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    Platinum Member joemd11's Avatar
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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Wow, looks like a very cool project and very impressive so far. Please keep us updated with pics.

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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Clayton View Post
    Make sure the seat is large enough for you to take the crawler out for a SAFETY TEST ( hint hint).
    I made it just big enough to squeeze my *** into the seat. I will be putting in the seat kill switch from the parts mower, the handles return to center when they are let go of, I will lock the throttle in low speed for him and the CG is 12" from the ground with a 34" wide track width. I have had safety on my mind.

    Also, the lazy chair was at my brothers where I took apart the mowers. No lazy chair in my garage.

    Quote Originally Posted by BXpanded View Post
    Wait until he's a little older and build it WITH him.
    Yeah, I think I have a little bit of ADD. I like building things. I do look forward to building things with him. I'd like to use the same concept with the tracks and hydrostatic transmissions and build a small tank. And when he gets a little older, I'd like to build another Jeep.

    Finally finished the linkage. Now I just need to sit in it to see where I want the handles to go.






    All hooked up for a test fit. Still need to weld in the pivot bracket and tubes.


    It was supposed to look like this.


    And I also got a late Christmas present.

    Wanted to see how they looked.


    That is all for now. Thanks for looking as well as the comments and advice.

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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Very cool!
    Paraphrasing Douglas Adams - So long and thanks for all the bacon.

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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    That's going to be one happy lad

    Question: where/what are the tracks from?

    Like many people here I'm hoping to do something like this with my son when he's grown a bit (7 weeks old at the moment - not *quite* into tractors yet ) ... and sourcing the parts in the ext 5 years or so might be a good plan
    4 Acres, an 1890 Farmhouse and a Foton 254 + bits

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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    What a great project!
    By the looks of it, you'll be able to plow the garden with that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensibleNick
    That's going to be one happy lad

    Question: where/what are the tracks from?

    Like many people here I'm hoping to do something like this with my son when he's grown a bit (7 weeks old at the moment - not *quite* into tractors yet ) ... and sourcing the parts in the ext 5 years or so might be a good plan
    Have you looked at buying one of the mini dozers you ride on? My grandfather bought one around 6 years ago and it easily fit in the bed of the truck.


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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_in_NY View Post
    Have you looked at buying one of the mini dozers you ride on? My grandfather bought one around 6 years ago and it easily fit in the bed of the truck.
    It wouldn't be "build it yourself" if I just bought one. What fun would that be?

    Quote Originally Posted by SensibleNick View Post
    Question: where/what are the tracks from?
    They are for a Ditchwitch SK500 and I got them on ebay. It was free shipping and I didn't think the price was too bad.

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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Very nice Emdtrain dude. Would enjoy seeing a little of your shop and the machines your using. Looks like you have some above average stuff and the skills to boot.

    Maybe somebody could explain,,,, I thought I understood how this drive system works but after his last pics, I'm not so sure now.

    I thought the tranny he was using was from a zero turn, which is a hydro type of drive, no ?
    And being hydro drive, I figured it would have 2 small shafts /w levers to control forward and reverse on the 2 drive wheel axles, no ?

    But in his latest pics, it looks as if he's going to be moving idler pulleys around ?
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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Impressive project and one that you can be proud of for the rest of your life!!!

    Not knowing your son, but having seen what kids do, will there be a way to make sure he doesn't get off the seat while it's moving? I'm worried about his feet on those tracks, and getting them pulled down while it's going.

    Eddie

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    Default Re: Scale Cat Twenty Two Dozer Ride On For My Son

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieWalker View Post
    Impressive project and one that you can be proud of for the rest of your life!!!

    Not knowing your son, but having seen what kids do, will there be a way to make sure he doesn't get off the seat while it's moving? I'm worried about his feet on those tracks, and getting them pulled down while it's going.

    Eddie
    just a thought....but since it is for kiddy use, how bout some kill switch's like under the seat when the weights not on the seat it kills the machine...and maybe something to keep his hands and feet busy too...

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