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Wow - a lot of interesting ideas flying around here! The whole idea here I think is to build a modern style tractor without spending the big money for one. ...and of course building something like that would be a ton of fun not to mention the challenge of it. You guys are men after my own heart, that is to say a lot of common interest and ambition. No matter what you do I think more power is needed because of all the hydraulics as you have mentioned and a C60 just isn't up to the job I don't believe, a small diesel would be the way to go. The key to this will be the bottom line after it's all said and done. Scrounging talents are a must, any other way will be too expensive. Good luck with the projects and keep us up to date on progress. One thing I would seriously consider is installing/converting a PTO to a standard 1 3/8" and correct rotation.
Now you have my interest in a 154 hydro again. I wonder if a cub cadet tranny would work with the 154 final drives and a hydraulic oil cooler. It would need a larger capacity tank for more hydraulic oil so heat won't be a problem. We need to keep the hydraulic oil way below its flash point. Since the gear reduction finals are installed it will keep the extra load off the tranny. Now I just wonder how strong the cadet hydro tranny really is? Or will a hydraulic motor with a standard tranny with the finals be better and stronger? A hydro tranny would be better in my project.
I just want a working fel & backhoe in the end with this one with power steering. With out a 40k price tag g have the double ended cylinder for power steering that will mount on the front axle beam. New heavier spindles and hubs are needed I already have those too. I boxed the front half of the frame with channel and boxed the front part under the radiator frame.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.
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