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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 05:51 PM

I decided I needed some weight out back, so I built a weight box.

It's 13" deep, 27 inches wide, and 10-1/2 long.

It will hang off the tractor 13" with about 2" between the tires and rack.

I kept it as two separate pieces so I can use the rack for other things

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 05:57 PM

That should make it feel like power steering when full!


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Keep it on in the summer, instant cooler! :beerchug:


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 07:47 PM

That look's AWESOME!!!!!  what's it hook to on top?


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Sweet! That will make a big difference when you need extra traction! 


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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:23 PM

It hooks over the top link bar for the tiller, whatever it's called.

It uses the stock mounts.

Install is easy, just hook the top over the bar and lower onto the bottom pins. Gravity does the rest.

I bounced my 240# caracss on it, and didn't even get close to lifting the front wheels. I did pop a bad weld though, so I had to fix that.

Now I have to work out something to get better lift on the blade. It has a piece of actual dozer/grader blade edge welded to it. Makes it pretty heavy to lift.

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Posted December 08, 2013 - 09:29 PM

I bounced my 240# caracss on it, and didn't even get close to lifting the front wheels. I did pop a bad weld though, so I had to fix that.

 

Weld on the box, or is that a strange way of saying you hurt yourself? I usually use the term 'blew a seal'.


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Posted December 09, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Weld on the box, or is that a strange way of saying you hurt yourself? I usually use the term 'blew a seal'.

Actually one of the welds on the rack broke when I was bouncing on it.

 

The term I use for that particular injury is very similar



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Posted December 09, 2013 - 06:02 PM

How much to build up a second one of those?



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Posted December 09, 2013 - 06:47 PM

How much to build up a second one of those?

For which tractor?

I'll have to see what kind of material I can get my hands on.

 

I know I have material for the box, The angle for the rack is a different story.

 

let me think on it



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Posted December 10, 2013 - 09:41 AM

It's for the 165 with the rear PTO.


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Posted December 10, 2013 - 08:39 PM

It's for the 165 with the rear PTO.


I had a look and the mounts for the 100 (what I built mine for) are different than the 165 I have.
Problem is I don't have the PTO brackets for the 165.

are you or your dad making the trip anytime soon. I may need to borrow the one I gave you, if it hasn't been installed.

Either that or I need some accurate dimensions to compare

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Posted December 10, 2013 - 11:25 PM

The upper bracket for the 100 and 165 are the same, just the bracket is moved in on the 165 as the frame is a little narrower due to the Hydro, will go out when it get warmer and get some pics for you.


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Posted December 11, 2013 - 10:19 AM

The upper bracket for the 100 and 165 are the same, just the bracket is moved in on the 165 as the frame is a little narrower due to the Hydro, will go out when it get warmer and get some pics for you.

The lower pins on the 100 are about 2" farther  back from the axle housing than the 165. That will change the length of the lower mounts. and the relationship to the upper mount


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Posted December 11, 2013 - 07:38 PM

The lower pins on the 100 are about 2" farther  back from the axle housing than the 165. That will change the length of the lower mounts. and the relationship to the upper mount


Did some measuring. I took the left side bracket off the 100 and bolted it on the 165. There is definitely a difference in positions. The 165 has lower closer mounts, and the top mount is about 1/2 inch higher. I'll have to tweak the design a bit.

I'll need tostretch the lower arm 1.5" and the upright 0.5".

No big deal, just waiting on the quote for the steel. hard to believe it uses 14 feet of angle iron.
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