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Old 06-21-2012, 10:31 AM  
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What to do when you can't use a shovel

I have some major digging to do and at my age a shovel just didn't cut it. So, using and old riding mower I build a small backhoe. Tried out for the 1st time this morning and wow, talk about a digging machine. Using scrap metal from the salvage yard and surplus cylinders kept the total cost under $1000.
I just attached a pic with the boom raised. Looks like about 5000 pounds of digging force at the bucket
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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that is sweet. i'd love to have something like that to clean up the dog shit in my yard.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:38 AM   #4
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:38 AM   #5
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #7
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #8
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:03 PM   #10
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:09 PM   #12
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Yeah no kidding, I may have to knock something like that out myself. That thing is so bad ass, the only thing missing, is a set of welded on balls.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #13
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Yeah no kidding, I may have to knock something like that out myself. That thing is so bad ass, the only thing missing, is a set of welded on balls.
That is a sweet idea. Marada, you hear this? That rig of yours deserves a set of balls. Weld 'em on right below the chair.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #15
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