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  1. Re: Anyone built a Quiet Box for their Generator?

    I have a three sided box with a roof. The open side of the box is the side with the muffler. The side with the outlets is 4-5 inches off the ground to allow air movement. I did it more for a...
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    Re: Tracked Dozer

    Check out this link. I used a zero turn pump which connected to hydraulic motors. The motors turn the track.
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    Re: Oil Tank Maple Syrup Evaporator

    Looking Good!

    Here is a photo of my oil tank evaporator. I went with the similar design as you. Insulation and then fire brick. Even after hours of running I can still put my hand on the...
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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
  6. Help with Intermittent lift problem

    I have a small garden tractor (cub cadet 782d) which has a two spool monoblock hydraulic valve. The hydraulic fluid comes from the hydrostatic transmission.

    The problem - Recently during...
  7. Re: homemade maple sugar evaporator with pics

    Nice setup. Just watch out because it becomes additive.

    A few years ago I started with a couple buckets and this year I ran 112 taps and ended up with 12.5 gals of the liquid gold.
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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: Amphibious ATV

    Check this out?
    Struck-Kit Home
  10. Re: Wood Splitter build need some suggestions on mounting tables

    Just so we are all on the same page. The I-beam only has 1/4 inch thick webbing so it is not really that heavy. I attached a cross section photo of the material. I actually used this material to...
  11. Wood Splitter build need some suggestions on mounting tables

    Hello All,

    Just finished up my first wood splitter build. Started out with a two mobile home trailer tongues for the frame. I had to weld two of the beams together to get the width. I then...
  12. Re: Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    Give me a couple years and I will tell you. I have a HF 212 cc for a wood splitter build. Seems to run good but time will tell. if you have sometime you might want to watch for sale flyers. I...
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    Re: dynamark lawn tractor

    You might want to look around on Craig's list for an atv or lawn tractor plow. Then just build the frame to mount it. I did that with my cub cadet. The curved plow blade helps to roll the snow. ...
  14. Re: Simplicity Legacy XL Hard Cab with Loader

    Looks Great!
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    Re: Sunstar Front End Loader

    The hydraulics is right off the transmission from the tractor (factory) so I do not have a second pump. The buckets lifts 10-14 inchs off the ground depending on where I have the cylinder bolted. ...
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    Re: Sunstar Front End Loader

    Here you are. The bucket is basically 42 inches wide and it is set up to use the hydraulic valves already on the tractor. The Cub cadet 1512 has both a front hydraulic port and a hydraulic to lift...
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    Re: Sunstar Front End Loader

    Check out PF Engineering. I have a set of plans and want to build one for my Cub Cadet 782. Progess has been slow as I collect all the parts for a build. The plans also come with instructions...
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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: Another Mini-Dozer

    From my minidozer build I have found this more of a trial and error thing. When the track is tight I had problems with snow building up in the teeth as well as dirt. The track just kept getting...
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    Re: Another Mini-Dozer

    Looking great. I am very interested in your linear actuators. How have they been working? I still need to improve my the blade lift on my mini dozer and have thought alot about linear...
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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 usefulness?

    I am running about 800-1000 lbs on my mini dozer. It has it's benefits and it has it limitations. I am running a 42" blade. In my driveway I can cut in max of 1/2 inch. You do have good control...
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    Re: Custom UTV

    Might want to check out these axles from Surplus center.

    Surplus Center - UTILITY VEHICLE TRANSAXLE W/AUX 4WD SHAFT

    This axle has the forward, neutral and reverse along with parking and...
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    Re: front end loader plans

    David,

    Do you have any other photo of the single front cylinder. I am still collecting parts for my loader build and I need to either purchase one or two more cylinders.

    Also how has the...
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    Re: Another Mini-Dozer

    Trust me things will come together. Think of them more like improvements than corrections. I know with my small dozer build I am on version 10.0+ with all the improvements. I would work on getting...
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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: Another Mini-Dozer

    Great Build I can't wait to see the unit together. Your track design looks great.

    Good luck finishing things up.
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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...
  29. Re: "First post" just finished my 3 point hitch on cub cadet SGT

    Looks great. Do you have Any photos of the connection to the cylinder?
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    Re: homemade bulldozer

    You might want to check out my earlier posting.



    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/157345-mini-dozer-project-near-complete.html
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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: homemade bucket help

    Sorry about the confusion. I was suggesting that you build something like the Johnney bucket not purchase it. The short travel of the lift and dump should will work very well with your actuators. ...
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    Re: homemade bucket help

    I made a small bucket for a Cub Cadet garden tractor and used 1/8 inch for the bucket plus welded a 1/4 thick flat stock to the edge. The unit is built it similar to a Johnney Bucket (Johnny...
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    Re: DUMP TRailer Building PLANS

    You may want to do a little checking into something like this.

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=343&catname=hydraulic

    I think this would be over kill on your design but maybe someone...
  36. Re: Is there a reason for shoes on a snowblade or is this just a prefference?

    Early winter and late spring plowing I use the shoes but once things are frozen up I raise them up and allow the cutting edge to dig down. I am plowing a gravel driveway so when things are soft I...
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    Re: Hydrostatic ATV

    Sounds like a great project. Below is a good web site with some calculating tools. I would suggest starting with the tire size and going from there. So something like this:

    Garden Tractor...
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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...
  39. Re: Where can I get 1-1/4 Material for Bucket pin

    My local metal supply will only sell long lengths (10footers) but I have had luck with https://www.speedymetals.com/default.aspx for smaller amounts of pin or DOM tubing material.

    Good Luck
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    Re: garden tractor into lever steer??

    I used 100 pitch roller chain for the tracks and welded the plates right to the links. I do wonder if something like double pitch chain might be a good way to go. This would require fewer plates...
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    Re: garden tractor into lever steer??

    I built one but didn't use the rear end of the tractor. I used a z turn pump/control unit along with hydrualic motors. I posted the full build in an earlier thread. Let me know if you have more...
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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...
  45. Re: Home made dolly; Where do ya'll get wheels for it?

    Have you looked at Surplus Center (www.surpluscenter.com). I found a 4inch steel wheel unit rated for 900 lbs for $13.00.

    https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=1-1991-S&catname=wheels
    ...
  46. Re: Steel Hydraulic Lines for Loader - Hard to do?

    The plans that I purchased were from PF Engineering (Loader Plans, CAD Plans, Build a Loader, Front End Loader ) and they talk about running the system around 1,000 psi at 4-8 GPM. Higher pressures...
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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...
  50. Re: Steel Hydraulic Lines for Loader - Hard to do?

    Thanks for all the suggestion. There is not much for hydraulic supply around me. I have had pretty good luck with a local truck repair shop buidling hoses and having fittings in stock but have not...
  51. Steel Hydraulic Lines for Loader - Hard to do?

    I have started to collect parts to build a small loader for a Cub Cadet garden tractor. I was hoping for a nice clean professional design by building steel lines which I can fix to the loader in...
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    Re: Painting my rusty junk?

    I have had some pretty good luck wiht the rustoleum rust converter as long as I take some time to clean the metal with a wire brush on a grinder before applying. I used the brush on type and gave...
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    Re: My Ride-on Tracked dumper

    I am just trying to follow things. Are you going with 2 tracks on each side because from the pictures it looks like the track would hit the frame above the wheels. Or are going than another upper...
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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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    Metal Cutting Bandsaw Blades

    Hello All,

    I was lucky over the holiday and was given a metal cutting bandsaw (basic Tractor suppy 4 1/2 inch Horizontal/Vertical). The saw came with a very basic (cheap) blade and I wanted to...
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    Re: Harbor Freight Flux Core welders

    I have been welding for years (8-10 years) with a lincolin Weld Pac 100 Mig unit. This only goes up to 88 amp and runs on 20 amp 120 volt outlet. While I have tried running gas with this units the...
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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...
  64. Re: Recycling old implements - making them pretty

    I have had pretty good luck with using a wire brush on a angle grinder and then follow with a "Rust Reformer" made by Rust-Oleum ( RustOleum.com ). Can find it at most auto parts store. The rust...
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    Re: herculiner life expectency?????????

    I used in on a metal ladder rack I built for my pickup. The coating was a little thin on the rack because I couldn't roll it on the small tubing. I painted it in 2002 and for the most part the...
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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: Where can I find ready made bushings?

    Have you looked at DOM tubing?

    I have had good luck with this for bushing that I drill and tap a grease fitting. Local I have trouble with small amounts (less than 10ft) but I have ordered from...
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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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    Re: Any Homemade Mini Dozers?

    I checked on that zturn pump (TANDEM ZTR PUMP DUP-7) at surplus center. The unit displacement is .43 cu in per pump and the unit has two pumps so a total displacement of .86cu in. They now have an...
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    Re: Any Homemade Mini Dozers?

    I have been slowly collecting parts to build a mini dozer for myself. More of a rider mower scale so not a large as the one you are describing. Tracks length on the ground will be around 4.5 ft. ...
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