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#1 tractormike OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2010 - 08:00 PM

Here are some pictures of my Massey crawler project. I started with a Pennsyvania 1011 tractor. They used a narrowed Dodge rear end with the brakes in the tractor.
I built the tracks from 6 inch wide round baler belting and the track guides from 1 1/4 x 1/4 flat steel and the grousers from ! 1/2 x 1/4 flat steel. The front wheels are on a carriage that moves 3 inches forward so you can tighten the tracks.
I had to redo my braking system and modifiy hydraulic trailer brakes to fit the Dodge rear end and use 1967 Ford master cylinders to control the brakes.
I mounted Massey sheet metal to it and I think the old girl came out looking kind of mean. Here are some build pictures.

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I'll get a new picture of it with the paint job and the dozer blade on it. Hope you guys like lots of pictures!

ok here are a couple of pictures of it done and getting dirty. I was plowing in pretty dry soil but it did dig in and move some dirt.

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And here it is playing " KING OF THE HILL "

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There you go Dan!!!!!

Edited by tractormike, April 21, 2010 - 07:42 PM.
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Posted March 20, 2010 - 08:09 PM

Very much looking forward to the "new paint" pics. Not seen it in finished form yet.:dancingbanana:

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Posted March 20, 2010 - 08:21 PM

That's neat looking! Are you planning on working it? Might be fun to see it pulling a plow. Guess you would have to have the hitch made to pivot with a crawler though.

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Posted March 22, 2010 - 04:29 AM

There it is,A-one Mike.

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Posted March 24, 2010 - 06:05 AM

WOW!
Great job on that!!:dancingbanana::dancingbanana:

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Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:03 PM

I understand your steering system with the brakes, now what is your transmission system to the narrowed Dodge rear end?

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 04:40 AM

:welcometogttalk:Don, glad to have you here.

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 05:34 AM

I understand your steering system with the brakes, now what is your transmission system to the narrowed Dodge rear end?


:welcome:

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 06:04 AM

Welcome Don to the forum!:welcome: Glad to have you here.
As to the drive system it is a stock Panzer tractor drive train. The large silver pulley you see on the right side of the engine has a three step pulley along with a large flat area on it. The engine has a three step pulley also, along with a rubber drive wheel on the crankshaft. The large pulley has a shaft that runs back to the rear end and it has a 10 tooth sprocket on it which drives a much larger sprocket that is mounted on the pinion shaft of the rear end. The lever you see on the right side of the tractor moves that pulley and shaft in or out. When you push ahead on the lever it moves the pulley out which tightens the belt and gives you three forward speeds depending on which set of grooves you have the belt in. For reverse you pull back on the lever and it moves the large flat part of the pulley against the rubber drive wheel on the crankshaft and that spins the pulley backwards which makes the tractor move in reverse.

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 07:31 AM

Awesome Project.

Thanks For sharing it with us.

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 09:51 AM

Hey Mike...where's that "Fresh Painted" bunch of pics? :mecry:

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 07:58 PM

Hey Mike...where's that "Fresh Painted" bunch of pics? :mecry:


Alright Mike, thanks for adding the "painted" pics. She sure looks good, and appears to push a good load too!:dancingbanana::dancingbanana::yelclap::yelclap:

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Posted April 21, 2010 - 08:17 PM

The picture of the crawler with the blade down against the dirt pile was as much as it would push. I still had power but ran out of traction and the tracks were spinning on the dirt. The old girl does quite well for herself.

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Posted August 17, 2010 - 10:56 PM

Very nice....any youtube videos of her running?

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Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:38 PM

Man! that is great stuff!!
One question, what's up with the hood? One time it's a Massey 12 and then a 10??:D




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