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.
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.
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.
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.