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#91 Deere Green OFFLINE  

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:11 AM

Thanks for the update and good luck on the bathroom.  remodeling is always the best.  looks like you are well into the fun.



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Posted June 06, 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hi again to all!

 

The bathroom is finish. Actually it has been finished for some time now, but then I also had to prepare our boat for the summer.

Here is a small look into the bathroom.

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Everything is made by my self.

 

But now back to the front end loader and the building project. I hope that you are still interested in my project.

 

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The angel iron for the bucket I have here lined up in order to weld the bushings to the angel iron.

 

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This picture show the angel iron and the cylinder for tilting the bucket loosely mounted on the boom in order to locate where to put the fixed bracket for the cylinder.

 

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Here are the parts I have made for the fixed bracket. The bushings now have to be welded to the bracket plates.

 

Will be continued...

 


Edited by Per, June 06, 2013 - 06:42 PM.

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Posted June 06, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Very nice!!

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Posted June 06, 2013 - 07:13 PM

Per,

I am new since you started this project but caught myself up to date today. AWESOME JOB. :worshippy1:

 keep the updates coming, I definitely will look forward to seeing progress/ completion. 

Tom



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:12 PM

Hi again everybody…

 

Here is the next update.

 

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After the bushings were welded in the bracket plates I arranged everything on the booms. I have put a shaft through the endholes in the boom and the bracket plates for the bucket cylinders.

This way the location of the brackets should be the same on both booms.

 

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Bracket plates are all welded to the booms and all is grinded.

I also made two pin bolts to hold the cylinder.

 

The next thing I wanted to do is to make the brackets for the boom lifting cylinders so I mounted the booms on the tractor.

 

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I have raised the front wheels about 100 mm (4 inch) from the ground in order to be able to dig into the ground. I think 100 mm should be enough. Please advise?

 

 

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Bracket plates and bushings for the boom lifting cylinders.

 

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Here the bushings are welded in the plates.

Now they have to be welded on the booms.

 

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Bracket plates are welded on the booms.

Before I welded the bracket plates on the booms I arranged everything with shafts through the bushings and the holes in the booms same way as I did with the bracket plates for the bucket cylinders. I just forgot to take a picture. :camera: 

 

 

 

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 04:50 PM

NIce work. Very impressive


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Some VERY nice work!  Welds look super & really nice cylinder brackets.  I didn't go to the pains to build mine so nice, but wish I had of had the time now that I look at yours.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:44 PM

 

 

 

 

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I have raised the front wheels about 100 mm (4 inch) from the ground in order to be able to dig into the ground. I think 100 mm should be enough. Please advise?

 

 

 

 

Does anyone know about this?



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:53 PM

Does anyone know about this?

 

MORE than enough.  I built mine pretty much flat footed with bucket level to ground (maybe an inch lift with bucket flat if that much).  I have dug a lot with it.  The bucket tip angle itself is all that is needed for most digging jobs.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:39 PM

You are really doing an outstanding fabrication job! :worshippy1:

 

I'm going to miss this project when you are done. Maybe you can make a backhoe for it next? :D


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 04:37 PM

You are really doing an outstanding fabrication job! :worshippy1:

 

I'm going to miss this project when you are done. Maybe you can make a backhoe for it next? :D

 

Thank you Chris.

I am thinking to make a backhoe and also maybe power steering depending of how difficult it will be to turn the wheels when the bucket is loaded.
 


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 04:40 PM

Thank you Chris.

I am thinking to make a backhoe and also maybe power steering depending of how difficult it will be to turn the wheels when the bucket is loaded.
 

Those all sound like great ideas! No pressure of coarse but.... if you do decide to do those I'll be ready to follow along. :D :dancingbanana:



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Posted June 12, 2013 - 06:00 PM

Today I have made the brackets for the other end of the lifting cylinders and they will be welded to the towers.

 

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I weld the two brackets onto an 8 mm plate. This will give a good strong base to absorb the forces from the lifting cylinders without deforming the walls of the towers.

 

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Brackets welded to the plates and two pin bolts made.

 

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One pin bolt mounted.

 

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The pictures shows were the brackets will be welded to the towers.

 

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I don’t want to destroy the rectifires in the generator so I always disconnet the wire to the battery when I have to weld on the tractor.

 

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I have only welded the brackets partly. I will take of the towers to the workshop for full welding.

 

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This is the full lifting height. From the ground to the top of the boom there is a little above 2 meters.

 

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Before dismantling everything I made the cross boom for the booms and four triangles.

 

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Here I have mounted the cross boom in the right place.

 

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The cross boom and the triangles are partly welded to the booms. The four small flat irons are only for holding everything in right place until all is fully welded.

 

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The hood can still open without touching the cross boom.

 

That is all for now. I will make the bucket as the next thing before I dismantle everything.


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 05:18 PM

Today I have made the bucket for the FEL.

 

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The bucket is made of 3 mm plate and as you can see I got it bended to the right shape at the local blacksmith.

 

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This is the side plates for the bucket and they are also made of 3 mm plate.

 

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Here I have drilled the holes in the bag of the bucket. The angel brackets for tilting the bucket will be bolted to the bucket through these holes.

 

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Side plates welded on.

 

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Inside view towards the side plate.

 

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The outside is welded all the way round.

 

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This is the blade for the bucket made of 6 mm flat iron.

 

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The edge is grinded oblique.

 

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The blade is put in place ready for welding.

 

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The blade is welded every 100 mm (4 inch) and every welding is about 30 mm (1 1/4 inch) long.

Can somebody who has a FEL on their GT tell me if it necessary to weld it all the way on the inside?

 

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Outside welding of the blade to the bottom of the bucket.

 

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The bucket is finish and here put loosely in front of the tractor for demonstration.


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Posted June 15, 2013 - 05:25 PM

I think your cutting edges will hold fine welded as-is.  Heck, our Cat 910 payloader just has it's 3 piece cutting edge bolted in it's center, 3 bolts to each section and holds great.  But then it's edge is like 7/8" thick too.  Plus, if your edge ever needs replacing, it will be easier to grind the welds out like you have it.

  On my small FEL, I welded my edge solid, but it's almost 1/2" thick, and not likely I'll ever need to replace it.  You may want to put more weld on the side plates of the bucket, as there's a lot of stress put on them.


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