quick fixes, bodges and creations

Om352

New Member
Having upgraded to guest hydraulic markers a few years back, the original accord system has now been re-purposed for remote meter wheel lift. Note use of baler twine as infinitely adjustable chain link. Rest of chain off front press after it wore through. Challenge now is to remember to drop it after encountering and levelling a mystery hole in the field. View attachment 989177View attachment 989176
Wish our packer roller would look that shiny. No matter what you do it has always half inch of soil stuck to it acting like a pernament brake.
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Filling the Honda pump petrol tank on the water cart this morning and it was running out a hole in the bottom as fast as I was pouring it in :banghead:

Needed a quick replacement. All I could find was an old powdered colostrum container...
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I suppose I lose points for the cable ties :facepalm:
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Next problem, the old fuel pipe was too short, but an old bit of pipe off a drenching gun fitted the bill...
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yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs

Turnip

Member
Filling the Honda pump petrol tank on the water cart this morning and it was running out a hole in the bottom as fast as I was pouring it in :banghead:

Needed a quick replacement. All I could find was an old powdered colostrum container...
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I suppose I lose points for the cable ties :facepalm:
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Next problem, the old fuel pipe was too short, but an old bit of pipe off a drenching gun fitted the bill...
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Missed opportunity for baler twine instead of cable ties.
 

copse

Member
Location
Rutland
Filling the Honda pump petrol tank on the water cart this morning and it was running out a hole in the bottom as fast as I was pouring it in :banghead:

Needed a quick replacement. All I could find was an old powdered colostrum container...
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I suppose I lose points for the cable ties :facepalm:
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Next problem, the old fuel pipe was too short, but an old bit of pipe off a drenching gun fitted the bill...
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How did you connect to pipe to the bottom of the plastic tub ?
 
Could have saved yourself £36 there then

A mate who runs a hire shop / lawnmower center recons a non genuine Honda fuel tank is only £6 !
 

yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
How did you connect to pipe to the bottom of the plastic tub ?
Drilled a hole, screwed in the union (complete with filter) out of the old tank and put a locking nut on the inside - that's why I needed something with a big top, so I could get my hand in.

You'll note the new tank is at a 'jaunty' angle - the outlet is off centre so it will run with less fuel in the tank (y)
 

Mur Huwcun

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
North West Wales
On the subject of fuel tanks, not sure if it should be here or in the WTF thread but here goes…..

Digger stopped with filter in tank full of gunk few weeks ago, tank off and pressure washed it to reveal the bottom like sieve!!!

Drastic measure, cut bottom clean off, cut sheet to size, weld the union from old bottom into the sheet and sandwiched the sheet back in between the top and original bottom!!!

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It’s not back on yet but poured some water in and pressurised it with airline to check. Digger running fine on Morris oil 5 gallon drum with an union welded to the bottom for now 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
 

Sharpy

Member
Livestock Farmer
On the subject of fuel tanks, not sure if it should be here or in the WTF thread but here goes…..

Digger stopped with filter in tank full of gunk few weeks ago, tank off and pressure washed it to reveal the bottom like sieve!!!

Drastic measure, cut bottom clean off, cut sheet to size, weld the union from old bottom into the sheet and sandwiched the sheet back in between the top and original bottom!!!

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It’s not back on yet but poured some water in and pressurised it with airline to check. Digger running fine on Morris oil 5 gallon drum with an union welded to the bottom for now 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
Ford 555 ?
 

pycoed

Member
On the subject of fuel tanks, not sure if it should be here or in the WTF thread but here goes…..

Digger stopped with filter in tank full of gunk few weeks ago, tank off and pressure washed it to reveal the bottom like sieve!!!

Drastic measure, cut bottom clean off, cut sheet to size, weld the union from old bottom into the sheet and sandwiched the sheet back in between the top and original bottom!!!

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It’s not back on yet but poured some water in and pressurised it with airline to check. Digger running fine on Morris oil 5 gallon drum with an union welded to the bottom for now 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈
I'm afraid you lose points for not having to bodge up pigeon sh1t welds with fibreglass to reduce the leakage to just a damp patch;)
 

Bury the Trash

Member
Mixed Farmer
sound and shiny deadening and kit added to iae lamb weigher ...
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old baler belt offcuts to line the tray and bicycle inner tube ( wont be able to ride him now (y):D) over door levers makes it a lot less clangy and bangy in work nicer for operator and sheep.......darker colour could help loading as well and less slippy than tin.

fixings were little 13mm by 4.2mm self cutting pan head screws seem perfect for it and the only things bought new ...:sneaky:
 

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