John Deere 110 and Cub Cadet 100C Conversions...
Posted December 27, 2014 - 05:45 AM
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Posted December 27, 2014 - 11:35 AM
I can't believe he only had 9 months into the project. The track setup on the John Deere crawler looks to be identical. If Dan didn't build those himself then some of his tooling and plans had to of been used. Either way their both awesome pieces. Going by what is listed for the track links most of the items were custom made also. I could only dream of doing a custom crawler at some point.
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Posted December 27, 2014 - 06:33 PM
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Posted January 13, 2015 - 08:25 AM
Here is a photo album of a crawler that was made from a 140.
That thing is truly awesome! I wish I had the time and equipment to make something like that.. Was there a how to or anything to go along with the photos?
Posted May 08, 2015 - 06:42 AM
From what I can see, both the Lennox and Struck crawlers use a little sprocket driving a larger sprocket firmly mounted to the rear track sprocket as a final drive drop. The Lennox and Struck are open chains. The Struck is a #80 roller chain.
Using a chain case as the conversions appear to will extend the service life of the chain but raise the issue of keeping the lubricant where it belongs and not dribbling out making an unholy mess.
Unless I am drastically mistaken, full size crawlers use a pinion bull gear arrangement to keep the torques a bit lower on the drive chain. Some go as far as using planetaries inside the rear sprocket for similar reasons.
Even if you use individual motors to drive each track, you may still need a drop box to keep the motors high to improve ground clearance.
IMHO, chains are easier for amateurs to use as they will tolerate differences in center distance and alignment better than gear sets. Chain drives also use readily available components like sprockets, hubs, roller chain available by the 10' box.
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