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Grader Hydraulics Upgrade Update February 10, 2013

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#1 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 08:29 AM

OK guys and gals back on track now. 

At the end of my last post on this, Ray (jdcrawler) had suggested a double drive pulley and belt set up.  

He also had a pulley in his collection of goodies that he offered to me (appears to be an exact match to the one on the PS pump).  Information was sent back and forth and Ray ended up having his wife pick up the hub I needed from Tractor Supply, he cut the old hub from the pulley, welded the newly purchased hub in place, and even gave it a coat of paint.  This pulley was then mailed to me.  I did not however take a picture of the pulley before I put in on.  Ray would not accept anything more than the money he was out for the actual hub purchase and shipping costs.  That is what I would call a true friend!  Thanks again Ray, your help is greatly appreciated.


With the addition of the double pulley and the need to have the pump rotate to tighten the belt, I had to come up with a plan to switch from the original stationary mount.  This required moving my support closer to the front of the grader.  




Sacrificed a seat deck pan from a CC that I had parted out years ago, added some c-channel with a few nuts welded inside and  came up with this contraption:




When mounted to the support, the bracket rotates up and down





This will stick out the side some but I dont think enough to be an issue


graderPSpumpbracketfront.jpg graderpspumpbracketsiderear.jpg


The double pulley for the engine was just a little big to fit so I had to lift the engine up about 2 inches to get it to slide on.  Here it is on backwards while I was fine tuning things with the belts.




The alternator tension/adjustment brackets are next, I do have the pivot point mocked up enough to get both belts on


graderPSpumpandaltbeltson.jpg graderPSpumpandaltbeltson2.jpg graderPSpumpandaltbeltson3.jpg


And thats where I am as of now, more to follow as I go along.



 Heres the links to the original build:



And the first update for adding hydraulics:


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 08:38 AM

I see I have A LOT of catching up to do. Will be following along. I too have benefited from the generosity of other site members. :thumbs:

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Looks great Greg and :thumbs: to Ray for getting the project back on track.
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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Once you get that all painted up, it'll look like a factory install. :thumbs:

Looking forward to more updates as you go.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:30 AM

Just read this thread and followed up on the other two threads.  Wow that grader is cool. Especially like the pump/alternator setup.   The bottom is dropping out of my alley already this year, so if you would care to bring your grader down here for a demonstration ...............?                

Great job  and keep sending pictures.  Thanks   Rick

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:39 AM

Looking good, Greg!  Thanks, Ray, for helping out! I think it'll work nice!

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:58 AM

That is looking great! I will be keeping up with this. Gives me some great ideas and the creativity starts to flow.





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Posted February 10, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Greg! I LOVE IT!!!! The hydraulic pump / altenator is stellar use of pulleys and space GREAT JOB!!!
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Posted February 10, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Horray for Ray.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 01:57 PM

That looks good, Greg.

Glad the pulley worked out for you.

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