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Building a custom excavator

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

  1. Canadian_digger

    Canadian_digger Senior Member

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    Cool project. Another question for you. Why the stick cylinder on the bottom of the stick and boom and not on top like a conventional excavator?
     
  2. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    Hmmmm weird, do you see the original pictures?
     
  3. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    It's setup with a forestry twist, so it will have huge lifting capacity, the boom cylinder is from a 70, the stick cylinder is the boom cylinder from the jd50. Also keeps everything safe and protected.
     
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  4. Hobbytime

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    I think its the way they down load to my computer, I went back and saw them, now there gone again, I saw the original pictures..this has happened before, I thinks its time for a computer upgrade..lol
     
  5. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    Haha ok it works from my phone, still welding on the machine as we speak.
     
  6. Tones

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    Trackgrip in NZ make bolt on grousers that take very little time to install. With those you can have the best for all ground conditions. Well done on your build.
     
  7. code54

    code54 Well-Known Member

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    VERY Cool
     
  8. Coastal

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    Hmm I'll have to look into that! Cost is an issue too... Steel and welding is low cost. ;)
     
  9. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    That is real impressive! Nice work. I'm sure you will have plenty of work for it in the near future.

    Now that people have an idea what can be done you might find some copycats soon.
     
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  10. Dozerboy

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    That's awesome!!! Nice work.
     
  11. Coastal

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    Haha ya, there's more coming, we started on a tilt rotator today for 360 rotation on the attachments, should be awesome to run. ;) but interest is buzzing around here, I don't think it will be hard to keep busy.

    Thanks!

    Took it to the scale today to see where I'm at, 13,500lbs so far. Not bad for the amount of steel in it. No tin body work on this thing!

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. ycs

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    No counterweight at the back ?
     
  13. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    The engine cover will be 3/8 steel and rough 700 lbs, that's all we need.
     
  14. Graham1

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    Haha ya, there's more coming, we started on a tilt rotator today for 360 rotation on the attachments, should be awesome to run. ;) [/QUOTE]
    You can't beat a tiltrotator for speeding up awkward work. Definately a good addition to the machine. I have one on each of my excavators and wouldn't be without it.
    Graham
     
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    Building your own tilt roter? How close to the tracks can you get with your bucket. Looksvery good.
     
  16. 92U 3406

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    I spy CBS mudflaps on that truck. BC?
     
  17. Coastal

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    I've only run tilt buckets, so ya the rotator is exciting!

    Yes, cutting the tilt parts today and in the morning, we're using a worm gear rotating device from something else, it should be pretty tough. With this old John Deere bucket this is where it sits, we're building new buckets and a rake to fit the tilt rotator, and that extra length should get it almost to the tracks.

    [​IMG]

    Ya I'm from Kamloops, building this machine in south Surrey.

    ;)
     
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  18. V8DRUID

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    Absolutely awesome job :):cool: .... be interested to see your Tilty ... I've built one for my 15t duck and there's a LOT to it ;)
     
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  19. V8DRUID

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    it's a bit of a lump, but works a treat

    [​IMG][​IMG]

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  20. Ronsii

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    Nice!!!, that must weigh around 800 pounds on it's own....

    I am really enjoying this thread :) Love it when cool new things get welded up!!!!!