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#301 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 09:33 AM

Looks great Kenny.
Well done.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 10:01 AM

Kenny , are you looking for battery cable plugs ? I've used these Anderson ones and they work well. They might also have smaller ones too.
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The fifty amp version should work fine for you Kenny.
You can use the 175 amp one also. it will be a bit bigger and easier to grab. Your do not need to worry about wire size with these as long as the wire will fit the connector. when putting small wire into the larger connectors we just fill the connector with solder and insert to wire and let cool.
Any forklift dealer in your area will have these in stock.
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Posted November 15, 2011 - 09:16 AM

Kenny the dump trailer looks great.
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Posted November 15, 2011 - 11:18 AM

That's some awesome engineering, sir.
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Posted November 16, 2011 - 08:58 AM

I have drawn up what I would like to do on the tailgate, similar to a dump truck. I still have to figure out the latch, but that will be easier after the gate itself is done.
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I think this will work pretty good. If I want to spread the load, I'll add chains for controlling how much comes out.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 05:00 PM

Found something to use for the winch connector and it didn't cost a penny.
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This was part of an old phone system, phenolic base. Allows me to connect wires together. So I gathered up some wire & connectors and proceeded to make a harness for it. Whilst running the wires under the seat pan to the battery, I had the hood open looking for the wires to pull up. A strong gust of wind blew the hood down on me, forcing my nose into the sharp edge below. Bled like a stuck hog all over the place. Kinda ended my efforts for the day. Oh well, there's always tomorrow to get this working. Hopefully, I'll have pics of the trailer dumping it's first load then.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 05:47 PM

Sorry to hear about your nose Kenny. Will that block thing be good for a lot of amps, those winches draw about 20 with no load and upwards of 100 amps or so if really loaded up.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 05:51 PM

Casey, we'll find out. It was worth the try. I doubt it will ever reach full amperage load, that would be pulling awful hard. And dirt isn't that heavy.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 06:05 PM

Casey, we'll find out. It was worth the try. I doubt it will ever reach full amperage load, that would be pulling awful hard. And dirt isn't that heavy.

Wet dirt is heavier than it looks Kenny lol. I hope you don't fry it immediately.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 07:30 PM

I have a 30 amp circuit breaker in line!

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 07:46 PM

Kenny those terminals should be good for greater than 30 amps by the looks of them. If you are just using it as a junction for 2 wires then putting the 2 of them on the same bolt would probably make the wire the limiting factor not the terminal block. I guess your next project will be a hood stay to keep accidents like that from happening!

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 07:55 PM

You better believe it. Got a 4X4 propped up there right now.

Casey, the wires on the winch are 10 guage, so it can't be pulling to much. If it pops the circuit breaker, I'll run the meter on it to find out what it does pull amp wise. This is just a connection point, as the winch wiring just barely reached the battery. Needed something closer to connect to.

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 11:15 AM

Kenny sorry to hear about the nose. Maybe those hood rods are a good idea.:smile1:

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Posted November 19, 2011 - 11:17 AM

Hardcore. Way to go. Seems like if any of us are going to do mechanical stuff as a hobby, then a few trips to the urgent care place are to be expected.
Great stuff. Guess you could do a traditional L latch like a dump truck if all else fails. You may come up with something better, though.

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Posted December 03, 2011 - 01:13 PM

Found a hydraulic green dump cart on you tube.John Deere 17P hydraulic dump cart - YouTube




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