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Building a hydraulic tiller system


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#1 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:44 AM

Here is a picture of a past project I did after finding a almost new hydraulic Case tiller at a cheap price. My 332 JD was not set up for it so I mounted a pump on the rear live shaft under the seat . Then I built the narrow hydraulic tank and brackets to hook up lift the tiller . Then I plumbed a reversable control lever to run the tiller either direction. I had no idea if it would work or not but it ended up working excellent the very first time. It was a fun project. Don tractor 3.jpg

                       

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 09:47 AM

Looks great, glad it worked like you wanted. :thumbs:

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:22 AM

very cool project ,,how about a few more details, like gallons per minute, storage tank size? And such ? I know a lot of folks would be interested for sure, my self included.:thumbs:
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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:57 AM

very cool project ,,how about a few more details, like gallons per minute, storage tank size? And such ? I know a lot of folks would be interested for sure, my self included.:thumbs:


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Posted December 19, 2011 - 08:44 AM

First I had already built a rear frame for a three bag vacuum system support. Then I built the tank from 1/8 in. steel just less than the width of the fenders and 5" deep. The pump was 10gpm and had no problem running the tiller even in clay. Very basic setup and nothing fancy but it worked great.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 12:33 PM

Glad to see I'm not the only one who has/is playing around with the hydraulic tiller setup. Also nice to hear that it works well. Those boys at Case, were WAY ahead of their time.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 03:26 PM

You are right about that.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 06:01 PM

Very nice work Don. First rate.

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 06:47 AM

Don , do you have any pictures of the pump and mounting set-up ? I have a 318 and a few old pumps , not sure how it would get mounted/connected to the shaft thats there , thanks , Al

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 07:44 AM

That's good looking set up.

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Posted December 20, 2011 - 11:51 AM

Sorry I don't have any pictures. I remember it was very tricky to get it all lined up but it worked surprisingly direct drive with couplers .

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Posted May 18, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Darn I don't know how I missed this thread!! Had this idea of making a hydralic tiller in muy head. So did a google search and ended right back here. Knoew it's got to be the way to go.

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Posted May 19, 2012 - 05:45 AM

So did a google search and ended right back here. Knoew it's got to be the way to go.

Don't you just love that, Google something and it just brings you right back to GTT. I guess that shows much valuable info flows thru here. It happened for me several times pulling up older threads I hadn't read.