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#136 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 09:07 AM

Do you have a link with pics of all this ? How did you reverse the front trans-axle or did you just do it with the hydro unit ? Dang it I wish you were closer, I would love to see that rig.


Ya I wish you were too. You could give me some great ideas. I would like to get it out east when totally done.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 09:20 AM

I like the angle of the windshield of the green one better, but the whole unit needs to be a bit longer for more room. Heck, I like em both!

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 09:48 AM

I of my objective is to not make the cab any big than need be for appearance reasons. One advantage of the forward tilted windshield is room for the steering wheel which I am considering replacing with a smaller one to help with the placement of the front of the cab.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 10:17 AM

One of the reasons I went for the top tilting forward was head room when getting in/out of the cab. If it's leaning too far back, you'll have your head banging the windshield. But, leaning back gives you line of sight if going under something low.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 11:05 AM

Good thoughts there Daniel and Kenny.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 05:12 PM

Simms Cabs used to be down the road from me, I wonder if they are still there ? I'll have to look into it as I too will be looking for one too.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 07:51 PM

I think the green one simillar to what a cab on a MF 4880 Looks likeimageQ30.jpg

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Posted December 10, 2011 - 10:06 PM

This thing reminds me of my fathers old tractor.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 12:10 AM

Green one looks better, rusty looks too big

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 12:11 AM

its easier for me to picture the ac unit on the back of the green cab

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 12:27 AM

This thing reminds me of my fathers old tractor.

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I am working on that look Thanks for the compliments.

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:19 AM

Somehow I just discovered this thread today! I went through it from the start...That's an amazing build Ducky! You can be sure I'll follow it from here on out!

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Posted December 11, 2011 - 09:53 AM

Somehow I just discovered this thread today! I went through it from the start...That's an amazing build Ducky! You can be sure I'll follow it from here on out!


Where you been hiding anyway Steve! LOL Yep, this is an awesome build ducky has going!

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 12:09 AM

now with all your free time ur gonna have while i am WORKING .......... u maybe can get something done on the thing lol
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Posted January 02, 2012 - 03:41 PM

How do I spell "impressive"? ducky

That is the look that I have envisioned for an articulated version of a MF1655/1855! Love it!!

For your hydro woes; turning the charge pump cover 180* reverses the input rotation, turning the motor section 180* changes the output rotation. There's no need to change anything internally.

You can use a lighter oil in your chaincase if you want to use this critter in cold weather. The high speed of the chain will sling the oil all over for lubing. Fill level is just below the lower shaft. Chains don't need much lube. My 35 year old snowblower uses the same thing for chaincases.

Great work!!!!!!

Thanks, Doug, for pointing out this thread. I would have missed it entirely!
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