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#1 Jehtro OFFLINE  



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Posted September 21, 2015 - 08:52 AM

So I have posted in awhile, been through some life events with sick family members. Getting a bit more shop time as of late.


Going through my storage hoard and I have this rolling chassis that used to be an h14xl.


The plan was to convert to electric, but I think constantly hydro drive is going to be too much draw to use the electric motor on.


Anyway, looking through my stuff, have a running 5hp and another 8hp that need some attention.


Decided to mount the working 5hp to the chassis and play around with it.


I know theres some pure Bolens guys out there, but remember this chassis was almost scrap.


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Works pretty good, the hydro on the pedal makes it fun to drive, great for moving trailers around the yard.


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Then I was looking at it and decided to move the front axle back to decrease the turning radius


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Once that was complete, I chopped the frame back.


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Now I'm working on adapting a blade I had in stock, 


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Had trouble working out the geometry on the hydro lift, I can get down pressure fine but lifting up it now working correctly, I didn't have any front mount attachments to follow, but I think I made the pivot point in the wrong place.


I did play with it in the dirt a bit, worked fairly well, but everything is spot welded and I didn't want to push it.


Eventually I would like to have a johnny bucket ridged up full time to this tractor.


More pics to follow

Edited by Jehtro, September 21, 2015 - 08:56 AM.

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Posted September 21, 2015 - 09:00 AM

That's creative thinking !!     :thumbs:

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Posted September 27, 2015 - 03:02 PM

Well I've been putting way to much time into this, but dad was over and made a case for moving the hydraulic lift cylinder front underneath,

Lot of work and had to buy longer lines but I'm way happier with the results.

Here are some pics of the cylinder move to the front


Anyway it works good even with the little motor, dad's got a larger one he's going to get fired up for me.

I'm pretty pleased with myself, only out about 120 bucks Canadian so far, or about 12 bucks in green backs. Lol

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I should mention I've been running flux core mig, getting pretty sick of that, so I ordered the conversion kit for mig