Modern Gt Fel Build.
Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:02 AM
- Texas Deere and Horse said thank you
Posted October 22, 2013 - 01:36 PM
Most of the design looks good except for the bucket, hinge points . Bucket shell shouldn't be square at the rear, you loose your cylinder clearance and roll back, and dump as well. The pic is of a quicky drawing to give you an idea. If I had it all drawn on cad I could give you all the details.
Edited by skyrydr2, October 22, 2013 - 01:39 PM.
Posted October 22, 2013 - 04:26 PM
Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:08 PM
- twostep said thank you
Posted January 05, 2014 - 01:31 AM
Well done, I have been procrastinating my fel build for TOO long! Looks like you have inspired me to kick it into high gear the MF 1655 is begging me!
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Posted January 05, 2014 - 04:28 AM
I just watched your "First Drive/Lift" video and have a couple of suggestions.
First, fluid fill the tires and add wheel weights. That will help with traction.
Second, I noticed that you have single action lift cylinders. That really limits you as to what you can do with a FEL.
I bought a Bolens 1886 with a home made FEL and the builder used single action cylinders, and I truly hated them.
I final got around to having them replaced with double action ones, and now with down pressure on the bucket, it makes a world of difference.
Looks like you have done an awesome job of building that though.
Edited by OldBuzzard, January 05, 2014 - 04:28 AM.
- chaentjens said thank you
Posted January 11, 2014 - 10:34 AM
What you have built looks excellent & I understand the design problems with making the needed correction. I have done that myself many times. Now a question / suggestion from some research & being around larger tractors with FEL have you checked on the weight capacity of the front end of your tractor. After watching the video & seeing the reaction of the front wheels you may want to look at some upgrades to them. I have looked at the P. F. Engineering web site & there is a section making the spindles, wheel bearings, & wheels stronger to handle the extra weight added by a FEL.
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Posted January 16, 2014 - 06:47 PM
Edited by chaentjens, January 16, 2014 - 06:53 PM.
- michael.kitko and crabhab have said thanks
Posted January 16, 2014 - 06:48 PM
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Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:24 PM
Sweet project. You have to agree that all the "engineering" a guy does in his head it can be frustrating to iron out the kinks. In the end its all worth it, for some reason I think the grin on your face at the end when all done makes up for any head scratching that it took to get right. Besides all that how many of your neighbors have a GT with a loader?
- michael.kitko said thank you
Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM
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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:39 AM
Been following your build from the start , glad it's working out great for you , you do nice work so may I make a suggestion for a possible next project , A removable snow blade for plowing snow like what was a factory option on my PK , all you do is unpin the bucket drive over the snowplow frame , bottom loader arms pin to the frame , the one dump cyl gets pined to the snowplow frame and other swings down and is used for the blade angle . You can plow like a normal blade but because it will lift high it makes piling snow easier . On mine the po widen the blade for 4' to 6'
Posted January 17, 2014 - 02:23 PM
Edited by chaentjens, January 17, 2014 - 02:24 PM.
Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:56 AM
coming along nicely, good work