Well we here talking about welders on Leo's thread. As I said my little mig was to small for the job I am on. SO I tacked this up with the MIG. (And I tacked up way to much area.) So I ended up trying to weld over to much dirty flux core mig. The welder is Lincoln AC buzz box they still sell. I bought mine second hand at a flea market on 40 highway in Kansas City, Mo for 75.00 well over 35 years ago. I bought some new 1/8 inch 6013 as I had never used it and its supposed to give you pretty(?) welds on AC.
The project will be a Carry-all for my little B7100 Kubota from the 70's as well. For those that don't know what a 3 point carry all is.
My Kubota is kinda strange as all the three point items on the tractor are cat 1 size but there isn't enough physical room to mount most cat1 one 3 point attachments. However reducing bushings are readily available. But Cat 0 attachments are quite rare. I actually bought a Cat one at Tractor Supply a few years back but the lower arms on the tractor wouldn't spread far enough to get it attached. Therefor the build.
I don't have the horizontal arms yet as I ran out of angle and have to get to the steel yard. Made a run to HF today and bought a set of Silver Demming bits so I could more easily drill 5/8 inch holes in steel. I driled the ones for the lower pins with a step drill but had to come in for both sides. SO for 25.00 I got from 9/16 to 1 inch by 16ths and a free set of screwdrivers.
But back to the welding.?
The ends I set up where I could weld horizontal and I am basically happy with them.
However where I was welding at 45 deg were pretty bad.
An overall view of the project as it now stands. Need the lower arms as well as the top link attachment.