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Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:40 PM

If you just knew the offset, that would be build able. Oh and you'd need to build an adjustable lift linkage for the one side.



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Posted October 24, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Offset shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Just depends on what the spread is where they hook to the tractor. Take that from the spread from Cat0 implement. Bends look to be about 3" at the implement end, can't tell on the tractor end, probably 4"+/-.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Its about 13" at the tractor and needs to be 22-24" to clear the pins. Length is a guess, 20-24" ? longer arms = higher lift but it takes more power to do it. Not sure what is a good weight range for these. The LGT195 will lift 600# but the front end gets light.
Some of the stuff I built for the 195 might be too heavy for this. I built floaters for the 3 point on the 195, so I rely on implement weight for the ground engaging equipment. Not sure if this thing would even lift the box blade. I might just use it for a fork lift this winter while the 195 is in snow gear. A FEL is still on the list for one of these, probably the 195 because it has power steering.
The FF should handle the rear blade even though it is over built too. The rear slip bucket loaded might be pushing the limits.
I am just gonna have to play with the forks and a barrel of water to see what it will do.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 09:41 AM

turns out the lift arms in the pic are for SS/ST style tractors. The FF's do have fish eyes in them. I have found some good pics and drawings of the lift, just cant open photobucket at work. looks like they have a 4" offset once they get passed the tires.

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 05:45 PM

Then they would be real close to what I built for Big Bertha! What is a fish eye?

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Posted October 25, 2012 - 06:48 PM

Then they would be real close to what I built for Big Bertha! What is a fish eye?

The swivel flex part were the pins go. I am sure there is a technical term for them, thats just what I call them, it must be a carry over from what the electricians call fish eye can lights

I bought some parts to do a test fit on the arms. I bent some 1/4 x 2 flat stock to match the stock arms and did a test lift. I have about 10 inches of lift at the pins. The off the shelf top link could stand to be about an inch or so shorter. I got a good measurement on what the lift links need to be.
The straight "universal CAT 0 lift arms" on the 195 look like they will fit fine with no tire rub and holes in the right spot for the lift links. I dont use stabilizer chains on the 195, I made a "Z" bar that pins on the front side of the left arm and the back side of the right arm and holds everything pretty tight, but still have enough slop to hook up stuff.

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Well... good news and bad news

good news.... I got the 3 point working

bad news... I'm gonna need front end weights

The 195 can carry this all day and not break a sweat.image.jpg

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Posted November 01, 2012 - 06:46 PM

And on side note, the geometry on the FF's are not a true Cat 0. I'm gonna have to weld some extra tabs to drop the top link to fit it

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:10 AM

Well... good news and bad news

good news.... I got the 3 point working

bad news... I'm gonna need front end weights

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The 195 can carry this all day and not break a sweat.

Maybe just a little! :bigrofl: Can you get a shot of how the top link hooks to the tractor? I need to build that on my GTV!

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:53 AM

Its just some fancy cut angle bolted to the frame.

I got started on the front weight bar last night. It will hold 4 lead weights off a couple simplicity ztr's, about 160lbs

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:15 AM

It's not light in the front end, it's raring to go...


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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:06 PM

Weight bar tested and completed lift from yesterday with ease. Pallet scaled around 375#.

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Still need to finish weight bar. Clean up welds, trim up rough edges, add side braces and a bar to keep the weights from jumping out.

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 06:36 PM

The other pic was much better!

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Posted November 02, 2012 - 07:49 PM

finished up the weight bar. Ford grey wasnt my first choice, but it was handy.
It probably wont see much combat but i got it if I need it. I'll leave the heavy lifting for the 195.
It still aint very pretty , I dont build stuff for tractor shows. I build the junk yard kinda stuff that looks like homemade horsestuff but it will still be working 30 years from now.
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Posted November 03, 2012 - 05:08 AM

Looks like that will work fine to me. Just watch the shins when coming around the front of the tractor!




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