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Postby aviator » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:59 pm

installation of power steering 1.
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Re: Traction device

Postby Mark » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:17 am

Aviator I'm having a hard time understanding from your explanation how this traction device works. Would you try and explain a little better.
Does it come down on the ground by some hydraulics? Does it pick your tractor up out of the mud and push it forward or backward by hydraulics? How can something that is bolted to the bottom of the tractor help with traction.
Your fabrication of this device is great, I just don't understand the mechanics, sorry. :)
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Postby Dandy Dave » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:45 pm

I think the meaning gets lost in the translation. (Transmission Device) It is a transmission gard, or belly pan that also supports the hydraulic pump, that is driven off of the PTO, for the log loader that will come later. With that said, the log transport wagon will also have to be towed by some point on the tractor. Dandy Dave!
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Postby aviator » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:03 pm

installation of power steering 2.
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Re: Traction device

Postby aviator » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:55 pm

Mark wrote:Aviator I'm having a hard time understanding from your explanation how this traction device works. Would you try and explain a little better.
Does it come down on the ground by some hydraulics? Does it pick your tractor up out of the mud and push it forward or backward by hydraulics? How can something that is bolted to the bottom of the tractor help with traction.
Your fabrication of this device is great, I just don't understand the mechanics, sorry. :)
Traction device does not contain any hydraulic activity. It is attached to the hook which later turned logs with a trailer. At the same time frame towing device protects hydraulic pump connected to the output shafts. Traction device on the bottom of the cover plate to protect rear of the tractor hydraulics compartment below the pump suction connection and the degree of hydraulic hoses. I hope this clarified a little traction device approach.
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Postby Mark » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:14 am

Aviator,
I think Dave said it best "the meaning gets lost in the translation." When you said "traction" I thought you meant a device somehow that would help the tractor to not spin it's wheels in mud or snow.
I see now what your are talking about.
Thanks Dandy Dave.
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Postby aviator » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:40 pm

installation of power steering 3.
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Postby Dandy Dave » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:08 pm

I see that you have removed the dynamo, to install the power steering pump. How do you plan to re-charge the batterys? My power major has two pulleys on the crankshaft end, and the dynamo stays where it was originally installed. Dandy Dave!
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Postby aviator » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:54 pm

Dandy Dave wrote:I see that you have removed the dynamo, to install the power steering pump. How do you plan to re-charge the batterys? My power major has two pulleys on the crankshaft end, and the dynamo stays where it was originally installed. Dandy Dave!
I took the charger out of the original, as do I install the AC charger. It is a space for quite a bit enhancer hydraulic pump has been installed. So resolving the matter so that the alternator will build a new stand, and as you've also done so, install the crankshaft from the double pulley. Then the alternator has its own belt and the belt contact while the charger is greatly improved.
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Postby Dandy Dave » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:01 pm

My Power Major has factory installed power steering, which from what I understand, is not a common option. :D Dandy Dave!
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Postby aviator » Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:02 am

Power steering installed.
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Postby aviator » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:03 am

Hydraulic pump inlet connection.
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Postby aviator » Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:45 pm

Increase tractor oils.
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Postby aviator » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:35 pm

test drive.
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Postby Dandy Dave » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:48 pm

That first trip around the block after all that work sure does feel good. Doesn't it. :D Dandy Dave!
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Postby aviator » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:17 pm

Dandy Dave wrote:That first trip around the block after all that work sure does feel good. Doesn't it. :D Dandy Dave!
True talk :) . Building a few months after it was great to get the first test. Tractor designs have succeeded in my opinion, very well. Although there is still a lot of planning and construction of the front. The next step is interesting in front of the field to match log wagon and the tractor together.
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Postby aviator » Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:04 pm

tractor and log trailer.
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Postby aviator » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:30 pm

Roof rack lights 1.
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Postby aviator » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:31 pm

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Postby aviator » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:50 pm

Roof rack lights 2.
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Postby aviator » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:14 am

Lighting stands installed.
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Postby aviator » Sat May 01, 2010 10:10 am

The loader valve rack table 1.
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Postby aviator » Tue May 04, 2010 12:35 pm

The loader valve rack table 2.
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Postby aviator » Fri May 07, 2010 4:26 pm

The loader valve rack table 3.
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Postby JC » Sat May 08, 2010 4:54 pm

You're a very good steel fabricator, aviator. When are you going to start moving logs?
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