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Building a custom excavator

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by Coastal, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton Senior Member

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    @Coastal put a new video up yesterday. What are you doing with the slash after piling?
     
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  2. Coastal

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    Thanks!


    It was all burned, burned for about a week to get rid of it all.
     
  3. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    Biggest bonus feature of the wood splitter... Splitting right into the truck.. Saves so much time and effort.
     

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  4. Ronsii

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    Now that's the way to do it!!!!
     
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  5. Labparamour

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    Coastal,
    That is such a sweet set-up you’ve built....the machine plus the attachments!!
    Thanks for the vid and pics.
    Darryl
     
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  6. Coastal

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    Thanks!
     
  7. hvy 1ton

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    Hope you are keeping busy @Coastal. Don't forget to post some pics/vids every once in awhile.
     
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  8. Coastal

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    You bet, back to fencing right now!
     
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    Still at it... I like this machine, but also now realize there's lots I don't like.

    The 50d engine doesn't make enough power to run the 75 sized final drives fast enough. It has lots of torque in low, but man it's slow all around. The 50d engine also is short on power to run any good hydraulic attachments like a mulcher, or harvester. The ac system barely keeps up. Overall I just wish it was a bit bigger I suppose.

    Still pounds posts very efficiently and is hard to beat for that, but lots of room for improvement!
     
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  10. Fourtencustoms

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    Any way to get more power from the current engine?

    That is one awesome machine you have built there THANK YOU for sharing it with us
     
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    Dang sucks to be you Coastal. Cant imagine having to look at that everyday.
     
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  12. Coastal

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    I've been looking at motor swaps, or feasibility of adding a turbo to this engine, but then it becomes an issue of pump sizing, valves etc etc... Might be a lot of work for an endless hassle. But I just don't know honestly lol!
     
  13. Coastal

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    Ya it's really difficult having to stare at that view!
     
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    Yeah that is difficult working conditions. Doesn’t seem to be a crackhead in sight to try to steal the tools out of the truck!
     
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  15. hvy 1ton

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    Turbo and intercooler would help with power loss at altitude, but you'd still have 50-sized pumps. I'm surprised the AC won't keep up. Isn't it the 50d cab with guarding? Do you think a 75 carbody would be big enough or would you want to go even bigger if you started over?
     
  16. Coastal

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    Ya it's the 50d cab... Not sure why it won't keep up either. If I started with a 75 complete I'd probably be happy with it. But a 135 would be good too.
     
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    LOL, yep - bigger is usually better :)
     
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    It seems its always - i need just a little more reach, a little more power and etc etc! LOL - at least in my experience!
    Just keep reminding yourself its paid for and your making money!
     
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    Ok. So I'll give you 4 cases of beer and $2k for the hunk of crap.
     
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    Ha,ha I'll give you good Canadian beer that you will actually want to drink :D
     
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