743 Safety Bar Attachment

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pondfishr

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Does anyone have an idea who would carry the safety bar mounting hardware. I purchased the bar from Bobcat but they wanted an arm and a leg for the mounting kit. I thought someone here in the forum might have one on an older machine to part out.
 

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The mounting hardware is very simple, you really could cut your own if you have basic tools. If you feel you could do it, just let me know and i can pull mine out and trace them for you. You will need to buy the springs at all of $2 each but the rest is just 1/8" plate with a bend and the large plate is no more than 1/4" and does not need to be EXACT to work.
Let me know if you want it.
 
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The mounting hardware is very simple, you really could cut your own if you have basic tools. If you feel you could do it, just let me know and i can pull mine out and trace them for you. You will need to buy the springs at all of $2 each but the rest is just 1/8" plate with a bend and the large plate is no more than 1/4" and does not need to be EXACT to work.
Let me know if you want it.
Right now I have a bolt in the bar through the cab and no spring. It wont stay raised up so I use a bungee cord to tie it up when not in use. When I bought the machine it didn't have a bar at all. I purchased the one that I have now from Bobcat here locally. If it's not a big deal to send the trace I would appreciate it.
 

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Right now I have a bolt in the bar through the cab and no spring. It wont stay raised up so I use a bungee cord to tie it up when not in use. When I bought the machine it didn't have a bar at all. I purchased the one that I have now from Bobcat here locally. If it's not a big deal to send the trace I would appreciate it.
Sure, i will try to get to it today, i don't have a digital camera though or better yet a scanner so i'll just have to use my mobile phone. The quality will be poor but hopefully it will give you the detail you require. If i forget send me an e-mail!
 
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pondfishr

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Sure, i will try to get to it today, i don't have a digital camera though or better yet a scanner so i'll just have to use my mobile phone. The quality will be poor but hopefully it will give you the detail you require. If i forget send me an e-mail!
No problem and no rush. It works fine the way it is for now.
 

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No problem and no rush. It works fine the way it is for now.
Well i took pictures and put sizes on it, but i seem to have forgotten to put a size on the small retainer that sits on the inside. Basically the hole should be drilled so the front of the bend sits flush with the main 1/4" plate, its not designed to sit over the front but flush or a little inwards, its basically a spacer for the seat bar to hinge on, the main block should be able to *float* a bit to get over the bumps on the seat bar.
If there is anything thats un-clear just let me know, you will see a shot of how its all assembled with a welding rod showing where the seat bar should sit in this arrangement.
http://users.tpg.com.au/tazza_/seat bar/
Let me know how you go, the main part is made of 1/4" plate and the angles seem to be 45 degrees. Let me know how you go.
Remember, the angles don't need to be spot on, it has a bit of give in the whole setup to compensate for wear and mis-alignment.
 
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pondfishr

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Well i took pictures and put sizes on it, but i seem to have forgotten to put a size on the small retainer that sits on the inside. Basically the hole should be drilled so the front of the bend sits flush with the main 1/4" plate, its not designed to sit over the front but flush or a little inwards, its basically a spacer for the seat bar to hinge on, the main block should be able to *float* a bit to get over the bumps on the seat bar.
If there is anything thats un-clear just let me know, you will see a shot of how its all assembled with a welding rod showing where the seat bar should sit in this arrangement.
http://users.tpg.com.au/tazza_/seat%20bar/
Let me know how you go, the main part is made of 1/4" plate and the angles seem to be 45 degrees. Let me know how you go.
Remember, the angles don't need to be spot on, it has a bit of give in the whole setup to compensate for wear and mis-alignment.
Thanks Tazza!! I will let you know how this progresses.
 
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