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My latest invention – THE LONG-ARMED MANGOLATOR! (First test…)

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First up – for those who say we should just hire a mini-digger/excavator/bull-dozer, please send money along with your suggestion. Do you know what those things cost to hire? We live on a shoe-string, remember?! And the same applies to bringing in more gravel for the lane – we’ve spent many hundreds already. We’re not short of gravel/fill, it’s just that it’s now in the wrong places. But it’s not just about the money - repairing our lane is an on-going, never-ending job, so it would be good to have our own machine to do that work with. And I hope this thing will get into places bigger machines just couldn’t go. And I like making things. And, no, a garden rotovator would not do the same thing. Especially when it comes to harder conditions which I hope we will get to later. These are my thoughts on the design after this first test – It would be more stable if the wheel hub was set lower in the trolley. The leveling wheel worked really well, but the flat plate that it rides on was too narrow (and not fixed) so it ran off the sides. Needs improvement.. The engine/shaft/reducer/chain/sprocket arrangement worked surprisingly well. But ideally I would replace it all with a hydraulic motor. That way, the power source (pump) could be sitting on the ground and just two pipes would attach to the cutting head. Big money though. Of course it needs a second cutting head on the other side of the beam – but I’m having trouble getting matching bullet points… Potential uses for this sort of machine.. These would cost a fraction of the price of any kind of track-digger, so that’s the biggest advantage - but they are more limited too, of course. They may be good at leveling sites/lanes/lawns/gardens though. Also clearing rough ground, laying down new railways, and trenching. (And maybe even some light tunneling!). Lastly – it needs a better name. The Long-Armed Mangolator isn’t exactly elegant, is it? Any suggestions gratefully received! Tim Ok, here are some important website links. Please check them out.. Here's Tim's amazing guitar machine.. http://www.chordelia.com here's our online store where you can see some of the craft things we make and sell.. http://www.wayoutwestemporium.com/ and here's our Patreon page where you can see more of our plans and dreams. (Remember even 5 dollars would make a BIG difference to us and we'd be very grateful.) https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2761318&ty=h and finally our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/way.outwest.524/ (Not quite sure what to do with this but we put photos and extra comments when we get around to it..) Thank you! Sandra & Tim [email protected] Copyright WayOutWest. All rights reserved. Please share if you like, but don’t copy or use without permission. Just get in touch via email blowinblog @ gmail.com Don’t steal our stuff!
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First up – for those who say just hire a mini-digger/excavator/bull-dozer, please send money along with your suggestion. Do you know what those things cost to hire? We live on a shoe-string, remember?! And the same applies to bringing in more gravel for the lane – we’ve spent many hundreds already. We’re not short of gravel/fill, it’s just that it’s in the wrong places. But it’s not just about the money – I hope this thing will get into places bigger machines just couldn’t go. And repairing our lane is an on-going, never-ending job, so it would be good to have our own machine to do that work with. And I like making things. And, no, a garden rotovator would not do the same thing. Especially when it comes to harder conditons which I hope we will get to later. These are my thoughts on the design after this first test – It would be more stable if the wheel hub was set lower in the trolley.  The leveling wheel worked really well, but the flat plate that it rides on was too narrow (and not fixed) so it ran off the sides. Needs improvement.. The engine/shaft/reducer/chain/sprocket arrangement worked surprisingly well. But ideally I would replace it all with a hydraulic motor. That way, the power source (pump) could be sitting on the ground and just two pipes would attach to the cutting head. Big money though. Of course it needs a second cutting head on the other side of the beam – but I’m having trouble getting matching bullet points…  Potential uses for this sort of machine.. These would cost a fraction of the price of any kind of track machine, so that’s the biggest advantage - but they are more limited too, of course. They may be good at leveling sites/lanes/lawns/gardens though. Also clearing rough ground, laying down new railways, and trenching. (And maybe even some light tunneling!). Lastly – it needs a better name. The Long-Armed Mangolator isn’t exactly elegant, is it? Any suggestions gratefully received? Thanks, Tim
JJZBULLITT109 (8 months ago)
I applaud your ingenuity and approach to solving your problem of uneven compaction of gravel roadways. You've overthought the problem somewhat though. Here in the states we have the same problem and the solution is a bit simpler. I'm not sure if you own or have access to a tractor of any size with a 3 point hitch. Anyway, the device that is best suited to this kind of work is a land plane. It works just the same way as a wood plane except that it also has a collection box, and as it's dragged will fill in the low spots from the gravel in the box collected from the crown/high spots. The device is simple enough to build and you could probably get away with not using 1055 steel cutting edges if expense is an issue though I'd recommend hard facing whatever cutting edge you use.
Richard McCormack (10 months ago)
You need center carrier bearing on driveshaft
Aboosh Natah Ashoel (1 year ago)
Great Rant! I need a dredger for my creek - silt, cattails, tall grasses are clogging center and eroding edges your device, with a rented "dirty water" pump might work to dredge creek bottom and deposit the "muck" into low spots without expenses of renting excavator, dump trailer ,etc and tearing up the area I am trying to improve
MUHAMAD HAFIZ GHAZALI (1 year ago)
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Way Out West Blow-in blog how about a pick and rake . you lazy
Basil Cooper (11 days ago)
Probably didn't even need to ask permission from the G man to build it. Haha
Basil Cooper (11 days ago)
It's really for the gold mine in the back forty!!!
JAMES Rivis (1 month ago)
https://youtu.be/pYb8Wm6-QfA
AliveC4T (1 month ago)
I like how the goose was briefed about this machine.
jeffhubbard100 (1 month ago)
Heath Robinson still alive in the west of Ireland! Who knew? :)
Michael Reilly (1 month ago)
Nothing like the sight and sound of a well spoken gentleman spending time with the missus getting up to the auld hobby of building what you need via up cycling various items at arms reach... long live mens/women's sheds... 👍..ps all I'll add is start at end of lane at road and work backwards to stay out of your own way of work. .. keep up the video's with the horses....
daniel cunningham (1 month ago)
Your invention is inspiring me to finish mine .
hotstixx (1 month ago)
Chitty bang bang,chittychitty bang bang..
Kirsten Whitworth (1 month ago)
Have you an update on the mangolator? I'd love to know if you are still using it and whether you have made any modifications to it. It seems to me that the direction of the motor is perfect for this application. Thanks for all the videos! I love seeing Bob; I hope he is well.
Kirsten Whitworth (1 month ago)
I am so sorry to hear about your knees. Mine are shot as well, so I completely understand.
I made lots of improvements to it and then my knees gave up on my (this time last year) and I have to be more gentle with them. But it's still sitting there waiting for me.
Bob Martin (1 month ago)
That would be a very good placer and some hard rock mining for digging shaft and portals
Jasper Edwards (2 months ago)
my old teagle jetcut had bearing fro a bottom bracket from bicycle
Jasper Edwards (2 months ago)
you could use a angle grinder bevel
Jasper Edwards (2 months ago)
covering it with split will not solve the drainage you must built groove in the road to let the water out i been doin this yesterday i use a hoe
Jasper Edwards (2 months ago)
reduction box but dont you need a idler
Jasper Edwards (2 months ago)
i had this idea too for digging water ways my boss calls it a abschlag its a channel through the road to stop erosion i was going to use a chain but your version alot better
puttesla intxtbks (2 months ago)
A few more teeth on the end and you could probly use to drill a nice well with it. Nice job. Looks like it works well. I could of used that on the front of a tiller a few times, breaking newground.
puttesla intxtbks (2 months ago)
You could take the tines off and mount four of them on a tiller.
jerlands (2 months ago)
I really think the key to the end of potholes is water management but interesting contraption nonetheless.
jdawgs place (2 months ago)
well, hot damn that's one cool digger...you have a loaner program? (just jking)...so cool though...if i were to build you'd get the credit...no sense hiring out if you can do it
Marlon Parsons (3 months ago)
This thing is a peace of junk
ch11ew12y (4 months ago)
You've lost your mind.....I hope you never find it lol
Miles What Nots (4 months ago)
I'm interested in seeing, you tunnel with this. I think it will work fantastically. While watching, as you progressed, I thought that was it's purpose. However, I suppose it can be used for whatever you need it to do! Nicely done. I love the contraptions you build!
ron martin Mhg (5 months ago)
Another ingenious invention. I like the goose having a gander at the end.
yfkyfkfg (5 months ago)
i liked the bit with the goose
KarasCyborg (5 months ago)
Have you checked out opensourceecology.org
I was following it for a while but is seems to have burned out? Or am I wrong?
Kenneth Roberts (6 months ago)
Could be modified to grind stumps also with different teeth.
GERALDINE WILLIS (7 months ago)
Tim you are a very gifted Jack of all jobs,terrific.. we have the same problem with our lane and I sorted it by making a sort of scraper by bolting a lump of h iron to the bottom of my link box then with a barrel full of water on top to weigh it down I scrape up and down and the centre ridge naturally spreads to the sides into the potholes, unfortunately I only have a tractor to do the work and not some beautiful heavy horses to pull the scraper
Excellent work, Geraldine. I'd like a tractor too, but I'm happy to have horses instead..
Candi Wallace (7 months ago)
Absolutely luv your ingenuity!!😍😍
Jon Rothenbusch (7 months ago)
So you "invented" a roto-tiller!
Shaq Deisel (7 months ago)
Nice
Jeff Arp (7 months ago)
Garden tiller train.🤔
Jims Garage (7 months ago)
i agree Tim the price to rent a small digger or bulldozer is far to high. I just recently resurfaced my drive with 40mm road sweepings, but i had to knock off some of the old stones to make a smooth surface i used one of my merry tillers with pick tines jumped about a lot but done the job could really of done with your machine.
Ambrose Mackinnon (7 months ago)
It works great great invention..
kae4466 (7 months ago)
the long arm mangolator. insert evIl laugh here . (muwhahehahahaha) flash of lightning and peal of thunder. this is a test. this is only a test . fair bit of bodging there .:)
JOHN LONGENECKER (7 months ago)
BFIrish Mangalator
The E4 Tank (7 months ago)
I know exactly what to do about the engine spinning the wrong way! all you have to do is make a body for the other trolley out of steel sheets and make one end open and make it pivot, so if the two trolleys are lined up, the trolley with the open end will catch the dirt being flung up by the "LONG-ARMED MANGOLATOR". Or you could make the 2nd trolley without the open end and shovel the gravel in manually (Because it doesn't really look like the "LONG-ARMED MANGOLATOR" really "flings" gravel. Cheers! (P.S. I know I've completely blown this out of proportion, but still, just a couple of suggestions. I know I'm nuts. XD)
Mick Cameron (7 months ago)
Mate its a great gadget but i would make a roller type milling machine for the front of your ride on mower, bravo from victoria australia.
lebomm johnson (7 months ago)
Well done, mate !  Looks to me as if the cutterhead rotation is just about right  -  perhaps a bit slow, and you'd best see to the retention of those shaft keys. Looking fwd to your follow-up video featuring the revised, improved model ! Keep on mangolatin' !
jimmy s (7 months ago)
just had to sub.
jimmy s (7 months ago)
i love the wifes comedy input hilarious thanks for sharing.
Rick Morris (7 months ago)
ITs a miniature surface grinder for surface mining.......well atleast thats what it looks like to me
Ian Moone (7 months ago)
Diabolical
cubleycat (7 months ago)
I bet if you put some of those cutting teeth on a rotavator that would also be good
Stanley Jones (7 months ago)
This is like a mini milling machine. I have a milling machine that is an attachment for my skid loader and it cost well over $10,000 US dollars. It mills 3 feet in width and 4 inches deep.  I really like the Mangolater as it could get into areas to where other machines could not. Very inventive and it could chew through just about anything as long as those welds hold up. All in all I love it, great job!!
maritimer Man (7 months ago)
Fun to watch, hope your not trying to make a living off of this. Lol👍
paul wyleciol (8 months ago)
very interesting arguments from another authority at 00:36 and 00:43 though!!! Why couldn't you have told us where to get this bulletpoints? "The chinaman is not the issue you here"
The supplier was messing me around a lot - that's all.
J Fig (8 months ago)
find some gravel and fill it in your self, but if hat's not an option then use a wider head to get it done faster and speed up the job by using a different size sprocket
Stephen Mitchell (8 months ago)
I see military applications!!
UrbanCryo (8 months ago)
0:41
Polyglop (8 months ago)
Although I at first was highly skeptical of your invention, once I saw it in operation I could plainly see a real possibility for it. Your multi axis control system is probably crappy for a man, it is ideal for a computer controlled precision system. Elevation and azimuth seem to be quite stable in this configuration. Scaled up, I see an automated asphalt grinder ideally suited for street improvements. I like the strack system for the potential to have firm guidance- No mistakes. Elevation could also be fixed. It reminds me of a stump grinder. On a smaller scale, it could work well in gardens as a tiller for tough soils or as a soil blender for established gardens. Again, it could also work on an automated system, routinely cultivating and aerating the soil, weeding, etc. Simplicity and practicality. An excellent blend to achieve success. Well done!
Thanks, Polyglop!
Stanley Denning (8 months ago)
I love the name. Keep it. All the improvements you mentioned are reasonable. Double wheel at the end of the arm is the best idea. However, I think they should be 50% larger in diameter, tho. Just to keep the drive chain out of the dirt. And a larger diameter shaft for them as well. As far as the teeth.. Maybe you could procure some hard steel rod and cut to lengths. Making them replaceable with some kind of locking mechanism. The teeth you have are designed for a much heavier application than your use. You are only moving loose gravel & dirt, not cutting stone.
Cosmoslogic (8 months ago)
If it was me i would use a much larger wheel for the bullet tips to mount to, other than that you have a cool machine.
Summer Wood (8 months ago)
Tim, you are the living Einstein I love your creation,
We call them stump grinders. Mine is 20 h.p., self propelled, hydraulic driven. Two 90 inch belts drive the toothed wheel. Wheel weighs 45 lbs.(20 kilo). Has ten to twelve carbide teeth. The wheel spins about 1500 rpm. Husqvarna makes a chainsaw size model...approx. 4.5 h.p.
chris hare (8 months ago)
Great stuff
John Cliffe (8 months ago)
Would a two stroke engine be a better choice like s small weed whacker they rpm faster and can be ran upside down just a thought Has potential just a lot of material to lug but like you said it's a prototype ..
twing21able (8 months ago)
I can barely get by and your asking for money. All I have is a motor bike on my ch and my invention too, please help, I am out of money
twing21able (8 months ago)
I can barely get by and your asking for money. All I have is a motor bike on my ch and my invention too, please help, I am out of money
TheTwainmanbg (8 months ago)
Fantastic machine, I have a need to make one for here in Bulgaria so I can easily level the track to my home, where did you get the rock teeth ? They are perfect.
Ryan Zabailbail (8 months ago)
It’s a stump grinder , sort of
Claude Bussieres (8 months ago)
Great invention Tim!
kutzbill (8 months ago)
My Uncle bought an old Hydraulic chain saw at an auction for $10 (US) several years back. He bought it for the pump that went on a PTO, but we tried using it a few times. It was too bulky to ever be used for more than 10 minutes at a time, but I could never stop that chain, it was just too strong. I wonder if you could find something like that to adept for this use? I am sure you have thought of the advantages, but one is you could run it either direction. The reason the thing went so cheap was nobody wanted to use it as a saw, but I see no reason you couldn't adept it to this use. Unfortunately, my Uncle passed years ago and all his stuff was auctioned off, or taken to the scrap yard. I'd bet there are still a few of them out there thought, not being used. If I come up with anything, I'll let you know. Great job building this, while they are met to turn faster, it looks like it does a good job for what you need it for. I've only seen them in coal mines, and they really tear it up. Smiles!
Alonzo Branson (9 months ago)
I should very much like to visit your part of the world someday.
Rebel9668 (9 months ago)
Looks like something Wesley Pegdon would build. Perhaps you should have Compo Semonite test it.
Intrader (9 months ago)
Pelotudez total.
Stakman1-Stacey L (9 months ago)
This is an older video, but I do so hope that it is still called the Long-armed mangalator :) I can't imagine that there could ever be a better name!
Dave Underwood (9 months ago)
I think that is the way you want is to turn. I'd put a guard on the chain just because if a rock got caught between the sprocket and chain, something might break. Nice job.
Cody Woods (9 months ago)
That thing looks awesome and seems to do what it was ment for good job sir.
Carl Gibson (10 months ago)
Magnificent invention Tim 👌
Way Out West Blow-in blog (10 months ago)
Thanks, Carl
Brett Jones (10 months ago)
Wow I thought I just came out of the Stone Age It's amazing
NRS NRS (10 months ago)
I recently find out this video and your channel. Great creativity, carry on! I love people making stuff like this. My father is begining to make a sawmill quite similar to yours and I just sent him your link. I prefer low cost projects than managing great amounts of money. That's much more easier. Thanks!
TheDistur (10 months ago)
This is awesome. Consider a chain tensioner? If all else fails it might work as a stump grinder if it was sped up a hair. Anyhow, always like to see your projects and the way you're reusing stuff!
Jeffrey Lord (1 year ago)
Mount on wheelbarrow wheels , and it will be more mobile Brilliant concept ,
Bill Wessels (1 year ago)
Rube Goldberg has just been upstaged!
eldorado diago (1 year ago)
The ugliest and most intriguing machine ive seen
Víctor Pino (1 year ago)
Weel it's a lovely soil scratching machine, like the Spirit !
David Smith (1 year ago)
As we hillbillys say do what you have to in order to get the job done. If it works for you to heck with what anyone else says besides its always funny those that don't help or pay for things always want to tell you how to do it lol. Good job!!!!
Francisco Mota (1 year ago)
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William Wallace (1 year ago)
I think you are mad. Quite fabulously mad. Oh how I envy you.
Theo B (1 year ago)
You guys have the most soothing voices. It’s like ASMR, but I learn from it as well as relax. Wonderful channel :)
try duck (1 year ago)
Doesn't do much good if track is not leveled....Your just digging deeper pot hole areas where there were none now...
Not true - it's for leveling. (New video out soon..)
Dave Calnan (1 year ago)
A pick and shovel would be easier
Steve Lindsay (1 year ago)
Very cool. You made a Rototiller., a long one, but a rototiller none the less. Very well done or as they say, Good Job Done Well.
arbonac (1 year ago)
Got rocks?
robert fischer (1 year ago)
Good idea
Mark Melton (1 year ago)
why not just rent a skid steer to grade your lane? Lots quicker and easier. LOL JK, I know how fun it is to tinker.
Angel De Leon (1 year ago)
I THOUGHT BOB GOT HIT AT 5:37, I GOT SO FRIGHTENED
Tinkertime (1 year ago)
Bonkers! Love it.
Mike F (1 year ago)
I like it, well done. It's just like a mining drill.👍
Ingrid Maeve (1 year ago)
Product name: "Losely Earth Maker" or "Newly developed garden helper".
John S (1 year ago)
I think it's funny that you accidentally made it run backwards and it appears to work fine that way.
Ah, but just wait for the next installment..
MuskokaJames (1 year ago)
I'd say save your money up and buy a mini Escavator but that wouldn't be As much fun! Stumbled on your videos from the sawmill. Pretty good videos. Cheers
will friar (1 year ago)
tracked effortless gravel digger portable and fast. you rock just change the name to gravel mover excel. how deep can you go?
Matt Thompson (1 year ago)
You smoke way too much dope
Tony Willetts (1 year ago)
great tool/idea could easily add a different blade to get rid of tree stumps etc
Garnett M (1 year ago)
If it makes your Honey happy that`s all been worth while . Same consept as a Stump grinder but slower .
Memesicle Kickflip (1 year ago)
It looks like a bucket wheel excavator.
tim wilkinson (1 year ago)
Found you tonight on the net ! _ SUB - Love ppl like you - you remind me of my past dad !
Welcome aboard, Tim!
SatanicBeige [SB] (1 year ago)
Now that's what I call craftsmanship. :) Good luck with your invention! **SKREEEE** **flap flap**
Joachim Schreiber (1 year ago)
You'd do much easyer if this thing was not on rails but on whellbarrow-wheels and if it had a 20kg lump attached at the very front to weigh down the teethed head so it's less bumpy and biting more into the ground. You will also have to angle it at some degrees otherwhise it will only dig a trench of the girth of the toothwheel whch does not even leave the place for the drive-chain let alone the rest if u decide to dig a waterpipe 80cm below frost-level ;-)
dav clay (1 year ago)
It works....not the greatest.....but it works.....thats all that matters! You both seem to be good people. cheers

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