Edited by Alc, November 28, 2016 - 08:02 PM.
Front end loader jib boom
Posted November 28, 2016 - 08:07 PM
Posted November 28, 2016 - 08:09 PM
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Posted November 28, 2016 - 08:13 PM
Nice. It is always good to find more ways to use our toys.
I did a similar setup for my shoveldozer 25 years ago but never got to use it. We were taught a similar field expediant in the Army, 40 years ago. We used the front of a 5 ton bridge truck, two pipe braces and the front winch. Good Luck, Rick
- Alc said thank you
Posted November 28, 2016 - 09:14 PM
Nice setup! Loaders look good on PKs.
Posted November 28, 2016 - 10:38 PM
I think tractor guys can come up with the best ideas to make the work easier great job
Posted November 29, 2016 - 05:49 AM
Neat attachment! Think I would have went a little shorter though.
Posted November 29, 2016 - 06:28 AM
Think I would have went a little shorter though
I wanted it long enough to pull plants from the little pond you see in the background , at the end of the season they grow so big I can't lift them without my son helping , this way I can get them myself . I wasn't sure if I could reach but after I took those pictures of the plow I lowered it over a small retaining wall and shrubs to the front of the garage . I used to have to lift it with the hook on the bucket and drive out into the street from my lower driveway to upper . No shoulder , blind spots , too much traffic anymore . It would be nice to be able to tilt the bucket with a load , maybe mounting a HF winch on the loader crossmember to take some of the weight off the bucket tilt cylinders ?
- KennyP said thank you
Posted November 29, 2016 - 06:53 AM
That explains the length!
Posted November 29, 2016 - 08:38 AM
I wonder if I welded another set of tabs on the bucket for the rod ends of the bucket tilt cylinders they would have enough leverage to tilt with a load ? Those cylinders are meant to be moved easily , when I put the snow plow one gets locked solid to the plow frame and the other becomes the snow plow angle cylinder
Posted November 29, 2016 - 09:17 AM
That's a geometry problem and I have forgotten all of that! I am having that issue on Alice's 3-point and plan to move the cylinder pin further from the pivot some to see if it helps it lift more weight with less pressure. That might work for you when using the pole!
- Alc said thank you
Posted November 30, 2016 - 06:31 AM
I looked at the bucket last night and welding another set of tabs for the tilt cylinders will be worth a try . I made clamp-on forks for years ago it but had the same problem that you couldn't adjust the level once there was a load on it. I'll have to play around with placement , I'll do the same as the factory did by welding squares flat against the bucket , then the tabs to them