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    Veteran Member Rowski's Avatar
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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    <font color=blue>But now I'm still sitting here scratching my head trying to think of what in the world would you attach it to.</font color=blue>

    I knew this question was coming! Attached is a rough sketch of the load level type. It is basically a stick figure. Now you know why I want a CAD program. The "T" bracket gets attached to the tilt cylinder with to hose clamps. The bracket on the bottom of the rod get mounted to the lower pin area, either with a hole on the pin or directly to cylinder piston end or to the lower arm its self. My sketch just shows the idea. I have thought about Peter's idea about a cable (throttle, transmission down shift cable, bicycle cable). The only slight difficulty I see with the cable is the amount travel the piston has. I'm sure there must be a way to do the cable idea. I personally like the cable idea because I have a cab on my tractor.

    Thanks, "it" is not here yet, thankfully, I still got a lot of work to do!


    Derek
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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    I haven't tried it, but I wonder if a Tiltmeter, attached to the implement and visible from the tractor seat would work. (?)


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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    A tiltmeter, or just a simple bubble level, might be the easiest way to go. Of course, you'd need one for each implement unless you designed a "quick attach" bracket of some kind. And then I'd probably find a way to break it, if it were attached to the implement.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    I think a tiltmeter is a viable solution for you flatlanders, but us hill folk would probably be better off knowing when the implement is parallel with the ground, or at least the same angle as the tractor itself. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    Harv, if you put a tiltmeter on your implement, then you just need to look at it and compare it to the one on the tractor. If they read the same, it ought to be level with the tractor.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Bird

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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    Goodness, Bird, have you forgotten the "Chalkley Cup" already?? [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

    Mount a tilt meter on a magnet; move the assembly to the implement in question. Incidently, this is just as important for we TNT wanna-be's [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. But I agree that a separate tilt-meter would be required for the tractor - need to know if the implement is plumb with the tractor, not actually level, right?

    mark

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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    Very good, Mark.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img] That'll work.

    Bird

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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    Derek is that your new cad/program, hope it's freeware![img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Seriously that is a great idea. The simple ones are the most difficult to think up but they sure do work the best.

    Congrats on the new addition!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just remember no baby seat on the tractor.[img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    Gordon


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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    Peter,

    I try not to get anal about it. My Tilt cylinder has a 4" stroke, and I've measured the amount of exposed cylinder when the mower is sitting flat on concrete. Sure enough, it's 2" of exposed cylinder. So I just "eyeball" the exposed part of the cylinder. If it looks like 2", then I go. Has worked real so far. Of course, I have about the lowest standards of anyone I know for mowing.

    The GlueGuy

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    Default Re: Leveling Top and Tilt

    Bird -

    I thought about the meter comparison approach, but can't decide if I should go with the extra set of eyes on the back of my head, or just upgrade the bearings in my neck so it swivels better. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]


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