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Routy56

Routy56

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A little video of me trimming with the grading beam it works really well with the offset boom for running along kerbs
Love the video :love:
Now you have gone and reminded me that I now want to add a grading beam to my long list :LOL:
I'll probably end up having a go a fabricating one from the RSJ off-cuts laying around my yard :p
 
T whiting

T whiting

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That's all I did with mine 2 pieces of RSJ and a couple of pieces of angle for the wings all I bought is the pins and the piece of plate for the back
 
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fred

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put it under the tilty and follow the curves of the kerbs!
 
JD450A

JD450A

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I'm not a lover of beams... we have made a few up now and tried them with/without laser receivers on and TBH not been over impressed finding they wind up costing time, particularly if under a standard hitch.... BUT.

As always Tom, doing a lovely job and demonstrating the benefits for a change, which most aren't capable of.
 
Routy56

Routy56

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That's all I did with mine 2 pieces of RSJ and a couple of pieces of angle for the wings all I bought is the pins and the piece of plate for the back
That's great Tom - I've just flicked back to yer photo when you welded it up and printed it.
Hope here's no copyright on it :ROFLMAO:
Now if you (or anyone else) has tips or info' when knocking one up from RSJ then it could be useful.
Guess what we will be doing when it goes quiet 😇
 
Shovelhands

Shovelhands

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I'm not a lover of beams... we have made a few up now and tried them with/without laser receivers on and TBH not been over impressed finding they wind up costing time, particularly if under a standard hitch.... BUT.

As always Tom, doing a lovely job and demonstrating the benefits for a change, which most aren't capable of.
I don't think they are for every job, but in the right place and the right material they are great, and speed things up no end. I did a large are with type1 granite, got it near enough bob on with a bucket, rolled it once without vibe and then trimmed the last 15-25mm with the beam, dud a tidy and quick job, and certainly changed the mind of one particularly sceptical person, who thought I’d bought a useless pile of iron 😂🤦‍♂️

Its also important to be able to carry a bit of material on the blade though, especially if you are levelling heaps with it.
 
Routy56

Routy56

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I don't think they are for every job, but in the right place and the right material they are great, and speed things up no end. I did a large are with type1 granite, got it near enough bob on with a bucket, rolled it once without vibe and then trimmed the last 15-25mm with the beam, dud a tidy and quick job, and certainly changed the mind of one particularly sceptical person, who thought I’d bought a useless pile of iron 😂🤦‍♂️

Its also important to be able to carry a bit of material on the blade though, especially if you are levelling heaps with it.
Great advice James - the trouble with me is that if I see something that is useful I'll want one.
At least some scrap metal will get welded together :LOL:
BTW - the Navara is the "dogs bollocks" and continues to please while earning it's keep
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T whiting

T whiting

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put it under the tilty and follow the curves of the kerbs!
I'd love to I just need to find a tilty first! 😲

I'm not a lover of beams... we have made a few up now and tried them with/without laser receivers on and TBH not been over impressed finding they wind up costing time, particularly if under a standard hitch.... BUT.

As always Tom, doing a lovely job and demonstrating the benefits for a change, which most aren't capable of.
Thankyou yes its not for every situation it's good for leveling large areas to no particular level or trimming when there's about the right amount in already and tidying up site at the end of the week.

I don't know what to do about laser recovers I might add a staff holder next time it's in the yard

That's great Tom - I've just flicked back to yer photo when you welded it up and printed it.
Hope here's no copyright on it :ROFLMAO:
Now if you (or anyone else) has tips or info' when knocking one up from RSJ then it could be useful.
Guess what we will be doing when it goes quiet 😇
Yes the only thing I'd change is I'd make the lip bigger on the back to carry more material I've made it 9"

I don't think they are for every job, but in the right place and the right material they are great, and speed things up no end. I did a large are with type1 granite, got it near enough bob on with a bucket, rolled it once without vibe and then trimmed the last 15-25mm with the beam, dud a tidy and quick job, and certainly changed the mind of one particularly sceptical person, who thought I’d bought a useless pile of iron 😂🤦‍♂️

Its also important to be able to carry a bit of material on the blade though, especially if you are levelling heaps with it.
Yes I'd definitely go plate over a roller having used both
 
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