Pops Broke The Jacobsen / Ford 195 Driveshaft
Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:20 AM
- marlboro180 said thank you
Posted September 09, 2012 - 09:39 AM
- KennyP said thank you
Posted September 09, 2012 - 10:01 AM
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Posted September 11, 2012 - 06:31 PM
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Posted October 05, 2012 - 04:15 PM
sits sadly in the garage awaiting the owner to begin the repairs....most of the re-placement parts are here.
step 1: remove the grease and dirt, 2: take out the damage shaft, speed control rod, and more, 3: repair or
re-build busted/bent stuff, 4: put it back together. History:
The machine was purchased by my cousin, who had worked for Jacobsen in Racine. as he told me, "Ford approached Jacobsen to build a prototype, ie: the 195. Jacobsen built 12 prototypes, this being one of them."
My cousin Tom bought one in 1977 from the company for $2400...as Ford was no longer interested in going further
with Jacobsen...Jacobsen built the LGT 195 as the Jacobsen 53500 (Orange). and Ford built the LGT 195 (Blue/white). I don't know why ford was not further interested in Jacobsen...cost? Jacobsen was and is known
as a very high quality manufacturer of world class.
The loader was part of a kit one could buy, weld it up and put it on the machine...It works great! It allows Pops
to do a lot of work on the East 40...branches, logs, stone, wood chips, 300 lb marble slab, 2 150 lb slate step
slabs, setting the pier in the river along with a twelve foot wood bridge with a sling, oh cutting grass with a 60"
mower deck....Also has a 3 point on back-end with trailer hitch and scraper blade.
The machine as Case 200 lb weights bolted to each rear wheel, with tire chains.
If anyone knows more history, would be interested to hear...parts machine to sell?
Photos to follow as we make progress...
- MH81 and KennyP have said thanks
Posted October 05, 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted October 05, 2012 - 06:44 PM
The loader was part of a kit one could buy, weld it up and put it on the machine...It works great!
Do you happen to know the manufacturer of the kit? I would love to get a copy of the instructions and the parts list.
Hope the repairs go well, Be sure to post plenty of pictures.
Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:16 AM
Frank the machinist has the template for the pump input flange , he hopes to have that done for us next week Weds or so. When I get that part, I'll need the rest of the coupler assembly off the machine in order to chop the bad one off, and weld on the new flange. Then maybe spin it a little on a lathe to true it up depending on how the welding goes .
My search for the rubber coouplers has all been a goose chase, looks like I get to make those from scratch. The used ones Pops117 got will be of little use, as they were cracked, dried out and de-laminating . No way we are putting those in ..... hopefully Pops gets a credit from that seller. I'll be going visiting to an old associate who may have the right materals to work with.
As with many things , this is taking a touch more time than I thought, but not to worry, we'll have her back up and running before the snow flies.
Edited by marlboro180, October 06, 2012 - 08:24 AM.
Posted October 06, 2012 - 07:29 AM
Posted October 23, 2012 - 11:35 PM
Posted October 24, 2012 - 01:16 AM
Yep, me too. Settled in for spell, and gonna help Pops get the 195 back running for when he gets back for winter now. Funny how life goes. Many, many distractions, but I have the input flange made.... at least there is progress, albeit slow.
Thanks marlboro ,, Been in an out of town a lot latly but back home now,, I going to check it out,,
Thankfully he has a nice Mule 550 with a plow on it for early storms :-)
Edited by marlboro180, October 24, 2012 - 01:18 AM.