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#46 toppop52 ONLINE  

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Posted September 17, 2016 - 07:32 PM

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

I did the same on my CC 3208 for my rear hitch.

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Posted September 17, 2016 - 09:52 PM

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.

 

That's what I used fro the lower mount.

Looks good. Expecting lots of snow?

Just wanted to get this completed, even if it is temporary with the actuator.


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 03:32 PM

I got the top mount together yesterday. Not sure if I will stay with this, but it's all I could come up with right now.

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Got the lift links made today! Again, this may all be temporary.

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Tomorrow is wiring in the switch for the actuator. May have to pull the battery and gas tank to have room to get in there!


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 03:37 PM

Good work! Similar to what I have planned for the front of mine, I'm looking for a Swisher bucket to mount similar to the way my Wizard was.
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Posted September 22, 2016 - 06:18 PM

Good work! Similar to what I have planned for the front of mine, I'm looking for a Swisher bucket to mount similar to the way my Wizard was.

If I can get the Hyds. fixed, a bucket out front would be cool!



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Posted September 23, 2016 - 05:26 PM

Got the wiring figured out! I bought a pair of these switches some time back and they work great for this application.DSCN2140.JPG     DSCN2141.JPG

 

I had these LED taillights for a while and since I was in there thought I would hook them up.

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Had to make some brackets to fit.

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May even make a mount for the beacon light!


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Posted September 24, 2016 - 11:17 AM

Went out this morning to put the battery back in. Got that and closed the hood. Hooked the lift up and nothing! WTF! Got the hood open and started looking things over. Moved the gas tank out of the way to see better. My meter said I had power to the switch, then I saw the issue. You HAVE to hook the ground wire up, DUMMY! Got that and tried again! All works good! Rather slow compared to hyds., but it works!

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Got about 7.5" of lift out of the 4" stroke actuator. I have adjustable links, so if I want to push dirt below grade, I can just adjust down with those.

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 12:34 PM

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 02:31 PM

Now to figure out some 'feet' for this blade! I have some thick nylon type material, but I have to come up with a way to attach that. The pic shows about 25°, but the blade is not on the same floor as the tractor. Thinking 22.5° would be good. Now to get from here to the floor!

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I have some 3/4" all-thread and the nuts, but I'll need a tap and die to clean them for use. But that would give me infinite adjustment and strong enough to handle the work load. A piece of flat stock on the bottom of the all-thread to attach the nylon to. But how to attach the all-thread to the blade?



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Posted September 25, 2016 - 02:53 PM

Well, 3 steps back! I kept looking at those lift links and just couldn't stand them any longer! Remembered I had some AC tie rods. They are 1/2" dia. Of the 3 I have, none were the same length. So a little stretching on one to match the longest.

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Made a 'tool' for welding smaller rod together.

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This looks a bit better!

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Posted September 25, 2016 - 06:17 PM

Now thats really neat there Kenny I like it!
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Posted September 26, 2016 - 04:38 PM

Spent the day painting things! Got an idea for the 'shoes' for the blade.



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:28 PM

A few pics of the 'upgrades'. Here's the front lift now.

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Got the tail lights wired in. Just need some connectors for this.

 

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Here's the front side of the blade now.

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Also wiring in my rotating beacon light. Made a mount for it above the canopy. May have to work clearing snow this winter to make ends meet! I'll get pics when I'm all done.

 

 

 


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Posted September 28, 2016 - 02:25 PM

Here's finished pics! Got the wiring completed and took Alice out for a photo shoot. This combination is just over 10' long.

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Alice also informed me she would like her blanky handy for the show. It is right on the bank of the McClellan-Kerr Navigation Channel just South of the Port of Catoosa. It does get rather chilly there at times. Found out the blanky fits in the toolbox perfect.

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Posted September 28, 2016 - 02:31 PM

She's looking mighty fine , Kenny, mighty fine! Can we get a close-up of how you did the "feet"? I've never needed much snow equipment, so I'm not familiar with what they are, or are supposed to do. Thanks!


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