Here's a project a customer brought to have new skid runners installed. He has several huge Belgium horses & said they weigh close to a ton(2000lb) & he pulls this skid with 1.5 ton of sand bags to keep them exercised. The skid weighs 700lb. I got an invite in the spring to go to his place to observe & meet his horses. The original skid runners were made with 1/8" material & he wanted the new ones to be 1/4" thick for a longer lifespan.
I don't have a brake & I use a method that I've used for 20yrs to bend quite easily. After setting the material in place, I mark the bends & cut a .200 deep slot in the material with my Sait cutoff disc. I put the material in place & gently bend to desired angle & tack. After all the bends are set, I weld the slots. I drilled the front & rear mounting tabs & anchored with 3"L lag bolts. There are (10) pics, so I'll need (2) posts to finish. Give me a couple xtra minutes to get them all on. Thanks..........
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Thread: Bending Without a Brake....
02-14-2010, 12:41 PM #1
Bending Without a Brake....
02-14-2010, 12:43 PM #2
Here's the 2nd group... Ask any questions you like.
02-14-2010, 01:23 PM #3Junior Member
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- Feb 2010
Nice i like it. Ive done that before. Keep um coming.
02-14-2010, 01:37 PM #4Member
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- Jan 2009
- Gold Hill, NC
Very nice,you make it look so easy.
02-14-2010, 02:25 PM #5
did you make these from mild steel?
ever consider making from wear bar...Chad
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