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Posted January 03, 2013 - 04:28 PM

they are sending the red strip, they dont have the "be careful" one they said if i email them a pic of it they can make it



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 05:58 PM

got the red strip for  the hood today primered some parts and got the paint for the CD-1. also got a new sandblaster an it works alsome. ordered 2 400x8 tri ribs for the front off ebay for $61.00 with shipping.. might also get lug tires for the back if the shipping is only 28.00 for both there $102.00 a set+ shipping and there 4ply witch would be nice since that digger is so heavy. will get some pics when i start spraying some color



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:16 AM

Sounds like your getting somewhere! Pics would confirm that!



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:28 PM

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heres a few pics.. it takes me a long time to load pics because my computer is slow and i only know how to use the basic uploader. i fixed the dents in the hood today primered more pieces and started sandblasting the engine


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:30 PM

Nice Job!


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 05:30 PM

Looking good! Thanks!


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Posted January 06, 2013 - 07:55 PM

im tryin to figure out if i should use the wheel spacers or not. i dont think i need them. what do you guys think? there 3in adapters

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:06 PM

I would probably say no myself, but it is up to you.  Are you replacing the rear wheels on it with something bigger or wider?  I take it from the pics that the wheel spacers aren't on it now?  I think it looks fine with the wheels the way they are, it starts to look kinda silly at least to me to have the rear wheels spaced out really wide.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 08:02 AM

Looking great and you are going really fast.
 
I wish I could make progress on my project like you are.

 


im a farmer an its the off season so i got the time to do it.. you wwilll get there. and im put 23 8.50x12s 4ply i found in ebay. the spacers came factory with the dugger for stubuilty but i think it will be fine

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 09:56 AM

I throw in a dissenting opinion here. Since the spacers were on there from the factory for stability, I would put them back on. Three inches is a long ways out, they must of had some serious issues with stability when they first tried it out. Don't wanna tip it over loading it onto a trailer or something.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 10:19 AM

I throw in a dissenting opinion here. Since the spacers were on there from the factory for stability, I would put them back on. Three inches is a long ways out, they must of had some serious issues with stability when they first tried it out. Don't wanna tip it over loading it onto a trailer or something.

 

 

:ditto:

 

My thoughts as well.

Thats alot of weight your going to be carrying on the back of the 850 and if the factory made spacers there's a good reason for it....


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 01:03 PM

I throw in a dissenting opinion here. Since the spacers were on there from the factory for stability, I would put them back on. Three inches is a long ways out, they must of had some serious issues with stability when they first tried it out. Don't wanna tip it over loading it onto a trailer or something.

 

Well, you do both make a good point there.  I didn't know they were spacers that were added by the factory for use with the Danuser attachment but rather for use if you were going to put oversized rear tires on it so they wouldn't rub the transaxle or fenders or something...  If you were just going to use the 850 as-is without teh attachment, I'd say you definitely don't need the spacers.  But if that digger attachment is going to be on there all the time, it does look like it is pretty tall and adds a lot of weight and top-heaviness to your 850, so that's probably why they included the wheel spacers with the digger. You might be able to get away without them still if you're only driving it and/or using it on flat terrain, but for extra safety, I might be inclined to using them to make the 850 more stable...


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 03:00 PM

well when i mount it i will see how stable it is. if it fells tipsy i will put them on. theres a member on here that has a j.d 140 with a cd-1 on it and he doesn't have spacers so i dont know.. we will see what happens

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 07:24 PM

well i got everything in primer but the hood. i will get to that tomarrow. hopeing to paint the dash tower, engine and the brackets for the digger. will have more pics tomarrow

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Posted January 07, 2013 - 11:31 PM

I would put the spacers on for the stability.

 

I know that it's a different attachment, but with the Haban Sickle-Mo, the G10 got a bit on the 'tippy' side. I ended up putting a wheel weight on the left rear.  That helped, but I was never real comfortable with it.

 

One of the POs of my 1256 "CloudBurst IV" put some spacers on the rear and a Rube Goldberg setup on the front to give it a wider track.  It made all the difference in the world.  With the Sickle-Mo on it, it's as stable as a rock.


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