John Deere 140 Crawler Build
Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:00 AM
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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:05 AM
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Posted February 09, 2014 - 12:10 AM
Yes it dug it's self quite the little hole in the shop floor, that was hard packed asphalt millings, I'm going to half to get that filled in because it's not my shop!
The right brake was set, that is also the track that is grabbing and getting caught, I think I need to do some grinding on the rear sprocket and on the undercarriage/chain guides
I am planning on building a guide to hold the top of the tracks up, I'm going to do that next.
Edited by BTS, February 09, 2014 - 12:13 AM.
- wvbuzzmaster said thank you
Posted February 12, 2014 - 01:02 PM
Engine wasn't running very good, it would only run on full choke and then after a while it wouldn't run at all.
Got the carburetor pulled off the other day, had a pile of rust in it and a pile of gunk! not sure where the rust came from since the carb is aluminum and the gas tank was plastic???
The carb is now soaking and I'm hoping to have it back together today.
I also am about finished with the upper track idlers, so hopefully when I am finished with those I can take it out for a test drive!
- JoeMopar said thank you
Posted February 13, 2014 - 12:03 AM
Got one upper idler finished, it holds the track up a lot better with no sagging.
Tomorrow (if I have time) I'm going to get the carb back on it and get it running, I'm needing to move it closer to the welder so I can get the other side welded up. Once the other side is welded into place, I'm taking it out for a test drive!
But I hope the brakes are working, I had a little trouble with them earlier but I guess I'll see what happens.
- boyscout862 said thank you
Posted February 13, 2014 - 07:42 AM
very cool, nice job
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Posted February 14, 2014 - 11:53 PM
Still waiting on the carburetor, I have a friend soaking it for me.
While I'm waiting I went ahead and started on the rear lift. It's kind of a solid 3-pt, it's not going to have any movement side to side, I'm going to build it like a quick attach so I can still use my 3-pt implements.
I used a Allis Chalmers WD Snap Coupler for the lift, it was a little wide so I cut 6" out of it.
So far it looks like it's going to work well, I'm going to put the lift cylinders under the fenders beside the brake linkages. I put the front blade on today, just as I thought, the garden tractor is now sitting to high, so the blade is angled forward and it is a inch off the ground when it is lowered all the way, but I'm going to work on that later.
Will get pictures uploaded tomorrow,
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Posted February 16, 2014 - 12:26 AM
Just about have the 3pt finished, with the steal I used, I don't think I'm going to need a counter weight!
Already close to 100lbs once I get it together.
Hoping to get it installed this weekend, going to half to try and get the cylinders positioned right, having a hard time finding a place for them to fit.
I will post more pictures when I get it installed.
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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:23 PM
Got the 3-pt finished, I now just need to get the cylinders mounted which shouldn't take very long.
Somehow I miss measured and the top link bracket is maybe a 1/2" to high so the body doesn't sit down like it should. I'm going to half to trim the mount up a little to get the body to sit right.
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Posted February 19, 2014 - 11:59 PM
Got the cylinders mounted, I ended up mounting them under neath the gt and it looks like it's going to work out pretty well.
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Posted February 21, 2014 - 09:30 AM
Going to start cutting on the fenders today,
I got it all marked out ready yesterday, just need to start cutting and hope I don't mess up
Posted February 23, 2014 - 10:37 AM
Got one fender cut and also got one tank cut.
Going to mount the valves in the tank and have the levers stick up through the top of the tank, also going to mount the fuel tank in the back of the tank. Then I'm going to hinge the piece I cut off the tank for a lid for easy access.
I'm going to put the hydraulic reserve tank on the right, inside of the other blue tank.
I'm putting the 3 spool valve on the loader so I will have hydraulics for a 4-in-one bucket (already have it built), then I am going to put 2, 2 spool valves in the left blue tank for the 2 hydraulic ports on the front and one on the rear of the tractor, the other valve will be used for the 3-pt.
Hope all of this makes sense,
I know how I'm going to do it, but it sounds more confusing when I try to type it out
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 12:48 PM
As long as one of us knows what he's doing, (and hopefully it's you) you'll be fine. A 3 spool and two 2 spool valves? How many tractors you got hiding out back?
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Posted February 23, 2014 - 02:58 PM
I don't know, I just kind of make things up as I go .
The 3 spool valve is off of the JD 140, one 2 spool valve is off of the Kwick-Way Loader and the other 2 spool valve is what I believe it to be off of a Kubota.
I have a tendency to hoard hydraulic equipment, one corner of the shed is full of cylinders and valves of all sizes, I have hydrostatic units for larger machinery and I have lots of pumps and motors. One motor I have is over a 16" long, it is brand new and still has the original plugs in it.
I guess you can never have to much hydraulic stuff around
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Posted February 25, 2014 - 08:38 PM
Got the loader hauled over to the shop today.
I got it set in place to see how it fits with the tracks, looks like it's going to fit pretty good, I still need to make mounts but that's going to be done at a later date.
Right now I'm working on getting the valve mess set up, the yellow 2 spool is off of the loader and the green 3 spool is going to replace it.
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