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Posted February 16, 2013 - 03:58 PM

What kind of brakes?



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 03:59 PM

What kind of brakes?

 

Drum, and very strong brakes I might add.  The turning brakes will spin her around on a dime!



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:03 PM

So 1 drum per side like a farm tractor, Good Stuff.


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:06 PM

So how much does Hogzilla weigh and how much power does it have now?



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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:11 PM

I just thought to add this....back when we were speaking of kicking back the lift plate, and the rear axle location, it was mentioned about that changing the leverage of the lift & all.  I had forgotten until I widened the front axles & removed the wheels that I had fluid filled the front tires too.  They must weigh a good 50lbs each.  If I lift the front end, I am pulling HARD!


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Posted February 16, 2013 - 04:13 PM

So how much does Hogzilla weigh and how much power does it have now?

 

No true idea to the weight, but I do plan to take it to a scale to see sometime.  Each back wheel has at least 150lbs of fluid & cast weights, then the front wheel assemblies together weigh at least 100lbs.  I will hazard a guess at somewhere around 1,500lbs.

  Some manuals state the D1005 diesel to be 24hp, others say 25hp.  When it's at full throttle & I nail the hydro to full speed, the engine just kind of burps, and is at full rpm almost instantly.


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 05:18 PM

When I put the Sunstar hydro/diff under this tractor, it having 5 lug drums created a problem.  I had no 5 lug rims wide enough for 26x12x12 tires, as the ones I did have on it were 6 lug for the old differential.  So I robbed the tire/wheel assemblies off my Massey "2055" and it was left with a small pair of turfs so it could at least be moved around if need be.  Well, the wheels/tires off the Massey worked sort of ok.  The problem is they don't align with the front tires for good plowing like the old 6 lug rims did.  The offset is different, and I just don't feel like taking the ballast out, removing the tires, then altering the offset.  So today I ordered a set of 2" spacers.  I sure hope they hold up well.  They should, as they fit Jeeps.  Time will tell.

 

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Posted March 22, 2014 - 05:27 PM

Bet those weren't cheap!



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 05:51 PM

Bet those weren't cheap!

 

Not bad at all really.  Just $59.40 for a pair delivered!


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Posted March 22, 2014 - 06:13 PM

That's not bad!



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Posted March 22, 2014 - 06:15 PM

I sure wouldn't want to attempt building my own for the price of those.  Likely I'd not have the patience/skill to make them anyway.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Tinkering with Hogzilla today.  The hydro control system I built is coming off.  It's dangerous as heck, and I just can't let anyone but myself drive it as it is...then I even have close calls.  It just isn't at all right.  I will be dropping the foot control for a brake puck system to keep a good hold on things to keep a new "handle control" in position.  I'm normally all for foot control, but for plowing, you can't beat hand control, due to foot/leg fatigue trying to keep it at proper speed range.  So a new handle system with a friction brake is going in.  


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 01:27 PM

Got the new system roughed in, and it works great!  No more "jumping" from forward to reverse, and vice-versa.  Before it could literally throw you into the steering wheel or whip you backwards.  I just welded a piece of tubing to the pedal for now, but later I'll build a decent handle, taking the pedal off completely.

  I also later will be adding an adjustable neutral detent to make finding neutral easier.

In the pics I'm half done, but you can get the idea.  I stole the brakes off the blown John Deere LX.  When I finished the brake, I added a heavy spring under the brake adjustment nut to preload pressure required, and easily adjusted when needed.

  I just drove it, and it works as I had hoped.  

 

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 02:07 PM

The foot control was touchy for sure, but I did get used to it. The hand control will be better for plowing. Good job Daniel.

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 03:05 PM

It looks like my plans for Hogzilla's wheels/adapters have changed.  Even with the adapters, these rims just don't fit the bill, as they are a bit narrow for the tires.  I'd rather pull these rim/tire assemblies off & just put them back on the "Massey 2055".  Tomorrow, if I feel up to it, I will begin cutting four 8.5" rims & making a pair of 10.5+ wide rims out of them....as I said, IF I feel up to it.  Not felt so good today.  If I can get the rims built, then I won't need the 2" spacers, but I might use them on something else.


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