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#1 Per OFFLINE  

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 03:18 AM

Hi all!
As I told you all in my first thread I wanted to build a FEL for my Gilson. This project is now started.
I ordered the plans for the FEL from this site http://www.p.f.engin....com/index.html and after about a week I had the plans in my hand. All the measurement in the plans is in inches, so I had to recalculate all of them into metric which we use in my country. Also the plans are made for a Cup Cadet GT, so I also have to do some modifications in order to fit the Gilson.
I have bought a hydraulic oil pump, the control valve and the cylinders.

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The hydraulic oil pump delivers 22.8 liters at 1500 rpm. The control valve is a two block valve with open center and a maximum flow rate at 45 liters/min. I is my plan to use the V-belt PTO in front of the engine to drive the pump. This PTO has an electric clutch, so I can turn the pump on and off.

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The cylinders I have bought are with 50 mm piston, 30 mm piston rod and they have a stroke of 400 mm.

I have over the last days built a very strong latter frame which will be bolted underneath the tractor. This is my own design and I think this is better and more solid than the frame of the tractor.

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This piece off iron is a cross support bar (can I call it so) which will support the latter frame in the front. In the front of the tractor frame there is 2 holes with 3/8” thread. I use those 2 holes for bolting the latter frame to the tractor in the front and the support bar goes then underneath.

Pictures will come when I get it mounted.

Edited by Per, October 23, 2012 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:21 AM

From the looks of the loader sub frame you constructed, it will be as strong (or stronger) than the GT frame!
Keep us updated of your progress, and you know the drill....Pictures, pictures, pictures!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 04:43 AM

You are off to a good start by the looks of things.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:16 AM

Cool frame you built there. We'll be watching for your updates. This sounds like a good project!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:40 AM

Your doing great work there ! Good luck with your loader , Al

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:09 AM

Looks like your on the right track. Nice work!

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 07:14 AM

Looks very solid with nice welds. I especially like your shop too, looks very organized and neat :thumbs:

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Wow! Thankyou for sharing. That is nice looking work, better than many professional shops. I would like to see more of the shop and some idea of the amount of time this is taking. The Bolens Club that I also belong to has backhoe plans at http://groups.yahoo....Back Hoe Plans/ . They may give you some other ideas. Best of luck to you.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 08:15 AM

Keep up the good work! You obviously have the Fab skills to do this job. Your Sub Frame looks great.
By all means keep us up to date on this project. I have considered the PF Engineering plans, but did not have a machine to dedicate to loader duty so had not bought the plans. Actually watching someone do the project may push me into going ahead.
Once the Loader is done, are you going to build the back hoe from their plans?

Edited by JD DANNELS, October 23, 2012 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted October 23, 2012 - 02:48 PM

Hi again!
It’s time for an update.
This afternoon I tried to mount the sub frame under the tractor.


Mounting holes for frame and cross support bar 01.JPG

This picture show the 2 3/8” mounting holes and the place where the cross support bar will be mounted (marked with red circles and square).

Mounting holes for frame and cross support bar 02.JPG

This picture also shows the 2 3/8” mounting holes and the place where the cross support bar will be mounted.

Mounting holes at the rear end.JPG


Here are the holes (marked with red circle) for mounting the sub frame at the rear end.


Cross bar support mountet 01.JPG

The front of the sub frame with the cross support bar mounted.

Cross bar mounted 02.JPG

Cross support bar.

Iron pieces with M10 treats.JPG

2 iron pieces with M10 thread. They go inside the frame at the rear end and the sub frame bolts will be screwed into these.

Rear end mount 01.JPG

Left side of the rear end mount.

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Right side of the rear end with all bolts.


Under the tractor from front to rear.JPG

Under the tractor from the front end towards the rear end.

Towards the front.JPG

Towards the front end.

Under the tractor from rear to front.JPG

Under the tractor towards the front.

Left side of frame sticking out for tower.JPG

Left side of the sub frame sticking out. Here will the tower be mounted.

Right side of frame sticking out tower.JPG

Right side.

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Tower mounts sticking out.

Tower loose mounted 01.JPG

Tower loose mounted 02.JPG

One tower put on loose.

This was all for now.
I will be glad to hear from you all if I should have done something wrong or if I could do something better.
Thanks.

Edited by Per, October 23, 2012 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 02:56 PM

Keep up the good work! You obviously have the Fab skills to do this job. Your Sub Frame looks great.
By all means keep us up to date on this project. I have considered the PF Engineering plans, but did not have a machine to dedicate to loader duty so had not bought the plans. Actually watching someone do the project may push me into going ahead.
Once the Loader is done, are you going to build the back hoe from their plans?


I have thought about building a back hoe also, but it has to wait until next year. All the hydraulic stuff were quite expensive and I don't even have the hydraulic fittings and hoses yet.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Wow! Thankyou for sharing. That is nice looking work, better than many professional shops. I would like to see more of the shop and some idea of the amount of time this is taking. The Bolens Club that I also belong to has backhoe plans at http://groups.yahoo....Back Hoe Plans/ . They may give you some other ideas. Best of luck to you.


Do you think I can join the Bolens Club without having a Bolens GT?

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 03:55 PM

I don't have the time, money, tools, or a place to build one. I hope to in the future. I'll be following this thread. Great work so far.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Seems you clearly know what your doing. Looks great.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 06:04 PM

:good_job: looks like your well on your way to a very useful build :thumbs:




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