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Old 02-25-2011, 07:58 AM   #3271
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Yup, actually a M610 but pretty much the same thing.
what does a decent used skidsteer go for? how maintenance intensive are they?
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:23 PM   #3272
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Mine has become a carb shop, or sorts, here of late:


Off a '93 Suzuki GSX1100G

This was following a fork oil change, change all hydraulic fluids, valve adjustment, and oil and filter change. In other words, the Man Castle is now a garage, a shop.... it's whole purpose for existence.

Now, if I could just figure out what's wrong with these fookin' carbs........
I HATE "fookin carbs" more than anything, but I always seem to find myself working on them...
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #3273
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Looks like I have company in the organized clutter category. 24 x 32.




You have inspired me to dig out my workbench and turn it into a bike service station. I built it 20 years ago out of 4x4 (6) legs, 2x6 cross ties and a top made of 2x4s drilled and bolted together.

Time to kick the wifes car out of the garage and claim my man cave.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:28 AM   #3274
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You have inspired me to dig out my workbench and turn it into a bike service station. I built it 20 years ago out of 4x4 (6) legs, 2x6 cross ties and a top made of 2x4s drilled and bolted together.

Time to kick the wifes car out of the garage and claim my man cave.
Pictures of both items are required! Especially when the wife lights you up cause your kicking her car out of the garage.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:11 AM   #3275
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what does a decent used skidsteer go for? how maintenance intensive are they?
I got mine cheep because it is old and had some carb issues and bald tires. Maintenance is very low because these things are over built and are intended to work 8 or 10 hours a day, every day. If you want a decent machine that needs no work, I would expect $8000-12,000 would get you that.
I got mine for $3400, put new tires on it and rebuilt the carb. It is still a bit rough but it works and should do fine for the projects I planned for it this summer. Once those are done I am going to sell it and buy a nice lawn tractor with a plow.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #3276
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Pictures of both items are required! Especially when the wife lights you up cause your kicking her car out of the garage.
Here are pictures of the bench. It is buried with crap.



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Old 02-26-2011, 08:17 PM   #3277
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yep ...

Hey ....

My workbench is a twin to that one .... both in the way it is built and with all the junk on top.

My dad helped me build it over 30 years ago ....

I need to get it cleaned off - it is on my to-do list

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Here are pictures of the bench. It is buried with crap.

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:19 AM   #3278
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Here are pictures of the bench. It is buried with crap.



Nice solid looking bench!

My bench top is an old solid wood door also have another bench made of 2x6's.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:10 AM   #3279
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I built it so that I could set and engine on it to rebuild it. Ended up sell that car before I tore the engine apart, kept the work becnh. If we ever have a bomb attack, I'll hide under the bench.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:32 AM   #3280
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Finished up the trolley hoist yesterday

Finding the occasional need to lift stuff, I decided to put up a hoist system in the garage. What started out as this for "light" lifting:



Is now this:


Started out with a couple 10' sections of wide flange I-beam:


That I welded some saddle plates to bolt up to the sistered 2x10s that went the full width of the garage:


With help of a number of folks, we hoisted them into place and I through-holed enough plates to hold them in place for the night. Finished up the remaining 20 holes the next evening. Hardware was 1/2" all-thread cut to length to accept flats and lockwasher.


Next step was to bridge the gap between the two sections and I did that with a couple pieces of 2x2 angle iron welded back-to-back then welded into place:


Some may ask why I just didn't go with a beam the full width of the garage. The reason was that the sections came in 20ft. lengths, and I had no way to carry it, so I had'em whack it in two. In addition, a full 20' width would have cut me short on either side (garage is 24' wide). Next lengths available were either 30' or 40'. I would have had to buy the full length and have one heck of a "drop" that I couldn't use. Since I will be using jack posts under the side I'm lifting on, I won't be able to carry a load from one side of the garage to the other anyway. The angle iron "bridge" is there so I can move the trolley from one side of the garage to the other, but no lifting will be taking place there in the middle.

The jack posts were modified so all the bits stay together and they can be moved into place as a unit without having to mess with the end plates and end screws.

Everything stays tucked into place off to one side when not in use to keep it out of the way:



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Old 03-06-2011, 05:55 AM   #3281
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Everything stays tucked into place off to one side when not in use to keep it out of the way:

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Nice, clean job. I am in process of building a lift with 2x8 beams. I like the idea of having temporary posts, brilliant! I am planing to lift the KATOOM up for maintenance or lift and store my trailer.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:36 AM   #3282
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Nice work on the overhead lift, Guy.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:23 AM   #3283
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Guy:

Thanks for taking the time to share your solution and your photos. You've given me some food for thought in planning my new shop.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:04 PM   #3284
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What's with the fancy wiring going on?
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #3285
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What's with the fancy wiring going on?

All per code I bet, looks scary to me
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