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Posted January 27, 2013 - 10:22 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.

 

It's somewhere in one of my threads about my being attacked by my own tractor.  I went to start it standing right up to it.  I felt the pedal & thought it was in neutral.  It was only parked a couple or so feet from my well house, and the throttle was set just slightly above idle.  It t fired up & immediately grabbed my left calf, and took my knee almost to the ground, but then the front of the tractor went against the well house, while the tire spun against my calf.  Then I pulled my leg out from the tire & all was fine, other than a scraped red leg.  Had Redwing leather boots on, so they saved my foot.   Each tire was fluid filled and had 80+ cast weights on each.   


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Posted January 27, 2013 - 10:29 PM

I have been Thankful for wearing good boots several times. :thumbs:

 

Glad you had yours on that day!!



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 12:47 AM

Nicely done on the neutral return setup. :thumbs:  I assume you left the arm longer, with a hole in it

so you can add a helper/tensioner spring if desired?



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Posted January 28, 2013 - 05:58 AM

Nicely done on the neutral return setup. :thumbs:  I assume you left the arm longer, with a hole in it

so you can add a helper/tensioner spring if desired?

 

Sharp mind there Will!   Yes, in case actual working conditions require helper springs, I can add one easily.  



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Hopefully when I go to town after lunch, one of the two hydraulic parts shops will have the fittings I need in order to hook up my power steering & cooler lines so I can drive this beast & test out my new hydro system soon.  


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Posted January 31, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Got the fittings!  Now that I have them, cold weather is back.   :( 



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Posted January 31, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Got the fittings!  Now that I have them, cold weather is back.   :( 

 

But you DO have heat. :thumbs:  Get to it MAN.   :tapping_fingers:    We want video !! :watch_over_fence:

 

 

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Posted January 31, 2013 - 03:45 PM

It was warm earlier today, then the North wind picked up and it's downright chilly out there. Hope to see the tractor moving about soon!



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Was 10F this morning, but got to 20 at noon, so I just threw open the door & spent the last 3hrs piddling around. Real men don't need heat! :smilewink: 

 I got all the hoses attached, and the Simplicity's 23x10.50/12 turfs mounted for now.  No pics or video until I get some manly looking tires back on it.  As large as this JB is, these small turfs look weird on it.  Hydro works fine, but oil is pretty stiff, so steering is still slow.  The neutral return is too abrupt, so I put the shift shock on it.  Now it's too stiff to return at higher throttle settings, but I can't dial it in until warm weather when the oil is up to a good warm temp.  Got to working at a front bumper, which will also have integral headlights,  Not enough done to post pics of yet.  


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 03:32 PM

Oh, looking forward to the bumper with lights. :rocker2:

 

That should be nice.

 

Too bad about the cold.

Can't you just block up the back end, let the hydro run, and warm up the

oil?



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 03:37 PM

Oh, looking forward to the bumper with lights. :rocker2:

 

That should be nice.

 

Too bad about the cold.

Can't you just block up the back end, let the hydro run, and warm up the

oil?

 

I hope the bumper comes out looking good....time will tell.  I could warm it some, but things will work as well as when it truly warm outside, so I'll just wait on refining the neutral return.  It may even be fine once the weather warms up real good.  

  I had thought about putting the headlights in the front of the hood, but it is angled to the center & would have been tricky for me to make it work AND come out looking good...... I'm no Ray, aka jdcrawler!


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Posted February 01, 2013 - 04:05 PM

I like the idea of having them in the bumper



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Posted February 01, 2013 - 11:20 PM

I hope the bumper comes out looking good....time will tell.  I could warm it some, but things will work as well as when it truly warm outside, so I'll just wait on refining the neutral return.  It may even be fine once the weather warms up real good.  

  I had thought about putting the headlights in the front of the hood, but it is angled to the center & would have been tricky for me to make it work AND come out looking good...... I'm no Ray, aka jdcrawler!

 

 

Don't sell yourself short, I've seen some of your Fab work in person. :thumbs: Lights in the bumper will look great when your done. :worshippy1:



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 04:06 AM

Don't sell yourself short, I've seen some of your Fab work in person. :thumbs: Lights in the bumper will look great when your done. :worshippy1:

I'm with Brian, here! You do good fab work and this should look good when you get it done.



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Posted February 02, 2013 - 06:25 AM

Can you use one of them shock dampers from these new hydros like say , one off a box store JD ?
You may not even need it if the oil was warmed up?




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