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Bushlore Topics => Country and Rural Living Skills => Topic started by: xj35s on January 27, 2019, 01:11:37 PM

Title: Auction scores...
Post by: xj35s on January 27, 2019, 01:11:37 PM
I have been fortunate to be in a place where I make more money then bills owed. I have been using to find local auctions.
The first one I got a towable log splitter with it's own hydraulic pump and resevoir. It was set up to use open center hydraulic lines from the tractor. I plummed the lines to my tractor remotes and the wife controls the ram from the tractor seat as I wrestle the logs. It can use a gas engine or run from a pto shaft off the tractor. Very versatile splitter and the ram is huge!!! I picked it up for $75. Nobody bid against me??

I also picked up a nice atlas metal lathe with a ton of extras. It was expensive sort of at $350, but my cousin talked me into selling it to him as he's a machinist by trade. I would have hurt myself anyway probably.
So yesterday I went to a local auction place. I was able to get a buzz saw for cutting up slab wood. I found a supplier of hard wood slab from a hardwood mill. I need to find a way to run it from my 1050 as it's setup for a wide drive belt. I've seen 90* gearboxes that connect to the 540 shaft and run a pulley from there. I might turn it parrallel to the tractor and run it right off a pto shaft directly. We'll see. It was $65.
I picked up an old agway rototiller with a heavy duty gearbox. I plan on building a frame to support a 3' shaft on each side with bearings on the ends and at the gearbox in the center. It should be an easy 6' 3 pt tiller when done. Cost $15 with a bad motor.
Here is the prize though. A 1980 something Yamaha Golf Cart. In great shape. I plan to sell it to finance the rebuild of the 5' disk set. It needs new bearings and a few disks. Paid $225 and should get $1000 minimum...

Title: Re: Auction scores...
Post by: madmax on January 27, 2019, 01:39:45 PM
I've always admired wheeler dealers that can do what you do.  I thought I was one.  Now I have dozens of unfinished projects cluttering my garage, shed, and backyard.  Dang.
Title: Re: Auction scores...
Post by: wsdstan on January 27, 2019, 02:54:09 PM
Those are good things, neat cart.  Most of my great buys are still in the barn waiting for me to remember they are there and need just a few bucks to work like new again.  Just like Tony.
Title: Re: Auction scores...
Post by: crashdive123 on January 28, 2019, 03:59:57 AM
Nice scores.
Title: Re: Auction scores...
Post by: Spyder1958 on January 28, 2019, 03:52:05 PM
great scores. I'd have to build another building if I bought anything else.