My Homemade 4WD Mini Road Grader aptly named The Allis-Grader
Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:12 PM
Rear ends are solid or rigid with no suspension. I wanted as long of a wheelbase as I could, in order to get the smoothest grade possible.
Welded the two hoods together
Exploded view of my new adjuster using 5/8 all thread 6 inches long, a coupling nut and some regular nuts, 1 inch angle iron with stud welded in place
New one next to old idea
Nut on top is welded to all thread, coupling nut welded to adjustment arm, extra all thread fits inside tube, reinforcement welded to sides of angle iron piece
I did that on both sides, but was then needing the front end of the attachment arm to move too, so after many ideas this was my solution to allow the whole blade assembly to swivel
And this is the angle I can now achieve
Not that I will use it that steep most times but it does give me the control I was hoping for.
Spray bombed the hood, not real good close up but at least it is all one color now.
And that is where I am at as of now, no more current work in sight until I can go for the hydraulics. Should use it a few more times before the ground freezes, may try for a short video, will see on that one though.
Oh and one more thanks to KennyP for the invite over to this forum,
- larryd and Chopperhed have said thanks
Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:19 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:30 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:57 PM
Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:17 AM
like kenny said, this fourm is like home, good people here, sit a spell, hang out, you'll like it here,
im looking forward to more, what a great build,
Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:31 AM
Posted September 24, 2011 - 08:38 PM
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Posted July 05, 2012 - 09:12 AM
Posted July 06, 2012 - 02:17 PM
Thanks for the compliments . The shifter idea still needs some refinement yet and for now I have a pair of vice grips on the rod to assist in shifting the rear rear-end all the way in. You would be welcome to come over, I live about 25 miles west of Mt. Pleasant.
WOW! This is amazing. I am planning on starting a similar project and my biggest quetion is about shifting both rear ends. I see you had a connecting rod to the two shifters, but how does that move them side to side? Also, any chance I could come take a peek sometime? I see we are both in Michigan.
Posted July 06, 2012 - 05:28 PM
- Michiganmobileman said thank you
Posted July 08, 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted July 27, 2013 - 03:41 PM
You have some great ideas, the rotator was great, the ball hitch idea was even better.
I would go one better and set a walking beam rear end. easy with the horizontal shaft transmissions. linkage a little trickier.
Edited by Chopperhed, July 27, 2013 - 03:47 PM.
Posted September 12, 2013 - 08:33 AM
You did a great job!