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#166 ducky OFFLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Kenny Here is the updated info.

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Posted December 06, 2016 - 01:45 PM

Kenny Here is the updated info.

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Thanks, Don! I looked it the kit I bought and there are 012 o-rings in there!  :dancingbanana:

 

Got the cylinder mount made up and installed. Need some touch up paint, but to chilly for that.

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And it goes up and down very nicely. I even gained 1/2" stroke where these pics are taken. It's in the lower end, but I have plenty of adjustment for that.

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Gotta put Alice's clothes back on before I try her out. Don't want her getting sick!


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Posted December 06, 2016 - 05:39 PM

Got Alice all back together. She was happy to be sitting on all four again!

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Here's where the cylinder is located now.

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Took her outside and put the fork lift on. Backed just the end of the forks under the burn barrel and she picked it up at just a fast idle!  :dancingbanana:  I am a very happy camper. Once weather warms some, I'll see what she can lift now. 

A big THANK YOU to ducky for finding the o-rings for the valve. And another to skyrydr2 for the info on how to make this work! All is well! 

 


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Posted December 06, 2016 - 05:52 PM

Good deal Kenny!  Always good when a plan comes together!


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Posted December 06, 2016 - 06:04 PM

Good deal Kenny!  Always good when a plan comes together!

I'm happy! The end of the forks are about 4' back of the axle, so I feel that lifting the barrel easily out there is a big improvement.


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Posted December 07, 2016 - 03:58 AM

Awsome news my friend awsome news!
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Posted December 08, 2016 - 03:08 PM

Nice job. Glad to hear you got it straightened out to your liking.  Maybe a video when it warms up??? 


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Posted December 08, 2016 - 03:23 PM

Nice job. Glad to hear you got it straightened out to your liking.  Maybe a video when it warms up??? 

Might be able to do that when I go to test how much it will lift! Gotta warm a bunch first!


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Posted December 10, 2016 - 04:28 PM

On thing I did not check was the height (up/down at the 3-point rockshaft.). Maybe I can do that tomorrow.


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Posted December 16, 2016 - 03:55 PM

I finally got out and measured. It's about 1/2" lower in the up position. Also, 3/4" lower when down. I have a way to fix that, just gotta have some warmer weather to do it.


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Posted December 20, 2016 - 03:05 PM

Weather got better and I had cabin fever, so I tackled the lift issue today!  Built a fire in the wood burner to ease the chill, before long I was shedding the coveralls. I took the lift link loose from the front rockshaft, then raised the 3-point arms to where I wanted them. Made a mark with some chalk where it needed to be. Turns out, I needed it around 1/2" shorter. That is what I had originally planned on, but some how made it longer. So much for all that effort. 

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So i pulled the 3-point to get the link out. Cut loose the stiffener, then used the band saw to cut away unneeded material. Trimmed the stiffener to match. Welded it back together.

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Placed it where the stove heat would warm it and put a new coat of Semi-Gloss Black on. Put everything back together and I am now at 22" full lift as before I started this.

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All is well! Now to see how much weight it will lift. Another day for that project.


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Posted December 20, 2016 - 03:50 PM

I was curious about where the lower height was, so I fired up Alice and did a check. Before all this I had 22" when up and 16" when down. Now I have 22" up and 15" down. Gained an inch! Might see about capacity tomorrow if the weather holds.


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Posted December 23, 2016 - 04:22 PM

Well, I broke Alice today! Got her out to see what she could lift. And I broke the rockshaft I built! Guess my welds there weren't good enough.

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So I cleaned things up and set the angle back.

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It won't break these welds. I burned it in real good. All I have to do is put the fender back on and she's ready to try again. Weighed the fork lift, it's 75 lbs. Put the 50 lb. pallet on the forks. Had the 140 lb. box blade on there about halfways back on the forks when the weld let loose. That was 265 lbs. Not bad. I'll check things again after the holiday! Gonna be wet around here!


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Posted December 23, 2016 - 05:04 PM

Hope nobody got hurt when it let go - sometimes the second time around works out better in the long run.


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Posted December 23, 2016 - 05:37 PM

It let go right as it started to lift. I was standing beside it.


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