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#181 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:28 PM

That looks great. Only thing I can see is if the battery goes dead, kinda hard to get to.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 06:43 PM

That looks great. Only thing I can see is if the battery goes dead, kinda hard to get to.


That's a good point, Kenny. If he has to charge it he probably wont have anything in it so he can just raise it. If he has to jump it he will just have to jump it from farther up in the electrical system.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 07:35 PM

I just put in a new battery today so I have been getting lots of practice on how to get around the dead battery. I hook the negative jumper to the base of the S.G. and touch the positive jumper to the larger post on the S.G. and bingo, it's running. You wouldn't have to turn the engine over with the jumpers very long to get the box high enough to get to the battery. I've also thought about extending a power station to the back of the bed so I would have power back there.
You guys don't miss much though.:smile1:

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 07:48 PM

Just thinking into the future. As long as you have it covered, all is good. Some folks wouldn't think about things like that. Your 'dumpster' turned out great, thanks for sharing with us. Lots of ideas arose from your build.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:52 PM

Chris that turned out to be purdy darn SWEEEEET! Nice Job:thumbs:
Like was said above there was a lot of good info in this thread, thanks for sharing with us.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:06 PM

Thanks Greg. If your project was anything like mine, you got a lot of enjoyment out of it.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 04:50 PM

Chris, I missed the post of the pics last night, but great turn out, I really want to make a Springfield into a dump truck now lol.
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Posted February 09, 2012 - 06:10 PM

I really want to make a Springfield

The cost is really minimal if you have the tractors. The two cylinders delivered was around 160 bucks. Most of the rest was stuff I had laying around. Oh Yah, the paint kind of surprised me at the the cost but it was worth paying for the higher priced stuff. Valspar equipment paint. Dries much faster than Rusto. and looks just as good.
Go for it.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 06:39 PM

Won't add hydraulics, would only plan to make the bed 36 inches square, so will probably use electric actuator or manual dump. Want to keep the machine nimble still, and won't have large loads anyhow.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Good Stuff Chris I like it something useful that looks great.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Chris I bet if you ever needed to raise the dump bed without the engine running you could just put a bungee to the control valve to move the lever and lift the bed by hand , I think everyone wants to do a build like you did ,I sure do , Al

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 08:04 PM

Chris I bet if you ever needed to raise the dump bed without the engine running you could just put a bungee to the control valve to move the lever and lift the bed by hand , I think everyone wants to do a build like you did ,I sure do , Al

I know he can, I been getting the 444 Case's tiller off the ground that way for a while now. I have a float position though lol.

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 08:43 PM

I just saw the final pictures.

WOW!!!
Great job.:thumbs::thumbs:

How about a matching pup trailer?

That'd be cool X 2

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 08:58 PM

That is a beautiful machine! I would be afraid to use it for fear of scratching it. I am amazed as to how quickly you built that tractor. Great job Chris!!

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Posted February 09, 2012 - 10:50 PM

Thanks guys, I appreciate the compliments. I've already got the bed dirty but what the heck. I've tied putting the bed down with the engine off and the lever ahead but it is still a struggle. I don't know about a dump trailer. I'm afraid that would set unused and I don't like to see things just setting and not earning their keep. As far as taking a short time to build, being retired makes a big difference. That and having most of the equipment on hand to fabricate parts really helps. Also the encouragement from the good people here kept me motivated.
Thanks.
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