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Posted October 28, 2014 - 01:45 PM

I didn't believe, but the tracks are working...

 

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 02:26 PM

i Know its expensive but what about something like the struck mini dozer tracks



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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:10 PM

Personally I would like to keep them as a rubber style. I am trying to stay away from the steel tracks. I have thought of using steel ones with rubber pads on it though.

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:21 PM

Personally I would like to keep them as a rubber style. I am trying to stay away from the steel tracks. I have thought of using steel ones with rubber pads on it though.

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If you have rock quarry anywhere close by they will usually give you the old conveyer belt material they replace,I have just gotten a nice 3x20x1"roll of the steel belted stuff.It makes great rubber trax.


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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:31 PM

this is how I make mine(yea I am no artist as you can tell...LOL)

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:32 PM

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:33 PM

pictures arent posting today for some reason..



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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:39 PM

I got both of them...

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Posted October 28, 2014 - 03:46 PM

I have made them with the thinner stuff as well,I just double it up on the cleats,it wears really well,even the nylon belted stuff last along time.


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Posted October 31, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Well today...I picked up a kinda decent John Deere 140. It came with the snow blade, some parts to maybe make it power angle, a mower deck, the snow blower mule drive, and some various other brackets. The engine is a bit tired and is having a bit of a hard time trying to run. The tie rods are all welded solid. The seat springs were welded to solid them up with angle iron. It even has a really weird weld on two sides of its frame that seems to have been put there by the previous owner. It isn't in great shape, but I am seriously thinking of taking it apart to work on it and possibly moving forward on this articulated project. I will start a new post thread when I get rolling on it. Here it is parked next to my own little worked on little Dual Wheel John Deere 140. uploadfromtaptalk1414812210972.jpg

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Posted October 29, 2015 - 03:18 PM

Well, I have started working on this one. I have a few of the parts including a spare axle I picked up last week and the 140 that I was going to use for this build is slowly getting taken apart. I have decided to build it in two stages. First, I will get the Deere articulated and up and running on wheels and then I will build the track assemblies next winter. As for what it should look like after, it will be very close to a John Deere 7020/7520. I might be trying to incorporate the custom K321 I have asked about in another thread, but we will see how that goes when I get to the motor. Anyways, stay tuned for further information and to see the progress.


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Posted November 02, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Well, missed out on some parts. I had a FeaBay bid going for a set of rear wheels for this build and missed out on it at the last minute due to being beat by snipers again. I am always getting out bid on stuff. It is a bit frustrating.



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Posted December 13, 2015 - 12:02 AM

This project hasn't stalled and I haven't forgotten about it. I am just collecting parts for the TJD rebuild. On another forum, a gentlemen talked some sense into me to prevent lots of lost time and huge amounts of frustration by telling me to go with the TJD and not the custom motor. Makes sense. Start out with a great idea and stop because great idea doesn't pan out. Well, waiting on stuff to show up and then I can start on the motor. In the mean time, I am still fabbing up that snow blower bracket.


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Posted January 18, 2016 - 09:42 AM

Well, I got the flywheel nut off and I am trying to get the engine apart. The flywheel won't budge an inch. I have tried heat and bang the crap out of it with a large hammer. Not moving. I even disassembled the connecting rods and the back bearing plate to get the crank separated from the engine. Still nothing. Any ideas?

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Posted January 26, 2016 - 08:27 PM

Finally got the flywheel off. I got pretty near the end of my rope, so I took it outside, laid it upright on a set of cinder blocks, and after three solid wacks with an 8 lb sledge...guess what finally popped loose. No damage other than a little bent up oil slinger and a bent crank seal. Now, the rebuild begins.
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