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Offline Turnip

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Re: Unimog Pics (started 05/11/2012)
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2015, 08:41:36 am »
That's some piece of kit Mr Swede! Very nice! Is that one of those spinning corkscrew log splitters?

 I seldom see those in the UK. I hear they work very fast...... but they do look lethal to me?

 What happens if they jam in a twisted lump of oak with a knot? Or do you only use on pine and the like? Phil.

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Re: Unimog Pics (started 05/11/2012)
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2015, 08:50:17 am »
Wow - that's nice! Good effort! Has it taken much work to get the mog to that sort of shape, or was it always that tidy? It looks lovely.

Two things I would like to look into if and when it's convenient...

The ROPS - is it standard or did you have it made? The bed on my mog is slightly short and I think what you have would fit behind my cab. Not wanting to sound like a spoilt child here, but I have to have one! :D

The upright exhaust which has appeared at some point during your ownership. That's something else I'd like to do, but am unsure of how to come up with a tidy flexible joint that allows the cab to twist/flex without straining anything. How have you done it?

So many photos... would you mind if I added some of them to my screensaver collection?

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Re: Unimog Pics (started 05/11/2012)
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2015, 05:09:59 pm »
Yep i agree with the others, thats a really smart looking bit of kit you have there. particulay like the rear lights.

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Re: Unimog Pics (started 05/11/2012)
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2015, 07:01:54 pm »
Gentlemen,

Thanks for all the kind words.

Yes, it is a spinning corkscrew.  Very dangerous if you're not careful, but one heck of a fast splitter.  Splits wood faster that I can feed it.  I have never had a piece of wood get stuck.  I suppose if one did I would knock it off with another piece.

Yes, it took a lot of effort to change it from the condition it was in went I bought it to its present shape.  I am not a mechanic by any means so I learned a lot along the way.

The ROPS is made by Case for 406 Unimogs they branded as their own.  It is very thick walled, thicker walled tubing than my dad's Cat bulldozer.  It mounts the frame using 4 large bolts through a flattish upside down "U" shape like the mid-mount Werner winches do.  It is made to rest the backhoe on when it is folded up (I don't have one).

The upright exhaust was one of the best improvements I have made to the truck.  It gets the smoke and stink up in the air instead of into my clothes and lungs.  Especially when the truck is cold.  It is hard welded to the ROPS because the ROPS is hard bolted to the frame.  No movement anywhere.  Maybe I didn't do it right but it has been several years now and there are no signs of damage anywhere.

Feel free to use any of the photos for your screen saver.  You are very nice to ask, more so than the Farmi USA distributor.  I was looking for winch parts and went to their site for the USA and while looking around the pages noticed my truck as one of the 4 photos they use to show off their product.  See it here:  http://www.northeastimplement.com/Products/Farmi-Winches/

The rear lights are not Unimog, but I am looking for some so if anybody has some for sale please let me know.  The lights that are on the back of the truck are a result of me breaking the stock lights on one side when one of my tire chains broke swung up and tore off the fender and the lights mounted to it.  It was a very violent action.

I sure am enjoying looking around the site at all the great Unimogs the club members have.  Really some great trucks you guys have.

Best,
BWSwede

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Re: Unimog Pics (started 05/11/2012)
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2017, 07:57:55 am »
If there is such good information post again

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Re: Unimog Pics (started 05/11/2012)
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2020, 09:20:24 pm »
Cleaning the street.

 

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