designed for lifting pallets and it does it perfectly, as the tines are the ideal distance apart, wide enough for max stability, but still lift a euro pallet from the narrow end. Was very useful for moving concrete pipes, loading clamps of turf directly onto a trailer in the bog, and all sorts of general moving and lifting. I'm sure if you had a big tractor on it you would brake it but it can easily handle any weight the 35 can lift, although the tines are rated for over three tons together
have you any training in wedling or is it self learned
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hard to understand how that works but i want to know how it works and id love see the final pictures what material did you use for the bale handler attachment might make one meself looks great
Not sure I can make it much simpler without giving you a complete course in electronic design. Above is a basic breakdown of the connection order or stages of the design. I haven't got more detail as I haven't had time to source parts and draw the schematic let alone start to build anything.

Basicly the design is to connect a transmitter to tractor light socket/power socket and a receiver and rechargeable battrey on the trailer.
Pre built transmitter receiver stages could be bought but can be expensive. http://www.rfsolutions.co.uk/acatalo...00_Series.html
look at 200-433f transmitter and 210-433f receiver these would also require relays driven by the tractor before the transmitter and before the lights driven by the reciever. Data sheets available on the site above.

I'm basicly going to build my own transmitter and receiver using parts aslo from RF Solutions. RX/TX modules RF620TA and RF620RA and encode/decoder HT12E and HT12D. relays and other minor parts will be sourced localy from Maplin or similar.

hope this helped.



The bale handler attacment is made from box steel sections with heavy gauge pipe for the 3 point linkage pins. I can't give you much more info becase your bale handler and loader will be diffrent to mine, so design will need to be based around them.
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have you any training in wedling or is it self learned
No, just picked it up from people who could weld, and practice and experimentation. You have to know the theory behind it though, and know what your supposed to do, as thats what will enable you to identify the problems with your welding and correct them.

I got the car mechanics book about welding, does all stuff including Arc and MIG, both of which I use. The fork is all welded with the electric arc or stick welder.

http://www.carmechanicsmag.co.uk/cgi...se.cgi?s=books
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And a few more things myself and my brother have made over the years to make life easier,



An oil and diesel filter drainer, made from steel shipping crates with a paint roller tray inserted in the middle. A hole drilled in the tray, heated to form a slight funnel type shape and then a drum with funnel underneath



A drill extentsion, which was made for cleaning up the bore of a stationary engine with a wire brush. The drill would only get down half way but the extentsion got all the way with ease. The chuck is a keyless one with the plastic coating removed, so its tightened with a spanner. It came from a broken cordless drill, shaft is a head stud from a ford feista.



A home made starting handle to suit most old vintage tractors. 1/2 inch re bar with an old half inch socket welded on the end so the engine can be turned with a ratchet. Handy for timing an engine, setting valve clearences or seeing if its ceased or not




A special pullers made for removing tapered keys from keyways. Only works for keys with and exposed head, but that was what it was made for. made from and old starter clutch from a suzuki quadbike and works by gripping the head of the key on the edge of the inner circle and threading in the bolts,

Like this:



And a few of the various pullers we have made for special jobs, the two with the angle iron and the long bolts are especially handy

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Nice collection of simple ideas, thats exactly what this thread is ment to be about. I like the filter drainer and the key way puller especially.
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the filter drainer is simple but still serves its pourpose and the pullers aswell are great simple things saves a lot of time have any of ye made anything that has any compliciations like hydralics or electricts
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http://www.fwi.co.uk/Articles/2007/1...mpetition.html


look at all these labour saveing inventions

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tetsed the soft drive on the laoder today on the road with the 5ft heavey duty bucket along with 5ft hevyduty fork in it and it was like as if the loader was floting on air coulnt feel any bumps or shocks comeing back to tractor a great invention who ever taught of it so the idea of teh turf bucket is gne the hevy duty bucket will do as it wont make any diference on the weight with the soft drive fitted
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