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Old 10-19-2011, 12:45 PM
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Default Farm tractor to pay loader,She works vid!

Always wanted a pay loader,but never seem to save enough dough the pick one up.
Just happened to have one of these farm tractors that was screamin,please do something w/me!
So figured,what would happen if I flipped the intereior around & put a bucket on her.

So this is what I'm thinkin.

First the loader arms.

Now the drive line.





Now the engine compartment cover & rear bumper.



Now the guts.



Thanks for lookin!
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:54 PM
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you are master of "aluminum" creation. i bet you have a hard time to sqeeze all that electronic component.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:31 PM
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Hey Freddygeardrive ,very cool idea for the loader
I agree on the tight sqeeze on the electrical and the hydraulic pump,great job.Looking forward to seeing more of it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:37 PM
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hey Freddy, looks awesome! I was wondering what the entire hydro unit cost for such a project? And have you ever tried pneumatics?
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:27 AM
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Thanks Guys!
Yea it's a tight fit for the guts,but there gunna fit.
RCJB,the only problem with useing air,is it will builds pressure until it can move the load.Them it's moveing 90 mph till the pressure drops back off.
Pneumatics is very hard to control,as far as smooth operation goes.
Total cost in parts to build this baby is right around $2285.That's everything but time. Just the hydraulics is around $1300.
This baby is almost ready for paint!





Here's a vid of the first hydraulic test.

& now a vid of the first machine test.
I really suck at the contols,so try not to laugh to hard. I'll get better as time goes on.

Thanks for lookin!
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:41 AM
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it turn out very well, and sorry i have to laugh little bit when i saw the video, every time your make a turn it look like it dancing, maybe adjust the steering a little slower to make it look real action. and YES you have to buy insurance for that king because it take all the hit from the loader and/or maybe get run over LOL. Just messing with you, i enjoy the clip. thanks for sharing.
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Looks great.
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Old 10-22-2011, 06:35 AM
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very cool Fred! Thanks a bunch for giving me an idea as to what these hydro units cost..It seems everyone likes to keep that kind of thing a secret??dont know why?? I dont make alot of money so when it comes to the hobby I have to get creative to save money and build alot of stuff from scratch, but this hydro stuff is alittle out of my reach..
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:00 AM
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Yea RCJB,the ole-hydros get costly quick!
Thanks Guys!
Now the grapple bucket.























Thanks for lookin!

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Old 10-25-2011, 07:21 AM
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Wow Freddy !! Awesome job on the bucket,great idea for the grapple.
Always amazed at your work.
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Hi freddie, I just viewed your videos, you controled it great, I did not see any dancing when you went into any turns. Looks like you did a darn good job for your first try at it, you will do just fine, one thing I noticed, it seems as tho you could use a more powerful pack to run things. Wedico uses 12 volts to rrun their loaders, that will give you the power you need to run your pump at a higher rpm, and give your motors much more power that you need for going into the bank to fill your bucket. Other than that your build is top notch, and will perform great, I love your work, always have, thanks so much for sharing this build with us, allen
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:18 PM
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wow that looks great! and i was just wondering were did u get the tires?
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Man that is a great looking job Freddy.. I cant wait to see it finished..
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:31 PM
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Great job! It'll look really good when that grapple bucket get put on!
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Old 10-27-2011, 04:29 AM
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Thanks Guys!
AA1,the tires are from PMD,purchased a few years back. I tried to get another set awhile ago,& couldn't.I think there off of a wedico off rd dump.
Made some progress with the ole-grapple bucket.






Looks like she's gunna do what I had in mind for er.




As soon as my little high torque motor shows up,this baby will be loadin logs!
Thanks for lookin!
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