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#91 chaentjens OFFLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Thanks! That's what I'm still playing with. I have higher holes in the bucket just tried the lower one's. I might make a scissor style link to attach it higher.
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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.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 04:26 PM

Yeah at full dump position the bucket hits the arms. The bucket was a quick after thought lol gonna build a new one.

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Posted October 22, 2013 - 06:08 PM

I decided to also redesign the levers
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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. 


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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

Thanks guys! I have been heavily using the loader now! I keep finding more and more to use it for! I do have double acting cylinders so no problems there. I have recently filled the rear tires and it made a huge difference. I also have 160 lbs of suitcase weights on the back. I have moved a lot of things with this (snow is fun now lol) the heaviest so far has been three 18" long 32" diameter Unsplit red oak with zero problems. The electronic steering gets a little heavy with full load but still adequate. I'm thinking about taking a front 4x4 axle from a kubota gr series and converting this. Moohoohaha P.s. my next project is a log skidder attachment! Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk

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Posted January 16, 2014 - 06:48 PM

I will get some more pics and videos up soon!

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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? :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 16, 2014 - 10:31 PM

I agree!! I was cleaning up snow and had 4 people stop and ask about it!

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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'

 

 

http://gardentractor...king-snow-plow/

 

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 02:23 PM

Thanks! Yeah that would work great! That's a nice setup! Sent from my SPH-L900 using Tapatalk

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 11:56 AM

coming along nicely, good work






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