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roper 18t front end loader

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#91 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2015 - 05:45 PM

What's wrong with being proud of how tall my load can be lifted?
That sounds wrong... Oh, you know what I mean.

I know the slogan... Low and slow. But that don't make for good pics :D

But high and wide does!



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Posted June 25, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Finally, some pics where you don't have a load six feet in the air.

 

Maybe put some duals on that bad boy? With about 30" spacers?

 

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Maybe we need to build Alan outriggers to keep him from tipping!  :rolling:


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Posted June 25, 2015 - 06:22 PM

I have a piece of large tube here that would make a set of spacers for duals. At least it fit inside a 12" wheel just right. About 14" long. Been hanging on to it 'just in case'!


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Posted June 25, 2015 - 06:41 PM

I don't think my loader on the 195 goes that high.
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Posted June 25, 2015 - 09:00 PM

Would you look at how long those lift cylinders are. You could put hay in the loft with that loader.  :smilewink:


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Posted June 25, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Maybe we need to build Alan outriggers to keep him from tipping!  :rolling:


After that sentence, I was expecting that pic of me asleep in the lawnchair...
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Posted June 26, 2015 - 08:17 AM

. You could put hay in the loft with that loader.  :smilewink:

 

Oh, I really need a loader now myself, those bales get heavy after a while throwing up inthe loft.


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:31 AM

Well, as I mentioned earlier, there was a minor breakdown. The main drive belt suddenly developed two ends.
Got a new belt and installed it night before last. (Not a project to do in front of your mother or pastor). It's a moving on its own again. But...
I just had one thing that bothered me.
This tractor had no brakes. I mean, the only break pads was for the parking brake, with no connection to the "Clutch Brake" pedal.

I did some research, it never did.

They were banking on the dynamic braking of the hydro. Which was fine until I was working on a hill and the tractor ran out of gas...
Fun ride, don't suggest it. If I hadn't had the FEL on there, she would've busted up the grill bad on impact with the MF165 tire.

So, here is my solution.
First, I designed a couple of pieces that would allow for clutching and use of the emergency brake AND activate the brake lever.
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Then I ran a rod back to an existing hole in the brake activation lever. (I think I'm going to add one more hole further out, now that I've proven the concept)
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Only downfall with this system is it only really applies to the left tire. It stops the tractor and even keeps it from moving if the tranny is activated/belt isn't loose enough (simulating a worst case scenario so I knew how it would respond)
If I ever find a junk one of these, I am going to try to get the brakes on both wheels, but for now I have a little tweaking and it's a winner.

Now to get the FEL Back on it.

PS, the HF lift we got last year worked great for this.
I thought it was kind of a neat look, so we grabbed a pic.
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:37 AM

What rear end does it have? That brake looks similar to the Dana setup.



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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:38 AM

No idea, might be a Dana... Didnt see a tag anywhere tho.

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 09:02 AM

That's the 18T isn't it?



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Posted June 27, 2015 - 09:02 AM

Yep.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Man Down, Man Down...
Was using the loader to do some work, all of the sudden, the belt went floppity-floppity and the pulley scampered across the yard.
Huh, what's going on? OMG... WTF????
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Not a easy fix, not a cheap part to replace. Can't make one local for inexpensive, don't have one hiding in the garage...
This one is 40+ yrs old and no side load bearing.

eBay has the bearing version for 25% of a new one. It's NOS with a little higher GPM
Sent an offer, accepted, paid shipping.

Got this for $40 plus FedEx charge of $16

Only thing I need to watch is the max rpm...at WOT, I could exceed that. I shouldn't need to do that with the higher GPM and less leak by of a new pump.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 05:45 PM

Sorry to here of your troubles but we all know stuff happens, anyway sounds like you got a plan to fix it quick. :thumbs:


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Posted August 07, 2015 - 05:46 PM

 Ouch! That hurt! Got any #'s for that new pump?


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