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Grader Hydraulics Upgrade Update March 21, 2013 With Video

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#1 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  


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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:34 PM

Since last  update I got the hoses for the main lift cylinder and connected them.  


gradersideviewlifthoses.jpg graderlifthoserouting.jpg graderlifthoserouting1.jpg graderlifthoserouting2.jpg


Routed the wiring as needed to move the battery up front and eliminate the old starter generator wiring.  I set the battery up high on a platform as I do want to add a winch in the space below it.  




Put the starter solenoid and 20A breaker for the main wiring harness under the bracket I made to support the pump and alternator.  Added a second 20A breaker for a secondary circuit up by the battery.  




Filled the pump a few times and ended up with a functioning main hydraulic lift system.  Plus the alternator seems to put out plenty when the engine is running.  Here is a non narrated video, note the volt reading on the meter before I start and then after it gets running.  Sorry so shaky at first there.



Got an idea for the swivel cylinder but I had to rehang the blade to make sure I have the room.  That and the two hoses for it are next on the list.  Still frozen and white around here so wont need it out for a while yet.


Thanks to all for your continued support as I continue on my merry journey :D  :D



Links to previous posts:



 Heres the links to the original build:



The first update for adding hydraulics:



Second update RE Hydraulics:



Third update RE Hydraulics:



Fourth update RE Hydraulics:


Edited by Michiganmobileman, March 21, 2013 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:51 PM

That is coming along great, Greg.

Extending that front end out turned out to be a very good idea so you had the extra room.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:53 PM

You are truly doing an outstanding job on this project.

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Posted March 21, 2013 - 09:18 PM

That is coming along awesome Greg! :thumbs: :thumbs:

I went back and got caught up on your posts before reading this one, What an excellent job! Good luck and keep up the good work.

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 03:41 AM

You're getting there!!

Nice job on running those hydraulic lines. That can be tricky in tight


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Posted March 22, 2013 - 03:53 AM

Good to see this coming together again. That grader is just awesome!

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Posted March 22, 2013 - 08:47 AM

This has been one of my favorite builds to watch. Looks great.

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