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#31 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2015 - 09:55 AM

Kinda late to the party on this one, not sure how I missed it.

The wheel horse set up is pretty slick. The ladder bars transfer all of the "push" to the back axle eliminating frame stress. The center lift keeps some of the blade weight off of the front axle making it easier to steer. The only down side for that set up is lifting height and only a few inches of ground clearance in the middle of the tractor where you would normally have almost a foot 

There is no center lift on this tractor, so I will work everything off the front axle hangers. That is where the AC blade would have mounted to begin with.



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Posted December 23, 2015 - 01:41 PM

If you want to push something, then you push from the front so all the resistance causes weight transfer to the rear traction tires, pushing from the rear axle... Is not ideal, as it unloads the rear axle rather than load it.
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Posted December 23, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Got a few things done today! Found a spring for the angle latch.

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Here's the mount arms at this time. If I can get the geometry correct, I can get`10" of lift to the front of what is there. The blade pivot will be about 5" further out.

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I'm still muddling things over. May just make this a dedicated mount for the blade and start over for a bucket.

 

 



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Posted January 08, 2016 - 06:24 PM

I'm not getting anything done here. Too many what if's for cold weather contemplation. Since the other puter went down, I lost my drawing so I can't sit in here where it's warm and try different things. May have to start making another up, since it will only get colder outside.


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Posted June 28, 2016 - 04:39 PM

Got back on this today! My hand was in good spirits this morning, so I decided to work on this today. Got a bit accomplished. The blade mount is 80% done. It is a ways out front, being 14-1/2" forward. But, I need room for a lift shaft in there too.

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I burned everything in pretty hot so I don't think I'll have a issue there. I do plan to x-brace the rest of it after I get the lift figured out.


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Posted June 29, 2016 - 01:03 PM

Gathered some things for the lift rockshaft.

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Now to see what stroke the lift cylinder has. Then the geometry begins!


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Posted June 29, 2016 - 02:20 PM

I noticed one of the shaft supports had a 'list to starboard', so I used the trusty band saw to fix that. I first cut a 15/16" piece of the 3/4" rod to keep the holes aligned. Then I clamped them in the band saw and set it to TRIM. LOL Took maybe an 1/8" off. Now they should sit right and be nearly perfect (+/_ .010) for the shaft to run through.

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Posted September 16, 2016 - 05:21 PM

Well, I'm revisiting this! I'm going to use an electric actuator to lift it. Only a 4 " stroke, but where I plan to mount, I should get 5" + at the blade. No worries about pushing major snow here so that should be fine. Started figuring out a mount for it today.

 

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Posted September 16, 2016 - 08:37 PM

Why not tap into the hydraulics?

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Posted September 16, 2016 - 10:06 PM

That orange bracket you started with was a Case mower deck frame. I have a few on the shelf if you need more. Can you run some hydraulics to the front with some quick connects. A cylinder like this seems the perfect size for your application. The pic shows it fully extended.

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Posted September 17, 2016 - 04:38 AM

Look into the hydraulics route. Don't have a good working 2 spool valve. And this is just taking up space, so why not.


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Posted September 17, 2016 - 10:45 AM

Plus, now you can brag about your "hydro-electric" super custom! Model 512 H-E Modified?


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Posted September 17, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Plus, now you can brag about your "hydro-electric" super custom! Model 512 H-E Modified?

Right!

Got some more done this morning. But this will be all until I return. Got to start getting ready to leave.

The mount to the tractor is done. Put the blade on and set it for 4" of lift at the actuator. Comes up pretty high, but I'm sure that's not correct. And I want it to go 1" +/- below grade. We'll see as I progress.

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Posted September 17, 2016 - 01:48 PM

Well, I'm revisiting this! I'm going to use an electric actuator to lift it. Only a 4 " stroke, but where I plan to mount, I should get 5" + at the blade. No worries about pushing major snow here so that should be fine. Started figuring out a mount for it today.

 

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With the square tube on the front you could make an insert to fit that and raise your cylinder to get more lift. Would be easy to remove to raise your hood also.


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Posted September 17, 2016 - 07:11 PM

Looks good. Expecting lots of snow?


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