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#1 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 10:26 PM

My Mobility Big Dipper loader has been sitting for close to a year, it has over heating problems and I though now would be a good time to work on it since I wiped out both axles on my home built high loader. I knew the pack rats started piling some sticks on top of the engine but this is ridicules. It had about a foot tall pile on top of the hood, once I got that cleaned off and got the hood removed. I then realized the whole engine compartment is packed FULL off sticks, hay and leaves. From the radiator to clear up behind the dash!. I finally got 90% cleaned out and now I need to get the air hose and blow off the rest. Those darn little pack rats sure make a mess of things. They also seem to like my dump truck too :wallbanging:

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Any farther out pics of that interesting machine?

Also, sorry to hear of the rats.

By the way, what dd you do to the home built high loader to immobilize it?

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 10:41 PM

the rats say if you are not going to use it we will.


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:08 PM

First off I will start with the Mobility.

The mobility runs a gas ford engine, it's the same engine in the 600 series so it is a 48hp engine. It's built like a forklift but with a loader on it. It does pretty decent in off road conditions as long as it isn't muddy!. It works great in my "parts tractor" lot. The thing turns on a dime and lifts a easy 2000lbs.

 

The home built high loader was working great, I was doing some light work with it and I heard a "POP" from the front and rear end. Now it does not seem to move!. I'm going to probably replace the axles with some old dump truck axles or something. There are a lot of old dump trucks around my area so I'm hoping to pick them up for scrap and then pull the rear ends out of them.

 

Those are the best pictures that I could find of the mobility, I also added some pictures of the home built high loader.

I'm hoping to get the mobility running really soon because I just sold a tractor engine out of a Minneapolis Moline G705 (101hp) that weighs at least 1500lbs. I have 3 more MM tractors to pickup and I need something to unload them!. Nothing like machinery braking down when it's most needed! :wallbanging:

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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:12 PM

I like that little mobility, and very cool dual wheel spacers. Did youuse a rim diameter one size smaller to nest?

As for the homemade high lift, will you be able to bolt the ags to dump truck axles (bolt pattern).
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:23 PM

It's a very handy machine, I put the duels on it because it was more "tippy" then what I liked. The rims are 15" and I used 14.5" trailer house rims.

 

The axles on the home built high loader are already have some sort of a truck axle, they look like they are from the 1930's. BUT they have hub adapters from a truck bolt pattern to a 8 bolt tractor rim.


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:27 PM

I have several of those 14.5 rims floating around if I had a project lol. So how did you sandwich those rims in there securely?
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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:30 PM

I just welded the spacers to the out side rim and then ran bolts through to some rings that I welded on the inside rim.

I've been running those duels for about 2 years now with out a problem.

But the tire shop looked at me funny when I brought in 2 rims welded together and said I needed to mount a tire on it :bigrofl:


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Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:40 PM

So based on The rats, two years is really the first two weeks and park it, and now I'm back to it lol. (I'm the same way on stuff). I can imagine the look on their face at tire shop.

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Posted February 24, 2015 - 12:23 AM

Never seen a Wagner loader on a Case before.  Looks like it was made for it.   :thumbs:


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 02:36 AM

The homemade one has the loader arms on Backwards?? looks like. Won't that be weak where they pivot?


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 03:19 AM

Rats need a home too.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 05:57 AM

Once you get the nest out of there, better park it elsewhere. They'll try to move back in!


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 06:41 AM

Wish i could train my rat to collect kindling..If I don't kill him soon I told the wife we are going to have to domesticate him....we have named him "Nick Danger" 

Good thing they are not chewing up your wiring on your tractors.


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Posted February 24, 2015 - 06:55 AM

The mice and rats we have out here carry something in their urine that can make you real sick if you breath enough of it. You want to watch using the air gun without a respirator in a situation like that.

Glad you managed to find the bottom of the pile, stupid vermin. Might invest in some peppermint oil and mothballs to see if they won't leave it alone.
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