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#106 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Update, picked up a new (to me) cam and should have pics of the hydraulics soon. (un)Fortunately, I picked up a little work refitting an arena groomer. I'm tied up looking for parts.


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 01:03 AM

Update, picked up a new (to me) cam and should have pics of the hydraulics soon. (un)Fortunately, I picked up a little work refitting an arena groomer. I'm tied up looking for parts.


As anxious as I am to see some action shots, I do realize you need to earn enough to feed, clothe, and house you and your's. Best if you have a little left over for dozer parts..... :)

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Posted May 05, 2015 - 04:11 PM

Just watched some of your video builds, very nice. you are quite a fabricator. I had one question. Are you using the foot pedal hydro for forward and reverse motion? And the steering is done by the calipers and rotors. How do the steering arms operate the calipers? One question.  And if you apply one brake to turn, could the differential lock up and try to make it drive straight instead of turn. It is an automatic locking differential in those tractors, sorry two questions.  Just some thoughts and questions, Noel 


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Posted May 05, 2015 - 09:05 PM

Just watched some of your video builds, very nice. you are quite a fabricator. I had one question. Are you using the foot pedal hydro for forward and reverse motion? And the steering is done by the calipers and rotors. How do the steering arms operate the calipers? One question.  And if you apply one brake to turn, could the differential lock up and try to make it drive straight instead of turn. It is an automatic locking differential in those tractors, sorry two questions.  Just some thoughts and questions, Noel 

Foot pedal operates forward and reverse, as in the stock tractor. The levers are connected to the calipers via turnbuckles connected to the emergency brake arms on the calipers. Due to the fact that the differential is a planetary design that doesn't like to split torque, it will be hard to turn, it will always try to drive straight like a locked axle, however, it will still split torque when required.. If the mechanical steering setup doesn't work, I can rebuild the calipers and use the hydraulic brakes.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 01:34 PM

Update,

 

Progress with the hydraulics. Pump, auxiliary reservoir, cooler and filter are all installed.

 

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Lift and angle cylinders are all plumbed, Supply and return lines are connected. Just need 1 more piece of hose to connect the tilt cylinder.

 

 

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Still need to add the track lube system, finish the wiring, put liner in the tank, and finish the bodywork. I'm hoping within a month or so.

 

I have to start on the ramps to get it off the table too.


Edited by Chopperhed, May 11, 2015 - 01:36 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2015 - 01:46 PM

Man, it looks great. :D  Still waiting for you to get it out and do some dirt work with it. :thumbs:


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 01:57 PM

Looking good!


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 04:23 PM

Man, it looks great. :D  Still waiting for you to get it out and do some dirt work with it. :thumbs:

I've been waiting for this since I was 16 or so. I got a bit of experience on a D3 when I was a teen, and I've been hooked ever since. Didn't help that I grew up around D9s and Loaders etc. They were my playground when I was in elementary school.

 

I am so close to the finish that the wife is getting cranky about the money and time, but oh well, gotta get her done. Got laid off 2 months ago. need the space for cash work.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Looking good, your wife is getting cranky..... Dang the wrath of an unhappy wife......LOL :rolling:  


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:46 PM

Looking good, your wife is getting cranky..... Dang the wrath of an unhappy wife......LOL :rolling:  

She's less unhappy than impatient, she wants to drive it.


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Posted May 11, 2015 - 07:49 PM

I think we all would like to drive it !! Noel
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Posted May 12, 2015 - 02:59 AM

Good for her! My wife won't even sit on my tractors!!!
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Posted May 12, 2015 - 05:20 AM

If you didn't know , by looking at those pictures of your work , you would think that was all factory work :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:  :worshippy1: guys like you make me want to be better work


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Posted May 12, 2015 - 07:22 AM

If you didn't know , by looking at those pictures of your work , you would think that was all factory work :worshippy1:  :worshippy1:  :worshippy1: guys like you make me want to be better work

I agree there! You are making that look real nice!


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Posted May 13, 2015 - 03:29 PM

All front hydraulics are installed and tested. just have to install the spiral wrap reverse the lift cylinder connections..

 

Video to follow when I get around to it. Travel speeds are acceptable, and faster than I expected. I may have to put some restrictors on the tilt cylinder.


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