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    Default Square u-bolts 3/4" to fit 3" square tube

    Anyone have a line on where I could get square u-bolts that would fit over 3" square tubing. I have made some brackets to hold 3' long spears on a loader on a tractor. The previous fab was with 5/8" u-bolts but I have been known to shear them off. Want to try 3/4". They need to be 5" long bolts with at least two inches of thread. I know, don't pick up complete oak trees but hey, that's why I bought a bigger tractor cause if you can't break it, it ain't worth doing . Gotta love making firewood. I sell lots and lots of it but everybody thinks there is just bunches of money to be made it. I tell them they should get out and try it. Good thing I love to weld cause I keep myself in business. Retirement is a good thing "sometimes".

    I know I could buy some round stock, thread the ends and bend but don't have a bender and just have an old hand tap and die set, and trying to get nice bends in the old vice with my torch probably isn't the best approach. Tried to buy on the internet but nothing in that size. I'm located in NW Wisconsin and not close to any steel shops but thought someone might know where to find these. I need 6 but might go with 12 (so I have some spares) if I can afford them.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Leefy


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    most spring shops can bend up anything you want, and its good quality , i go to donovans spring in nh, thats shoping at its finest, good luck

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    If i wasn't so stinking busy i would make you some. Perfect lathe job. Then heat them and bend them around some 3" tube...Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertrider33 View Post
    Desert; You should be able to buy a LOT of bolts for a Minimum order of
    $100. !

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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    If i wasn't so stinking busy i would make you some. Perfect lathe job. Then heat them and bend them around some 3" tube...Bob
    Bob

    Not all bad to be busy. Thanks


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    Spring shop, as already mentioned. They have the stock, they have the dies, whip them out faster and cheaper than anybody else. Plus, they have the right stuff and the know-how, to put threads just where you need them, no threads near the bends, where they will break in short order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leefy View Post
    Bob

    Not all bad to be busy. Thanks
    I know but its unreal now. I moved a few of my machines closer together so i can do a few jobs at once. I just have to say no i can't do it for a while...Bob
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    Call Tommy @ Taylor Threaded Products in Grand Prairie, TX 972-314-3330. He has the capability to bend up to 2.5" solid round w/o heat I believe. He make about 4 different pieces for me, all very reasonable, some downright cheap. fast turn-around as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leefy View Post
    Anyone have a line on where I could get square u-bolts that would fit over 3" square tubing. I have made some brackets to hold 3' long spears on a loader on a tractor. The previous fab was with 5/8" u-bolts but I have been known to shear them off. Want to try 3/4". They need to be 5" long bolts with at least two inches of thread. I know, don't pick up complete oak trees but hey, that's why I bought a bigger tractor cause if you can't break it, it ain't worth doing . Gotta love making firewood. I sell lots and lots of it but everybody thinks there is just bunches of money to be made it. I tell them they should get out and try it. Good thing I love to weld cause I keep myself in business. Retirement is a good thing "sometimes".

    I know I could buy some round stock, thread the ends and bend but don't have a bender and just have an old hand tap and die set, and trying to get nice bends in the old vice with my torch probably isn't the best approach. Tried to buy on the internet but nothing in that size. I'm located in NW Wisconsin and not close to any steel shops but thought someone might know where to find these. I need 6 but might go with 12 (so I have some spares) if I can afford them.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Leefy
    Kremer Spring in Inver Grove Heights MN. Give them the measurements and have them made up.

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