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post #1 of 39 Old 01-30-2017, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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homebuilt mini skid steer

I posted in how you move your wood my mini skid steer if this is the right place i will try to post build story and photos
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post #2 of 39 Old 01-30-2017, 02:47 AM
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It's as good a place as any for where to post the story on that nifty little skid steer!

Should be a real good read from the looks of it!

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With as many pictures as you have of the build and more pictures of it doing what you built it for.

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post #4 of 39 Old 01-31-2017, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Here is the start the 6 inch wide frame rails with 1/4 plate floor with channels for drive chain I used dodge caravan front drive hubs took the axle apart and welded on 24 tooth plate 60 pitch sprocket onto the axle stub shaft You can see frame and loader arms in position taking shape with hydraulic motor blocked up
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Awsome!

What a handy little item to have around the yard.


and I like the look of the shop, the wood & window, sort of homey.


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post #6 of 39 Old 02-01-2017, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Here the main frame is taking shape motor plates are on and plates to hold them welded in also screw tensioner to push up on motor plate to adjust drive chain after a test run i put in a idler sprocket in front and below drive sprocket to get enough chain tension Main tools are welders plasma cutter drill press old 9 inch swing southbend lathe grinders cutoff saw etc Yes i have lots of treasures Some people call it junk
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I see you have a couple of nice Char-Lynn 2000 series. What are they 4 cu-in? Did you use a variable volume pump(s)?

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What are they 4 cu-in?
I thought I typed 24!

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Some more photos engine is 15 hp from princess auto motors are 18.7 cu. in pump i finally used is 12 gallons gear pump. tank i built is about 7 gallons spool valve is 5 section also i put in a brand flow control bypassing back to tank for very fine control
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very neat, very cool.
Your pictures makes me feel like getting out to the shop and doing some creating.
In other words, inspiring work.

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pump i finally used is 12 gallons gear pump.
That's a Vickers vane pump in the pictures. So you changed it. Do you know displacement or what rpm you get 12 gpm?

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Gear pump i am using .732 cu inch so about 12 gallons at full rpm but i normally run 2800 to 3000 rpm so 9 or 10 gal per min Here is mounts for cyl still just bolts here later i built pins In the picture you can see my ramrod its about a 1984 its in need of new hyd motors but still works the wife claimed it I built it about 8 inches longer and 8 inches wider than ramrod you can see wings on the back i really like can rest against or stop from getting thrown off I made wheel spacers 4 inches deep 5 hole 4.5 inch to 4 bolt golf cart or trailer wheels tires are 20 10 8 rear 18 10 8 front for snow and ice i put on narrower tires and chains i still have finishing touches and paint when weather gets warmer The bucket is 42 inch plus a 36 inch bucket and pallet forks and a blade that needs finishing
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what a great build, and inspiration. Now I want to build one!!. well done sir.
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I hope to have a few more pictures in the near future i am working on a hood and cover and finish off other parts and paint and decals
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