fixing up the front yard

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fixing up the front yard

Post by Jd450/6-way » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:25 am

first video putting down some gravel in the back before the canopy was on.
other three video's I'm doing some work on the front yard.

https://youtu.be/A-lw2PjyVB4
https://youtu.be/va8tBG2ZK9s
https://youtu.be/Dt3awlsTYWY
https://youtu.be/lwROwpj5Kr8

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Re: fixing up the front yard

Post by amos » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 am

Good job on your canopy and risers. I watch videos of guys on older machines with no canopies clearing brush and knocking down trees and think about the time I was knocking down a dead oak with a D-6C and a widowmaker came down and hit my ROPS: one side member crushed down 2" and I had to use a tractor to get the 400 pound widowmaker off of the ROPS.
Wish I could figure out how to post pics and videos :x
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Re: fixing up the front yard

Post by CuttingEdge » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:12 pm

I miss having ROPS on my bulldozer. I have it, and I can put it on, but it does not fit in my barn with it on and in the winter I store it in there to stay out of the snow, and to clean out the sheep barns.

But my skidder has ROPS and what a difference logging. With ROPS and Limb Lifters I can drive through the forest with immunity, but feel naked on my bulldozer. Getting slapped in the face with limbs is not a lot of fun, not to mention the potential for trees to come crashing down upon a man.
I have no intention of traveling to my grave in a well manicured body; instead I am going to slide into heaven with a big power turn, totally wore out with busted knuckles, jump off my dozer loudly yelling, Woo Hoo, another Shepard has just arrived!

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Re: fixing up the front yard

Post by B Town » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:31 pm

Nice work in the front yard!

What are your opinions on the "forestry package". Mainly the pieces that were welded onto the R & L sides of the ROPS.

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Re: fixing up the front yard

Post by amos » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:36 pm

@Cuttingedge:
had same problem with my 450G with ROPS. 2" too tall to fit through barn door.Ended up building a modified lean to down one side wall of barn. Barn roof line was at 10' at the walls and on lean to I went to 13' height by barn then down to 11' height with a span to 9' between posts from barn out and 10' centers on 40' length. Used 6 x 6 posts and "H" trusses using 2 x 8's.Metal roof. Wife and I built it during a 4 day Thanksgiving holiday. Cost around $600.00 with all new materials.
Dozer now covered as well as a 19' travel trailer.
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Re: fixing up the front yard

Post by Jd450/6-way » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:30 am

Thanks everybody

I made the canopy out of 2" sch 40 pipe and bent the pipe with a hydraulic bottle jack pipe bender (from princess auto).
I put handles on the back and ruining up the limb risers also lights and a grade/pitch gauge.

now my front yard has a 6+ percent grade away from my house. My sump pump used to run all winter the last 6 years now it hasn't turned on at all this winter.

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