Mf 12 loader questions
Posted December 14, 2015 - 08:18 PM
for now the loader will be winch operated. Eventually I'll upgrade to hydraulics...
Posted December 14, 2015 - 10:10 PM
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 07:48 AM
Would not have expected it to weigh that much...
Anyways, I don't plan on using mine that heavy again. Also, I upgraded to 1" front axle and increased the pivot bolt size by one.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 07:59 AM
I would want to keep the lift weight to below 300lbs. Much more than that and the 3/4" front wheel spindles may bend or break.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 08:12 AM
I want to say member Tudor had a loader on an MF 12, but I maybe mistaken.
If going to use a winch, make sure you have a better than normal rated battery, and your charging system is working good. If I use mine a lot, say moving a pile of snow, I watch the amp gauge and let it charge back up for a few minutes every 15 minutes or so. I believe that discharging and then charging a battery quickly is hard on it, so that's why you need a good battery. Just my opinion.
Yep, the winch on my dump bucket really works the charging system. I have a problem with burning up my regulators during heavy winch usage.
- propane1 said thank you
Posted December 15, 2015 - 08:19 AM
One of my good neighbors has an MF12 with a Johnson loader. He moves reasonable loads and hasn't had any issues with axle spindles or anything else. When I first built my loader, I'm sure I lifted too much as I kept going through wheel bearings, and broke a spindle twice.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 08:37 AM
Would putting an alternator from something such as a mini van help with the power supply issues? I have a pair of scrap mini vans at my disposal. I'm not much of an electrician (still in school. But I can use auto shop for projects:)) so your guys experience is a big help...
Edited by Greasy6020, December 15, 2015 - 08:42 AM.
Posted December 15, 2015 - 09:08 AM
Yes, an automotive alternator would help a LOT. They make them pretty small. I have a couple on my custom builds. But a large one is fine too, just takes more space to mount.
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Posted December 15, 2015 - 09:27 AM
Those type loader remind me of the old hay booster bucks used back in the late 30's and early 40's. Look like real light weight stuff and and top heavy. If they won't comfortably handle over 100 lbs why bother?
Posted December 15, 2015 - 09:33 AM
I'm thinking something with 500 pound max between both of the actuators...
Posted December 15, 2015 - 11:22 AM
- olcowhand said thank you
Posted December 15, 2015 - 01:38 PM
Posted December 15, 2015 - 01:58 PM
Check max rpm also and pulley accordingly
Posted December 15, 2015 - 02:10 PM