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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I never totaled the expense of the project. I would estimate $500-700 by the time I was done. The dozer had worked pretty well since I completed it. Currently things are not working but that is...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    The motors are 6.0 cu. You can find the pump specs at 0.43 cu in HYDROSTATIC KANZAKI DUP-7A TANDEM PUMP
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    No I had not done the direct drive yet. While moving to the direct drive seemed simple at first it became more challenging. Where I thought I could put the motors resulted in few sprocket teeth...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    The electric hydraulic plow pump might be a good idea. A quick ebay search didn't produce much but I am not sure of the specifics.

    Are you talking about something like list?

    Surplus Center...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Originally Posted by matthewmdn
    Joined just for this build. Stayed up way too late to read and research it all. This is exactly what I was looking for. I have settled on a mini-dozer for my small...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Sounds like an interesting idea with the winch controlling the blade. I have seen a few sites that use a chain connected to a winch as lift. Not to mention many older fork lifts work on a similar...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I am not positive but based on the pump design/inlets i think it needs to be in the vertical position. With a large number of rider tractors using vertical shafts I bet you could find a cheap...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Hello All,

    Here are a few updated photos. This first is showing the new and improved slider that the track rides in. The new design has sides to help keep everything lined up.

    The second...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    If I had the chance to do it again I might think more about a rubber track. I really don't have experience with rubber tracks so I just don't know. Time will tell how the steel track holds up but...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I purchased all the pump parts from John Deere. While they were not the cheapest but they all worked perfectly. Basically they use this pump on a z425 Below are the items with the John Deere part...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I currently have a winch sitting in the garage but the blade only weighs 100-150 lbs I suspect it won't do much without some down pressure. The engine is a Kawasaka FB460V with a 13 amp charging...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Put the mini dozer to a full work out yesterday. One of my neigbors got 2 loads of fill and we needed to spread them out. Looking at the piles it didn't look bad but you could hardly even get a...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Well work continues. I took a broken trailer jack and attached it as a lift. This worked OK but with the weight of the blade it took a little work to lift up. I then added on the other side the...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    To add any hydraulics I would need to put an entire system onto the it. I am using a combination pump/valves system to power the hydraulic motors. I was thinking of using the trailer tongue jack...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    My main purpose was to build something that I could pull out firewood for heating my house. I also thought it would be cool and a interesting to build. I have been pulling out firewood with a 2wd...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    After a long break due to items on the "Honey do list" have returned to work on the mini dozer. The first photo has the small blade sitting infront of the machine. I am working on the mounting...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I would agree that on a larger machine the suspension and rollers would be the way to go. If you compare this to the Struck Corp Machine which actually doesn't have any supports between the track...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Well the weather has warmed back up and the dozer has moved back to the top of the project list. I had a short trip down the Spring time maple syrup wood fired arch project. Helped a few rebuild...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Hello All,

    Here is the video. Hopefully it works.


    Video.flv video by workinprogress_2010 - Photobucket
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    The chain is pretty stiff so it doesn't move much. I figured I will let the system wear and see if will make it's own grove.
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Well I got most of the remaining parts cut but not welded or drilled yet. The two picture show the slide I am working on to support the track between the sprockets. My plan is to pop rivit the UHMW...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Chain Drive is for two reasons: Gear reduction (currently 3.4 to 1) and ground clearance.

    While both of these can be address in different ways this is where I ended up. I cannot mount them...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    At first the project started out as an idea to help get firewood for my house. I burn about 4 cord a year and have been cutting it on my property but unless conditions are perfect (dry ground or...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Well I am sorry to say not much progress. The boggie wheels came in and I put the dozer in the garage to work on the design. I picked up two sizes (5inch and 3 inch) wheels. I really felt the 5...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Boggie wheels ordered from Surplus Center but with the holiday I haven't received them yet. Should have them by the end of week. Took the machine out for a little run yesterday but with all the...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Took longer than I thought but I have things back together at least until the boggie wheels I ordered come in. I straighten the bent angle iron and welded 1.5x1.5 angler 1/4 thick on top of the...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    A few comments:

    I also agree that mounting the motor directly on a third track sprocket like the Cat would be good but mostlikely would involve creating more track. The 10ft roller chain may not...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I haven't gotten things welded up yet or the addtional plate added but I have put the correct spacers onto the 3rd pillow block. The alignment looks much better now (Look that the earlier photo).
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I am heading out into the garage later today to make improvements. I suspect the chain issue is a combination of multiple issues. The sectioned flexed in beginning with but then after more...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Both are new
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Well I found the issue today. It seemed the motor mounts may be fine I bent the sub frame:mad:. If you look at the first image "Bend Top view" you can see a arrow pointing out the bend. On the...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    The chain is 100 pitch and each side is 10ft in length. The just watched ebay for a good price. The track sprockets as well as the hydraulic pump/control and most of the other sprockets came from...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    I have less than an hour on the unit so the bugs are still being worked out. The track design was borrowed from an earlier posting so it just took lots and lots of time to cut, drill, weld, weld,...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    The motors are just on plate with slotted holes and there is not any mechanical tensioners. I was concerned about that so have been watching it but it doesn't appear they have moved. During the...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Here is the hydraulic pump/control and the linkage to the two control levers. The seat and rear fenders are off the tractor. The pump is driven by a belt and it uses the existing belt tensioner...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    Yes that is my plan to add additional roller to the track. I just haven't found the right wheels/roller at the right price yet. I am able to put some good tension on the track so in the short term...
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    Re: Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    The hydraulic motors are mounted on a slide so I can tighten the chain up. The Chain is tight when under light use but when I push things the chain loosens up. I think the entire back bracket is...
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    Mini Dozer - Project near complete

    There was a few earlier threads about mini dozers. I am nearing completion of my project. Basically I took a riding mower with a bad rear axle and built a subframe for it. The sub frame...
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