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Ploughing tractor build.

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As Wheel Horse, Bolens and Cub Cadet's are thin on the ground over here my only other option is to build my own. So i have started collecting parts that will be required for the build.

Managed to find an old generator engine Cheep! A Honda GX270 9hp, it might be a little under powered for what i want to do with it but it will do until i find something bigger.

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Next up i got a hold of a Suzuki Vitara axle with a 5.12:1 ratio which will be narrowed Panzer style. Roughly 12 inches will need to be cut out of each side.

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After a couple of hours cleaning, cutting off brackets and a coat of primer it now looks like this. Just need to build up the courage now to break out the grinder and start chopping up the axle.

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A couple of rims were found next. 6x16. O/A height of the rear wheels will be about 28inches.

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I already had the front axle that came with the chassis for the silage harvester,so that will be used with larger wheels. The axle is a heavy cast iron unit so should be plenty strong enough.

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Last part for now is two new 4.00x8 three rib front tyres. O/A height 16inches.

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Thats all the parts for now, going on Thursday night to have a look at a Bedford CF gearbox, it might be a bit of overkill but at least i wont have to make any wheel weights up to get traction. :)

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 If you have a look at my C-120 refurb thread, you will see how I fitted tri rib fronts. May be of help. About page 17.

 

 Ian cut down a Reliant axle for Why Not. May be worth a look at how he did it.

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If you have a look at my C-120 refurb thread, you will see how I fitted tri rib fronts. May be of help. About page 17.

Your C-120 looks good. I had a similar idea for the hubs but i am using 1 3/8x7/16 bearings with a 5/8 bore so that i dont have to cut the spindals and be able to refit the grass tyres at a later date if required. Have ordered 8inch trailer rims with a 4x4in pcd.

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Now this is going to be an interesting build if the quality of Kermit is anything to go by :D

 

Would it not be easier to buy a pair of trailer hubs the right size rather than paying a shop to make you a pair?

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Now this is going to be an interesting build if the quality of Kermit is anything to go by :D

 

Would it not be easier to buy a pair of trailer hubs the right size rather than paying a shop to make you a pair?

The engineering shop i use has been making me bit for years and to be honest i dont know how he can make the stuff for the prices he charges. He is a top bloke and nothing is too much of a hassle for him and ive taken him some right pigs of jobs in the past. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Its amazing what you can do with two tyre irons, two pair of vice grips and a can of silicone spray. They went on alot easier than i thought, thankfully.

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Can anyone guess what im going to use this for ?

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a grill then

You got it. :)

Might need to widen it a bit to fit the chassis. Suppose it will end up looking a bit like the front of a Morris Minor bonnet.

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Got my gearbox last night. It is a 4 speed and reverse, ratios are - 1st 7.1, 2nd 3.25, 3rd 1.75, 4th 1.0 and reverse is 7.1.

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I was told it was a Bedford CF box but im not so sure. Can anyone help me to identify it? The only markings i can find are two numbers, one on the side. 7081840 No1

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And one on the top cover,

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Any ideas ?

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