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#76 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2015 - 09:51 AM

I understand Kenny, I got ambitious and took the New Holland apart to free up the controls. Nothing more aggrivating than a running $50 tractor that you can't even drive... Lol
I need to get a piece of sheet metal to put over the driveshaft area, it was a little unnerving seeing that shaft turning 3000 rpm below lol. Sorry, got distracted lol.

When I got my New Holland GT14 it was missing the cover over the driveshaft too, that shaft spinning at 3000+RPM made me real nervous.  I ended up getting a piece of expanded metal to cover the spot, I can still see everything going on under there without fear of that thing eating something it shouldn't.


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 05:51 PM

Since i got home early, I was able to get a little accomplished! Got the shaft under the tractor (temp) and looked at some things.

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I moved the lever for the Fwd/Rev inboard 3/4" and that made the pedal location real nice. That also showed me what I needed for the brake pedal. I cut some 3/4" ID tube and bent a piece of 1/4 X 1-1/4" strap to what looked like it would fit.

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Cut the Allis pedal loose from it's original  strap and attached it to the new one.

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I welded the tube to the new strap and put it on the shaft for a test fit. This will be pinned to the shaft and another strap will be on the other side for the brake linkage to attach to.

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Not a bad afternoon!


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Looking real good there Kenny!  I've found the brake pedal on most of my hydro's not needed hardly ever.  In fact, I can't even remember if my 1655 even has a brake pedal.  If it's still there, it's never used!  What the pedal is really good for is if it has a lock function to help stop possible creeping when stopped.


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 07:13 PM

Looking real good there Kenny!  I've found the brake pedal on most of my hydro's not needed hardly ever.  In fact, I can't even remember if my 1655 even has a brake pedal.  If it's still there, it's never used!  What the pedal is really good for is if it has a lock function to help stop possible creeping when stopped.

I need something to hold it when parked on a hill as it will freewheel when the engine is shut off!


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Very good progress on putting this together. With the pedals mounted it looks like enough room to do the rod connecting the pedals to the Hydrostatic Drive could be made like the one I made for my tractor with a ball joint on both ends.

 

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Posted August 28, 2015 - 09:19 PM

Very good progress on putting this together. With the pedals mounted it looks like enough room to do the rod connecting the pedals to the Hydrostatic Drive could be made like the one I made for my tractor with a ball joint on both ends.

 

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Or a heim joint.  They last even longer.


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Posted August 28, 2015 - 11:43 PM

I need something to hold it when parked on a hill as it will freewheel when the engine is shut off!

 

That's a good idea. I use my brake for that purpose all the time and when the engine is running in case it wants to creep. 

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 04:49 AM

Thanks for all the good suggestions for the joints. That may be future upgrades depending on time and $ available.

I may have to back up here some and do some finish welding under all this. I need the main structure for the hydro put together so nothing moves later. At least I know my ideas on the pedals is going to work with a little tweaking here and there. Plus I need the foot boards tied down to get a good location for the pedal shaft mounts. I'll get some pics as I do all this for you folks.


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 06:15 AM

That's looking AWSOME Kenny !!! And yes you definitely want it rugged!!
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Posted August 29, 2015 - 09:09 AM

I guess I should clarify more! How do you get the engine crankshaft aligned properly to the rear end?

Not sure if this is applicable to your tractor but on a car/truck I use a digital level and set engine at 3 degrees downward, differential at 3 degrees upward. If you don't have a digital level there is a digital level app on some cell phones...


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Not sure if this is applicable to your tractor but on a car/truck I use a digital level and set engine at 3 degrees downward, differential at 3 degrees upward. If you don't have a digital level there is a digital level app on some cell phones...

I haven't a clue what things are set at, but they look real close to me!

 

Got more done today! I now have Go and Whoa pedals! I took things apart early this morning (6AM) and got some of the tack welds  finished up. Started going back together about 8ish.

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Went to Ace Hardware and found a spring for the brake.

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Here's a shot of the crossmember. And after I added in the angle iron for the rear of the foot boards.

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I trimmed excess material off the foot boards.

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And got them bolted in. While they were off, I put them back-to-back and drilled for the shaft mounts under them.

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A couple shots of the Fwd/Rev pedal & linkage.

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I decided to put the brake on the left like most tractors have. I have a challenge finding the pedal on the Ford.

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All hooked up and ready to work!

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What do you all think about this?

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:05 PM

I like the brake on the left.  It looked a little crowded when on the right.  Question....the original hydro control lever...what is it going to now?  I see a rod still connected.


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:16 PM

I like the brake on the left.  It looked a little crowded when on the right.  Question....the original hydro control lever...what is it going to now?  I see a rod still connected.

That's the Hi/Lo lever, which it originally was! This wasn't a hydro tractor, but a 3 speed with Hi/Lo.


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:20 PM

That's the Hi/Lo lever, which it originally was! This wasn't a hydro tractor, but a 3 speed with Hi/Lo.

Oh, ok.  That is easy to shift then.  I like the hi-lo shift location.  I forgot it was a gear tractor.


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Posted August 29, 2015 - 07:28 PM

I may have you make me a decal for the console. Something stating to shift Hi/Lo to neutral and setting the brake when leaving the tractor. These things will freewheel with the engine off!


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