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#1 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 04:41 PM

I've got an LGT 165 and I have a question.

 

I've never actually driven it. I rolled it off the truck and onto the table.

 

I'm getting ready to get it off the table, (Very nearly done)

Is it going to freewheel going down the ramps? I can't drive it down ( not enough ceiling height), I have to walk beside it.

 

Should I be hooking the winch to the back for the descent?

 

I know it freewheels with the engine off and trans in neutral. what about with power in in low range?

 

 

 


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:29 PM

I'd check the operators' manual. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:46 PM

If the trans it in Neutral, it will free wheel!


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:50 PM

I'd check the operators' manual. Good Luck, Rick

Good idea. But they don't always give the full picture.

 

This is a heavily modified machine, carrying better than double it's original weight, with a severe CG change at the mid point.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:51 PM

If the trans it in Neutral, it will free wheel!

 

 

Does that mean, if the trans is not in Neutral, it wont?



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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:08 PM

Does that mean, if the trans is not in Neutral, it wont?

No! If you are talking about your dozer, I would definitely have something to ease it down the incline!


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:31 PM

Yup that's what I was talking about. I will definitely put a snubber cable on it. Just to keep it from tearing out the neighbors garage across the alley.

 

That's a lot of mass once it get's going. Momentum can be a bi%%h

 

The other option is a series of ropes and cables to run the pedals from the rear


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:33 PM

Yup that's what I was talking about. I will definitely put a snubber cable on it. Just to keep it from tearing out the neighbors garage across the alley.

Might be a real good idea! Even in 'gear', with the extra weight you have added it will 'coast' for a ways!


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:46 PM

Might be a real good idea! Even in 'gear', with the extra weight you have added it will 'coast' for a ways!

That was my thought.

 

Now the frakkin bit&h won't start.

 

Probably because I didn't treat the fuel when I test ran it 2 years ago.

 

GRRRRRR

 

 

Tomorrow with a clear head.


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 06:54 PM

Might be best!


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 10:13 PM

If it runs and operates then put it in low range, engine on idle, stand beside it and use your hand on the foot hydro pedal to ease it down. It will go slow depending on how you operate the hydro. Can't wait to see it operating. Noel.
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Posted June 06, 2015 - 10:33 PM

If it runs and operates then put it in low range, engine on idle, stand beside it and use your hand on the foot hydro pedal to ease it down. It will go slow depending on how you operate the hydro. Can't wait to see it operating. Noel.

that was the plan.

 

I just worry about the consequences.


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:08 AM

Using propane's method add a cable to the rear just in case it tries to get away.  


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:15 AM

If the engine is running and in gear, it will not move so you will have to "drive" it  off the ramp or put it in neutral and lower it with your winch .


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 09:07 PM

Is this normal?  The F/W pedal only travels a few degrees forward, and 4-5 times that backwards. The only place it stops is in the transaxle






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