Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Wire wheel weed eater - video

  1. #1
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    13,350
    Thanks
    2,586
    Thanked 5,139 Times in 1,933 Posts

    Wire wheel weed eater - video

    Wire wheel weed eater. I would be worried about one of those wires stabbing me.




    More: https://www.michaelis-maschinenbau.d...trol-machines/

    Previously: Tractor burning weeds - GIF

  2. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    olderdan (08-21-2018), PJs (08-22-2018), Seedtick (08-21-2018), Toolmaker51 (08-22-2018)

  3. #2
    olderdan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Devon UK
    Posts
    422
    Thanks
    914
    Thanked 804 Times in 272 Posts

    olderdan's Tools
    It looks as if this machine is pulling up the weed roots unlike a strimmer, I would not think the brush head is rotating fast enough to be a real hazard from flying wire pieces.

    Reminds me of a home made strimmer I cobbled together after seeing this new device on a TV program called Tomorrows World back in the sixties, a spin dryer motor on the end of an upright vacuum handle and a plastic guard cut from a container of some kind. All feasible apart from the piece of bowden cable I decided to use as a blade, all went well for twenty minuets or so when it stopped cutting and the motor revved up, you guessed it the bowden cable had gone, I came across it weeks later sticking out of my garden shed like a dart. A classic case of enthusiasm getting the better of common sense.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to olderdan For This Useful Post:

    PJs (08-22-2018)

  5. #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 61 Times in 25 Posts

    Rorschach's Tools
    I am not so sure that is effective at killing the week, it appears it would just take off the leaves rather than kill the root.

  6. #4
    Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    1,153
    Thanks
    2,440
    Thanked 1,155 Times in 659 Posts

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Not just resembles, near copy of a full size street sweeping truck. Not sure [at 5 in the morning] how to procure/ construct brush head. But a vertical gas engine, some type of outboard bearing and drive belt. this is very buildable. I see need of a third [not visible in vid] wheel forward of brush ideal for balance, height and stability.
    The deck and brush could also be pitched a few degrees laterally to reduce contact of inboard side. Compare this to fly-cutting, when a mill head when not trammed in accurately.
    A poly tank and solenoid valve to dispense weed killer selectively along line established by brush periphery would top this off.
    Regular trimmers only do a so-so job on pavement cracks, brick pavers etc; string and surface are too close to parallel. This semi-perpendicular brush is near perfect.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Toolmaker51 For This Useful Post:

    Frank S (08-22-2018), PJs (08-22-2018)

  8. #5
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    13,350
    Thanks
    2,586
    Thanked 5,139 Times in 1,933 Posts
    1:39 video:


  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Seedtick (09-02-2018)

  10. #6
    Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    1,153
    Thanks
    2,440
    Thanked 1,155 Times in 659 Posts

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    Whoa Nelly! Not half as efficient as machine initiating this thread.
    I don't drive a mini-excavator, but maintaining a straight line, radius and Z axis is labor intensive, not to mention awfully large mechanical footprint.
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  11. #7
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    2,791
    Thanks
    522
    Thanked 2,439 Times in 1,210 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    IT seems to me that the trimmer on the mini would be good for clearing poison ivy or briers out of the woods and trees
    I don't have a mini excavator but I have thought of building a tree saw for my Kubota HF 191 mid size once I get it running I think if I were to make an extension for the 14 ft boom reach to become 20 ft I could use that to trim back a lot of the overgrown trees on my place. I can't get my Ford 755 Backhoe in paces where the middie would go


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •