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Old 10-14-2010, 07:01 AM
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Default Year old money pit! Soon to be a skidder. I HOPE!

Purchased a pricey J/D tractor a while back for the cab.Managed to come up w/most of the parts to do my build,except for the pump. When I placed the order for the pump,was told don't hold my breath waitin for it.

Well.....Here it's one year & 3 months later! & I have my pump!

Good thing I didn't hold my breath!

Anyhows,got all the goodies back together again,& got a good deal done yesterday. She's not going to look just like the 1:1,But close enough for me.

So here's what I've got so far.





Of coarse,front axle has to be able to pivot.





Now the rear frame.







Wanted to make the hood nice & narrow like the 1:1,But ain't no way all of this is gunna fit in it.



Turns out,the drive line is no walk in the park. Had to git tricky with the parts to fit it in.





Don't know if I'm gunna stick w/these tires.





They bite real good,but don't know if they look ok.

Wachya think?

Thanks for lookin!

FGD
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:33 PM
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Stick with the tires!!! looking good Freddy!!!
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:52 PM
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RCtech9,Thanks!
After a couple hrs of tryin diff trany & motor combos,this is what I did.





Gunna have to make a cover & try to hide it w/cylinders & mounts,This baby needs to be slow & strong!But,yet fast. & this is the best of those worlds that I could dig out of my bone yard.

Then the drive shaft.





Top center pivot.











Thanks for lookin!

FGD
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:57 PM
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Looks awesome Freddy! I havent been on in a while,but I sure am glad I stopped by to see this!!
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:09 AM
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-very cool, what model of Skidder are you building, I know JDeere, but I mean, what year & model?
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:30 AM
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RCJB,glad you stopped in to take a look.& Thanks
SavedONE,I'm kinda useing measurements from a 548 & a 848.The wheel base & length is 848. The back lift arm will be a single hindge like the 548.
Wanted to use two piece lift arm,but running out of room in a big hurry.
As it is,had to use a two spool in the front for steering & plow.Then have to hide a single in the back of machine somewhere for boom movement.
Was thinking about useing servos for plow,but I want this baby to have the hair to really work. & there's no way a two spool will fit in the back of this beast.

Well, made mounts for steering cylinder.

& made up front drive shaft.


Found a good spot to hide 2 spool.


I really wish JD would of made the hood the same size from front to rear,but it gits narrower at the cab than out at the front of hood. Looks like it's all gunna fit through.

In the pic,the two packs are next to each other,once hood is done,one will be on top of the other. & pump & packs will be on an angle,to make up for hood configuration.
Also had to shorten tank on pump.

Last night got the nose piece figured out & drawn out on metal.Today I start the bending. Wonder how many times it'll take before I git it right.
Had to slip the tires on,just for a looky.


Thanks for lookin!
FGD
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:50 PM
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looking awsome some far
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Old 10-19-2010, 01:50 PM
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like a big beast- great metal work
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:10 PM
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Nice work
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:37 AM
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That is too cool! Looking forward to more updates!
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:05 AM
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Nice work!
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:05 AM
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Lets get this thing done Uncle Freddy I want to see it pulling some logs.

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Old 11-17-2010, 08:06 AM
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its about time for a
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:09 AM
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I didnt notice. Will there be any articulation? I have noticed that these rigs are fairly capable and have a lot of twist. I could not tell at your pivot joint if you had that figured in or not.

Look great, I would go with more of a skider looking tire. Kinda clod tire but smaller. but still looks great.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:09 AM
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WOW! Glad you boys are likin the build so far!
Sorry,but no progress to show at this time. Waiting on the rest of my parts to finish this baby.
Also if anyone has a couple of sets of tires that will work on this baby,PLEASE send me a p/m. I've been hunting tires for this build since I've started.
Twisted77,the front axle makes up for uneven ground,the center pivot only steers.
Can't wait to git back on this baby! Will be postin away as soon as parts show!
Thanks again Guys!
Come to think of it! I did manage to make front nose piece & hood.


Thanks for lookin!
FGD


 


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