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#106 chaentjens OFFLINE  

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 12:28 PM

Looks awesome
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Looks great!!


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:32 AM

Did some test pulling today and doing some tweaks with weights and tires.Overall very pleased with everything.  I decided to replace the castor wheels with 6   5 Lbs weights and  to cut the tires. The work on the tires made a huge improvement over the stock tread. My last practice pull at the end of the track the rpm dropped to about 1200 and front tires off the ground about 2 inches. A bit taller gear would be nice cause I still have some power left at the end with that kubota. My first pull is next weekend Ormstown.

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Sounds like you got a plan>  you should get some video of the first pull



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Posted June 07, 2015 - 12:05 PM

How do you 'cut' the tires?

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Try putting a sharper edge on the tires so they sink into the dirt more. By using weights as wheels if you happen to hit the ground with them you loose the weigh.
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Posted June 07, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Thanks Chris I spent another 4 hours on those tires and got them right. I put those weights out the back cause the front was lifting only at the very end of my pull. Hoped to get it to bite a bit more cause I still have some power left.

 

 Cat I used a drywall knife and belt sander better methods out there for sure. Will get some videos next week.


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Posted June 08, 2015 - 10:06 AM

here are my tires after more work as Chris suggested...

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 08:15 AM

Well we are ready to go. Did a last minute job I changed out the injectors for new ones. It had a bit of a miss at times but now nice and smooth. Tires leave cuts in the gralvel just when driving very slow.. a good sign. I will pull in 1050, 1350, 1450 classes and will pass on the unlimited class. All I ever see in that classe are tractors being pulled away.

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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:25 AM

Tractor looks great!


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Posted June 10, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Pulling those big heavy classes i would be very careful of your drive line and transmission. We usually run 1100 and 1200 classes. Anything heavier and you have a chance of either your clutch slipping/smoking and either sending your ring gear into tiny pieces or any other gear to pieces so i would take extra caution with that. Also with the heavier classes you'll have to keep an eye on your gearing. Running stock rpms and without a turbo its just a 20hp with a little bit of torque but thats about it. Do you have an aftermarket gear setup? 


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Posted June 11, 2015 - 06:40 AM

You don't want the front to lift until almost the end, when it lifts it lowers your hitch height and weight transfer . sounds like you had the balance correct, but lost traction, tires and tread pattern will make all the difference. Too much angle on the tread gives the tire a shearing advantage, thus blowing out dirt to the sides and back, not good because it piles up in front of the pan creating resistance.
This will be a real learning curve, lots of science too learn .. Traction takes on many forms ;-)
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Posted June 14, 2015 - 04:40 AM

Well got my first pull under my belt and two trophies to put on my shelf and 200 bucks :-)  First place in the 1250 and 1450 classes and the only tractor of the day to do a full pull to the end. I was not able to pull in 3rd cause my clutch slipped. Not sure if the collar moved or not enough tension on the spring. In 3rd I could have won with style but a win is a win anyway you look at it. The weight setup is pretty much perfect in fact I won the 1450 class with only 1360 lbs. In second gear that kubota did not even smoke. Keep in my though the pullers up here are not as advaned as you guys south of the border. I hope by cleaning house a few times to inspire these guys to do more than override a govenor on an old Kohler. I will get some videos up later this week. Thanks for the tips and tricks helped alot.

  Almost forgot we got rained out and moved to the next day. I left my tractor on the trailer and the rain went down the pipe and into cylinders. Dam thing would not even turn.  I had to pull all the injectors and crank it over to dry it up.... beer can over mufler next time :-)

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Posted June 14, 2015 - 09:50 AM

Great job Congrats, compress that spring almost 1.5 inchs and use a double lock collar. I shouldn't slip then.


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Posted June 14, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Looking at a gear change but not sure yet... maybe a 4 gear replacement  23/24/25/26 and drop the reverse or run a 23/25  2nd 3rd gears with a 13 tooth pinion swap option that would give me the same but keep reverse..  got this info from two experianced pullers


Edited by Saxist, June 15, 2015 - 11:02 AM.

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