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  1. Neil Mullins

    Tool?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome creator!!!
  2. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    Also my CNC machine is entirely a home build. I use stepper motors to drive the table powered through Geckos (stepper controllers) a bare PC with Linux CNC (free ware) Sheetcam is my CAM software about $200.00 US. All this info is available online free. For a long time I was into “Radio...
  3. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    With Oxy-Fuel direction make no difference.
  4. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    Robert, water jet should be a more accurate process than torch. NO HEAT to make base metal warp & walk around. In my case I needed a machine to handle 1/4” through 2.5” thickness of steel. Oxy-Fuel was obvious choice Plasma that I could afford was good to 3/4”. Waterjet & laser were way...
  5. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    Creating the Cad drawings can sometimes be time consuming. Also I had a bit of a learning curve once my torch was operational. For some reason I can draw a part in CAD exact to size on OD diameter circles an the torch will give me that size parts. On ID circles I have to draw them .030”...
  6. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    Guess I’ve never turned lead on a lathe. I do however cast my own fishing sinkers often..
  7. Neil Mullins

    1961 Cub Cadet rebuild completed

    Certainly looks like a nice job on the restoration!
  8. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    Really hadn’t thought of selling them. As long as I have the drops on hand, that’s scrap price + torch time. Freight might be scary these days!!
  9. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    I had thought of acorn nuts but still room for 1 more 1/2” plate on each side first! LOL. When I made them I didn’t have any more scrap to use.
  10. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    Approximately 130# per wheel.
  11. Neil Mullins

    Home build wheel weights

    This is what I done to make wheel weights for my CUB These are drops of 1/2” & 3/8” thick mild steel plate left over from CNC torch work I used (4) 7” X 1/2” carriage bolts for each wheel. The square piece is from 3/4” & allows access to wheel bolts. The square is fastened with 4 nuts & holds...
  12. Neil Mullins

    Home build aerator

    The wheel weights are almost a necessity to pull one of these things on anything but flat ground My 106 pulled mine OK with regular turf tires, without weights. However it didn’t handle uneven ground or slopes very well at all. I have inner tubes in my tires & found that low pressure 7-8# or...
  13. Neil Mullins

    Home build aerator

    I cut my spikes from small drops of steel in 3 pieces that made 1 full circle. Think it was all from 1/2” thick material there might be some 3/8” thick mixed in there. At any rate the only thing I was out of pocket for is the 1 1/2” round bar that is the axle & (7) 1/8” NPT grease fittings, &...
  14. Neil Mullins

    Home build aerator

    Under construction
  15. Neil Mullins

    Home build aerator

    I do mine & 2 neighbors while hitched up. Spring & again in fall. Probably close to as much area as a football field. In spring & 1/2 that in the fall. Had it for 3 years now & it does help keep the broadleaf at bay using weed-n-feed. Really helps with over seeding
  16. Neil Mullins

    Snagged this yesterday on a whim

    I agree with hydroharry. I don’t understand it but it happens. I own & operate a small machine shop/fabrication & welding shop. So I tend to fix or rebuild things. My stuff don’t wear out from lack of maintenance. I’ve always been pro PM. At the same time don’t fix it if it isn’t broke...
  17. Neil Mullins

    Home build aerator

    It works really nice. Each of the 7 wheels weigh apx. 90# and turn independent of each other. that keeps it from ripping & tearing so bad in a tight turn. Total weight of the unit is probably nearing 700#
  18. Neil Mullins

    Home build aerator

    Fall. It’s time to weed-n-feed, over-seed etc.
  19. Neil Mullins

    Snagged this yesterday on a whim

    No I totally agree that David has it figured out. My previous post was more going toward the possibility that you can't depend totally on the repair shops.
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