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#76 cookiemonster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Awesome. I love your dedication to making ur panzer better and better. Look forward to seeing what you've come up with.


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Well the biggest problem with the manual scoops - front or rear - seems to be that they can't get it raised high enough to keep from hanging up or scraping on the ground. Yesterday I had it fully functional with all the reinforcements in place. Now, just need to tear it down for full welding and paint. I'll try t remember to snap a picture of it tonight. And I'd like to take it along to the show in mid-august that sounds like a lot of people here are going to show for.

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Posted July 22, 2012 - 08:44 PM

Any pictures?



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Posted July 25, 2012 - 10:08 PM

I put the rear dump in a separate thread at
http://gardentractor...t-for-franky-p/

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Posted August 12, 2012 - 04:55 PM

Somehow what with being absent and all,and believe I have missed this entire build so far. Nice work so far.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 07:54 AM

Thanks. With the completion of the rear dump... I actually think that I'm going to be done for a while. Maybe some small stuff, like I'd like to get the rear brake shoes re-lined and there's one mower idler pulley that I'd like to try replacing with a smaller one b/c it's interfering with the steering at full left.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:20 AM

Looking good. Would be nice to see some completed pics ;).

How are you liking the tri-ribs in the front?

I know your tractor is a bit different, but how well does the tractor turn when just using a left or right rear brake by itself? Does it want to turn? Or does it take more effort with steering normally and assisting with the brake?

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Looking good. Would be nice to see some completed pics ;).

How are you liking the tri-ribs in the front?

I know your tractor is a bit different, but how well does the tractor turn when just using a left or right rear brake by itself? Does it want to turn? Or does it take more effort with steering normally and assisting with the brake?


Steer brakes are meant to be used when the steering wheel is all the way to the knock. If you try to use the steer brake with the wheels straight you are putting a lot of pressure on the front from some weird angles.

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:49 AM

Thanks for the info. Was just curious if the steering wheel wanted to turn (if left without your hands on it), or if you still needed to apply force to turn the wheel.

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Thanks for the info. Was just curious if the steering wheel wanted to turn (if left without your hands on it), or if you still needed to apply force to turn the wheel.


I don't know what would happen if you took your hands off, I think it is best to not experiment. Lol!

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 11:58 AM

Oh, I like to experiment. Remember that this is pretty much the stock steering as is out of a Panzer 1107. I just added a universal joint to make it 'tilt' at the top. Though the 'tilt' is locked at where I like it permanently

I'll try it out. Plan on getting it cleaned up and new pics this week b4 the show this weekend. Still think I'm going.
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Posted August 13, 2012 - 12:25 PM

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Opps. Wrong thread!

How's this project coming?

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Posted August 22, 2012 - 09:53 PM

Let's just call it done. Haven't decided what's next, if anything. At some point you gotta take stock of whether enough is enough. Though I've said that before...




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