Elec Trak mini loader

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Elec Trak mini loader

Postby roberttroll » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:13 am

Don't get too excited, this is partially a mental exercise. I was given a bucket by a fellow ET'er. No idea what it was from, but it is a nice small size and i had always wanted to do something with it. I used to have a Johnny Bucket Sr on my other tractor, and while i liked it, the limited lift height was an issue. In the back of my mind i have wanted to create something like the "buford bucket", which is a cross between a johnny bucket and a regular loader. Started writing down some plans and looking at different idea's. Nick Skinner also jogged my mind with lots of hydraulic help. It appears that i may be able to come up with a decent mini loader using a mower deck motor as a hydraulic pump. Here is my partial wooden mock up. Bucket is 36'' wide, 12'' deep. Looking for a max load of 200lbs or so. Frame arms would be 1x2x1/8. Need to add more braces.

Give me idea's... Tell me if this is crazy or not.


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Re: Elec Trak mini loader

Postby mfrerking » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:08 pm

Looks like a fun project. Have you found a reasonably priced pump? I always start at Surplus Center for projects. Even there, it seems the pump will be pricey.
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Re: Elec Trak mini loader

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:11 pm

Very cool - keep going!
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Re: Elec Trak mini loader

Postby roberttroll » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Doing the math i think this pump will work, but i honestly know very little about hydraulics.

http://www.surpluscenter.com/Hydraulics/Hydraulic-Pumps/Gear-Pumps/0-07-cu-in-DYNAMIC-GPF1013PA-HYD-PUMP-9-7762-D.axd

I was looking at running a system pressure of 1200PSI, which at .57 gpm would need .47HP.

Looking at using this cylinder (KC1506BW) for lift : 6 inch stroke.

http://www.mightyhydraulics.com/index.php?p=1_9_

Using that cylinder, with that pump i am looking at 5 second lift times, and 3 seconds to retract. Does this sound correct? Enough to lift 200-250lbs?

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I would place steel gussets here. probably some more bracing across the front as well.

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Using what would be the mounting point for the I5 fenders/roll cage.

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Lift height it top of hood. Trying to use as many straight cuts as possible for ease of fabrication. Visually i think it looks "correct". Edge of bucket is 30 inches from the front of the bumper, which is closer than the full ET loader.
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Re: Elec Trak mini loader

Postby roberttroll » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:12 pm

Magic 8-ball says "maybe". Wood has turned to steel.
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Re: Elec Trak mini loader

Postby Jeff Antonucci » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:23 pm

Very cool! I can't wait to see this thing come to life!
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