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Posted October 06, 2011 - 12:29 PM

I don't know how I missed this thread :brain_fart: but I did. Absolutely spectacular machine. I went back and read the whole thing and some of it twice. A work of art on wheels. Thanks for taking the time to post all the photos.
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Posted October 06, 2011 - 12:33 PM

We will be out to Western Wisconsin this weekend and hope to get some more Vids.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for taking the time to post the photos Ducky. Those are 2 mean machines!

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 06:15 PM

Have a safe trip and sounds like all of us are looking forward to the videos.

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Posted October 06, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Have a safe trip and sounds like all of us are looking forward to the videos.


You can say that again!

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 12:15 AM

Well everyone, we have the 4855 back in the shop for the winter. Took it to tractormikes summer show and fall plow days. Also took it to Chilton, WI because they featured Massey this year. Was quite a hit, even as it is no wheres complete cosmetically. I am a bit disappointed with the power of the Thermo King 3/66. Thought about turbocharging which seems to really wake these engine up, but I have a 4 cylinder Kubota engine in stock and I don't think it will be a big deal to swap it. Probably upgrade the cooling system a bit as well.
Well, Removed the duals to have more room around it and we have to split and pull the rear hydro to flip the swash plate as well due to the rotation change on the hydro. Last Sunday Brad (BradVH) stopped over and we did a bit of brain storming on the cab.

Here are the pics of the cab I like.
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Brad is kind of into this one. I built it back in the late 70s for the 1855 that is one of the donor tractor for this project.
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It is in rough shape from outside storage and should probably be redone from scratch if we go with that design.

Any thought between the 2 would be welcome. I do have another home for the Allis cab if I do not use it here.

Stay tuned more to come.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 12:51 AM

My vote goes for the brown one. As soon as I saw it I thought it looked better. I also like the hoist your using. I wish I had room for one of those in my shop.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 04:59 AM

Vote #2 for the brown cab, it has much classier lines. What model hydros are in it ? And do you have some sort of transfer case for them ? That is a really REALLY interesting project.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 05:28 AM

A third vote for the brown one.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 05:47 AM

The brown one looks to be longer, would give you more room inside. Plus the windshield is protected somewhat with the angle. I'll give it a 4th vote.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 08:29 AM

What model hydros are in it ?

2 Sundstrands Facing each other on 2600 peerless axles. OEM was Massey.

And do you have some sort of transfer case for them ?

Yes the engine drive shaft comes over the top of the front Drive unit and then I built a drop case to bring the power down between the 2 axles.

The brown (rust) one. Hey.
I think you guys just want to see how big of an Electrolysis tank I will build. LOL

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 08:37 AM

I'am going to go a diff way.I'd say the green one looks better as it looks better suited to the tractor.It has a slope inwards from the bottom to the top making it look more stream lined. Now in saying this the cab you have there is maybe a bit small for the tractor so what you should do is maybe take the idea of the green one and fab up one that would better fit the tractor.The brown cab just seems to make the tractor look old. Sorry guys who voted for the brown one but this is just my opinion.I've made a few cabs and kinda like the stream lined look better.Larry

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 08:39 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.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 08:45 AM

I like them both, but agree with Larry that the green one looks a little too small, maybe its not long enough.

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Posted December 06, 2011 - 08:46 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.

Keith: this thread has build pictures, just start on page 1.




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