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Old 02-28-2020, 09:36 PM
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My son bought tractor a few weeks back. It came with a loader sitting on a flat bed trailer. PO says when ho bought the tractor the loader was not on the tractor, but it had been on the tractor that the guy he bought it from.

Now to mount the loader on the tractor. It did not come with any brackets. Studied the tractor and made some measurement, and found out the arms go under the tractor rear axle on the tractor and to the frame of the tractor.

Will need to get 4 grade 8 5/8" bolts and nuts to mount to the tractor frame. In order attache the loader arms to the rear axle will require four 3"x11"x1/2 plates with 5/8" holes on 8 1/2"" centers and four 11" long pieces of 5/8" all thread and associated nuts and lock washers.

Today cut out the 4 plates with the propane torch. Next to run them through the mill to clean up the torch marks and drill the holes. The torch cuts were pretty good for an old blind man.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:12 PM
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My son bought tractor a few weeks back. It came with a loader sitting on a flat bed trailer. PO says when ho bought the tractor the loader was not on the tractor, but it had been on the tractor that the guy he bought it from.

Now to mount the loader on the tractor. It did not come with any brackets. Studied the tractor and made some measurement, and found out the arms go under the tractor rear axle on the tractor and to the frame of the tractor.

Will need to get 4 grade 8 5/8" bolts and nuts to mount to the tractor frame. In order attache the loader arms to the rear axle will require four 3"x11"x1/2 plates with 5/8" holes on 8 1/2"" centers and four 11" long pieces of 5/8" all thread and associated nuts and lock washers.

Today cut out the 4 plates with the propane torch. Next to run them through the mill to clean up the torch marks and drill the holes. The torch cuts were pretty good for an old blind man.
I see you are getting the hang of propane cutting. Nice and straight cuts.
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:19 PM
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Old 02-28-2020, 11:15 PM
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I wouldn't bother with the mill
If it was for me, I would not done any milling. Mostly it was just an excuse, since I had not done any milling for the last 6 months, to use the mill. Now I have to clean up all the chips.
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I see you are getting the hang of propane cutting. Nice and straight cuts.
The more I use it the more I like propane. I did use my 2" angle iron guide that I always use for a long cut. Getting the torch adjusted now only takes 5-10 seconds. Preheat is about 25% longer but being retired time does not mean much to me. Even less the older I get.
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I see you are getting the hang of propane cutting. Nice and straight cuts.
Curious I have never heard of such a process. Is it a mater of using available resources or is there an advantage of propane cutting over oxygen cutting?
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Curious I have never heard of such a process. Is it a mater of using available resources or is there an advantage of propane cutting over oxygen cutting?


There are pros and cons with propane. Propane is cheaper to buy, and usually more easily available to refill.
Smaller tanks available. I remember when my dad was cutting scrap with propane, we would roughly use two 200 CF oxygen tanks to one 20lb propane tank. Was easier to move the propane tank around, and if you had to lay it over to transport, you did not have to set it upright for a day before cutting.

You should not lay an acetylene tank down because there is an liquid inside to help keep it stable. And you also can only remove so much acetylene in an hour. If you have a small tank, it might not supply enough gas for a bigger tip.


Some cons- takes a couple seconds longer to preheat before cutting.
And cannot be used to gas weld.
Do need special tips. But generally the tips are two piece, so they can be easily cleaned.
As mentioned by Gerry in another thread, you should have T rated hose. I can’t say that my dad ever verified that though.

I remember when I was a kid, my dad learned of a cutting torch that used gasoline. But alas, he never made an extra $500 to buy it. Supposed to have more BTUs than any other fuel. Never heard much more about them, so must not have caught on.



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My son bought tractor a few weeks back. It came with a loader sitting on a flat bed trailer. PO says when ho bought the tractor the loader was not on the tractor, but it had been on the tractor that the guy he bought it from.

Now to mount the loader on the tractor. It did not come with any brackets. Studied the tractor and made some measurement, and found out the arms go under the tractor rear axle on the tractor and to the frame of the tractor.

Will need to get 4 grade 8 5/8" bolts and nuts to mount to the tractor frame. In order attache the loader arms to the rear axle will require four 3"x11"x1/2 plates with 5/8" holes on 8 1/2"" centers and four 11" long pieces of 5/8" all thread and associated nuts and lock washers.

Today cut out the 4 plates with the propane torch. Next to run them through the mill to clean up the torch marks and drill the holes. The torch cuts were pretty good for an old blind man.
Nothing wrong with those cuts. I'd knock the edges off with a grinder and be on to the next task.

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Curious I have never heard of such a process. Is it a mater of using available resources or is there an advantage of propane cutting over oxygen cutting?
Still using oxy, just trading the fuel gas for propane instead of acetylene.
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Those cuts look great. I'm not gonna show y'all what my last cuts looked like. A grinder is my friend.
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"Curious I have never heard of such a process. Is it a mater of using available resources or is there an advantage of propane cutting over oxygen cutting?"

Am I the only one that caught the subtle semantics dig? ...Steve
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