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Posted January 12, 2013 - 11:00 PM

If it turns out as you hope I think you will be very pleased with it and have no regrets about the work involved. 

I'm positive that it will be the time factor and not your capabilities that will be the hold up. You'll get her done!   :D


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 06:57 AM

This sounds very interesting. We'll need lots of pics on this Daniel, so load up on the camera batteries.


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:50 AM

This sounds very interesting. We'll need lots of pics on this Daniel, so load up on the camera batteries.

 

The old camera I use for my tractor stuff has rechargeable batteries, so I'll keep it charged & ready when I get to this!  :thumbs:


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:52 AM

A lot can be done ahead of time, such as the mounts to bolt the hydro to the frame.  So I'll do what I can ahead of time to speed the process up a bit.  The brake & drive shafts will have to be shortened as well.  I've already been working on it in my head for a while.


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:58 AM

Sounds like you'll have quite the beast there when done. I'll be looking for the updates.

Those farmall weights look awesome.



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 10:44 AM

 You better get cracking Dan! 

 I ordered my head gasket last night for my little D600 . If I can get this done between diapy changes you should do better with the milking and poo pushing :worshippy1:  :bigrofl:  :beerchug:


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 12:22 PM

 You better get cracking Dan! 

 I ordered my head gasket last night for my little D600 . If I can get this done between diapy changes you should do better with the milking and poo pushing :worshippy1:  :bigrofl:  :beerchug:

 

 

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 12:25 PM

 You better get cracking Dan! 

 I ordered my head gasket last night for my little D600 . If I can get this done between diapy changes you should do better with the milking and poo pushing :worshippy1:  :bigrofl:  :beerchug:

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 12:38 PM

 You better get cracking Dan! 

 I ordered my head gasket last night for my little D600 . If I can get this done between diapy changes you should do better with the milking and poo pushing :worshippy1:  :bigrofl:  :beerchug:

 

I'm on it Keith!  Anything is better than rainbow diaper poo!   :rolling: 



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 02:29 PM

Ok Kenny, have some pics for ya's.  Been tinkering in the shop & redone the brake actuating arms.

  The shafts had to be cut off, arms shortened, then hole drilled for the shaft.  The diff to frame mounting plates off the Sunstar got flipped around, then redrilled so the Bush Hog frame will sit inside the plates.  The plates also got a bushing welded onto their sides to hold the open end of the brake shafts.

  Once wheels with tires are installed, it will be a tight fit for the brake rods, but can't deal with that until I fit the chassis down onto this to see exactly what I'll need to do. I may even have to use cables due to the angles & such going under my foot boards on the JB.  Cables might be the easiest anyway, as then I wouldn't have to put in a cross-shaft for the left side.

  That's all I'll get to do today....time to start feeding, then milk the cows soon.

 

 

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 06:49 PM

Looks to be a good start, Daniel. Cables can sometimes be an easier solution.



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Posted January 14, 2013 - 12:50 AM

Daniel, your not wasting any time on this project. I think the cables will be your easiest and best route.



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Posted January 15, 2013 - 03:09 PM

My diesel JB has been at my son Josh's house since plow day.  This morning I went up & drove it home.  After dinner, I got to work pulling the OE hydro & diff assembly.  All is out now.

 

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The entire rear end plate of the frame which also serves as the 3pt attachment points has to get cut out to make room for this longer hydrostatic unit.

 

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I may leave it off instead of moving it rearward & put in a system similar to what's under a JD430 & install a rockshaft with a rear mounted cylinder.  I won't know which way I'll go until I know exactly where the rear end will be bolted permanently.  Also, the front plate of the seat area, where the OE cylinder did attach....it will need to be cut & made longer toward the front.   

 

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This is a major undertaking, but one worth it when I finish....whenever that will be!  I wanted to get started now, hoping it will be in plow ready condition this Fall.

 


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 05:59 PM

 Have I said lately how much I love my plasma cutter?  Well, I love it!

 

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And it appears I won't have to extend the front area of the hydro input.  Height wise is perfect, just the clearance needed for the universal in the power shaft.  I will need to get 90 degree fittings for the charge pump pressure & return ports

  This does kick the back axles 2" from center of the fenders, but I think it will still look ok.  If not, then I'll just extend (add onto) the fenders rearward  enough.  

 

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Likely no time at all for this project tomorrow.  I need to start tearing into the MF285 farm tractor to repair what I think is another blown head gasket.  May have 1/4 to 1/2" of ice over everything by morning too.



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Posted January 15, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Yeah, I think the ice is headed your way, Daniel. Glad you have a start on this. You might get it done by plow day! :bigrofl:


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