New Brush Sweeps

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EdMaine
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New Brush Sweeps

Post by EdMaine » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:07 am

Added brush sweeps to existing homemade ROPS. No more knocking off muffler while woods working. Finished up late so tried out my newly installed lights.

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Re: New Brush Sweeps

Post by gus » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:45 am

Nice setup. I had a D4 with a blade setup like yours. My problem was brush breaking hose fittings right at the cylinders. I put street els on the hoses and a hose clamp holding the hose tight to the cylinder. Reduced the problem greatly. Still carried easy out and extra fittings! 😂

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Re: New Brush Sweeps

Post by EdMaine » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:02 am

Gus,
I know what you mean concerning the cylinder hoses; in the thick brush really have to keep eyes on them. Have not broken one off yet, but your comment will set me to fab some guards for cylinders.
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Re: New Brush Sweeps

Post by gus » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:28 am

A pipe fitting between hose and cylinder serves as a weak point. Better to break a cheap fitting than tear up a hose. Street els served to put the hose parallel to the cylinder and allowed easy clamping. Might make building a guard easier too.

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