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That's definitely a good start, but I'd like to know what's all been done. It looks like he has a decent articulation joint in place, but doesn't appear to have any steering in yet. Plus, it still needs a lot of hydraulic work done. Price it pretty high for everything it still needs, IMHO.






 

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I could be wrong but I don't see any provision for the front and rear to pivot independently. This appears to be a rigid design and that would be OK if you put the rear axle on a center pivot. But then you would have to raise the fenders to make room for the wheel swing.

I also see the lack of an oil cooler. Would it be harsh of me to say that this is a poorly thought out design? I don't know how he arrived at the asking price but I guess he has to start somewhere.
 

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Hydriv said:
I could be wrong but I don't see any provision for the front and rear to pivot independently. This appears to be a rigid design and that would be OK if you put the rear axle on a center pivot. But then you would have to raise the fenders to make room for the wheel swing.

I also see the lack of an oil cooler. Would it be harsh of me to say that this is a poorly thought out design? I don't know how he arrived at the asking price but I guess he has to start somewhere.
It looks to me like he used an adjustable link on the bottom so that it can pivot, and the top is probably mounted using a 3pt hitch "swivel eye". The design appears similar to what the CADTRAC uses.

 

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Thanks Scott...for pointing that out.

I still think that the design is not well thought out. If you traverse hilly terrain, all that junk hanging below the frame is going leave you hung up on a mound of dirt. Going with a U-joint as high up as you can get it, would have left a nice clear area in middle of the tractor.
 

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Hydriv said:
Thanks Scott...for pointing that out.

I still think that the design is not well thought out. If you traverse hilly terrain, all that junk hanging below the frame is going leave you hung up on a mound of dirt. Going with a U-joint as high up as you can get it, would have left a nice clear area in middle of the tractor.
Tom, that is very true. Using a U-joint like mine where everything is contained within the frame definitely allows for more ground clearance.

 
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