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Old 01-19-2021, 03:20 PM
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Thanks. That does help and its not too late because I work slow

I'm just playing with geometry today. Cylinder placement is all over the map on the many dozens of loader pics viewed. And cylinder length is pretty variable too. I'm likely going to have a single three inch cylinder on the bucket curl. With a separate pump running around 1,500 psi lift power shouldn't be a problem on the boom.

I'm going to build cylinder mount eyes today.
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Old 01-22-2021, 12:06 AM
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The 149 hasn't been getting much attention the last couple of days with some other projects needing the time. I did get some bushings and cylinder mount eyes made. I'm going to graft the the two 2X2X1/4" pieces of tube with the bushings welded in, into the 2X3X1/8" boom tubing. Those will be the pivot point at mast to boom connection. Strength wise the one inch pins are way overkill, but it gives lots of greaseable load bearing area.

Spent some time with cylinder length and placement geometry and I think a sixteen inch stroke cylinder will be my choice. The skinny board on the bottom has the length of the cylinder, retracted and extended, pinned in. My goal for lift is to be able to comfortably dump into a full size, 4X4 pickup.

Hopefully start cutting boom tubing tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2021, 08:36 AM
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Nice work so far!
I also like to use wood mock ups. When I built my backhoe thumb, I cut the pieces out of plywood first.
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1972 Model 149 turned 129 w/ K301 12hp, triple hydraulics, 66 series clone
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:02 AM
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IHinIN, your carpentry skills are much more refined then mine!

Seems like I didn't get much done today either, with all the cutting, checking and adjusting. Then fitting the bushings into the boom ends, drilling and tapping for grease zerks. Then just when I was ready to weld everything up, the welder had a problem. Have to buy a new spool gun liner on Monday.

But the arms are all tacked up. Next will be the quick connect front mount. I can probably make a final decision on boom cylinder length now too.
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Old 01-24-2021, 12:52 AM
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Nice work

I'm subbed for your build .
I like the idea of your 1" pins.

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