Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay

- - - - -

Grader Hydraulics Upgrade Update March 21, 2013 With Video

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Michiganmobileman OFFLINE  


    Old Tractor Addict

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5678
  • 1,236 Thanks
  • 1,842 posts
  • Location: Barryton, Michigan

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.

  • Alc, KennyP and boyscout862 have said thanks

#2 jdcrawler ONLINE  



  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1639
  • 4,197 Thanks
  • 1,917 posts
  • Location: Madison, Indiana

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.

  • Michiganmobileman said thank you

#3 HowardsMF155 ONLINE  



  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 4243
  • 2,966 Thanks
  • 3,018 posts
  • Location: Central NC

Posted March 21, 2013 - 08:53 PM

You are truly doing an outstanding job on this project.

  • Michiganmobileman said thank you

#4 chris m OFFLINE  

chris m


  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8148
  • 3,341 Thanks
  • 4,065 posts
  • Location: Charlestown,Rhode Island

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.

  • Michiganmobileman said thank you

#5 IamSherwood OFFLINE  


    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,395 Thanks
  • 7,697 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted March 22, 2013 - 03:41 AM

You're getting there!!

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


  • Michiganmobileman said thank you

#6 KennyP ONLINE  



  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 40,918 Thanks
  • 47,117 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted March 22, 2013 - 03:53 AM

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

  • Michiganmobileman said thank you

#7 twostacks OFFLINE  



  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6470
  • 490 Thanks
  • 446 posts
  • Location: Gettysburg/New Oxford, Pa

Posted March 22, 2013 - 08:47 AM

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

  • Michiganmobileman said thank you