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D6c10K
07-27-2016, 07:36 AM
Looking for woven wire screen to make a couple of side screens for my D6c. Tired of getting slapped by cedar branches.

The rear screen is 2" x 2" (center to center) with 1/4" wire that's lock crimped.

Found a few places that have screen but it's usually lighter gauge wire. Anyone know of a source?

janmeermans
07-27-2016, 08:40 AM
D6c10k,

You might look around in a steel supplier's yard for either used or new expanded metal with wide openings used for walkways. My D8 had them on the rear of the canopy but apparently too much of the view was blocked so they were cut off. You can see the remains of the cutoff screen in this picture. Sorry I don't have a better one.

JanM

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old-iron-habit
07-27-2016, 08:49 AM
Gravel screen of the correct opening size works good. Can sometimes find some good pieces for little to nothing at a pit that screens.

seiscat
07-27-2016, 12:32 PM
I got mine from Ingram Mfg. in San Antonio, TX. I think the woven wire is the best way to go. You will have to ask around to find a supplier in your area. I like to use 3/8" wire on 2" centers.
Below are some old pics of my tractors back in the day.
Craig

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Old Magnet
07-27-2016, 01:03 PM
I believe there is an OSHA spec now for at least the rear cage mesh. Been awhile since I researched but as I recall (maybe) it was like a 1 inch opening. Not that it needs to apply to our old stuff.

crookedwrench
07-27-2016, 05:44 PM
Looking for woven wire screen to make a couple of side screens for my D6c. Tired of getting slapped by cedar branches.

The rear screen is 2" x 2" (center to center) with 1/4" wire that's lock crimped.

Found a few places that have screen but it's usually lighter gauge wire. Anyone know of a source?

I bought a D4D with homemade side screens that were difficult to see through(painted yellow) When I repainted the dozer I painted the screens BLACK. It makes a huge difference. Eye Strain/Relief???

D6c10K
07-27-2016, 06:22 PM
I bought a D4D with homemade side screens that were difficult to see through(painted yellow) When I repainted the dozer I painted the screens BLACK. It makes a huge difference. Eye Strain/Relief???

Good idea using black.....Painted my radiator guard black a while back, so black screens should look good.

ChuckC
07-27-2016, 07:03 PM
Wire screens would be better than expanded metal. The expanded metal will crack a lot sooner than the wire mesh. IMHO
Chuck C

jumbo
07-27-2016, 07:21 PM
McNICHOLS Company has a selection of screen that is unbeatable. McNICHOLS.com, I use them for a variety of products. They have branches everywhere.

68dually
07-27-2016, 07:24 PM
All the forestry equipment I ever owned or operated that had screens had the woven wire mesh. It's usually 1/4 inch wire with about 1 1/2 inch openings. I agree that your best bet is your local quarry. They will definitely have what you need.

Randy

old-iron-habit
07-27-2016, 08:48 PM
McNICHOLS Company has a selection of screen that is unbeatable. McNICHOLS.com, I use them for a variety of products. They have branches everywhere.

You think that with all that screen they could have kept the branches out. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

seiscat
07-28-2016, 09:25 AM
The trouble with buying cast-off gravel screens is that they are cast-off screens. The weave on those used screens has been loosened with use and the wire has been abrasion-worn. You will wonder why you didnít spend the money to buy new woven wire after listening to the used screens rattle for a while.
:doh:

chriscokid
07-28-2016, 09:38 AM
give these guys a call they might have some scrap pieces for you to use
Central Wire and Iron
2101 DeWolf Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50316-2710
Phone: 515-244-2532
Fax: 515-244-3004
TOLL FREE 800-397-0041

ETD66SS
07-28-2016, 11:44 AM
Wire screens would be better than expanded metal. The expanded metal will crack a lot sooner than the wire mesh. IMHO
Chuck C

Expanded metal can also be sharp if you don't get the kind that is flattened after the expanding process, think cheese grater...

D6c10K
07-28-2016, 04:05 PM
Got a quote from Direct Metals in Waukegan, IL

(2) 3 x 4' pieces of 2x2 x 1/4" lock crimped woven wire.

Sounds like what I need but not sure if $150 + freight is reasonable or not.

chriscokid,
I'll give central wire & iron a call tomorrow....if they've got something that would be much easier.

Old Magnet
07-28-2016, 09:10 PM
Sounds like a good deal, last time I went shopping it was about $400 for a 4 x 8 sheet. Scrap/ cutoff sheet can be 1/2 of that.

old-iron-habit
07-29-2016, 07:34 AM
The trouble with buying cast-off gravel screens is that they are cast-off screens. The weave on those used screens has been loosened with use and the wire has been abrasion-worn. You will wonder why you didnít spend the money to buy new woven wire after listening to the used screens rattle for a while.
:doh:

The stuff I got was new never used pieces that were trimmed from new sheets when they fitted the screening plant. I would not use used either. They get pretty tore up by the time they are done with them.

D6c10K
08-09-2016, 05:27 PM
I finally found some screen to match what was already on my brush guard. Got it from Direct Metals.com...It came as a 4' x 10' sheet. I was looking for 2x2 (center to center)x 1/4" wire and wasn't having any luck until I asked for 1 3/4" (opening) mesh with 1/4" wire....same as the 2 x 2 I was looking for...Duh.:doh:
The lock crimp mesh was an exact match to my existing screen.

Got the side screens built and nearly finished painting. Going to extend the rear screen down a little more with the left over material.
Hopefully having the screens give me a little protection if I do something stupid.