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#61 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 07:02 AM

Doug, I would use whatever tire suits you, as any of the 3 front sizes will work fine.  I'm no purist, so I won't give you any grief.  My old rusty/ugly D4-10 has 4x8 fronts, while my restored one has 16x6.50's.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 08:10 AM

What are these brackets for?

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Posted July 13, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Hang the mowing deck is one use.
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Hang the mowing deck is one use.

 

What else are they for?



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Posted July 13, 2014 - 10:40 AM

It may also have been used as a guide for the front plow frame- not 100% sure but think so- Daniel may have more to offer on this-
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 11:50 AM

I don't think they were used for the plow guide, but I'd have to search for a pic of the guides.  Plow guides extended below the frame a few inches, and had holes at the top for helper lift springs to attach from the guides to the plow frame.  I have a set of guides here somewhere.  I've not restored or mounted my snow blower, so I'm not sure if your style is used for a blower or not Doug.


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 01:00 PM

My snowblower drops right into those guides.
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Posted July 13, 2014 - 01:03 PM

Working on the driveshaft today and I think I got it figured out.

I bought 2 - 1" U joints for 1" keyed shaft, and a 3/4"  to 1" bushing.

Drilled the bushing and 1 end of 1 U joint to fit the input shaft of the trany.

Cut a piece of 1" shaft for a drive shaft between the 2 U joints and put it all together.

 

I still need to come up with a way to secure the center shaft to the U joints so it doesn't spin on them, indent the shaft where the set screws are or drill though and pin them

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I had to move the motor back from where I originally thought it would go, U joint was too big for the opening it had to go though.

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If I'm lucky maybe today I can get the motor mounting bracket done, won't be enough time for the battery boxes today.

 

 

edit fixed pictures


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 04:46 PM

Made bracket out of a piece of scrap angle iron and some 1/4" flat bar.

Mounted the motor to it.

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Set in in the chassis with the driveshaft on and adjusted to clear everything.

Tested it at 12volts and it works.

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Drill 4 more holes in the frame for mounting bolts, put in a couple of wedges to get the right angle for the motor and that should do it.

 

 


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 05:47 PM

Coming along nicely.  Maybe ET3 will make it to Ball Hollow this year after all!!   :dancingbanana:


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Posted July 13, 2014 - 05:50 PM

Coming along nicely.  Maybe ET3 will make it to Ball Hollow this year after all!!   :dancingbanana:

 

We're gonna try.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 06:26 AM

Working on the driveshaft today and I think I got it figured out.

I bought 2 - 1" U joints for 1" keyed shaft, and a 3/4"  to 1" bushing.

Drilled the bushing and 1 end of 1 U joint to fit the input shaft of the trany.

Cut a piece of 1" shaft for a drive shaft between the 2 U joints and put it all together.

 

I still need to come up with a way to secure the center shaft to the U joints so it doesn't spin on them, indent the shaft where the set screws are or drill though and pin them

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I had to move the motor back from where I originally thought it would go, U joint was too big for the opening it had to go though.

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If I'm lucky maybe today I can get the motor mounting bracket done, won't be enough time for the battery boxes today.

 

 

edit fixed pictures

 

I think drilling through and pinning it would be plenty good, but for the little extra time, do both.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Those little electric motors, I forget, they come from forklifts? That tiny can move that much weight? 


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 09:52 AM

I meant to give you battery measurements and I never did. I am sorry. Here they are for the T1275 

 

http://www.trojanbat...product/t-1275/


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Posted July 16, 2014 - 09:10 PM

Well battery box or mounts are proving to be a real challenge.

I'm looking at different batteries for this thing.

 

Trojan 1275, these would be the best, there the biggest with the most amp/hrs, would give me the longest run time but there just too big for the space I have to put them in. Maybe if I modified, butchered the tractor they would fit but I really don't want to do that.

 

Group 27 or 29 deep cycle batteries are smaller with less amp/hrs and would be easier to fit but they seem too big for the tractor to fit.

 

Group 24 deep cycle batteries would fit without to much modification, there smaller again and have less amp/hrs, less run time. 

 

1275 - 150 amp/hrs

group 29 - 120 amp/hrs

group 27 - 105 amp/hrs

group 24 - 85 amp/hrs

 

Al these batteries would deliver enough amps to the motor for maximum HP.

The more the amp/hrs the longer the run time, bigger gas tank.

 

The problem I'm having is that I can fit 3 batteries, any of the above, but the 4th battery is the problem.


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