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Posted December 21, 2012 - 08:53 PM

Absolutely fantastic fabrication, I study each of the pics in your updates in anticipation for the day I can start on mine.

Thanks for your Christmas Wishes, Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

It is the most beautiful time of the year once again. Pray, sing and make merry, Christmas is finally here. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a prosperous New Year


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Posted December 21, 2012 - 09:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful work!! Hats off to you!! :worship: :smiley-score010:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!


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Posted December 30, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Awesome work!  Can't wait to see the loader done. (bet you cant either!)



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 12:34 PM

Did you get your calendar yet, Per!


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Posted January 01, 2013 - 07:09 PM

Did you get your calendar yet, Per!

 

Yes, I have just downloaded it. Thank you very much. Realy nice work you have done. :thumbs:

I have been out of the house a couple of days, but today I have worked on the FEL again. I am making the booms. Pictures will follow soon.

Happy New Year to all.


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Posted January 02, 2013 - 12:39 AM

Happy New Year to you Per. Looking forward to the updates as you have time.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Hello again to you all.

 

I hope that you all came good and safe into the new year.

 

I have started to make the booms for the FEL. According to the drawing the boom should have been made of 50x50x3 mm (2”x2”x3/16”) square tube, but I got some 60x40x3 mm rectangular tubes for free by a good friend of mine. Also the plate underneath the tubes I got from him for free. This is a planed 16 mm (5/8”) thick plate.

 

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The tubes cut to the right length and holes for the bushings standing on the one tube is  drilled in one end. The other end is cut in a 120 degrees angle.

 

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Four reinforcement plates 6mm (1/4”) thick, which will be welded outside the boom.

 

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Here is one of the bushings welded in place.

 

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A look inside the tubes with the bushings welded in place. The small holes are 6mm threaded holes for grease nipples.

 

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All four ends with the bushings welded in place. The two at the right are also grinded.

 

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Two pieces of boom.

 

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Here is the reinforcement plates lined up on the boom and ready for welding.

But before I welded the reinforcement plates, I had another small job to do:

 

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I made a frame for the plate I got for free and now I have a very nice and stable welding table. Two wheels make it easier to move because it is very heavy.

 

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The plate is as mentioned 16mm thick and it is 500x1000mm.

 

Ok, back to the boom.

 

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The reinforcement plates welded all the way on the outside…..

 

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…and also on the inside.

 

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Inside welding.

 

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The next thing I wanted to do was to find out where to put the support for the hydraulic cylinder for the bucket. This cylinder will be mounted on top of the downward boom. In order to do that I made these angle iron. The angle iron will be bolted to the bucket with three 10mm (3/8”) bolts in each. I also made the bushings which will be welded to the angle iron. All the bushings have holes for 16mm (5/8”) pins. The purpose with the two small bushings on the left will be explained with the following pictures.

 

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Here you see one end of the hydraulic cylinder. It has a turning hole (I don’t know what to call it in English. It can turn sideward and around) with a diameter of 25mm (1”).

 

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A 25mm pin is overkill so I made some bushings with 16mm holes. The small hole is to allow the grease to get to the pin which goes through.

 

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This is how it looks when the bushing is mounted.

 

 

That was all for now.

The story will continue…..

 


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 07:56 AM

It's looking real good. I like your table. On the small bushing for the cylinder ends, would it be wise to have a small groove around the outside for the grease to find the holes and lube the pin?


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 08:12 AM

It's looking real good. I like your table. On the small bushing for the cylinder ends, would it be wise to have a small groove around the outside for the grease to find the holes and lube the pin?

 

There are grooves in this "turning hole" both on the outside and inside.

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Now we are talking about this "turning hole", what is it called in your language? :help:


Edited by Per, January 12, 2013 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Now we are talking about this "turning hole", what is it called in your language? :help:

 

In my parts, we call that a "swivel ball".


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Depends on where you go. Tractor Supply here call the 'Lift Arm Ball Joint'.

Now I see what the grease fitting is going to. The small bushing you are putting in there will receive grease from the pin, I assume.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 09:18 AM

You sure are doing a great job on the loader frame.


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Nice work... you weld like a pro!  what kind of welder are you using?  I have a hobby mig but cannot get a bead like that to save my life!  And NICE WORK on the inside welds :worship:


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Your craftsmanship is excellant. I like that you beefed up the frame. The frame must always be stronger than the hydraulics. Fifty years ago Case missed on this. The right side boom mount would tear at the pivot. Thats why when you come across 530s today, there is an extra steel patch welded over the pivot.

 

I've got a welding table that's 4' x 4' x 3/4" but only 24" high. I've had it over 25 years. It is very handy to have a heavy table that you can; weld on, clamp to, tack alignment guides to, and  hammer on. Like you, I put wheels on it on one side to make it easier to move. I'm considering turning one edge into a sheetmetal brake. The new tools left at the end of a project are a bonus. 


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Posted January 12, 2013 - 11:32 AM

This is looking great! You are doing excellent fab work! Just be ready for your electric bill next month. :D


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