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#1 woopud OFFLINE  

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 05:53 AM

I figured i start a new tread instead of extending my original one.  Will post more pictures as I go along.

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 06:10 AM

That's really coming along nicely. Thanks for so thoroughly documenting the construction of the arms. I'm not that familiar with the Bolens tube frame tractors. Is the front end (axle, wheel spindles, steering gear etc) strong enough to take the weight of a loader? How wide will the bucket be? Keeping the size down will help reduce weight and steering effort. 


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Looks good :thumbs:  Are you using any kind of plans, pattern or copying another design ? Or is it trial and error ?


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 07:49 AM

I know the Bolens offered the Husky's with a loader so the 800 must also be strong enough, I just looked at a lot of pictures of factory and home made loaders and it's mostly trial and error.  Just designing as I go along, not sure about the exact width of the bucket but I figure about 2-3 inches wider then the width of the rear wheels.

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Posted February 08, 2014 - 07:20 PM

Looks good so far.  What type of welder are you using?  Wire feed or stick?


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Posted February 09, 2014 - 06:53 AM

I'm using a Lincoln WeldPak 100 flux core wire welder.  Right now everything is just tacked until I got everything mocked up then I will finish weld it, I also have a stick welder. 


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Little more work done.

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 10:03 AM

I'm going to pick up 1" spindles and hubs one of these day's to beef up the front.  Can get them at Redneck Trailers couple of towns over for $82 a set.



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Posted March 13, 2014 - 11:08 AM

Had to raise the bottom bracket up a little so now it lifts right about 5'.

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 03:53 PM

Looking good :thumbs:



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Posted March 13, 2014 - 04:01 PM

Those are some pretty big cylinders for a loader and tractor that size....

 

The Danco 10 Loader would have been  used during this time period for the early husky's

Here's one on a Cub Cadet

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 05:17 PM

I found those cylinders on Craigslist really cheap, I am keeping an eye out for smaller ones.

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 08:00 PM

Are you going to use the Up-rites as your reservoirs? With those big cylinders you may run it out of fluid before it's raised up the whole way.

 

If you can figure out how much fluid those cylinders hold + atleast a 2 gallon reserve you'll know how big a reservoir you you're going to need.Don't forget you need a bit of room for thermal Fluid expansion/contraction in your reservoir.



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 07:14 AM

Are you going to use the Up-rites as your reservoirs? With those big cylinders you may run it out of fluid before it's raised up the whole way.

 

If you can figure out how much fluid those cylinders hold + atleast a 2 gallon reserve you'll know how big a reservoir you you're going to need.Don't forget you need a bit of room for thermal Fluid expansion/contraction in your reservoir.

No, I will use a separate tank for that.



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Posted March 14, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Looking good. Yeah the cylinders might be a little big but if they work, use them! They were cheap so that accounts for something. The cylinders on mine are too big too but they were only $60 each! The johnson loader brochure shows that it ONLY helt 4 qts of fluid... based on the advice I've had in my own thread and from other builders, a one gallon resiviour should be enough for light duty work. I'm sure you don't plan on moving tons upon tons of rock with this thing.






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