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#46 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Bob, the weight of the oil is minimal, so I'd put the oil in the upright, leaving room on the back for real ballast.


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Posted March 08, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Made some progress today. I finally pulled the trigger and had my plates plasma cut. Luckily I met a guy that does a lot of aftermarket and custom stuff for Jeeps/offroad builds. After talking to him we struck a deal and I got him to plasma cut all of my plates, including 2 bucket end plates, 2 bucket ribs, 4 post base/post-cylinder plates, 4 arm mid-plates, 4 post-arm tabs, 4 arm-bucket tabs, 2 cylinder-arm tabs, 2 cylinder-bucket tabs, 12 cylinder pin collars. Best $100 I've spent in a while!!

 

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Also, here is the updated side profile of the loader:

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Edited by twostep, March 08, 2014 - 10:55 PM.

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 03:14 AM

Back of the bucket should lean forward a bit less than 90° , like 70-80° depending on your angle of the loader arms. This way you will have better dump angle at full lift and not dump dirt on your lap. Also allows for less parts and a much stronger shell.

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for the feedback... I'll have to look into that. I've already cut my bucket sides and interior ribs so I'm locked in on the bucket shape but I might be able to do something with the cylinder tab location.






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