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1/2 Scale Jd 4020 With Five Bottom Plow Project Started Today .


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Posted April 29, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Coming along well, Don! I really like the front end, looks good thus far!

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 06:49 AM

Don, have you seen this video of a 4020 that JD has in it's archives in Waterloo.


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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:05 AM

This was there also in case you wanted to see the underside of the 4020. Perhaps one to many "bottoms"?

http://www.youtube.c...&v=Ugs-99eIUlM#!

Sort of like this one that happened when the mover selected the wrong gear and tried to downshift on a hill. Bad photo but you can get the idea. Set it down with a LBH, checked the fluids and put it back to work with a new mover.

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Posted April 29, 2012 - 07:12 AM

Thanks Bill. Buddy needs to post an ad for some front weights! Too bad that JD video wasn't of a 4wd although he does talk about the different tire options available. When you look on tractor data there were 2 configurations, one of which was for row crop that had narrower taller tires. So, it's not easy to determine what tires to use as a basis for a scaled replica but I'd trust Don's Eye for proportions on this.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 06:49 PM

Yes, I did see that video, very interesting . Here is todays progress picture showing the rear wheel work . I also worked on the right side consold and three levers along the side of the seat. Tomorrow my other 4 tires should arrive .

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Looking good, Don! Quite the transformation going on there!

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 07:16 AM

Don,

Very nice looking wheel simulator !!

Are the hydro levers going to be live or static ?

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Those are looking very realistic, Don! I was wondering about the levers as well.

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 07:15 PM

The levers are just static for looks . Here is the rear wheel and axle with paint and it looks much better. Here is also three of the four tires I got today from Jeds tires out of Tenn. They fit right on my 12 inch dia. rims. Miller did not have these. I built new spindles today for the new 29.5 tall front tires. I would have preferred 27 inches tall but could not find any for 12 inch rims. So for now I will be ok with these on the front. Tomorrow I will cut out and weld up the parts on the spindles for the tie rods to connect too.

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Those weights look great all painted up! Those tires are much better then the other ones, good decision!

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 07:19 PM

Here is a picture of a real 4020 with some good sized front tires so it was possible my front tires are not that far off on my project.

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Now that you posted a pic, I don't think you could have gotten a better size match. Even If they are a little differen the only people who will notice are people who have a pic on hand, and then they still might not see a difference.

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Coming along nicely! At least it is easier to get under now! :bigrofl:

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 11:10 AM

The transformation is coming right along Don. Those tires and the rear wheel treatment look great. It's starting to really look like the big tractor. Are you going to do a ROPs for it?

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Posted May 02, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Thanks , none of our 6 jd tractors in the 60's had rops so this one won't either. Today I worked mostly on the spindles and tie rod brackets and got them all connected and ready to go. Next i will finish the front weight frame mounts and the first front rim insert to give a more realistic front wheel look . I can't wait to drive it the first time with the new front tires. fun fun

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