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Posted June 12, 2013 - 10:19 AM

As you know Daniel, that little mule of an engine will probably run 8 hours on that tank.

 

a WH D200 tank style set up might work well on the back of that.

 

I figure 3 or 4 hours working hard.  But next time I have a big job for it, I'm gonna fill her up, then mark the engine hour meter time & find out.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 11:24 AM

This morning I took the driveshaft off so I can replace the alternator/water pump belt.  Should have done it before installing engine, but if I'd taken the time to go get the belt, I'd have lost a lot of engine installation time.  Also used a cutting wheel on angle grinder to trim the extended hood even to the grill.  When I get to town for the belt, I'm gonna have a piece of tubing bent to make a stack to come off the muffler.  Right now exhaust blows onto my left loader lift cylinder, so I had to wire a metal shield around it & the one hydraulic hose.


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Posted June 17, 2013 - 04:59 PM

I made a lower side panel for the left side today.  May build the other side's panel tonight.  Looks much better with the radiator side covered.  

 

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:17 PM

I made a lower side panel for the left side today.  May build the other side's panel tonight.  Looks much better with the radiator side covered.   attachicon.gifDSC00069.JPG

That is one tough looking Little MF.
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:21 PM

This evening I bolted on the other side's lower grille cover I built yesterday.  One bolt to put in yet.  Just finished putting her to work putting the silage into the feeders.  This machine has saved our butts several times for things only it can fit in to do.  Had to slip on the new alternator belt, then re-install the driveshaft to engine before I could use it for the silage.  I am sooooo glad I built this loader, and that I modded the tractor for it's intended purposes.  The Yanmar diesel is simply awesome!

 

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:07 PM

That Fab-ed front end really looks great Daniel. Glad to hear how well all your work is proving itself. :thumbs:


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Daniel,

That does look really good. The thing looks like a real work horse. I thought that you put a Kubota Z482 engine in that (what I based my fuel usage on :thumbs: ).



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:29 AM

Your project came out really nice Daniel. Hope you get years of use out of it.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Daniel,

That does look really good. The thing looks like a real work horse. I thought that you put a Kubota Z482 engine in that (what I based my fuel usage on :thumbs: ).

 

Yanmar 3TN66....... 3 cylinder 16hp.  


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 05:53 PM

Daniel, how long is that engine and radiator setup? Wonder what I would have to do to stuff one of those in my 2nd FF?



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Daniel, how long is that engine and radiator setup? Wonder what I would have to do to stuff one of those in my 2nd FF?

 

I'll go take some measurements for ya.  As to what you'd have to do........a lot of work!  :smilewink:


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:30 PM

About 27" long from engine pulley to front of radiator (radiator as close as I could place it).  Engine from bottom of oil pan to top is about 18 1/2".  Didn't get a width, but your frame is plenty wide anyway.  With one of the slimmer radiators like Mike used on his puller, you could trim that length down by 2".

  It can be a lot of work & head scratching, but if you got it done, you'd never question whether or not it was worth it.....cause it IS worth it!  No doubt about it!  :thumbs:


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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Measure tape was on kitchen table, and tractor 60' from my back door....in case you wondered how I got those measurements so fast.



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:37 PM

I'll have to go measure the FF. It's pretty roomy under there. But that might make a pretty good combo! Add some extra hydraulics, power steering, & such and I bet it would be a sweet tractor!



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Posted June 26, 2013 - 06:47 PM

I'll have to go measure the FF. It's pretty roomy under there. But that might make a pretty good combo! Add some extra hydraulics, power steering, & such and I bet it would be a sweet tractor!

 

It WOULD be for darned sure!   

 Here's a good seller of diesel engines in TN, and he ships.  Diesels   

The radiator Mike uses is a 3 row for $136, the following is a 2 row for considerably less $'s.  It would handle it fine, but the fan may cycle just a bit more than a 3 row.  2 Row Radiator


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