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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 08:28 PM

I picked up this machine about 2 weeks ago. It needed some TLC.

 

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I plan to use it to make some GT & walking trails on my property. In the past

I've used my Kubota with Fel & Hoe, but I tend to make the trails bigger than

need be. I'm hoping this will work for me.

 

I've fixed all the mechanical issues, and run it a fair bit with Marvel Mystery oil, which

seems to be doing some good for the blue smoke issue. I also put a 2" larger

pulley on the tranny, to slow it down a bit. The clutch linkage was all out of

whack too. I'm waiting for a carb kit, governor linkages, and some gaskets, to

stop the oil leaks. The tranny was about 1/4 full of some sort of peanut butter

like substance.

 

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Today, I took a box blade I had put together a few years ago, and converted

it into a dozer blade.

 

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With about 70 lbs hanging off the handle bars, it's almost balanced. I'm looking

for ideas, on how to build a bracket to hold the suitcase weights.

 

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Tomorrow, I'm going to build a tool bar for the front, so I can mount

some scratchers, and what not.

I'm also kicking around the idea of adding duals, and loading the tires.

 

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Not having ever worked one of these, I'm looking for any and all input.

 

 


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Looks like it'll work, maybe put an elbow on the exhaust so it exits away from you.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 08:57 PM

Looks like it'll work, maybe put an elbow on the exhaust so it exits away from you.

 

Forgot to mention that. I've got a nice big exhaust off a Ski Doo Elan, that

I'm going to fit on there, aiming forward. It's pretty loud as it is.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:08 PM

You might want not to use the duals, only on flat ground would be fine but uneven ground with weights and loaded tires the axle could snap, others might say otherwise, heavy duals would also make it very difficult to turn and control, would push like a dozer though !!

 

The plow looks great and LOVE the little horn :thumbs:

 

It will feel very strange at first using a walker, you will learn quick when pushing earth when and how to push down/pull up on the handle bars, there is only three speeds, generally i use first for heavy pushing/pulling in hard earth and second sped for leveling, grading or pushing earth around but you changed the pulley so it will be different now.

 

Thoses thumping Briggs seems to work great at 2200 to 2800, 3600 rpm is for powering attachments, she's a thumper, find the power and she will grunt all day long if the carbs and gov. is right.

 

If i remember correctly Simplicity's walkers did the same as DB, they clamped a wheel weight or two onto the handle bars, som inquiring would be need though.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:12 PM

Forgot to mention that. I've got a nice big exhaust off a Ski Doo Elan, that

I'm going to fit on there, aiming forward. It's pretty loud as it is.

Towards the end in 61 to 62 Simlicity started using the Nelson coffee can muffler, now while this is not 100 % right for your tractor they look right and make a nice blurp but not too loudly.

 

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:35 PM

You might want not to use the duals, only on flat ground would be fine but uneven ground with weights and loaded tires the axle could snap, others might say otherwise, heavy duals would also make it very difficult to turn and control, would push like a dozer though !!

 

Yes, I always worry about that with duals, but I have a couple areas to work in, where the extra floatation would be

a huge bonus. I'm trying to think of some sort of quick attach method, rather than redi rod and nuts. I'd like to keep it

narrow for in between trees, but...

 

 

The plow looks great and LOVE the little horn :thumbs:

 

$4 horn at the surplus store the other day. I had to have it. :D 

 

It will feel very strange at first using a walker, you will learn quick when pushing earth when and how to push down/pull up on the handle bars, there is only three speeds, generally i use first for heavy pushing/pulling in hard earth and second sped for leveling, grading or pushing earth around but you changed the pulley so it will be different now.

 

Thoses thumping Briggs seems to work great at 2200 to 2800, 3600 rpm is for powering attachments, she's a thumper, find the power and she will grunt all day long if the carbs and gov. is right.

 

If i remember correctly Simplicity's walkers did the same as DB, they clamped a wheel weight or two onto the handle bars, som inquiring would be need though.

 

I'm wondering if the cultivator hitch point (5/8" ID tube) is strong enough to carry that 75-90 lbs.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:42 PM

That i do not know but they can handle a good whack or two.

Some research would be required, i sold the VC 5 to 7 years ago, been a while since i talked Simple walkers.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Well, we'll see what I can weld up tomorrow (after the dentist. Eeek)

I'll just make the weight bracket super strong and hang it as well as

have the hitch pin hold it.


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Posted March 16, 2014 - 10:00 PM

This should be interesting, looking forwards,..


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 06:08 AM

What about a bracket that bolts on and attaches between the handles? Not sure if the mounting points would be strong enough.

 

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BTW, What is the purpose of the teeth on the plow? Looks only or for grabing logs? I like the effect, but I would probably need stitches in my shin everytime I walked around the front. :wallbanging:


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 06:23 AM

What about a bracket that bolts on and attaches between the handles? Not sure if the mounting points would be strong enough.

 

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Yes, there are a couple of bolts there that I can utilize, as well as bracing down to hitch point.

 

BTW, What is the purpose of the teeth on the plow? Looks only or for grabing logs? I like the effect, but I would probably need stitches in my shin everytime I walked around the front. :wallbanging:

 

Being those plates where already welded to the old box blade, I figured I might as well leave a bit

there, and torch the teeth. Should work for pushing logs, and even be able to lift a log up and

over an obstacle.

 I should paint the teeth safety Orange. :D


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Posted March 17, 2014 - 06:47 AM

Towards the end in 61 to 62 Simlicity started using the Nelson coffee can muffler, now while this is not 100 % right for your tractor they look right and make a nice blurp but not too loudly.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2336f25634

 

Jesse, I didn't realize those things were being reproduced.  Thanks for sharing that.

 

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Posted March 17, 2014 - 07:11 AM

Your welcome, another muffler that would work but exited at the end John Deere # AM 30280 with the crimped ends was snuck in without changing the part #, the thread showing the muffler is below :

 

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Regardless, these are very good mufflers even though made in China.



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Posted March 17, 2014 - 07:15 AM

Be carefull. Years ago I was given a walk behind similar to what you have there. It had a snow blower on the front. The frame and handle bars were bent from too much weight. The frame notch for mounting attachments is a weak point. Don't add weights to the back, add a sulky. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted March 18, 2014 - 07:37 AM

Be carefull. Years ago I was given a walk behind similar to what you have there. It had a snow blower on the front. The frame and handle bars were bent from too much weight. The frame notch for mounting attachments is a weak point. Don't add weights to the back, add a sulky. Good Luck, Rick

 

Thanks for that advice. I had looked at that as a weak spot, and wondered about it.

Now, for sure, I'm going to take a closer look at how I might be able to transfer the

load/forces to a stronger point. I've also been considering adding braces to the

handle bars. I do want to add build a sulky, but I won't be able to use it during

trail building duty. Not enough room to move around.

 

Yesterday, I built the rear weight bracket, and got the tool bar built. Now I need to

build my arsenal of tools. Also, stuck a better muffler on it.

 

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