Aaron M Log

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Fri Oct 11, 2013

Today we worked mostly on building the section of the backhoe that attaches to the tractor. This involved much cutting of threaded rod and welding nuts on top to make bolts of the correct length. I also welded the feet to their pivot plates, as well as rebar to the bottom of the feet to give added traction (used a Z pattern). We mounted the hydraulic cylinders for the legs and tested them by hooking them up to the tractor. One of them had a leak but after tightening everything up the leak stopped and the legs seemed to be functioning well. We worked on this from about 1pm to midnight.