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Posted October 28, 2013 - 05:50 PM

I read this thread completely before doing a similiar project on my GT20 with FEL. Really good article and well done job. Since I utilized the original brake pedal as a foreward/reverse foot control, that left me with the left pedal for individual brakes. I'll try and attach a pic.
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Posted October 28, 2013 - 06:52 PM

First off :welcometogttalk:

Second, I would love to see more of that machine... Te FEL, the Hydro peddle, the brakes all look like great upgrades.
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Posted October 28, 2013 - 07:28 PM

Wecome to the forums warren! Having the foot control for the hydro would be sweet. I had thought about it, but decided to do the brakes instead. One mod at a time. It looks like a shifter on your tunnel cover, what is that for?


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Posted October 29, 2013 - 06:39 AM

I'll try to attach the rest of the pictures.

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Posted October 29, 2013 - 06:48 AM

The lever on the tunnel cover is the neutral control.  By converting to a foot control I needed a method of being sure the tractor was in neutral when starting.  I rewired the tractor and added a switch in the starting circuit.  The tractor will not start unless the lever is lifted while turning the key switch. 


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Posted October 29, 2013 - 06:52 AM

Beautiful.
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Posted October 29, 2013 - 07:21 AM

Beautiful.


I agree. Good looking gt.
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Posted October 29, 2013 - 07:49 AM

That is a nice looking setup you have there, Warren!


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Posted October 29, 2013 - 04:11 PM

I forgot to mention, make sure you do an intro for yourself in the member intro areas.

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Posted October 29, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Looks good Warren. On the front axle, did you upgrade the whole spindle or add a 4 bolt hub? 



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Posted October 30, 2013 - 12:45 PM

I used the original spindles.  I removed both, drill and tapped for a 3/8" SAE threaded rod staight into the end of each.  (Similar to the ole S series.)  I bought the trailer hubs from Surplus center since they listed them as 3 1/2" from outside of each roller bearing.  Yes, the outer bearing does ride on the threaded end of the spindle but the bearing is hard so I feel that should be OK.  I had to use about a 1/8" spacer washer and then a larger washer slid over the 3/8" rod along with 2 nuts locked against each other to secure the hub onto the spindle.  As a bonus, the rear seal on the trailer hubs seem to contact the raised portion on the inside of the spindle very well.  I purchased the wheels from Recstuff. 


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 08:06 AM

I agree. Good looking gt.

 

I want it.


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Posted November 01, 2013 - 04:06 PM

I am wondering how much weight is on the back.



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Posted November 02, 2013 - 10:48 AM

The three concrete blocks weigh about 125 lbs apiece, the piece of steel behind the concrete is about 85 lbs, the wheel weights are 50 each and then there's two lead weights of 30 lbs apiece.  Thats well over 500 lbs behind the tractor along with the wheel weights and my 175 lbs and I can still lift a rear wheel if I'm not careful. 


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:57 AM

That looks great! :thumbs:  :rocker2:  I like the individual brakes for snow plowing.

 

 

 

 

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