Today at work

Smart bit of tin bashing I think . It's what I would call a "Plant fitter's repair " Get you back on the road with a minimum of hold up , when the job has to go ahead . Many people would have just waited for a new one , or visited the scrap yard .
 

mar

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How did you do that, did you just place the cut out on top of the old one and just keep hitting it until you got your shape. I have a repair to do on a bonnet of a MF168 and it's in a very awkward corner
 
How did you do that, did you just place the cut out on top of the old one and just keep hitting it until you got your shape. I have a repair to do on a bonnet of a MF168 and it's in a very awkward corner
No, made a point of shaping it away from the axle, practice for when I get around to the bloody pickup.
Paper template for a start for the rough shape, it gives you an idea of which areas need shrunk and which need stretched, then batter feck out of it on the sand bag, offer it up, back to sand bag and batter feck out of it, offer it up. Keep on at it. a lump of steel as an anvil for folding over the flange and flattening lumps too. A few dollys would be good, but not got that much stuff yet. Got some railway line to make some with. The lump of en24 I took with me was too rough and it left a lot of marks on it.

I did tap it a little once I tacked it in place.
 

mar

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No, made a point of shaping it away from the axle, practice for when I get around to the bloody pickup.
Paper template for a start for the rough shape, it gives you an idea of which areas need shrunk and which need stretched, then batter feck out of it on the sand bag, offer it up, back to sand bag and batter feck out of it, offer it up. Keep on at it. a lump of steel as an anvil for folding over the flange and flattening lumps too. A few dollys would be good, but not got that much stuff yet. Got some railway line to make some with. The lump of en24 I took with me was too rough and it left a lot of marks on it.

I did tap it a little once I tacked it in place.
It's an impressive piece of work, would there be any videos on youtube showing something somilar
 

mixed breed

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Past month the boss, me and the oh have been grafting, well, it's been too wet to do much combining.

Cleaned the deep litter cow shed out, and took the top layer off
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Assembled some shuttering
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Stoned, Wackered,rolled and generally arsed about, and then laid 30 odd cube with this
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Sorry wrong pic, with this
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Boss did some painting
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And after a lot of nut and bolting the cows were allowed back in tonight to explore
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got enough cubicles left to do the other shed, but I may keep that loose housed for this winter as there is bound to be some cows that won't comply. (And I've not enough slurry storage, or cash)

looking forward to saving some straw (which has yet to amount to much anyway) but mainly keep the cell count under control.
 
Do you have roller doors that you can close on those grain bays? Not one bit of that grain would be dry with the rain and storms last night. If the shed was in Devon.
If you had a tall open fronted shed like that down here on the edge of the world you wouldn't have a roof on it for long! The wheat would probably blow away as well!!
 

Hesstondriver

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Past month the boss, me and the oh have been grafting, well, it's been too wet to do much combining.

Cleaned the deep litter cow shed out, and took the top layer offView attachment 903295
Assembled some shutteringView attachment 903298
Stoned, Wackered,rolled and generally arsed about, and then laid 30 odd cube with this
View attachment 903294
Sorry wrong pic, with thisView attachment 903303
Boss did some paintingView attachment 903305
And after a lot of nut and bolting the cows were allowed back in tonight to exploreView attachment 903301got enough cubicles left to do the other shed, but I may keep that loose housed for this winter as there is bound to be some cows that won't comply. (And I've not enough slurry storage, or cash)

looking forward to saving some straw (which has yet to amount to much anyway) but mainly keep the cell count under control.
thats a credit to your graft (y) did you have the obligatory A-team moment and proudly say " I love it when a plan comes together"??
 
If you had a tall open fronted shed like that down here on the edge of the world you wouldn't have a roof on it for long! The wheat would probably blow away as well!!
Had to laugh, we've just re hanging the running gear on the sliding door of the wet shed that got blown off last night, no harm done, the grain was 22% when it went in can't tell the wet bit. Exeter.
 

mixed breed

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thats a credit to your graft (y) did you have the obligatory A-team moment and proudly say " I love it when a plan comes together"??
Something like that, a few head scratching moments and plenty of search's on TTF to get dimensions right, but we were pleased how its turned out.

Horrid weather last night and some of the cows had returned home, little boss nipped out in her PJ's first thing and came back smiling "there's 23 of them lying in beds, so it's that's a good start, isn't it?!" :love:
 

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