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Homemade OROPS

Discussion in 'Dozers' started by Jeff D., Oct 8, 2006.

  1. Electra_Glide

    Electra_Glide Senior Member

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    If she cares more about the trim and paint than the dozer, then she's not the right woman for you...:naughty

    Joe
     
  2. jmac

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    Good luck with that! :Banghead
     
  3. Dusty

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    looks like its time for the popcorn celing look hides eveything
     
  4. Jeff D.

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    Joe, I'll see how she interacts with the equipment first, and if they're ok with her, then I may take it too the next step.:yup
     
  5. dayexco

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    jeffd, you ever get back this way, let me know a day ahead...i'll buy you lunch
     
  6. Jeff D.

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    Will do!!:thumbsup
     
  7. farmboy555

    farmboy555 Well-Known Member

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    Over height

    I'm a Car Hauler by Trade and I have a extra height measuring stick if anyone needs one for future jobs. 11ft machine--10ft door??? It keep me from making convertibles out of Ford Powerstrokes.
     
  8. jd550

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    I have a dozer just like that but its the 550, not the 350. We got it given to us by my dads boss so we are not sure what year it is. It also has a problem with its drive, after about 20-30 minutes of use it will lose pushing power and we are not sure what the problem is. I wanted to open a new thread but it wouldn't let me so any help would be great. Thanks
     
  9. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum jd550. :usa

    After you make 3 posts to any thread (except TGIF), after a short time you will become a Junior Member and be able to start your own thread about your machine and questions.
     
  10. jd550

    jd550 Member

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    OK thanks, wasnt sure about that
     
  11. willie59

    willie59 Super Moderator

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    There ya go...no you have 2 posts. :D

    Go to the new members thread and introduce yourself...that'll be #3.

    It takes about an hour or so for your status to be change to Junior Member after your third post.

    Edit: son of a gun...he beat me to it! :D
     
  12. pittedmess

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    Looks Nice..But it's a one man machine now...meaning you..If an employee ran your equipment it would be contributory negligance if it rolled over and the unit failed..My machines all have square tube, certification stickers and tell you not to weld on it, drill it, change it,,And if you have a rollover..replace the entire unit...But you still did a nice job on it..
     
  13. TheLawnWorker

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    thats sweet.
     
  14. catd68u

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    looks like factory

    Hey, I have owned one of these machines with factory ROPS, it look very simular. great job!
     
  15. dozerdave

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    Hi Guys,

    When new 46A dozers started arriving on the project most of them had Medford ROPS made with round tubing. Some of the ROPS were made by Selby using square tubing. Google Medford ROPS and you will see a picture of a 41AC with a Medford canopy
     
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  16. NJfarmer

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    Jeff D,
    What you are experiencing with 7018 is normal. I use 6011 for vertical and overhead but, I admit tough slag to chip. Layflat is always 6013 for me, never had a problem with strength and the slag will blow off with a strong wind.
     
  17. NormanSheffield

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    Nice job. Recommend some brush guards if you are going to be working in the woods.
     
  18. Jeff D.

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    Thanks everyone.

    After four years there's still been no cracking on, or near, any welds, although I still haven't rolled it over.:tong

    Have had to tighten the mounting bolts a few times, though.:wink2
     
  19. m630

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    the only thing i would do is add an x in the back window for sideways strees very nice job by the way
     
  20. RonG

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    Hey Jeff,how have you been?Nice to hear from you again,don't stay away so long!!Ron G