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Posted August 07, 2015 - 05:57 PM

The original was a c2 delta, this one (d4) has the same form factor but with 3/8 inlet / outlet and the side load bearing.
The d4 also has 1.41gpm instead of .82
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Posted August 07, 2015 - 09:02 PM

Hurry up and bolt it on.

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Posted August 07, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Bolted on, but only could try it a little as I didnt have enough oil
Went on well, have to wait until Sunday now to test
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Posted August 07, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Do you think you will need to increase your hydro tank size with the added flow?



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Posted August 08, 2015 - 06:23 AM

Do you think you will need to increase your hydro tank size with the added flow?


No, because they are double acting cylinders . The pump should not affect the size of reserve.

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Posted August 08, 2015 - 09:46 AM

No, because they are double acting cylinders . The pump should not affect the size of reserve.

For some reason I thought you need a reservoir that was 3X the pump flow?  I am new to this so  more trying to learn.  At some point I may want to put a loader on my Craftsman FF.


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Posted September 11, 2016 - 08:02 AM

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 08:19 AM

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I tried to blow them up Alan. Might be a little blurry, but they are bigger.

 

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 05:35 PM

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Alan, is the fork attachment on the front? That looks very handy. Might need to make something like that for the 195.
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Posted September 11, 2016 - 07:49 PM

Alan, is the fork attachment on the front? That looks very handy. Might need to make something like that for the 195.


Tom, trying to see if I have a video from earlier

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Posted September 11, 2016 - 08:39 PM

Part 1/2,

part 2/2


Forks on the Loader is the cats caboose IMHO
I would design more flex into fork placement (these are fixed) if I were making one.
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Posted September 12, 2016 - 05:33 AM

Those forks are nice!


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Posted April 09, 2017 - 04:20 AM

Before I tell you the beginning of the story I am going to tell you the end. Mr.Roper is up and running and is a strong as ever, possibly stronger.

I was using the loader to move a trailer this winter, during one of our weather breaks. All of the sudden, the trailer sunk in a muddy spot and the load twisted a little. Nothing unusual
*This next part, please read with a frustrated Ron White delivery *
Suddenly, the tractor broke in half.
It broke in half
It BROKE the frick in HALF!
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For all the reinforcements and designed strong points in a Roper frame, there is one weak spot. Where the two sections come together. At the seam, it is only two pieces of 3/16 about 3.75" tall and bolted to the rear sections.
The tabs had suffered a previous trauma as shown in these pictures.
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There are old, rusty sections of the breaks that appear to be from before I got it. Possibly dropped off a truck? Long term pounding over rough terrain? IDK, but it was pre broken on one side about 2/3, the other side just under half. The metal that was left, couldn't hang on any more.
Only thing that kept her from folding was the drive belt and the Onan muffler.

I welded the breaks and fabricated exterior structure. I also installed a 45* support that goes from the loader mount bolts to the front section of the frame.
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While I had the engine off, I got a gasket kit and gave the engine some love. The head gaskets were loose, but no carbon. Gaskets looked newish... rebuild from a guy who never rechecked torque?
Intake gasket at carb puckered.
Valves were out too.
It's much better now.
Here is the first installed start. I did bench test, but couldn't video and hold on.
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The electric fuel pump makes it a much different beast too. Primes the carb nice.
And the after pic
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Edited by MH81, April 09, 2017 - 07:10 AM.

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Posted April 09, 2017 - 05:27 AM

Nice job on the repair. That kept you busy for awhile.
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Posted April 09, 2017 - 05:40 AM

WOW! :thumbs: Great job on bringing it back!


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