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  • Thinking Outside The Box (Custom Storage Box)

    good day everyone. I figured it was about time I got back to say hello.

    Ive had my Kubota tractor for two seasons now but still only got 138 hours on it. I use my tractor strictly for snow clearing. That being said I've only been out once so far this winter plowing snow and there's no snow on the ground here now at all.

    Over the holidays I managed to get some time to myself in the shop so I fabricated a PTO guard for the rear PTO and while I was at that I decided to build a storage box up in the front where the weights would normally hang.

    Well as I got going at it I decided to add a few other items to it such as cornering LED quad strobe lights, Stainless steel locking latch, Gas shock for the lid, Machined hinges with grease nipples and It was built out of 3/16th steel. I wanted the latch to the side of the unit for easy access. The bottom is complete as well and could act as a skid pan if need be. I also wanted to fabricate grill guards for the LED lights. It weighs in at almost 60 lbs.
    There were a few challenges such as the grill guard and how I was going to integrate the box around that but I did it and I just got it installed so I figured Id show it to you.

    I did a YouTube video of the complete build so if interested here it is:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTI-qoXzqok







    Miller matic 350P
    Millermatic 252/Spool gun
    Miller Spectrum 875 plasma
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX
    Miller Coolmate 3
    Miller Elite ( INFERNO Digital)
    2008 Miller Trailblazer 302/Custom trailer
    Custom DX200 Crazy Cart
    Sofia 13 X 30 Lathe
    MODERN 10X50 knee mill with Fagor 40i DRO
    Craftex 30 Mill/Drill

    All this stuff below was done with Miller gear


    My YouTube vids:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/7863348

    Flickr photo's:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15602393@N05/sets/

  • #2
    Very nice work. No one will even know it is not a Kubota item.
    MM250
    Trailblazer 250g
    22a feeder
    Lincoln ac/dc 225
    Victor O/A
    MM200 black face
    Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
    Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
    Arco roto-phase model M
    Vectrax 7x12 band saw
    Miller spectrum 875
    30a spoolgun w/wc-24
    Syncrowave 250
    RCCS-14

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    • #3
      This storage box looks great.

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      • #4
        looks factory to me! tom

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone. Glad you liked it.
          Miller matic 350P
          Millermatic 252/Spool gun
          Miller Spectrum 875 plasma
          Miller Dynasty 200 DX
          Miller Coolmate 3
          Miller Elite ( INFERNO Digital)
          2008 Miller Trailblazer 302/Custom trailer
          Custom DX200 Crazy Cart
          Sofia 13 X 30 Lathe
          MODERN 10X50 knee mill with Fagor 40i DRO
          Craftex 30 Mill/Drill

          All this stuff below was done with Miller gear


          My YouTube vids:

          http://www.youtube.com/user/7863348

          Flickr photo's:
          http://www.flickr.com/photos/15602393@N05/sets/

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          • #6
            Very nice job.
            Big hammer
            File

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            • #7
              The only thing you didn't do was double wall the bottom of the box and tie it into the engine cooling system to keep your gloves warm......Oh wait.......You've got a cab

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              • #8
                I would patent it, and try selling it to kubota or and aftermarket company, that is a very nice design, and looks factory, that is the kinda stuff people want.
                Millermatic 252

                Shopping for Plasma Cutter

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                • #9
                  Very professional work.
                  Jim

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for showing us your project.
                    It is a first class job too!

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                    • #11
                      Nice

                      Very Nice TOP NOTCH

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                      • #12
                        holy cow

                        If you didn't point it out I could never have guessed that any part of that set-up was not an original Kubota product.

                        There are a lot of reasons for me to post on this forum due to the high quality of work that I see, but generally I just read and learn. The finish on your project is such high quality that I just wanted to say "great job!"
                        Chris
                        Lincoln PowerMig 255

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                        • #13
                          Guys thanks a bunch for your kind words on my work. Really glad to hear you enjoyed seeing it. I've been pushing snow up here for three weeks steady now so I haven't had much time to post so it was a pleasant surprise to see the posts on my project.
                          I did get to put up a few videos on YouTube so check them out if you get really bored . Thanks again everyone!


                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqrlB9IIr78

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-XOpCZv9U
                          Last edited by wildfire; 02-15-2011, 11:55 PM.
                          Miller matic 350P
                          Millermatic 252/Spool gun
                          Miller Spectrum 875 plasma
                          Miller Dynasty 200 DX
                          Miller Coolmate 3
                          Miller Elite ( INFERNO Digital)
                          2008 Miller Trailblazer 302/Custom trailer
                          Custom DX200 Crazy Cart
                          Sofia 13 X 30 Lathe
                          MODERN 10X50 knee mill with Fagor 40i DRO
                          Craftex 30 Mill/Drill

                          All this stuff below was done with Miller gear


                          My YouTube vids:

                          http://www.youtube.com/user/7863348

                          Flickr photo's:
                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/15602393@N05/sets/

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                          • #14
                            Yet another fine piece of craftsmanship Paul!

                            If you think this project is great check out his forklift here:

                            http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ustom-forklift
                            Last edited by Pass-N-Gas; 02-15-2011, 07:19 PM.
                            Steve

                            Bobcat 250EFI

                            Syncrowave 250

                            Millermatic 350P

                            Hypertherm 1250

                            A Bunch of tools

                            And a forklift to move the heavy stuff with..

                            Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma

                            It's Miller Time - Get Back To Work!

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                            • #15
                              Dude thats a great looking box. I saw the pictures first and really thought it was a factory part. Thats a great looking box you made, props.
                              Lone MIG Slinger!

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