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Al

Case 1816B New Blood

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Hi, Attached are some pics of a skidloader we finished today. I appologize ahead of time for the problem with the pics, and want to thank whoever fixes them for me. Al Eden [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/Al/DSCN1784Case1816RvwTecIn03%20Redcopy.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/Al/DSCN2087Caase1816BCh20TopV Redcopy.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/Al/DSCN2088Case1816CH20FrtVw copyred.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/Al/DSCN2097CH20for1816BLrVw Redcopy.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/attach/Al/DSCN2095Case1816BCh20RrVwRedcopy.JPG[/img]

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Bob, I don't know. I know we probably took a little over 100 pictures, and changed engine specs about 1/3 of the way through because of some conflicts. We probably had the engine in and out 15 times. There are so many little things that come up. We spent two days back and forth with Kohler regarding the muffler to make sure we meet the EPA specs. This muffler has never been certified wiht a V twin, and will never make it with anything bigger than a 20. We did the back pressure testing 3 times to be certain. The Onan version of this unit would be a lot easier due to crank height issues. We have had this in the shop for about 2 months, but have not worked on it that consistantly. We were also working on the JD 318, 316 and 420-25 during this period. We still have to get the muffler on the 420 certified with a 25 hp engine. We have done some preliminary tests and we are pretty certain it will be OK. Since we have sent the prototype out, we carefully document every little detail that needs addressed, and make extra parts so we can work a kit up from this. I would say when we get a kit done it will probably be a half day installation. We had to move the door back to meet the engine blower / oil cooler minumum acceptable space requirements. Drilling for these extensions is the 2nd worst part. The worst is cleaning all of the crap out of one of these to have it in the shop for a while and be able to live with the smell. The bellies are full of ____. We pulled the engine, seat deck, roll cage and floor boards, then took it to the car wash with 12.00 dollars worth of quarters. Now WE don't have the smell, and could clean up the paint so it is more photogenic. Al Eden

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Mike, Most of the K341s are no longer made, the few that are still being built under a waiver are on the endangered species list. All of the Ks, KTs, and Ms have a very bleak future availability forcast. My sources hint that this may be the last year for any of them. We are looking for several models of various mfrs air cooled skid loaders. We are now looking for an 1816 with the Onan. We Also want to do a kit for a John Deere 70 which is the same as an Owatonna 330. We think we have a JD 60 bought to do. We are also looking for various other units to prototype. We usually make a deal on this, if we can have the unit for a long enough period to do, check out and document the project, we often do it for the engine and associated parts and materials, with minimal or no labor. We are interested in any projects that might have a market. One other unit we have our eye out for is a Case 1830. These have a 4 cylinder Renault engine that are horribly expensive to repair. We would put in a 3 cyl Briggs turbo diesel or gas in one of these. We have done some research on several models of Bobcat, and are looking for prototype units. If you have one and are interested in a deal and it is feasible to get it here, we would be interested. Al Eden

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