Sunday, October 15, 2017

First Snow 2017

It's par for the course for most Canadians but others may be interested. Got up this morning to the first large wet snow flakes coming down for the coming winter. The forecast is for another week or two of warm weather but for today its starting to look like winter out there.

So I spread most of the remaining granular A material I had left along the left side of my lane-way, which was developing a soft shoulder. Hard to see with all the wet snow flakes, but it packed and leveled up nice.

All gone, finally got my turnaround area back after a summer of driving around a pile of granular A. 

I did manage to save a couple of tons for future small concrete jobs.

So I got my oil changes done and installed the chains, weights and blade on my winter tractor. This guy is in its 16th year and still running great. However when I filled the fuel tank to grade the lane-way I discovered a small fuel leak in the fuel tank half way up at the mold joint.

So I will have to take it apart this afternoon and hopefully repair the tank.

Manual Of Applied Machine Design

For those who would like more content in their visits here, don't be discouraged, here is something everyone will like.

"Manual Of Applied Machine Design" by Herbert H. Alvord and the University of Michigan is a short (78 pages) overview of machine design with lots of illustrations of specific examples. You will not find any math or theory here, but you will find specific points to go about the methods of machine design and many examples of the different components required in most machine constructions, rotating parts, clutches, brakes, speed devices, castings, and housings.

You can download "Manual Of Applied Machine Design" on my Books - Free Downloads page. # 25 - 1 MB - pdf.

So this is what it looked like two hrs. after I took the first pictures. Hopefully be all gone tomorrow so I can start the firewood. lol.