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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I just wandered out to the garage, and I have a 1/2" gate valve that will work just fine for that.

I'll plumb it up tomorrow and let you know how it works out.

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:33 pm 
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I made a blue print of what I was thinking :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Going up will be slower but i'm thinking down will still be quick


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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:19 pm 
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Okay, Glen, that works pretty good.

Angle on the video isn't great, but you can see the action is much smoother and I can adjust it on the fly. I'm happy with it.

Next step is to neaten up the plumbing and then try dumping an actual load.

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
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Success!

It will lift the load, tho the motor grunts pretty hard. I'm going to redo the gearing, put the small sprocket on the engine and a MUCH bigger sprocket on the pump. That will slow things down as well as creating a torque advantage to ease the load on the motor.

That load was roughly a yard of wet compost, which should be fairly typical weight wise for any materials I'll be loading on it.

Once I have the sides built I'll be able to get more on it, I'll just have to remember to bias the load to the rear a little when I'm loading wet stuff.

Motor also needs a little more carb work, it's surging pretty bad. Must've missed something when I cleaned the carb. Also need to order a new tank for it, the old one had pinholes in it.

All-in-all, I'm pretty pleased.

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
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Right On! and the price was right.

You performed a Flowbodamy

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Criky I like that!
Might have to rework my plan, I may need to have one like yours.


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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:46 pm 
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UPS was here and dropped off my new pump sprocket. Changes the gearing from 18:12 (975 RPM @ WOT) to 18:35 (334 RPM @ WOT). Behaves MUCH better now.

With the motor at high idle and the RFD (Redneck Flow Divider) closed, it raises at a nicely moderate rate and very smoothly and controllably.

The drop rate is still a little fast, but the RFD modulates that nicely.

So, I think this is the final version, and all I need to do now is build some sides and a tailgate.

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RFD!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Love it


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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Cleaned out the sheep shed this morning, loaded it all on the new dump trailer. Hauled it over to the compost pile, cranked up the Honda, hauled on the lift lever and...Nothing. NADA. Zip-point-zilch.

WTF? Maybe the fluid is cold/too thick and dumping the relief valve, I'll let it warm up a bit. (It was 14º when I got up this morning.)

Tum-te-dum...toes tapping...la la la la...okay, that should be good. Yank...Nada. Hmmmmm.

Maybe the RFD blew out the gate valve and it's leaking by.

Hauled it up to the shed, eliminated the RFD, cranked up the motor, hauled back on the valve...Squat.

Spent a little time trying to decide whether to be confused or pissed off.

Said "Effit" hauled it back down to the pile and forked the front quarter or so of the load off, then fired up the motor and tried it again.

Worked fine, dumped the rest of the load slick as can be. Just too much weight. It never occurred to me that a load of sheep doo and wet hay would be heavier than a load of wet compost. Granted, with the sides on it, it was a BIG load, but still...

Guess I'll start schmoozing around for a bigger cylinder and haul smaller loads in the meantime.

Dang.

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Got the tailgate installed today. Removable pins with hairpin keepers at all four corners.

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Remove the top pins and it hinges at the bottom like a pickup truck tailgate.

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Remove the bottom pins and it hinges at the top like a dump truck tailgate.

Or, of course, you can pull all four pins and remove the tailgate entirely. May rig some limit chains, and I'll probably transfer the angle iron reinforcing frame off the old trailer onto it to stiffen it up.

So, other than some sort of reasonably convenient cover for the power pack, I'm done!

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
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Excelent Paul, will certainly serve well.......had started a walking beam tandem trailer of a smaller size using ATV tires, for behind the UV, but it got shelved for more pressing fixes, may/may not get back to it.......see what happens in the future......have a good one,

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
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Grove r wrote:
Excelent Paul, will certainly serve well.......had started a walking beam tandem trailer of a smaller size using ATV tires, for behind the UV, but it got shelved for more pressing fixes, may/may not get back to it.......see what happens in the future......have a good one,


A pot of coffee and a nap on the couch doesn't necessarily constitute "more pressing fixes." :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
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Ron/PA wrote:
A pot of coffee and a nap on the couch doesn't necessarily constitute "more pressing fixes." :mrgreen:


Well, for us retarded types, it's certainly way up there on the list. Not Number 1 maybe, tho that's certainly possible... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Well, by golly...
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Hi Ron, Paul........that nap and coffee are a very real and needed part of my semi existance........that and the ever present demands of SWMBO.......bless her directive soul.......through the years I have noticed the callouses on the elbows that seem to be part and parcel of desk jockeys, now I seem to have developed my own anomolys.........ass'calouses, which also need the addition of softer cushions on ALL my favorite sit me downs, of which there are numerous ones about the shop and surrounding area......the Case loader is coming along quite well, with all the previous owners efforts at fixing, being "fixed" properly......wish that "picture pail" were not so slow at loading..........

have a good one,

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