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Old 04-07-2010, 08:52 AM   post #1 of 38
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here is my articulated tractor 20 hp onan engine corolla diffs fully hydraulic.The frame is made from 2x2/1/4" square tubing and it will be painted in jd green and i am going to put diagonal braces on the fel uprights.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:11 AM   post #2 of 38
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looking good so far, keep posting as you go John
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:24 PM   post #3 of 38
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Love to see some more pics, showing some fab work. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:54 PM   post #4 of 38
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:34 PM   post #5 of 38
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Wow that will be cool. Can we see some more picts of the details? I like it so far, great idea.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:34 PM   post #6 of 38
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Hello Bobcat fan
It look like you are on your way to having a articulated tractor. It looks good.
Will this be 4 X 4 ??? It looks like you have a rearend in the front.
Here is a picture of just the frame of my loader.

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:25 PM   post #7 of 38
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Keep the pictures coming!!!!
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:04 PM   post #8 of 38
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:13 PM   post #9 of 38
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I want to see the steering...
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:26 AM   post #10 of 38
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here are some more pictures it has been a long and evolving project i shortened the frame and have built 3 articulation joints and to get were it is today has taken about a year working only on weekends and in the school holidays but my welding and machining skills have grown ten fold any way here are the pics
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here are some more pictures it has been a long and evolving project i shortened the frame and have built 3 articulation joints and to get were it is today has taken about a year working only on weekends and in the school holidays but my
welding and machining skills have grown ten fold any way here are the pics

Geez.. I sure hope you don't work on it barefoot....
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:06 AM   post #12 of 38
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It will be interesting to see how both of these projects fair after a years time when completed . Lots of hard work and creative ideas.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:35 AM   post #13 of 38
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well guys i have made a bit more progress on the machine its painted and the hydraulic are plumbed i am finalizing the wiring and hope to start her up on Saturday i will get a video if i do . any way all the best Andre

ps here are the pics
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:22 AM   post #14 of 38
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here are the pics sorry
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:05 AM   post #15 of 38
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well i got my tractor fired up today (with a new engine a 13 hp Honda) for the fist time and i found that i have some hydraulic issues the first was it didnt work the oil foamed and came out of the hoses i was trying to bleed the lines then my filter seal blew out what might have caused these problems?
the filter is not an actually hydraulic filter but a lube filter from a truck could this have any affect on the seal it seames to have to much pressure inside the filter.
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