full load OH I discovered what Willie was talking about that locking rear end and a set of chains, damn thing slips with a full bucket and trying to load that sod the was piled with a bobcat was not easy.
I remember being surprised just having the blade on the front of my old 8HP Jacobsen would cause the back wheels to slip easily. My 150LB on the seat did little to help. I wrapped an old set of car tire chains around the wheels and it made a big difference. I have yet to modify the blade to fit my current Deere LT150H. I used a rope block and tackle attatched to the metal hood of the Jacobsen to raise and lower the blade. Since the Deere has a hinged plastic hood, I will need to use actuators or under carriage linkage to raise and lower it. I picked up the blade at a yard sale 20 years ago for about $20. I think it was originally on a Wheel Horse . The project is on the back burner as I don't really have a need for a blade at this time. But I have been watching your's and Willie's posts and soaking up ideas.
Greg the reason the decks do not come off is the Willie reason in that it adds weight down low in the center of the tractor.
Something I do not have is a JBJr as I already have a compact tractor wit a FEL for all that work, so I do not need a mini FEL. My little Kubota L185 does a great job with the small FEL that I have on mine.
I guess if storage space is tight then something like the JBJr of Swisher would be a idea. But for me a little Bobcat rented would be just as practical.
That is a nice setup....at this point you just trip the bucket when full I assume? Just curious, will those actuators take the pounding they'll get when you start digging with the bucket? Digging applies a entirely different stress on everything than lifting does.
the stuff I been removing is month old sod in a pile and its no picnik its all stuck together Sometimes I had to get out the shovel and cut the pieces of sod so I could back up.Im looking for more powerful actuators these work but are 10 to 1 ratio
a set of 20 to 1 would have more force and less amps draw
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