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    Made myself a pallet fork attachment

    My apologies, i somehow missed you reply here: I have found the taper on the bottom to be OK, I think it's a 50/50 sort of thing. There are times when having it on the top would be an advantage. I find this arrangement works well for getting the points under something then rolling the forks...
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    Made myself a pallet fork attachment

    A bit of follow up on this project: After using these for a while it became obvious that I should have bought the version of the SSQA plate that has the center part cut out. With the forks level, I could not quite see the ends of the forks. I found this annoying and a bit limiting at times. So...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    The MacKissic machine I bought last fall does a good job shredding up hardwood and other leaves for composting. I don't have a lawn or own a lawnmower, so this machine fills in nicely. It kicks up a lot of dust, but it reduces the size of the leaf pile probably by 10X for the compost pile. Not...
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    BX2680 lift capability... Normal?

    Remember that the entire tractor weighs only about 1600 pounds. So that 700 pounds at the pins is near half the weight of the entire machine. Note too that in addiion to the skid steer mount moving the load out some, the mount itself weighs close to 100 pounds, so that reduces the total as well...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    Soooo, just to circle back on this: After a bunch more thinking on all this, I came across someone a few towns over selling a five year old MacKissic LCS1100 like this one: http://www.mackissic.com/Leaf%20Shredder-Chippers.html I tend to over think stuff like this so sometimes I have to just...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    On one hand I wish I could burn the stuff, but not enough space for that here and it is frowned upon by the local authorities unfortunately. The PTO powered things are clearly overkill. I really also want to compost the stuff as my garden could use it. O&T, I never though of those electric...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    Again, some interesting discussion and good info here. Thanks guys. I am unfortunately in a place where burning it is not much of an option, property is not that large, too close to other houses and the local authorities get all upset about it. Wish that weren't so, but here I am. O&T...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    Yee indeed, that corner of the yard is getting dug out to use some of that material for sure. I have a few stumps to get out of the way (they were just tiny saplings when I started! should have paid more attention...) but then filling it back up again won't work as that is going to become the...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone. GreensvilleJay, I appreciate the sentiment, I am a go big kind of person myself, but sometimes practicality just makes the decision for me. But I get exactly what you are saying. That Mackissic unit looks interesting though I would need to go with the...
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    Chipper/shredders opinions...

    So I am considering getting a smallish chipper/shredder type thing. I live on a small lot but accumulate a seemingly ridiculous amount of fall leaves and similar debris. I had a pit in the back corner of my yard that we have been dumping the stuff in for 35 years, it's pretty much full now. I...
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    Made myself a pallet fork attachment

    Thanks for chiming in. The lift capacity of this machine is not much over 600 pounds so the hydraulics limit out well below the point anything is likely to fail. A friend who is a mechanical engineer ran calculations on the general design (he had made an almost identical set for his tractor...
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    L2550 GST Restoration

    Wow, that's quite an ambitious project! Nicely done. I've always been impressed by people who can take on a project like this and actually carry it through to the last detail as you have. You clearly have more skill and patience in your pinky finger than I do in my entire body. Thanks for...
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    Made myself a ballast box for my Bx

    LOL! Dang scrap metal thieves!
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    Made myself a ballast box for my Bx

    Thanks very much. A beer keg sounds like the ideal size for a small tractor. Lead is great ballast if you have a cheap source, lots of weight for a small volume. I think I calculated that my box could be almost 900 pounds if I completely filled it with lead, probably more than I need for that...