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Posted July 22, 2012 - 10:45 PM

I think it was my fourth radiator that finally made the grade. Ended up being much larger than planned. A fuel tank in the two gallon range will last a loooonnnngggg time with that diesel. My G4200 has a two gallon tank and it lasts so long that I forget to check it.
Nice to see you making progress again.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 04:36 AM

Well, speaking from expirence , a diesel fuel tank near the radiator is just asking for dirt to plug up the radiator, don't ask how I know .... Let's just say this is why I built the fuel tank into the fender.

mine has a screen in front of it, and when mowing, just loves to plug up with grass and fluff from mowing , it will run upwards of 190* or more if i don't swipe off the stuff. I found mowing when wet works the best, keeps the dust and fluff off the screen.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 02:45 PM

You could about box the cut in the frame back in.....

I belive your tank is in sideways.


Tank is sideways and once im sure everything works ill patch the frame. Ever finish your crawler?

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 04:15 PM

Tank is sideways and once im sure everything works ill patch the frame. Ever finish your crawler?


Not yet shes on hold right now.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 03:37 PM

Not yet shes on hold right now.




Hope you get at 'er soon.I can't wait to see it.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 05:29 PM

Hope you get at 'er soon.I can't wait to see it.


Give me two weeks and I'll show off whats holding it up....

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Give me two weeks and I'll show off whats holding it up....



OK,I guess I can wait that long. :thumbs:

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 08:39 PM

OK,I guess I can wait that long.

Speak for yourself. I CAN'T WAIT :smilewink:

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 12:37 PM

got the pto working with some 32" belts and a support bearing at the end. Working so much that its been on the back burner more than id like but it is what it is.

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 02:09 PM

got the pto working with some 32" belts and a support bearing at the end. Working so much that its been on the back burner more than id like but it is what it is.


You don't need that much sleep...do a few "all-nighter's"!! :smilewink: Same here friend....not much time left for fun. :(

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Posted September 02, 2012 - 09:36 PM

Same here friend....not much time left for fun. :(

That's what winters are for I guess. This summer has been too blasted hot and humid to do much out in the shop even with the time available. I think all three of us have things on the back burner waiting for things to slow down and cool down.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:50 AM

I Threw the mower deck from the HT20D under the HT20 and cut some grass with it. No seat or throttle cable just puttering around but it ran great. Just started looking at houses so a large garage or pole building is definitely a necessity.
Main return line on the backhoe happened to blow yesterday too. Finally get to try out the hydraulic hose crimper i bought last year once i get the hose and fittings.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 01:40 PM

Got a side exhaust mounted with a support bracket similar to the HT20D. Sound pretty good. Bad news is the ear for the lower alternator mount snapped off. ITs an aluminum gear case and its 262$ from kubota. Anyone have any luck with JB weld on aluminum? Worst case ill wait for a parts engine to come up on ebay.
Not sure what i want to do for throttle and fuel shut off cable but i would like to use the original slots in the dash. Anyone have some ideas. I might do a solid linkage.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 01:53 PM

Got a side exhaust mounted with a support bracket similar to the HT20D. Sound pretty good. Bad news is the ear for the lower alternator mount snapped off. ITs an aluminum gear case and its 262$ from kubota. Anyone have any luck with JB weld on aluminum? Worst case ill wait for a parts engine to come up on ebay.
Not sure what i want to do for throttle and fuel shut off cable but i would like to use the original slots in the dash. Anyone have some ideas. I might do a solid linkage.

jb weld works good but i would NOT trust it you best bet is to get it tig welded or make up a steel bracket and bolt it on just put a paper gasket in be-twine as it will corrode

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 03:50 PM

On one of mine I just hooked the choke cable up to the kill lever on the pump. Worked well and looked original. On another I ran a choke cable from down on the steering tower where it is out of sight. Just pull it and it stops the engine. The Yanmar is electric so that will be through the ignition switch. An electric solenoid hooked to the kill lever would be another option.
JB weld in a high stress high vibration application would not be a good suggestion. If it is not in an area critical to heat you might be able to weld it without disassembling the engine. Welding would be the preferred repair as you can build up the area and make it stronger than original.




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