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by redgiant
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tractor
Replies: 2
Views: 5524

Re: Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tra

Well almost none come up for sale in Ireland, so realistically I have to look to the UK. I think I'm right in saying that a Roadless Major could go for anything from £3000 upwards for a poor example. Add to that commission, VAT, transport and converting to Euros and it can work out quite a lot :shoc...
by redgiant
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tractor
Replies: 2
Views: 5524

Can You Still Get The GMC Axle They Used On Roadless Tractor

I think I read somewhere that it was a very common axle and that it was used on a variety of trucks etc. for a number of years. I'm guessing most of the ones that are still knocking about are in the States? I know it might seem like an utterly mad idea but hey, Roadless tractors are expensive and I ...
by redgiant
Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Power Steering
Replies: 3
Views: 5280

Power Steering

Saw this and thought it might be of interest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Rh5_AvnS4
I'm wondering where the oil feed pipes go to :? Does anyone know if this is a common type of ram (i.e. would be a relatively inexpensive upgrade)?
by redgiant
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Dexta Roadless parts
Replies: 14
Views: 23971

Re: Dexta Roadless parts

Just found this

http://tractor.foroactivo.com/t982-ford ... otos-dinas

How I wish I spoke Spanish :(
by redgiant
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Dexta Roadless parts
Replies: 14
Views: 23971

Re: Dexta Roadless parts

Broadspeed would you please post some updates/pictures of your build? I for one would be VERY interested in what you're doing.
by redgiant
Wed May 11, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Dexta Roadless parts
Replies: 14
Views: 23971

Re: Dexta Roadless parts

If only I had the money!! I dont suppose you have any more pictures/ info about the transfer box? And was the front casting the original or was a stronger version fitted?
by redgiant
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta -60 project
Replies: 108
Views: 100447

Re: Dexta -60 project

Broadspeed wrote:Maybe 4wd with 6cyl Perkins :mrgreen:

I am using Range Rover front axle.
Can I ask why you chose a Range Rover axle? Would it stand up to the torque load well? Would it be stronger than a LR axle?
by redgiant
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: Dexta Roadless parts
Replies: 14
Views: 23971

Re: Dexta Roadless parts

Yes I know that in this case any information to get will be very hard :mrgreen: My intention is to make 4wd Dexta, one way or another :mrgreen: Everything is clear, except the power takeoff to front axle. May be that it is easiest to make it with chain, as all grip traction has done :roll: If You h...
by redgiant
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Dexta -60 project
Replies: 108
Views: 100447

Re: Dexta -60 project

Broadspeed wrote:
Idea is to make 4wd or put a 6cyl Perkins. Any ideas? :mrgreen:
Definitely 4wd. And use a Land Rover front axle so I can copy what you do :lol: :lol:
by redgiant
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Fordson Dexta
Topic: Post Rammer - follow-up
Replies: 18
Views: 14476

Re: Post Rammer - follow-up

Thank's John. Just runs off the trailer pipe and no return needed.The ram has a small bore and stroke, so it rises quickly and more importantly falls quickly when the quadrant is lowered. I chose this one because it has a lateral turnbuckle as well as the tilt adjustment from the top-link. It was m...
by redgiant
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: What Axle Did Roadless Use On Dexta And 3000?
Replies: 10
Views: 9905

Re: What Axle Did Roadless Use On Dexta And 3000?

Hmmmm.... okay. Well what other 4 wheel drive axles are out there if you wanted to do a conversion? Land Rover obviously, but would they be strong enough to cope with the torque loading? Any others?
by redgiant
Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: What Axle Did Roadless Use On Dexta And 3000?
Replies: 10
Views: 9905

Re: What Axle Did Roadless Use On Dexta And 3000?

Thanks for the reply. It sure looks similar to the Schindler axles they put on MF 135s. What are the chances of finding an axle? Not great I'd say :cry:
by redgiant
Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: What Axle Did Roadless Use On Dexta And 3000?
Replies: 10
Views: 9905

What Axle Did Roadless Use On Dexta And 3000?

Were they also a GMC axle? I'd love to own a real bona fide Roadless but I doubt I'll ever have the money :shock: Maybe I could find the same type axle and make my own. Any info would be much appreciated
by redgiant
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: 4WD Conversion Using A Land Rover Axle
Replies: 3
Views: 4459

Re: 4WD Conversion Using A Land Rover Axle

Cheers for the reply Ben. I've seen the Allgrip Traction article too but it doesn't look that great to be honest. I was hoping to convert a Major to as close to Roadless spec as possible, though obviously using a LD axle. I'd want to work it rather than leave it in the shed :)
by redgiant
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: 4WD Conversion Using A Land Rover Axle
Replies: 3
Views: 4459

4WD Conversion Using A Land Rover Axle

I'm not rich enough to buy a Roadless So I was wondering if I could make one. What I'd really love to do is build myself either a NP Major or else a 6/4. I wouldn't say there's much hope of me picking up an old GMC axle so I thought about one from a Land Rover. Has anyone ever tried something like t...
by redgiant
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Ford and Fordson Conversions
Topic: What Type Of GMC Axle Did Roadless Use?
Replies: 1
Views: 3058

What Type Of GMC Axle Did Roadless Use?

I'll probably never own my own Roadless tractor but I may be able to make one :scratchhead: I was wondering exactly the type of axle they used, if they're still to be got and at what price.
Also, what about the axle used on the Dexta and 3000? What kind of axle was it?