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#1 victor3ranger OFFLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 09:45 PM

Ok, I have a JD316 frame that still has the front axle and front hydro lines. My idea on the front axle is to turn it around so the steering is attached to the tongue but don't know exactly how to go about this. If anyone has ideas I am hear to listen.

 

The other part I need help on is....Where to position the lift cylinder to lift the bed.

 


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Posted September 24, 2016 - 10:43 PM

If you pivot the tongue right behind the axel and attach the steering linkage behind that pivot point?

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Posted September 24, 2016 - 10:56 PM

I was thinking flipping the front axel so the linkage is in the front, that way I could make the pivot point at the axle with the linkage attached to the tongue?


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Posted September 25, 2016 - 07:46 AM

Just making more work to turn the axle around.  Your going to have to pivot the tongue at some point, and attach the tie rods to the axle at some point.  Like MH81 said, pivot right behind the axle and attach the tie rods to the tongue.  You can vary the attachment location to get the right wheel angle with the tongue.  Have done a couple both ways.

 

Couple different way to hook the cylinder up.  Use a scissor set up under the bed like the older farm wagons but will take more hydraulic pressure that way.  Vertical in front of the bed to lift it up.  Long hydraulic jack like on some engine hoists works good but not fast and is manual.


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Posted October 04, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Just making more work to turn the axle around.  Your going to have to pivot the tongue at some point, and attach the tie rods to the axle at some point.  Like MH81 said, pivot right behind the axle and attach the tie rods to the tongue.  You can vary the attachment location to get the right wheel angle with the tongue.  Have done a couple both ways.

 

Couple different way to hook the cylinder up.  Use a scissor set up under the bed like the older farm wagons but will take more hydraulic pressure that way.  Vertical in front of the bed to lift it up.  Long hydraulic jack like on some engine hoists works good but not fast and is manual.

Do you have any pictures of the ones you have built?



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Posted October 04, 2016 - 07:10 PM

You'll need to read this if you are going to build a 4-wheel wagon.

 

https://en.wikipedia...eering_geometry


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