1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

modified bushhog

Discussion in 'Track Loaders' started by petepilot, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    autocar 57 basket case 20190219_163334.jpg
     
  2. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,225
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Everybody has to have a project or two sitting in the weeds. I don't want to even talk about mine. They aren't as neat as a old autocar.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  3. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    update no pics. my drive motor took a week to get here we`re making up the coupler set up plus it rained 4-5 days so not a lot of progress. meantime the brush is getting taller
     
    DMiller likes this.
  4. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,225
    Location:
    sw missouri

    Loader goes up 10'-12' doesn't it? I'd say you've got time.
     
  5. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    good point:)
     
    DMiller likes this.
  6. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    the motor is finaly sitting on the hog might be able to start lining it up and mounting it tomm.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  7. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    phone rang as I was about to post 20200512_130434.jpg
     
    DMiller and doublewide like this.
  8. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    Runs -works will have it done this week end 20200515_134226.jpg
     
    doublewide likes this.
  9. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    A little more progress but didn't make my wknd. goal rained me out 20200517_182213.jpg 20200517_182235.jpg
     
    DMiller, Labparamour and doublewide like this.
  10. dozr

    dozr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    203
    Occupation:
    excaving
    Location:
    alabama
    better put valve on to let free wheel when you let off hyd , had a friend build one for ditch banks out of parts and did not know about the valve and first run motor went every where.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  11. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,225
    Location:
    sw missouri
    Don't they put a small T line in to allow motor priority, and then if it needs by pass it can flow to return side right by the motor? I think I've seen it done that way.
     
    DMiller likes this.
  12. Labparamour

    Labparamour Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Messages:
    480
    Location:
    Washington
    Was wondering about that, too.
    They make overrunning clutches for pto shafts. Would that work?
     
    DMiller likes this.
  13. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    auto by pass valve right where the hoses connect. eliminates any extra plumbing. look up www.cylindercyclone.com --- these guys are where I get my hyd. info & parts
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2020
    DMiller and Labparamour like this.
  14. crane operator

    crane operator Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,225
    Location:
    sw missouri
    That's slick. So the two little relief valves allow oil if it pressure spikes to just flow to the other side. What kind of pressure setting do they have on those?

    bushhog 1_LI.jpg
     
    Labparamour likes this.
  15. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    believe we`re at 2600. run the hog up to speed & let off the lever it just drifts to a stop no jerk or noise works smooth
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2020
    DMiller, Labparamour and doublewide like this.
  16. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Messages:
    7,388
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Hermann, Missouri
    I see BAD things hapnin Shortly, you building a Debris screen for that 555? I would be!
     
  17. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    you bet
     
    DMiller likes this.
  18. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    hooked it up for a try out this evening works like it should but a little awkward to handle. hydr, temp did not go above 160 after about an hour running at 1800. so sharpen the blades & add a guard in front of the motor clean it up & paint it . to wet to do much with it for a few days yet. also got a piece of3/8 lexan coming to put between me & whatever comes my way 20200522_190027.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    DMiller, doublewide and Labparamour like this.
  19. petepilot

    petepilot Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,157
    Location:
    central shenandoah valley va,
    another pic. 20200522_185221.jpg
     
    DMiller and doublewide like this.
  20. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2014
    Messages:
    3,808
    Location:
    Canada
    Can that skid get bent into the blade? Looks kind of scary with no discharge chute and the side(s) and front completely open.
     
    DMiller likes this.