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#1 johnboggs21 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 01:55 PM

Just thought I'd post up some pics of my only tractor. An old murray thats been modified many times over, and my latest endeavor. The addition of hydraulics. Enjoy:

What I started with
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Where I'm at now. Its a work in progress
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Posted August 21, 2011 - 02:13 PM

Looks like the exact same place I mounted an alternator for the Caterpillar LOL.

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Welcome! Cool Murray. What kind of pump is that?

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 05:05 PM

Welcome! Cool Murray. What kind of pump is that?

HYDRAULIC :bigrofl:

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 05:14 PM

Okay Casey, you won that one. I guess I should have said what brand is that pump.

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 07:55 PM

Okay Casey, you won that one. I guess I should have said what brand is that pump.

It was an opportunity that any other one of us would have gone after, I was just lucky to get the first shot. :D

Look on the bright side, George didn't get to it first. :bigrofl:

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 08:50 PM

Are you going to have a lift for the rear too ?

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 08:58 PM

Thanks for the pics, Hydraulics are a nice addition to any tractor.

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 09:57 PM

Welcome! Cool Murray. What kind of pump is that?

The tag on the pump says mfgd by John xxxx co. Cant remember the rest of the name lol
The pump originally had an electric motor powering it. When i got it the motor was a seized up peice of junk, so I removed the motor and retained the 2 aluminum ends from it since they had nice bearings in them. Then I picked up a belt and pulley from TSC. Worked out just right to drive off the unused pulley that was previously used to power the mower deck. The pumps original purpose was to serve as an emergency backup on an 89 F-350 bucket truck.

Are you going to have a lift for the rear too ?

Sure am, got a matching cylinder for the back. Just have to round up some valves and finish installing the pump. I dont think that bungee would hold for very long lol.

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Posted August 21, 2011 - 10:01 PM

I love it,keep us posted

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 10:55 AM

Got the upright in and braced up:
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Posted August 23, 2011 - 05:58 PM

I hope your cylinders are long enough. LOL

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:12 PM

oh yeah! home meade at it's finest!:smile1:
be carefull of how much weight you put on the rear of that beast, the tranny in those are not exactly known to be the stoutest in the bunch. good for what they are but.... the bushings at the ends of the outputs will try to walk out on you if over taxed. then you'l need to replace it---with something stronger of course:D

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 09:23 PM

lol ive pushed that rearend waaaay past its limits many times and she aint blown yet lol.

The cylinders were free and they matched so thats what im using lol. beats a manual lift.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 10:23 PM

Put two mounting points on the uprights and you can move to the lower mount and use the cylinders as jacks to change tires etc.




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