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Posted January 25, 2013 - 01:15 AM

Fantastic build there Will. Totally awesome. :rocker2:


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 05:22 AM

All I can say is WOW! That's is cool, Will! Ski's look good on it!


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Will, das ist sehr gut.

 


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Will, das ist sehr gut.

Will, that is very good!


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Thanks guys for all the compliments. I've had a lot of fun doing

this, and a bunch of help from many of you guys. Thanks.

 

It's time to start another part of this Elf project.

I'm hoping I can get some ideas from you here.

 

Being the skis are not OE, and just something to play with in

the winter, I have to do something for the rears, to make it

functional. I haven't tried it yet, but my gut feeling is, it won't

be going to far in the snow, without chains, and/or wider tires

to give it more floatation.

 

The stumbling block I have is the OE hubs, and the 32mm hex axles.

 

This pic is OE setup.

The triangular hub slides on to the axle. The red plate is held in place

on the end of the axle, with the large nut. Below the nut, is a bolt, that spins

freely in the red plate, and is threaded into the hub. This allows the wheels

to be adjustable in width. On the back side of the hub is a bolt that when

tightened, locks the hub to the shaft, more positively (no pic). It's not a real good

design, i think. Over time, the internal hex in the cast hubs, wears, and

the fit becomes sloppy. You get a bit of sideways wobble.

 

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All that said, I don't want to use the existing hubs for whatever sort of winter wheel

arrangement I come up with. The cast hubs are only bearing on the axle, about 2"

in length. Putting wider tires, or duals, or ??whatever, would be just too much load

on them, and be looking for trouble.

 

Any ideas, on what might be available, or how I could build some hubs to fit/adapt

on to the 32mm hex axles? I've done a bit of looking on the net, with no luck.

Once I get something more substaintial on the axles, I can build from there.

 

Thanks for any input.

 

 

 


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Some farm equipment uses hex shafts.  I may even have something around here to look at.  It would be next to impossible that thwe sizes would match though, but I'll dig around.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:17 AM

I'll do some checking on an idea I have and get back to you Will. There maybe a way to do this.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:23 AM

Since it has the option to adjust width, could you use a set of wider wheels with more inboard offset that bolt to your hubs? That way the width would be more centered to what the axles are set up for now. Just a thought?


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:34 AM

One option I thought, was to get another set of hubs from across the pond, and

have 2 per side, but that would be too expensive, if I could find any, and they'd

probably be worn out anyways.

I'd rather fab something, or source locally.(North america)


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:49 AM

This skis are awesome will!

For the hex, you might be able to weld some flat bar into a hex. It would not be ideal, but possible.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 10:53 AM

Will, I went to a couple steel suppliers I use here and there are round OD. tube made with HEX ID., but it will be Monday before I can see if any of them can get some of it.  If we can find the right size, you can Fab. your own hubs to put on the axles.

 

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Check your local steel supplier, Will. I recently picked up 7/8" hex for a pto shaft. They had 7/8", 1", 1 & 1/4". (31.75 mm) They also had stock piping that the hex would slide into.


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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:20 AM

Will, I went to a couple steel suppliers I use here and there are round OD. tube made with HEX ID., but it will be Monday before I can see if any of them can get some of it.  If we can find the right size, you can Fab. your own hubs to put on the axles.

 

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Hey :dancingbanana:

That would be perfect Brian. Anything can be done from that point on.

I just double checked. (actually triple) 32mm is what the axles are. A bit loose

would be Ok, as I could drill and tap several set screws/bolts in.

 

I can see it now. I'll rob the 26 x12 x12's of my MF14, and find a set of logging chains.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 11:24 AM

You would diffidently have plenty of traction with that setup.!! :thumbs:



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 12:02 PM

I haven't checked in here for a few days. The Ski's look superb Will. Beautiful craftsmanship/fabrication. I think some of the older Kubota compacts had hexagonal axles. I don't know if the size would be right though. 


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