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Old 08-01-2011, 02:26 PM
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I started with the HF tubing roller. Added the extension wings and 1" sq dies that I got from Swagoffroad. Very nice.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:30 PM
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After completeion of that I got a job to do making 10 round bale feede rings.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:36 PM
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These are being made of 1"X1"X24'X11 gauge square tubing. After roll is completed it is almost 8' across the ring. Will take 3 rings per feeder along with side uprights. I will be doing these by hand but am going to add power to roller as soon as I can. First order is 10 rings. This took 15 minutes to roll by hand. The extension wings really to help make it easier to turn the wheel by hand.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:25 PM
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Looks to work well. How much waste do you have to cut off each end that is not rolled into the curve?
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:34 PM
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milomilo, I did not cutt off any. I will weld them up letting it show a small straight area and if a cow complains I will change it. I will post a finsihed one in the next few days. I am going to get all my rings rolled first then cut all the legs, and then finish welding legs to rings.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:39 PM
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Don, maybe this will work for you. In the picture where the ends over lap you can weld them together grind off the welds and re-roll the tube in the area where the ends meet. This will give that area a curve just like the rest of the ring. I will add a disclaimer here, it works on pipe but maybe not on Sq. tubing.

But than again maybe you have thought of this and don't want to do it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:31 AM
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Charlie C, Thanks for the tip. If this was for something other than COWS I would do as you say. What I am doing is taking it out of the roller matching the 2 ends and tacking them together on the inside where it meets. Then on outside of ring I am placing a piece of 1" flat bar that I have rounded just a little bit and tacking that on. I use my tractor to hold it in the air while tacking together. Then I lay it down on table and finish welding together. When it comes to livestock something tuff is always better than pretty.
Thanks for the tips since I will be doing some finish type stuff later on. It is also why I am in the process of moving the rollers to the outside of the frame. I also plan on putting a chain drive and gear reducer(60:1) with 1 hp motor on the back side. I got the plans but waiting on the cash LOL.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:39 AM
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milomilo, I did not cutt off any. I will weld them up letting it show a small straight area and if a cow complains I will change it.
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:40 PM
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well here is the new gear reducer I will be using. Morse Raider 60-1 ratio, HP Input 1.59, weight 85 lbs has 7/8th hollowinput shaft hole and I have a motor to match with 1.69 HP at 1750rpm. Putting the rollers on the front of the machine bolted to 4 hole pattern with a 3/4'' bore opening, then on back side will mount same 4 hole flangewith additional flane that will have 12 spikes on it for match on both sides. Will have a start, stop, left, right switchand baby we are on our way.Then the reducerwill be played with till we get it right.

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