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#1 veizter OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2017 - 06:17 PM

Hello , I am building a front loader for my bolens qt . the tractor is a hydro , my question is , can I use the tractor hydraulic system to power the loader . I plan on using  a 2 1/2" by 13 " stroke cylinder , 3/4" rod for the center lift . this is a front mount loader, so I think I can get away with the one cylinder for the lift . I still have to figure out the dump cylinder , but I think that will be the same as the lift cylinder .


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Posted February 24, 2017 - 07:13 PM

Pi x R squared x 400 psi equals 1963 pounds of push for a 2 1/2" cylinder.
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Posted February 24, 2017 - 07:49 PM

Not sure about the Bolens, but most GT's have an auxillary pump for the loaders.


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Posted February 24, 2017 - 09:23 PM

http://www.pf-engineering.com/ 

 

- hopefully not "stepping on toes" but this site seems to have some pretty good plans - might be worth a look


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 07:57 AM

Just something to think about - putting all the loader + load weight on the front of the tractor my not be such a good idea.  Not sure the front end will take it and without power steering would be a beast to steer.  The mid mounts move a lot of the weight to the back of the tractor to even it out a lot more.  Just saying ?


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Just something to think about - putting all the loader + load weight on the front of the tractor my not be such a good idea. Not sure the front end will take it and without power steering would be a beast to steer. The mid mounts move a lot of the weight to the back of the tractor to even it out a lot more. Just saying ?

I second that. I just installed a loader on my 1655 with no power steering. Without decent counter weight, it's a bear to steer and mines mid mounted like most traditional machines. Also, hanging one out front really limits it's use. If you wanna go that route, you might look into a Johnny bucket type setup. Theres a front mount loader out there called the buford bucket. Although I've not seen it on a tractor without power steering. Your hydro system will work but will be extremely slow. I also added a separate pump on the engine directly driven. Was pretty easy to do. Good luck.

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Posted February 25, 2017 - 01:51 PM

Front loader without power steering will make you wish you had arms like Popeye.  :D

 

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Posted February 25, 2017 - 08:46 PM

this project started out as a johny bucket , as I watched video's on utube it sort of changed into a Buford bucket . I originally was going to use electric 12 volt cylinders , but changed my mind and decided to use the hydraulic system on the tractor . the hydraulic lift cylinder on it now is extremely fast, so I thought I'd tie into the system and get the power for the lift . so far the framework is all mounted on the front of the tractor , if it don't work out I can easily add the framework for a standard loader . so far I have 100 dollars invested , and a lot of manhours .. the thing that's buggin me the most right now is the steering  .


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