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#136 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 07:47 PM

Discovered a leak. No big deal just needs to be tightened up.

 

Was very slow. The blade would drop an inch or so per day



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Posted May 19, 2015 - 07:31 PM

  And do you have any idea what is going to weigh when you are done. Bare tractor is about 800 lb or more. You have added a lot of metal to it since the start.

I figure it should weigh in around 1900 lbs, based on the original tractor weight, minus the cast iron engine, + the Honda clone + tracks, undercarriage, blade, and ripper + hydraulics

 

That is based on the steel weight charts, plus advertised weights of various components.


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:15 PM

Thanks, figured it would be up there. Noel
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Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:19 PM

With that weight , it should push very well. You will be more weight than most sub compact and some compact tractors. Can't wait to see it operate, and I am sure you can't wait to use it !!! Noel

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Posted May 19, 2015 - 09:03 PM

With that weight , it should push very well. You will be more weight than most sub compact and some compact tractors. Can't wait to see it operate, and I am sure you can't wait to use it !!! Noel

I worry about being able to do it with 13hp. However, I have made allowances for, and am in search of, a bigger engine, possibly diesel.

 

I built the undercarriage to accept any Jacobsen built LGT, plus allowed for adaptation to a completely different driveline.

 

Still only about 2.15 lbs / square inch. less than 1/7th of atmospheric pressure at sea level.

 

based on 49" tread contact length, x 9" wide treads x 2 = 882 square inches. divided into1900 pounds


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 02:18 PM

More progress.

 

I installed a shield to protect the hoses.

 

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I wanted to be able to grease the rollers occasionally. With the difficulty of getting at each and every roller, I decided to grease the wear rail, since every roller will run on it.

 

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I installed two grease guns under the right fender, with hoses connected to the rails. A few strokes on each lever every once in a while should keep the track well lubed.

 

 


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 06:09 PM

SWEET!!!;; Now let's get the tracks on the ground!!
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Posted May 28, 2015 - 08:14 PM

SWEET!!!;; Now let's get the tracks on the ground!!

Soon, So soon, I can almost taste it.

 

I painted the underside of the fenders today, with an application of Rust Check before hand.


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Posted May 28, 2015 - 10:47 PM

The grease gun idea sounds like a winner.  :thumbs:


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:10 PM

I am so close, I can feel it.

 

I got the rear fender painted and mounted last night. I've been working on wiring, and figuring out how to mount the LED lights.

 

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Now the next step is to find a source for decals that will ship up here. and finishing up a few niggly bits.

 

The Missus is in the US working on the spill in CA. I hope to be done before she gets home.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Looks good!


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 08:27 AM

WOW, I don't know how I missed this thread, it looks great!. I didn't have time to read all of it yet, but have test drove it yet?

Keep up the good work!.


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 09:58 AM

WOW, I don't know how I missed this thread, it looks great!. I didn't have time to read all of it yet, but have test drove it yet?

Keep up the good work!.

No test drive yet, I only want to take it off the table once.

 

I did climb up and sit on it last night.


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 12:31 PM

Really looking great, can't wait to see how she does pushing some dirt.

 

How will you refill the grease guns, remove them?


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Posted June 01, 2015 - 12:42 PM

The grease guns have a quick release clamp. I can pop the clamps and unscrew each gun to refill with a cartridge. I have just enough clearance under the fender.


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