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Posted June 22, 2010 - 07:37 AM

You are making good progress! Looks to be one heavy duty rig.

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Posted June 22, 2010 - 04:39 PM

Thanks for all the comments! Today i slept in so I only got the gas tank mounts and battery tray installed.

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Posted June 23, 2010 - 08:35 PM

Ok, thanks to Olcowhand it looks like the pump is about 17 gpm.

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Posted June 23, 2010 - 08:56 PM

Ok, thanks to Olcowhand it looks like the pump is about 17 gpm.


By the looks of the pump physical size, I'd say that is about right. You know that's a pretty good volume rate. One could put one pump on a flow divider & split it into 2 separate circuits with exactly 8 1/2gpm.
If you needed the full volume of one for the motion drive, then you'd still have 2 separate circuits for other duties.

Here is an adjustable one on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item5ad96da614

Edited by olcowhand, June 23, 2010 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted June 24, 2010 - 02:51 PM

Sounds interesting... Could you explain how that would be a good idea? i'm still new to all this hydrualic stuff.

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Posted June 24, 2010 - 03:55 PM

For one, 17gpm is a lot of flow for loader cylinders, so you could easily adjust how much flow to the loader control valves. PLUS, with the added split circuit, you could run a set of remotes independently, or have a separate valve for a clam jaw for your bucket.

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Posted June 24, 2010 - 09:46 PM

Ah, now i see what you mean. I might try that remote thing, then I could have a power angle backblade, or the clam jaw on the bucket. I always liked seeing those on construction sites.

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 01:36 PM

Alright, i got the hood from the Sears split and spread. Now to finding the steel to fill the gap. I also got the dash tower cut for the guage panel, and started the steering hubs. I'm using 5/8 solid rod through black steel pipe. Now i need to get some spindles with hubs. Probably no pics until the front tires are on and I can roll it out side.

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 04:55 PM

I must say, This is an awesome build. I am one day gonna make the ultamite Garden tractor.

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Posted June 30, 2010 - 09:43 PM

Thanks. Now i have a question. How should the 3pt lower arms be mounted? To the axle, or another bracket on the rear of the frame?

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Posted July 01, 2010 - 11:06 AM

Depends, which is strongest? I hope your thinking of patenting this tractor. Its an awesome build with strength in mind. That is not around anymore my friend.

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Posted July 01, 2010 - 09:30 PM

Don't we know it. The biggest reason for all the old stuff we have is because of that.

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Posted July 02, 2010 - 11:40 PM

Don't we know it. The biggest reason for all the old stuff we have is because of that.

Ya, I had an Idea to build a strong GT sized tractor. But with all of it being hydraulically driven. even down to the deck being hydralic. So you just throw it under there and hit a lever and the hydro blades kick on. And it having a loader would possible to. But, the trans would be gear. Its still a wip thought but I am working on it.

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Posted July 10, 2010 - 05:34 PM

Well i havent done much lately. The hood got a piece tacked into it, and looks horrible so it getting a new hood built once running. I'm getting a pair of FWD car hubs from a fellow member on the mytractorforum. Then i can start on the steering system.

PS does anyone know what hydrualic motor i should use?

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Posted July 17, 2010 - 07:13 PM

Update: It has front wheels. I got the car hubs last week, and built some spindles. Then i mounted the tires. With front tires on it, i took the rears off, and pulled one of the drums. The wheel cylinders are junk, along with the pads and E-brake cables. $$$$ will burn to get brakes on this tractor.




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