Opus Dave (things I have made)































































These are projects I have designed and built. To read the stories and see the photos, poke on the titles below and you will be redirected to the forum where they are posted. There you will also see Qs & As about each project. You will not need to register on the forum unless you want to post your own comment or question.






Animated Backhoe








































Kubota B21 TLB
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98 Kubota B21 tractor/loader/backhoe rebuild

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One cubic yard loader bucket for Kioti CK30H tractor

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Mechanical thumb for tractor backhoe attachment

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Custom subframe for Kioti CK30 tractor and Prairie Dog backhoe attachment

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Diesel fuel dispensing system

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Bucket Dentistry: improved teeth for backhoe and loader buckets

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Custom hydraulic thumb for compact tractor backhoe attachment

Four-in-one loader bucket
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Adapting a 4-in-1 bucket to a Kioti loader

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2000 John Deere 4300 tractor complete rebuild
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After

JD4300 complete rebuild

A 24-ft manlift attachment for my tractor's loader

4-minute video of manlift in action

24-ft Manlift attachment
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More projects:

How to build your own custom backhoe subframe

Annular cutters: a better way to drill big holes in thick steel

Converting a 3-point PTO concrete mixer to hydraulic drive

Mounting and dismounting your own tractor tires

How to increase HST relief pressure on a Kioti CK30 tractor

Why you have to check those hydraulic pressures on a new tractor (or new backhoe attachment)

Converting to TLB-style tractor engine speed control (moving control to fender from dash)

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta (modernizing the fuel system)

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Tesla test drive 23 sec video

click the above link to see my test drive video
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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport