not really much of an update. i ordered some more parts.
Decided i didnt like the steering brakes i made. They worked but i didnt like to looks of them. I was going to cut the slot in the frame like the HT's have and move the linkage inside the frame but i wouldnt have a lot of metal left at the rear since the axle housing sits further back on the 1250. I got two hydraulic calipers for a go cart with master cylinders. way overkill but so much nicer.
turned the power steering valve mount around. i didnt want debris getting caught up in there and rotting the steering tower out so there is a gap at the rear now. ITs easier to remove it if i ever need to service it too
I made one of these port adapters for that steering valve. i have to make 4 more. The steel hydraulic line gets soldered to the adapter. if you look back in the thread you can see how the adapters are all held in by a thick steel block.
i got 8 ball ends so i could build (2) 3 point hitches. one for my 1250 and one for the HT20d
Some stuff that could become the independent rear pto
. a shaft will run along the top of the frame rail on the right side of the tractor. it will be driven by a chain from the rear stub shaft on the engine. the other end of the shaft will have a small double groove pulley. 2 belts will drive a larger double groove pulley which is mounted to a 15 spline 1" shaft. An idler pulley with its own lever will engage the rear pto
Sound like its going to work?