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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 05:07 PM

Here is my first attempt at posting a video. This is of my Massey crawler, just playing with it.



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Posted August 21, 2010 - 06:03 PM

Dang Mike...much nimbler than I even expected!

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Posted August 21, 2010 - 06:44 PM

Mike
We need to knock that hill down between you and the street.

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Posted August 22, 2010 - 04:37 AM

WOW Mike,that machine is quick and really maneuverable .Nice job on the build.

OH and BTW,nice video.

Edited by mjodrey, August 22, 2010 - 04:54 AM.


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Posted August 22, 2010 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. Until I redid the brakes using hydraulic trailer brakes it would have never turned that well. The difference between one brake shoe in each drum with mechanical linkage and 2 shoe hydraulic brakes is amazing. It takes a lot of effort to brake steer the crawler, more than I ever thought. Now with the hydraulic brakes it spins it right around. If I would be out in good grass sod it wouldn't turn quite this well. The grousers dig in the sod and it will not slide around as well as it does on the gravel. Overall I am very happy with the way this project turned out and I have an actually useable piece of equipment to work/play with.
It is pretty fast forward and reverse and with the Panzer tranny setup you have forward and reverse working with one lever and no need to clutch so it ends up almost as good as a hydro tranny. There has been some wear on the rubber drive disk that powers the tractor in reverse. When I brake steer while backing up it takes more power than when you would have been just backing up the original tractor and is wearing down the rubber disk. Lucky for me that the disk is available, and easy to change out.

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Posted August 23, 2010 - 07:38 AM

Thanks for the video. It looks like a lot of fun to opperate.




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