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#31 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:30 PM

Hopefully the engine I have will fit right in.

Thanks for the specs, pictures and info.

 

I haven't ground down the teeth yet, I'm going to grind the sides down so it will run a little smoother.

 

Thanks again for the info

I'll get some updated pictures up in a little while


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Posted September 13, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Got both sprockets finished, I still need to grind down one but I ran out of grinder wheel on my angle grinder.

The one sprocket looks like it's going to work pretty good, I laid out the chain and sprockets to get a idea on what it's going to look like. I'm going to start on the sub frame Saturday, Hopefully I can get it finished Saturday evening and then see what it all looks like.

It's coming together faster then what I thought it would, I thought the sprockets would take a lot longer then what they did.

 

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 05:21 AM

This is looking good, I really can't wait to see it finished...
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Posted September 14, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Thanks

 

I got the second sprocket finished, it looks like it's going to work pretty good :dancingbanana:

I started digging around in the shed and I found two old top link type of a deals? I think they go on a old disk / plow or something.
They have a forked end that the small sprockets fit right into, I cut these up and I'm going to use them for the track adjustments.

As you can see in the picture, the threaded end will slide into a pipe and then I can move the nut either way to change the length.

(I hope all of this makes since) :say_what:

I was going to start on the frame today, but I found the adjusters, got excited and I started working on them instead :D.

 

I'm not going to have much time to work on this Sunday, but maybe I can get a little further along on Monday.

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Posted September 15, 2013 - 06:52 PM

I'm wondering If I need to ad a big ish spring on each track adjuster so it will have a little "give" for when I hit stuff with it?

What are your thoughts? do you think it would be fine with out it?

Thanks for any impute :poke:



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Posted September 15, 2013 - 07:01 PM

I'm wondering If I need to ad a big ish spring on each track adjuster so it will have a little "give" for when I hit stuff with it?

What are your thoughts? do you think it would be fine with out it?

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Depends on how you plan to use it.  If you plan to work it any, then yes, you need the spring cushion.  If a rock or something got under a track chain, something may break without the spring.


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 09:51 PM

Depends on how you plan to use it.  If you plan to work it any, then yes, you need the spring cushion.  If a rock or something got under a track chain, something may break without the spring.

 

 

That's what I was thinking, I would hate for something to get caught and break a track :wallbanging:

I am planing on using the tar out of this lol :thumbs:

I'm out fitting it with a push blade, loader, ripper (on the rear) and a backhoe! :dancingbanana:  And probably more once I think of more attachments :D

Can't wait to get it finished :firejumper:


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Posted September 15, 2013 - 10:33 PM

Found springs to use, I have some old motorcycle rear springs that are the right size! :rocker2:

That's why I never through stuff away, it always comes in handy one day! lol  :smilewink: 



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Posted September 16, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Started on the frame, got a fair amount done today.

I'm using frame off of a Allis Chalmers WD, I have a small tractor salvage business so I have a lot of frame laying around.

 

It's looking pretty good so far, I think it's going to work pretty good.

 

But I think it's stout enough :D

 

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I OVER DID ANYTHING :bigrofl:

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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Got some more welding done on the frame today, I set the 140 on for a test fit and it looks like it's going to work pretty well :dancingbanana:

I also got the forks for the front sprockets finished, but I didn't get pictures :(

So far this is coming along pretty well, I'm hoping to start building the tracks in a few days :thumbs:

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Posted September 18, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Didn't have much time to work on it today,

I did get the front sprockets mounted, now I need to ad the springs onto them and they should be ready to go :dancingbanana:

I'm hoping to get the rear sprockets finished tomorrow.

 

I'm not sure what this sub frame weighs, but it has to be over 200lbs, it's all I can do to stand it up and slide it onto the bench 

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I was planing on adding weights on the sub frame for better stability, but I don't think that's going to be a issue now! :D

 

If all goes as planed (and it usually doesn't) I should be sizing the chain for tracks and welding the cleats on!!! :biting_nails:

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Didn't have time to work on it today :ah_shoot:

But it's now raining, so I should have a full day tomorrow to work on it :thumbs:

(you can read on why I didn't have time here http://gardentractor...g-haul-combine/)



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 08:45 PM

Got the rear sprockets done up today, I am hoping to size up the chain and start on the tracks tomorrow (saturday)

 

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Posted September 21, 2013 - 07:57 PM

Got the loader mounts welded on just to find out they are in the way of the tracks :(

I guess I'm going to make the loader mounts into track runners to help keep the tracks from sagging on top :thumbs:

Got all 4 forks and sprockets finished and mounted.

It seems like I got a lot of welding done so maybe it will start coming together a little quicker.

 

I don't like how the rear sprockets stick out so far, I think I'm going to move them in closer, I wasn't planing on having them out so far, but I guess I got a measurement off.

 

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Posted September 21, 2013 - 09:45 PM

You've done a lot of work on this thing! That chassis looks beef.

 

It looks like you track will be quite a bit longer than most. Don't forget that the longer/more ground contact you have the harder it is going to be to turn.


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