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Posted December 27, 2015 - 06:54 AM

Mine was like brand new inside as far as the gears and bearings go, did you pysically take the diff apart? Undo the 4 bolts that hold it together? Inside that is what I'm talking about, not a single bearing,bushing,or anything of precision at all in there other than cut gears and hardened bores for the gears to keep them from getting away from each other. Very effective but crude. You may have issues with it at some point. I think the 2600 series has an open diff with a locking device that can be actuated manually. This may be a better option for your aplication?
It would be pretty tricky trying to get an open diff inside that bull gear that is there now, but I bet I could get a cub cadet unit to work if it were mine.
As I'm a machinist and have access to all kinds of goodies, cnc milling and wire edms, and a decent sized lathe.
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Posted December 27, 2015 - 02:37 PM

The new one needed axle bearings and seals and that was it. I did take the planetary apart, and was disappointed by the lack of bearings on the carrier, but what can you do?


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Posted January 19, 2016 - 06:58 AM

Any more news on the bull dozer. And how's the new job going.

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Posted January 19, 2016 - 08:35 AM

Any more news on the bull dozer. And how's the new job going.

Noel

The dozer has a leaky lift cylinder, which only matters when I use the rear lift. Other than that, it's desperately waiting for a nice weekend day to go out and play in the snow.

 

It would be nice if we had enough snow to make it a challenge.
The job, so far is good, except for the lack of financial incentive.

It's work, until I can find better, which in this economic climate, is not easy


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 08:18 PM

I just uploaded the first of 4 videos of the first real test of the dozer. It went pretty good except for 1 problem. The left side steering brake quit after a few minutes.

 


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Cool!
I'd love to see that thing on dirt!
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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:24 PM

Cool!
I'd love to see that thing on dirt!


Come spring time, I have to dig up and level a couple yards of gravel that's been spread and packed down on one side of the yard.
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Posted February 03, 2016 - 10:20 PM

That thing looks real good and plenty of horsepower. Have you thought about a seat belt? You get thrown forward pretty good when reversing.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 11:04 PM

That thing looks real good and plenty of horsepower. Have you thought about a seat belt? You get thrown forward pretty good when reversing.

Yes I noticed that, but, I'm pretty well braced on my left foot as it has nothing to do.

I've found that a fast turn can throw me a bit sideways as well.
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Posted February 04, 2016 - 04:41 AM

If that snow was any harder you would have to use the scarifiers
Thanks for sharing your playtime
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Posted February 04, 2016 - 03:33 PM

That would have been enough for me, I would be giving it a single handle for steering and forward/reverse like the big machines have! The foot pedal is for the birds...
I would use the transmissions aux. Circuit to run a pilot valve to the brakes and a cylinder for forward and reverse, but that could be bone mechanicaly for the f&r.
It looks to have a ton of power and hydraulic speed! I like it !! I can't wait to see it push soil around!!
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Posted February 04, 2016 - 10:32 PM

What auxiliary circuit. ? Please explain. Are there extra ports that can be used for some thing else. Do you mean tapping into the lines going to the deck lift cylinder or the front ports. ???? Just wondering. ????

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:09 PM

That would have been enough for me, I would be giving it a single handle for steering and forward/reverse like the big machines have! The foot pedal is for the birds...
I would use the transmissions aux. Circuit to run a pilot valve to the brakes and a cylinder for forward and reverse, but that could be bone mechanicaly for the f&r.
It looks to have a ton of power and hydraulic speed! I like it !! I can't wait to see it push soil around!!


I could use the aux port, or, rely on the front hydraulics. My valve setup has the option for power beyond. It would make life easier on the driveline. And the caravan P/S pump seems to have plenty of capacity.
I thought about doing the joystick thing, but the valve is stupid expensive. I also wanted to keep it more traditional, I learned on an old D8 with Individual steering controls, I then went to a smaller Case crawler with basically the same setup.

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Posted February 04, 2016 - 11:22 PM

What auxiliary circuit. ? Please explain. Are there extra ports that can be used for some thing else. Do you mean tapping into the lines going to the deck lift cylinder or the front ports. ???? Just wondering. ????

Noel


I can't say for sure, but I'm sure I read something or saw a drawing somewhere that mentioned an auxiliary port on the lift valve.

Some one will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Posted February 05, 2016 - 04:01 AM

The aux. Circuit is the one and the same that lifts the deck... Its low flow and low pressure so it would work beautifully for powering a pilot hydraulic system.

A pilot hydraulic system is similar to a regular hi pressure system in plumbing but varies after that , as this system is now your mechanical linkage to what ever your trying to operate, with the exception that it has way more power than your hand does with far less effort.
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