Hydrostatic 2 wheel tractor?
Posted November 10, 2011 - 06:20 PM
Posted November 10, 2011 - 09:02 PM
Interesting plan,,, the Gravely/Rapid walkers are hydros but also very spendy. The biggest thing I can think of at the moment is maintaining balance with the components, if its nose or tail heavy it isnt gonna be fun to operate, definetly drop reduction axles/housings to get more ground clearance and slow the bigger tires down. How about a hydraulic pto, not only could you control its speed but also direction, likely this would require a fair sized engine though, but would simplify a pto hook up. Separate wheel brakes would be a nice addition also.
I have seen the Rapid hydrostatic hillside mowers. Lots of money.
Balance I am not to worried about but maybe I should be. I want it to be nose heavy and balance it with attachments and weights. I'll have to think about drop reduction axles. I think clearance would not be a problem with larger tires but speed and torque would be. Unless I ran a hydrostatic pump into a transmission then into a rear end. That would get awful pricey though. Unless I could find someone who would sell me parts cheap.
Posted November 10, 2011 - 09:09 PM
How about a PK rear , driven by a Case pump to hyd motor ,
POWER KING tractor rolling chassis -
That is a interesting idea and I like to get that for parts but I don't have transportation right now and that would be a hefty drive. But it already has turning brakes on it and it would sorta go with the idea of a hydo to a tranny to the rear end.
I would like to do this as cheaply as possible but still have a good end result.
Posted November 10, 2011 - 09:19 PM
If I had lots of money to throw at this is would be fun to mess around with many different ideas. It is fun coming up with contraptions.
Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:25 AM
Posted November 11, 2011 - 06:30 AM
Tucker,good looking drawing.
Posted November 11, 2011 - 07:07 AM
Posted November 11, 2011 - 07:14 AM
Maynard, it can be a challenge. It has taken me a while to do what I have done with it. A faster computer would help, this old thing gets real slow when I am using it.
Yeah,mine is the same way now.
Posted November 11, 2011 - 08:18 AM
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- Lovintractorin said thank you
Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:14 PM
Will the engine be turning the rear correctly ?
Hmmm, good point. Have to to think about it a little more. Maybe could put a pulley on the front of the engine and just slide it back.