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#1 chaentjens OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:06 PM

Hello all,
So after a season of use on my 2012 gtx2000, I love it but I need more for my property. I went down to my local dealer and:o it's 19k for a tractor with a deck and loader!! Ok time for yet another project!:blink: I wondered if a fel would fit. After many measurements I think it will. So I'm at the beginning of the build now but figured I would start a thread about it. I am going to mount the pump in front of the engine via a lovejoy coupling. I will also be running hydro lines out back so I will have power to the next project (3 point hitch and log splitter). So far I have all my measurements done for now and have started the beginning of the frame brackets for the fel. Here is a couple of shots of them. The first two show their position on the frame ( not much room at all) I will have about 3/8 of an inch between the lower mount and the top of the deck/belts!


Mind you these are just the start. There will be much more bracing. These will have rectangle hole cut out for the main lower beam.
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Yet another obstacle was the steering. I will have more updates as soon as I get more material from yard metal this weekend.
Enjoy!
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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:11 PM

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Sorry the didn't come out before
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Posted March 23, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Hello all,
So today I picked up some of the steel for the fel. Today I was able to get the lower crossbar and the uprights squared aligned and tacked into place! Enjoy some pics
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Here is a shot showing how little room there is from my steering linkage and crossbar. There is about 1/8"
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Next one shows my deck belt hitting the crossbar at full lift. I'm going to have to make some reliefs in the crossbar to accommodate this.
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Thanks for looking!
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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:13 AM

Looks like you got a good start going there, nice work.  Are you working off of a "copy" of an available loader or are you designing from scratch?



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:24 AM

I'm looking forward to seeing this project come together.  Keep up the good work and the good pictures.

 

Thanks

 

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 06:48 AM

Thanks guys! This is all from scratch. I don't believe anybody else has done this to a cub this new. That's why it's taking so long to get all the right measurements. :o

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:12 PM

A small update today.
I got a bunch of the welding done on the supports. It took me a while to figure out how to set up my supports that go up front, but I finally came up with this
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I ended up removing the front bumper and making a new one to attach the supports to.
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Now just to make the support arms and all the gusseting for the whole frame!

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Coming along very nice :thumbs: Are you going to use the uprights for the hyd.reservoir or a separate  tank ?  Keep up the good work!



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Looking good, I lot of guys have used the plans from the link below, takes out some of the guess work.

 

http://www.loaderplans.com/home.php


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 04:00 PM

Thanks!
Yeah I'm planning on the uprights as the reservoir and the crossbar to connect the two!
I couldn't bring myself to spend $60 on plans that I would have to make work anyways. I want it 100% built just for this tractor;)

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Posted March 24, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Thanks!
Yeah I'm planning on the uprights as the reservoir and the crossbar to connect the two!
I couldn't bring myself to spend $60 on plans that I would have to make work anyways. I want it 100% built just for this tractor;)

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I hear you, btw my loader only uses one upright as a tank, never runs out.



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Posted March 24, 2013 - 04:28 PM

What's the capacity of your upright? Piston sizes? I'm curious having one side would be easier. I'm going to be running a 6gpm 2500 psi pump to support my pistons. I'm worried about temps.

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Posted March 25, 2013 - 09:25 AM

nice build so far



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Posted March 30, 2013 - 06:04 PM

So a small update. (Holiday weekend)
I got some of the endcaps on and got the front supports cut and in.
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Happy easter!
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Posted March 31, 2013 - 03:33 PM

Vary nice work. looking forward to seeing it all the way through. Question, are you going to have any problems opening hood to check engine oil and what not? When my snow blower is attached I cant get under hood for nothing, irritating.






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