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Posted September 04, 2014 - 10:33 PM

Hi all im back again. So i this might be a little early, but i know if i dont get it done i wont get everything done and ready.
Now i got ya really scratchin ya head huh, well im building a plow for my wheel horse a-100, i know its a small tractor and some might say it wont push over 2 inches. But i have faith in this tractor. Plus its all i got. Ive made multiple implements for this tractor, some of you might know the garden cart, thats all done and ive been putting it to good use. And ive made a rake to pull behind me with weight on top.
Ive built a weight bracket for the rear to hold a cinder block.
This will be used in the snow for traction, and i need some tire chains, where should i get them? I heard something about rubber tire chains, are those better? Im not to sure.
And for the biggest part of this project, the Snow Plow. So ive already started it (sorry, i should have started a thread first but i havent had the time with school or work now.) but anyways ive been welding and fabricating parts for the plow, mostly from 1/4" plate or angle from bed frames.
So enough talking here are some pic's
Weight bracket: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409888012.347869.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409888026.264672.jpg
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887747.148265.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887757.580320.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887770.482192.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887784.964674.jpg in the pic the blade is just leaning up against the tractor, not fixed yet.
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887839.780743.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887846.747462.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887854.780819.jpg
Its about 11:30 pm (im on the east coast) now so i should probably go to sleep, school tomorrow. So i'll post more during school tomorrow. Let me know what ya think! :)


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Posted September 05, 2014 - 02:08 PM

Hi all im back again. So i this might be a little early, but i know if i dont get it done i wont get everything done and ready.
Now i got ya really scratchin ya head huh, well im building a plow for my wheel horse a-100, i know its a small tractor and some might say it wont push over 2 inches. But i have faith in this tractor. Plus its all i got. Ive made multiple implements for this tractor, some of you might know the garden cart, thats all done and ive been putting it to good use. And ive made a rake to pull behind me with weight on top.
Ive built a weight bracket for the rear to hold a cinder block.
This will be used in the snow for traction, and i need some tire chains, where should i get them? I heard something about rubber tire chains, are those better? Im not to sure.
And for the biggest part of this project, the Snow Plow. So ive already started it (sorry, i should have started a thread first but i havent had the time with school or work now.) but anyways ive been welding and fabricating parts for the plow, mostly from 1/4" plate or angle from bed frames.
So enough talking here are some pic's
Weight bracket: attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409888012.347869.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409888026.264672.jpg
attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887747.148265.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887757.580320.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887770.482192.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887784.964674.jpg in the pic the blade is just leaning up against the tractor, not fixed yet.
attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887839.780743.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887846.747462.jpgattachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1409887854.780819.jpg
Its about 11:30 pm (im on the east coast) now so i should probably go to sleep, school tomorrow. So i'll post more during school tomorrow. Let me know what ya think! :)


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Looks good!
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Posted September 05, 2014 - 02:13 PM

Looks good!

Thanks, im working on it now, i'll post more pics tonight after i get some work done on it.


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Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:05 PM

Thanks, im working on it now, i'll post more pics tonight after i get some work done on it.


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Good, looking forward to them!

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Posted September 05, 2014 - 08:11 PM

As for tire chains, there are places online that sell them. If you can buy them locally, it might be cheaper, as you would not have to pay for shipping. Just check around (online or locally, or both) and find the best price. Also, be sure that the tire size (that's on the side wall of the tire), matches the tire size that the chains are for.
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Posted September 07, 2014 - 04:53 PM

Thanks, but i think ive got bigger problems right now, i think i broke my tractor.
The left side of the transaxle was sliding out, so i took a look and pulled the wheel off, and the shaft for the left side just came right out ImageUploadedByTapatalk1410126422.119882.jpg
So i guess im gonna have to open it up and check it out. Looks to me that a retaining ring fell off or something. So i'll crack it open and take a look. Hopefully its not destroyed. Wish me luck! :)


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:14 PM

Thanks, but i think ive got bigger problems right now, i think i broke my tractor.
The left side of the transaxle was sliding out, so i took a look and pulled the wheel off, and the shaft for the left side just came right out attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1410126422.119882.jpg
So i guess im gonna have to open it up and check it out. Looks to me that a retaining ring fell off or something. So i'll crack it open and take a look. Hopefully its not destroyed. Wish me luck! :)


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If it's like the one I took apart one time, then your right in assuming that the retaining ring has come off. You will definitely have to open the transmission to fix it. Not an expensive thing to fix, just takes time.
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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:24 PM

If it's like the one I took apart one time, then your right in assuming that the retaining ring has come off. You will definitely have to open the transmission to fix it. Not an expensive thing to fix, just takes time.

Yeah, thats what im hoping it is. Shouldnt be to hard to fix, already pulled the trans out and got it on a work bench ready to disassemble after school tomorrow, probably just need a retaining pin, if not my friend david has a spare trans that he could sell to me if i need it.


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Posted September 07, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Here's a picture of what the ring might look like. The one pictured was damaged.

Be sure you get the outside of the transmission clean before you open it up.

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Posted September 08, 2014 - 11:52 AM

Here's a picture of what the ring might look like. The one pictured was damaged.

Be sure you get the outside of the transmission clean before you open it up.

Ok, ive got a small power washer will that work to clean all the grease and grime off? Or is that to much power?


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 01:53 PM

Ok, ive got a small power washer will that work to clean all the grease and grime off? Or is that to much power?


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I would say that the best way would be to first scrape off the excess dirt and grease with a putty knife, big screwdriver, etc., then spray a degreaser on the transmission, then scrub the transmission with a stiff bristle brush, then spray it down with a garden hose. I think that the pressure washer might be too much power. You sure don't want to get water in your transmission. I guess you might get away with using a pressure washer if you use more of a fanning motion and don't direct the water spray at locations where water might be driven in to the transmission. Just my suggestion.
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 01:56 PM

Also, while you have the trans. opened up, you might want to make sure that it has plenty of grease.


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 01:56 PM

I would say that the best way would be to first scrape off the excess dirt and grease with a putty knife, big screwdriver, etc., then spray a degreaser on the transmission, then scrub the transmission with a stiff bristle brush, then spray it down with a garden hose. I think that the pressure washer might be too much power. You sure don't want to get water in your transmission. I guess you might get away with using a pressure washer if you use more of a fanning motion and don't direct the water spray at locations where water might be driven in to the transmission. Just my suggestion.

Thanks, i'll put powerwasher on gentle/low and give it a shot. Its a small power washer so it dont have to much power.


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 02:44 PM

Also, while you have the trans. opened up, you might want to make sure that it has plenty of grease.

What kind of grease works best?


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 03:23 PM

Well, this trans has oil, what kind of oil
Do i use to replace it? I kinda spilled the old oil all over oops.... ImageUploadedByTapatalk1410207809.967270.jpg

Will 85 wt gear oil work and how much oil will i need to fill the trans?
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