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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 11:23 PM

Hi Guys & Gals i am collecting steel & parts for a small Garden Tractor i want to build soon ,

wondering if any 1 has some pic's of simple chassis's & such for idea's & front end design's ?

Is there any thing else i might need ?

would  8 HP engine be big enough ?  stationery type horizontal preferred maybe ?

cable or hydrolic brakes on diff ? got the option ?

& options on front brakes? 

 

so i done a list of what i might need for the build , as follows  

this is what i own at the moment to start with including the engine maybe!

 

 diff to cut :  but how long ? 

4x2" box section steel for rails ( chassis ) 4 mm thick heavy!

4 speed manual g/box to go 

2 x 12" tires  rear  & optional for front wheels 6 or 8 most likely 

2 or 3 ,12 volt pump& tank units for hydrolic ram's ect 

 air rams as well 

 

pulley's & sprockets & chains & belts & such are plentiful in my junk  collection

uni ball steer joints & alike are ready available too

have some gear ratio items ( limited )

2 electric clutch sets from cutter deck units( 12 volt)

 

alternative engine is an 1800cc  ford escort engine 1960's era car engine 


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 11:30 PM

In our Manuals Section are several old articles with plans for building tractors from auto parts. They are in the plans section and in the miscellaneous section. My wife has a homemade GT that her father built for her 50 years ago from WWII bomber and auto parts. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 11:36 PM

TY for the info & so the GT your wife has got is a ,Flying Sun of a gun Machine ,It would have  some nice history to the Tractor !


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Posted May 29, 2015 - 11:38 PM

Hi Guys & Gals i am collecting steel & parts for a small Garden Tractor i want to build soon ,

wondering if any 1 has some pic's of simple chassis's & such for idea's & front end design's ?

Is there any thing else i might need ?

would  8 HP engine be big enough ?  stationery type horizontal preferred maybe ?

cable or hydrolic brakes on diff ? got the option ?

& options on front brakes? 

 

so i done a list of what i might need for the build , as follows  

 

 

 diff to cut :  but how long ? 

4x2" box section steel for rails ( chassis ) 4 mm thick heavy!

4 speed manual g/box to go 

2 x 12" tires  rear  & optional for front wheels 6 or 8 most likely 

2 or 3 ,12 volt pump& tank units for hydrolic ram's ect 

 air rams as well 

 

pulley's & sprockets & chains & belts & such are plentiful in my junk  collection

uni ball steer joints & alike are ready available too

have some gear ratio items ( limited )

2 electric clutch sets from cutter deck units( 12 volt)

 

alternative engine is an 1800cc  ford escort engine 1960's era car engine 

I plead CRS again tonight. Motherearth News Magazine did a nice article on homemaking a tractor about 35 years ago. They even included the plans for building the brake that I used to use. Go to their website and check in their archives. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 05:22 AM

What drive axle do you have? That could make a difference on how the frame is built.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:15 AM

Kenny i have a light commercial ute diff to cut down with a 4 bolt flat tail shaft yoke coupling 


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:24 AM

In our Manuals Section are several old articles with plans for building tractors from auto parts. They are in the plans section and in the miscellaneous section. My wife has a homemade GT that her father built for her 50 years ago from WWII bomber and auto parts. Good Luck, Rick

Thank you Rick , i found a PDF of the, power-r-pup, do it build

 

Thank you to metalwiz for sharing the pdf of the home build tractor & other stuff



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:27 AM

Sounds like an interesting project. 8hp might be a bit limiting if you want to do any PTO work like mowing, snow blowing etc. It would probably do the job for ground engaging work if you have the gearing low enough.  


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:45 AM

hmmmm i do have an hydrolic thingy a small square look with 1 oil lines in & out on each side & a spline shaft out of it to , not sure if its a drive  or not if so i got a hydrolic pto maybe

 stationery engines (horizontal shaft )  over 8 hp i don't have , i do in vertical shaft 12 hp i think but that complicates things though for setting up 



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:46 AM

Sounds like an interesting project. 8hp might be a bit limiting if you want to do any PTO work like mowing, snow blowing etc. It would probably do the job for ground engaging work if you have the gearing low enough.  

Uhh, Queensland is about the same latitude as the Gulf of Mexico, except below the equator. No snow.


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:51 AM

Uhh, Queensland is about the same latitude as the Gulf of Mexico, except below the equator. No snow.

 

Well that's good then, he won't need to worry about snow blowers, but assuming they have grass to mow 8hp would limit you to a pretty narrow deck. 


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:54 AM

gearing is not a problem , can get it down plenty low enough , i only want it slow .



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 07:46 AM

I wonder how well an 8 HP would handle the drive line and a hyd. pump?


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 09:18 AM

I have a 16hp vert shaft engine that I was going to match up with a rear end from a B210 Datsun. I figured that I'd point the differential yoke up or down to make it work with a couple of drive belts and pulleys. The reverse was going to be the problem. I gave up on the project a long time ago.

 

Here is the Motherearth News article but they've cut it down so that you have to buy the plans now. http://www.motherear...az82sozgoe.aspx

 

Take your time. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 30, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Kenny

the hydro pumps i got are electric 12 volt with built in oil tank cylinder type , will cater for a 1/2 tonne lift ram approx , they come off pallet lifts witch was fitted on the back of trucks for loading 


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