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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:22 AM

Ducky, how are things sealed at the bearing plates? If there are no positive seals, you may want to go with straight 140 gear oil to slow any weeping. Your build is great to say the least! :good_job:

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:28 AM

It's amazing the things a person misses when they are away.:D This is looking like a great build,you're doing a great job Ducky.:thumbs::thumbs:

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:30 AM

Caught it Dan. You are on the ball.
Silicon RTV will be my friend.:laughingteeth:
Going to look for a rubber gasket for the top.
Probably should go with 140 or oo flow-able grease.
Although 00 may not get into the chain.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Caught it Dan. You are on the ball.
Silicon RTV will be my friend.:laughingteeth:
Going to look for a rubber gasket for the top.
Probably should go with 140 or oo flow-able grease.
Although 00 may not get into the chain.


Well, being you have new chain, it already has lube inside the chain, so running in extra heavy lube will prevent that lube from coming out. I think even the heaviest gear oil will work into the chain though. Our silage mixer wagon runs the front chains in a 140 gear oil bath, and they sure stay oiled inside & out, so I think heavier would do fine too.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 10:37 AM

Well, being you have new chain, it already has lube inside the chain, so running in extra heavy lube will prevent that lube from coming out. I think even the heaviest gear oil will work into the chain though. Our silage mixer wagon runs the front chains in a 140 gear oil bath, and they sure stay oiled inside & out, so I think heavier would do fine too.

Thanks Dan always good to here for experience.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 11:32 AM

I've used a spray that was made for motorcycle drive chains on my bikes , that worked pretty well , it was kind of sticky so it didn't fly off as easy as oil ,

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 11:38 AM

I've used a spray that was made for motorcycle drive chains on my bikes , that worked pretty well , it was kind of sticky so it didn't fly off as easy as oil ,

That's another way.
My thoughts as to a closed case was to keep the dust and mud out with this being a tractor I plan to use quit a bit. Thx.

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 12:07 PM

That's another way.
My thoughts as to a closed case was to keep the dust and mud out with this being a tractor I plan to use quit a bit. Thx.


If you're gonna work her, I'd definitely go with gear oil/flowable grease bath

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Very impressive I've always wanted to build a tractor like this, but just not sure on how to go about it, I will be watching closely!

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Posted March 06, 2011 - 09:12 PM

Your project is coming along pretty well Ducky. It should be one haul a$$ tractor. I hope you can bring it to our show, it should be quite a machine.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 10:50 AM

Ducky,

that is some really nice work!

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 11:04 AM

Ducky, Dan is right , Iwould use a 140 Gear lube and keep the level just below the bottom shaft. Are you going to use a site hole on the side of the case to keep your oil level at the right height ? The oil will be carried by the chain to the top sprocket. As long you keep the 4 bearings greased well, the gear oil shouldn't weep out. That is a very nice build.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 11:57 AM

No suggestions form me but just watching. I like how you are using the tubing to make a case.

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Posted March 07, 2011 - 12:45 PM

What about making some slinger discs to run on the shafts? I think you could fab them from thin sheet metal and install them on the shafts on either side of the chain sprockets. I think that they would direct most all of the lub away from the bearing area.

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Posted March 15, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Well, a little more progress.
First one small leak in the chain case. Will fix during teardown.
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We now have a rolling chassis that bends in the middle.
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Starter does not work so had to rob the one on the spare engine.
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Completed the drive shaft between engine and drop case.
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Got alternator and fuel pump today. That will be next.

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