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Posted January 25, 2013 - 10:49 PM

You'll be out there tearing up the yard in no time at the rate you're going. :thumbs:



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Got a lot done on the JB today.  Got the brakes all finished, other than pins to hook the pedal return springs to.  It all went together smooth & clean.

 

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Also got the hydro control rod made & works smooth.  Now to build a neutral return system.  Notice I drilled a few holes for the control rod joint to bolt to.  The arm on the pedal end also has a few holes.  This is so I can change ratios of pedal control if I feel the need once I get it out driving.

 

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And Meangreen IS still alive, even if he doesn't post much.  He came to use my plasma cutter as he's building a log splitter & had some old steel to cut up for components.

 

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Glad to see Bill is still up and around. :D

 

Do I need to modify the WH hubs to accept your brake drums? I am wondering how the drums mount now on your hubs?

 

You did a nice job on the turning brakes, and got a lot done over all. :thumbs:



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:43 PM

Glad to see Bill is still up and around. :D

 

Do I need to modify the WH hubs to accept your brake drums? I am wondering how the drums mount now on your hubs?

 

You did a nice job on the turning brakes, and got a lot done over all. :thumbs:

 

 

The WH hubs will go onto my Massey after I rob the wheels/tires off it to fit these drum/hubs now on the JB.  Then my 6 bolt rims/tires that were on the JB will go onto the Massey with your WH hubs.  I know it's complicated, but it'll all work great.  These drum hubs are one piece.

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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:49 PM

Good to see Fred is still about after the honeymoon! I was wondering if that was the last we'd hear!

Brakes look good! Glad you have where things go all figured out, as you lost me somewhere!



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Posted January 26, 2013 - 07:54 PM

OK Daniel, I think I've got it now. I was thinking that the WH hubs were going on the JB, but now I've got it.

 

:wallbanging: Sorry, I'm thick headed sometimes. :rolling:



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Posted January 27, 2013 - 02:46 PM

You'll be out there tearing up the yard in no time at the rate you're going. :thumbs:

 

 

Actually, you are correct, except I'll tear up a field instead of my yard.  Today was highly successful as I have finished a neutral return system that works flawlessly!   :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:   Hard to explain how it works, but really it's quite simple.  The spring is a motorcycle shifter centering spring.  The rest is just junk metal welded, drilled, and one piece turned on my lathe(spring bushing).  Now all I like in order to drive it is picking up the correct hydraulic fittings so I can hook up the power steering & return hoses.  That will be a day or 2 at least, as I have some fencing to do pronto.  Here are some pics of my system.  The angle iron that bolts to the frame stiffener has short slots to allow for adjustment.

 

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Posted January 27, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Looks good, Daniel! Simple solution!


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 03:00 PM

Nice work  :thumbs:  Got to love when things come together like planned. Adjusting the neutral set up on some of these hydro's can be a real pain in the puuper. I like CC tractors but I really dislike their hydro linkage design on the older tractors.  :( 

 

 


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 03:04 PM

That came out great! It looks like it was a factory part! :thumbs: :worshippy1:

 

You sure do excellent work Daniel!


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 03:18 PM

Thanks guys!  I could have gotten by without a neutral return for my own use, but at plow events, it's nice to let others try your tractor, while you try theirs.  It's just not safe letting others use without the return.  The OE system didn't have a return system, just a neutral detent,  and once under way it would automatically go to full speed if you didn't regulate it with your foot.  One plow day at "brailea farm's" (David), my JB was idling with the plow down & the neutral detent didn't hold.  I turned around & she was off plowing at an idle!   I wanted those kind of things to never happen again, much less someone have a bad mishap due to it.  Like when I started this JB last year, thinking it was detented in neutral & it wasn't.  The thing crawled up my leg, spinning on it due to it was against the well house.  That won't be able to happen now!   :thumbs: 


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 03:42 PM

Holy cow Daniel that could have been serious. Glad you weren't hurt. When I have a hydro on the work stand I've gotten into the habit of hooking the winch up to it so if I start it and it's not in neutral it won't go anywhere. This has saved me a couple of times.


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Daniel great thinking to use a MC shifter spring. I like that setup a lot better than the spring loaded lever and detent rig that is on the JD300 series. It's a bugger to adjust and the adjuster tends to seize.  


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Daniel, when you get that MONSTER back in the field, you are going to have to put your 2 bottom back together because it wont even know a single bottom plow is behind it!

 

 

 

On a different note, I have 2 10" plows on the way for my "multi bottom plow" project.  I am going to look at the "inspiration" for my plow again in a couple of weeks and get better measurements and some more pics.  MAYBE, I will have it done in time for your plow day this year!  (fingers crossed)


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Daniel, Your neutral return system is a great piece of engineering. Nice Job.

 

You never told me about being run over by your Hog, We can ever be too careful.


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