This is one of two skids at the back edge of a mower-conditioner. (Part of a haying operation). Don’t know what the other one looks like, but I’ll just assume it’s in similar shape. The original request was for a repair, but there isn’t much left to weld to.
Cardboard template for the brackets. Templates are a good way to maximize the use of your scrap pile.The help.
This is part of a Fisher snow plow push frame.
The original Fisher welds are holding the remaining pieces together.
Remains of the day. This will go back on the pile for another project.Start of the slotting layout.Freehand slots. I would have cut the slots other wise, if I had a 5/8 rotabroach cutter. The end function would be the same, but would look better.Lacking a press brake, I will be bending the skid lip with a hammer.The slots allow for easy hammer bending, and also guide the bend line.The open back of the slots have been seam welded.Tacked.Done.On the next truck out of Dodge.
…Which happens to be a Dodge….