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#91 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 11:43 AM

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

That must be a Ford thing because my GT18H is the only one I have that does that too.  I thought maybe something was just worn out.



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Posted August 30, 2015 - 02:27 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!


The Roper will pull that stunt too.

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Posted August 30, 2015 - 03:10 PM

Kinda odd, as the Eaton my former Unico 15 (now DHI's) didn't freewheel as I remember.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 04:32 PM

Got a little accomplished today! First on the agenda was some clean up of the place.

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Then I started to look into a parking brake. Not much room in there, so I moved to the cylinder location. That was bad news!!!

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Little did I know this is only a 3" stroke cylinder and I need 4"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Everything is now on hold until I can have one shipped in!


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 05:57 PM

Is the cylinder for the 3pt hitch? I must have missed that earlier.


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 06:03 PM

 

 

Little did I know this is only a 3" stroke cylinder and I need 4"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Everything is now on hold until I can have one shipped in!

 

Can you just shorten the arm the cylinder connects to, or would it throw too much stress on it?


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 06:11 PM

Is the cylinder for the 3pt hitch? I must have missed that earlier.

Yes.

 

Can you just shorten the arm the cylinder connects to, or would it throw too much stress on it?

I have no way to figure how much it needs shortened, plus I have it offset to clear the brake!


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 06:34 PM

I only have a spot just over 2.5" wide for a cylinder to go in. I sold the other cylinder I had as I thought this was the same. I haven't a clue on where to use such a short stroke cylinder, so it will probably be scrapped. This whole project is on hold until I find a Ford cylinder with 4 " stroke!


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Posted August 30, 2015 - 07:36 PM

The Ford cylinders are 3.75" stroke if my memory serves me correctly.
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Posted August 31, 2015 - 03:44 AM

The Ford cylinders are 3.75" stroke if my memory serves me correctly.

That's better than 3"!



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Posted August 31, 2015 - 04:23 AM

Can you just shorten the arm the cylinder connects to, or would it throw too much stress on it?

I will look into that this morning, Daniel.



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Posted August 31, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Update! Daniels suggestion worked! I shortened the arm the cylinder attaches to and moved the rear cylinder mount and I now have a usable condition! This time I only tack welded things together!

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I got about 60° degrees of angle.

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Here it is with the lower arms on it.

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Posted August 31, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Good deal!  :thumbs:  I figured this would work, plus save some cash!  


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 04:01 PM

I only have a spot just over 2.5" wide for a cylinder to go in. I sold the other cylinder I had as I thought this was the same. I haven't a clue on where to use such a short stroke cylinder, so it will probably be scrapped. This whole project is on hold until I find a Ford cylinder with 4 " stroke!

Was this the one you sold to me?


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Posted August 31, 2015 - 04:49 PM

Was this the one you sold to me?

Yes! But all is well now!

 

Got the fenders mocked up and did a little more for the brakes. The compression spring I bought for the brakes was lacking some tension, so I went to plan B there. No pics of that yet. But here's some of the fenders. I want to move them forward some more but the foot boards are in the way. Plus I want to go inboard an 1". Think that will have them about right over the tires. Might go a little higher in case I find some more 26X12's! :smilewink:

 

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Tomorrow morning I will remove the foot boards and see what transpires from there!


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