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Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Getting closer, just waiting on a few bearings so I can finish the center bearings.
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The split collars actually are machined out to precisely house the bearings, thus letting me in mount them easily .
Only bearings missing is the very rear. Hopefully ill have them tomorrow?

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:30 PM

That is pretty neat, Keith. Must be nice to have the 'tools' to do things like that. One of these days, I need to install the shaft and bushings you sent me. Just havent had the place to do that. I do now.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:04 PM

Nice work!
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:07 PM

Ok , it works, and works well ! If you look at this link you can see it running.
http://www.youtube.c...re=results_main

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:53 PM

Looking good, Keith. Had a heck of a time getting to the video though.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:59 PM

Yeah, I cant get to the direct link with the phone, but did some hunting and fixed it.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 04:22 PM

Thats a nice set up ya got there,, I like that,,, But I don't think this set up will work on the 195 will it ???

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 05:18 PM

I don't think it will, Russ. But I would have to consult the manuals to say for sure.

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:42 AM

Well I am finally revisiting this and doing some refining to it. Though only cosmetic as it functions beautifully. We put many hours on them both and the newest one ( one with the pto shaft part of the bracet) is the clear winner. This unit will be cleaned up and refined and availble for purchase when finished. It WILL NOT BE ADAPTABLE TO FACTORY BRACKETS! As the top rocker shaft , and lower arms are SUPERIOR to the factory design , looks and works WAY better too. Stay tuned... As I'm making goodies as I type.
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Posted June 01, 2012 - 06:52 AM

Sounds good, Keith! I'll be watching for updates!

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Posted June 02, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Wow, the proto type swaps from tractor to tractor literally in minutes! Very nice! Pto shaft though..... That might ? I have not messed with it as of yet,and may not? Those are a real pain .
Going to cnc out all the parts next week, so shortly we should have a refined version that will not only function perfectly, but look really nice too.
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Posted June 02, 2012 - 06:59 PM

Nice job on the PTO shaft. So, those split collar/bearings are effectively steady bearings for the shaft? I can't see in the picture how they mount to the tractor.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Wow, have i been busy! Got just about all the parts made for the latest version. I'm going to install them on my diesel 165 and my 125 LGT . So I know it will work on both generations. I have a few parts left to mill out, but for the most part well underway. A shot of the "new" pto side , Kenny and a few other guys may notice a few suttle changes;)

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 07:36 PM

That looks awesome, Keith! Yepper, changes noted!

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Posted June 16, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Well things are coming along nicely, next step is fixtures to make the assembly and welding easier and more accurate.
The assemblies are lighter and easier to install, and allow easier access to the transaxle too.
I have eliminated the holes for that tiller cross shaft, I see no need for this as all you need is to add a bar with 3 holes to use the 3 points' center link holes instead! I'm trying to get a tiller just so i can make it and have it ready. The pto stuff will be next, and I'm hoping i can make a "one kit fits all" unit?
I will say this! There is a ton of labor in these kits that must have been why they were so $$$ . From what a salesman for Ford, told me ,back in the 70s they were over a grand just for the 3 pount and pto together .... Ouch!

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