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bowhunt4life

412 Loader is ALIVE!!

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bowhunt4life
Quick backstory; Found the loader only on CL for a steal and a half. Thru the help of club members I was able to secure wheel spacers, homemade subframe and measurements for the front bushing. 2 weeks go buy and as parts and information were coming in a plan was forming. Should I use the Big Ten or the B10? Started out the Big Ten and ended up going with the B10. I ended up having to grind, shave and drill on the homemade subframe but got it working fine. This B-10 will be the dedicated loader and see duty in the horse pasture moving manure. Many Thanks go to JohnMonkey, TalentedMrGreen, Huffy, ReedS and YellowB10 as this project wouldn't have come together without their parts or help. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/loader1-1.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/Loader3-2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/b10loader5.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/b10loader4.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/b10loader3.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/b10loader6.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/b10loader2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/b10loader.jpg[/IMG] A huge THANK YOU to this site and the members because I could have never done this on my own. -Chris

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Talntedmrgreen
It's been a loader bananza, for sure! Great find, and great project Chris. So glad it worked out for you...that steal is what SimpleTractors dreams are made of dOd

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bowhunt4life
Biggest question I have is with the steering linkage? The linkage bar rubs on the foot pads and the bottom of the sub frame. I saw a trip bucket loader on a b110 tonight and it had the steering linkage going over the the subframe and footpads with no binding. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v374/55chevy/linkagebind.jpg[/IMG] Any thoughts and suggestions? This appears to be my only hiccup. Thanks, Chris

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huffy
The manual shows the drag link going over the top, like Humphrey said. It's pretty easy to rotate, just loosen the jam nuts, spin it, and then re-tighten. I must say that I'm jealous that you got your loader up and running so quickly. I'm still waiting on the new rods for my lift arm cylinders, then I've got to put everything back together. And, more importantly, I've still got to referb the tractor that I'm going to mount the loader on. So, it'll be a few months before I'm up and running. Hopefully I'll get it all done before the snow starts falling, but I'm feeling kind of lazy right now so I make no guarantees.

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rokon2813
:O:O:I:I Am I confused or what?? Just rotating it will not put it on top of the frame, you're going to have to remove it from the back end to get it over the frame.

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huffy
quote:
Originally posted by rokon2813
:O:O:I:I Am I confused or what?? Just rotating it will not put it on top of the frame, you're going to have to remove it from the back end to get it over the frame.
You're not confused, it's just that we were operating under the assumption that that part was obvious unless the principles of physics don't apply in Chris's garage and he can push one piece of steel through another. :D

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Chris727
You really lucked out with your timing:) Subframes are very hard to find. I tried to find a subframe for 3 years and never found a complete one separate from buying a whole loader. Ended up having one made.

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Talntedmrgreen
Definitely need to get that linkage up top Chris...other than that, you're rockin now! Dan...on both of mine, yes, the wheel spacers are needed for the tires to clear the subframe. The L-10 isn't as tight as the 515. On the 515, I'm running 10.5's with the spacers installed, and I think tire chains might still tickle the subframe. Not much room at all. It does give a nice, stable feel as you mention. Kinda like hopping off a tractor running 6", to a tractor running 10.5's.

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ReedS
I just looked at mine, steering link is definately over the frame. Josh- got rid of my 8.50x12 ag's and went to 10.5 standard turf tires I have just much traction and feels more stable than with the smaller tires! I also don't tear up the lawn as much!

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GLPointon
Dan its my understanding that the spacers are required for the OEM loaders frame to fit past the wheels on the FDT's...(correct if wrong)sm01 Congrats Chris, very nice job...and FAST dOddOd
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Originally posted by rokon2813
Just curious, on all these loaders. Are the wheel spacers necessary to clear the loader frame, or only for better stability??

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rokon2813
I was just curious. I built the sub frame for mine, so I don't need spacers. I have 26 12 12's tucked in tight. The rear is narrower than the front a little bit. Mine is not anywhere near correct though. I have a Kwik Way built for a Bolens mounted on a Homelite :D:D

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bowhunt4life
I ended up taking the foot pads off to avoid the binding. I tried eery which way I could rotating the linkage over and under but could never get it correct, drawback of the home built frame and that's okay by me. Steers great and I rest my feet on the frame. May add the diamond tread plates later though.

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