Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:17 PM
ARK series loader brochure - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:36 PM
Posted December 30, 2010 - 07:40 PM
In most cases,they have a separate pump,as the existing one is not capable of running a loader and the hydrostatic rear end at the same time.
Posted December 31, 2010 - 02:06 PM
I am struggling at the moment to get the ram under the seat to work. What a nightmare!!;
I have fabricated a snowplough etc, using dimensions found on another site. But I can`t get the ram to work to use the connecting rods ( still to be made ). I don`t know if it is a pump fault ( blocked filter ) or if it is the spool block which is kaput. Basically the ram only moves a very small amount before it seems to go solid. I have switched the pipes to use the other spool for the auxilray hydraulics but that doesn`t seem to be much better. The ram does move OK with the pipes off.
The trouble here is that everyone who knows about hydraulics seems to be on holiday until the 5th of January. The big snow is supposed to be coming here on the 12th, and I want to hopefully raise some money with the tractor because there is no hope of doing my usual work.
Any help would be absolutely fantastic and very much appreciated.
Posted December 31, 2010 - 02:44 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 12:20 PM
Went to see my nephew today, who lives about an hour away. He has a business building hydraulic stuff for the oil industry.
After looking, thinking, removeing, pressure testing,,,,,cursing,,,,,,, it eventually came down to something so simple........ Some balloon had put the flow and return pipes on the wrong way round at the pump!!!
Now I can get my snowplough setup finished and any future ideas for using this ram can now be contemplated.
Found a website yesterday offering plans for front end loaders. Still thinking if worth the money, or maybe just as well to think it all out in my own head.
Will post some photos when all the bits are painted and looking good.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 12:34 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 12:47 PM
Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Glad to hear the problem is solved
Posted January 03, 2011 - 02:05 PM
How do I get the front PTO shaft to work. I know that the belts are missing which connect the actual PTO shaft pulley to the other double pulley. This pulley does not turn when you engage the handle back on the dash. Is this normal or is there another drive assembly to engage before this pulley turns. Looking from the front does the PTO shaft turn clock, or anticlock wise. These are all things leading up to the loader build project ( dream! ).
Posted January 03, 2011 - 02:59 PM
Bolens Large Frame Service Manual - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
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Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:12 PM
The brochure/manual section is very good and much help to an igoranance like myself.
Just had a look at the rubber Tyre chain thread. Seems a good idea. Could be easier to make than conventional chains if I can find enough conveyor belt. I can`t see anyone in the UK selling chains to fit 26 x 12 tyres.
I might need to start finding out the cost of shipping from the States to Scotland for items I might need/want in the future.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:29 PM
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Posted January 05, 2011 - 05:58 AM
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Posted January 05, 2011 - 06:30 AM