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#1 TomLGT195 ONLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Well I finally took the model A out of garage and brought in the FEL project.( only way to ensure a speedy project is to put it in the way) I have some pics of the FEL placed on the tractor for fitment. As i suspected the sides interfered with the loader arms. The front to back looks good now I just have to start fabbing the under carriage support , so I can widen the main frame to fit with the hood sides on. I also have to put new brackets on the 48" bucket to accept the new width. I have found space under the frame for the pump, which I plan to use a pulley inline on the driveshaft side. (any comments on this idea would be appreciated).

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the 40" and the 48"

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not centered left to right perfectly yet, It's hitting a few things

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 05:06 PM

You lucky dog! Got a 195 & a loader! Good luck getting it on there!


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 07:20 PM

The factory way of powering the rear pto was to insert a pulley between the flywheel and the drive shaft. So, that sounds good. If you have to widen the fel to be able to remove the side covers, maybe if you cut the side covers in half along the accent crease. And leave the lower half in place, while making the top half removable? Are you saying you found enough room under the tractor and between the frame rails to mount a pump? It must be a small pump?

That 48" bucket looks big and heavy. You'll have to have some rear weight to offset it.

Thanks for posting! I'll be following this
. Because, as you know, that's my plan for my jacobsen 53500!

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 07:28 PM

I would rework the brace bars so they will clear the hood sides myself.  You can place a piece of heavy metal across the front of the frame to have the brace bars connect to, making it wide enough to bring the braces from the posts out away from the side panels.  It would seem you have enough clearance from the loader arms & cylinders to clear the hood sides, or am I not seeing the picture right?


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Joe, the pump is small , I also removed all the cruise control apparatus. Great idea on splitting the sides if needed
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I would rework the brace bars so they will clear the hood sides myself.  You can place a piece of heavy metal across the front of the frame to have the brace bars connect to, making it wide enough to bring the braces from the posts out away from the side panels.  It would seem you have enough clearance from the loader arms & cylinders to clear the hood sides, or am I not seeing the picture right?


The hydraulic hoses interfear with covers. The stabilizers are getting reworked to go over the top and down the front of the sides. The 195 sides are very wide to clear the engine. The front hydro lines on the crossmember are leaking ( previous damage), so widening isn't going to be that bad I have to repair lines anyways.

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:01 PM

The problem is that the hood side panels are 5" wider in The middle to clear the width of the twin cylinder Kohler. There is really nothing below the half way mark that needs much attention. Tom will not be running a mower deck so, he does not need to access the front PTO. That leaves only the spark plugs and starter to be serviced. You can save 10" of width by cutting the side panels.

I plan on doing this to my tractor. So, any ideas would help!

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Sounds like you have all your bases covered.  I've never been around a 195 to know how wide those hood sides are.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:04 PM

"That 48" bucket looks big and heavy. You'll have to have some rear weight to offset it"

Joe,The 48" bucket is only a few lbs heavier than the 40" it is sitting on a dolly making it look bigger.

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:06 PM

I was thinking the same thing as Daniel, but it seems like you have a thought out plan! Looking forward to seeing it on there!


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Sounds like you have all your bases covered.  I've never been around a 195 to know how wide those hood sides are.

They stick out about 2-3" more on each side than a 165 /145
I like to plan everything, that's a lot easier than rewelding, cutting.

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:08 PM

"That 48" bucket looks big and heavy. You'll have to have some rear weight to offset it"

Joe,The 48" bucket is only a few lbs heavier than the 40" it is sitting on a dolly making it look bigger.

 

The bucket itself might not be much heavier, but when loaded with dirt, rock, snow, or what ever else it might make more of a difference. Even if you had the 40" bucket on it, you would need counterweight on it, so I don't think it will be much harder to add a few extra pounds.


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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:16 PM

I need the 48" to clear my tire width , I have a 300lb steel plate to mount to 3pt as well as 70 lbs going on each wheel.

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Posted August 04, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Fluid fill the rear tires too.  That'll add nearly 100lbs per side with 26x12/12 tires



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Posted August 13, 2013 - 04:07 PM

just doing some upgrades while I have the tractor in the garage 

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here's some of the damage to the original

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the final product only a rattle can for now, full repaint when the FEL is done. SAIL BLUE rustoleum

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oh yah the tabs( for the engine baffle) on the 195 had to be removed and welded to the donor grill as well as custom headlight blackouts.


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Posted August 13, 2013 - 04:52 PM

Looks good, Tom! Nice to fix things as you go!


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