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bobcat_ron
01-19-2010, 01:20 PM
I figured this is a good time of the year to spend money on the projects that have been circling the toilet drain for a while.
First one was diverter valves (Minimax style) on Dad's Hitachi ZX27, to make the hook up of the jack hammer a little more simplified and clean:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4050.jpg

Handle is up for the hammer:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4051.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4052.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4053.jpg

This project took a while due to finding just the right valve for a small machine.

Then I tackled the Bobcat Tilt-tach, the hoses weren't long enough, so I added another 10" (like the combo and grapple buckets) but I found out the Bradco quick attach bracket doesn't work on the tilt-tach, their angle where the wedges go through isn't the same, but the Tilt-tach works on all the other buckets.
I will have to post pics of what I mean, but I have to torch off the bracket and put a Bobcat one on instead, and the bucket needs to have an extended lip and new cutting edge, so what the hell.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4039.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4041-1.jpg

I also had bump stops welded on the combo bucket to keep the bucket from shearing off the hydraulic lines next to the loader (Takeuchi's loader arms are 2" wider than Bobcat's) and a damn big hook in the bucket for tie down and yanking on crap:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4055.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4057.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures4056.jpg

Even with out the Bobcat M Series hose guide, the loader arms would snap the hose elbows off, so better safe and lose some bucket roll back then replace fittings.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/Pictures3930.jpg

Next big project is an EGR delete on the Powerstroke and side pipe, I have nothing but "burping" issues with the EGR, and the warranty runs out next month.
I'd like to do a 4" right side exhaust stack with an Aussie flare on top.

Gravel Rat
01-19-2010, 01:32 PM
I would probably shorten up that diverter valve handle even cut it off and make it so the same wrench you use for the quick connect bolts can be used to turn the valve.

So when is the quick connect going on the Takeuchi :laugh:

The turbo farts are normal with a 6.0 especially if you use it with a BD brake so any excess boost goes through the air cleaner. You may also have a sticky VGT sensor. The biggest thing you can do for a 6.0 is go exclusivly synthetic engine I did with mine and it is a 110% improvement. A 6.0 definatly does not like dino oil.

bobcat_ron
01-19-2010, 01:48 PM
I would probably shorten up that diverter valve handle even cut it off and make it so the same wrench you use for the quick connect bolts can be used to turn the valve.

So when is the quick connect going on the Takeuchi :laugh:

The turbo farts are normal with a 6.0 especially if you use it with a BD brake so any excess boost goes through the air cleaner. You may also have a sticky VGT sensor. The biggest thing you can do for a 6.0 is go exclusivly synthetic engine I did with mine and it is a 110% improvement. A 6.0 definatly does not like dino oil.

I need to play with the valves first, the guy who did it was concerned about the vibrations rattling the handles down, so he gave me some fiber shims to tighten them up, or I can cut off the handles and turn them with a wrench like you mentioned, but I would have liked to see the valves tighter to the boom, but then again, just need to play with it.

The Takeuchi is getting the radio and hydraulic kit next month, and the F450 is on the agenda for April, so I can pay off some more bills by then.

nedly05
01-19-2010, 04:53 PM
I like that diverter valve set up on the 27, where did you get it?

Tigerotor77W
01-19-2010, 05:44 PM
Pink letters on the Tak bucket, eh? :p

bobcat_ron
01-19-2010, 06:18 PM
Pink letters on the Tak bucket, eh? :p


Pink is the new black, yo.
I'll shave it off with a grinder PDQ.


I like that diverter valve set up on the 27, where did you get it?

It was ordered from Ontario, I couldn't tell you any more, but they aren't cheap.

nedly05
01-19-2010, 07:46 PM
It was ordered from Ontario, I couldn't tell you any more, but they aren't cheap.


It looks like a costly little riggin'

DUSTYCEDAR
01-19-2010, 08:01 PM
You been busy

tnmtn
01-19-2010, 08:06 PM
Pink letters on the Tak bucket, eh? :p

i have to second that. i always liked those loaders but now i feel like i've seen one doing something i shouldn't have.

bobcat_ron
01-19-2010, 09:19 PM
You been busy

Spending money, yes.
Actually working, not really.

Tomorrow I rent a Cat 226B2 becasue the Takeuchi is 6" too high.
Going back to the world of rubber tires for an hour's worth of work is going to make me lose sleep.

AWJ Services
01-19-2010, 10:11 PM
I would end up knocking that valve off.

Dirtman2007
01-19-2010, 10:16 PM
I would end up knocking that valve off.

Thats the first thing I noticed when I saw it, I can see some vines getting wrapped around the handle and taking it off.

then again it could stay on there for 1000hrs

Junior M
01-19-2010, 10:17 PM
I would end up knocking that valve off.
I'd knock it off then smash it in oblivion..

YellowDogSVC
01-19-2010, 10:34 PM
Ron, have you ever tried hooking the tilt tatch to the 4n1?

I like the grab handles on the TAk boom

Gravel Rat
01-19-2010, 11:15 PM
So the high roof is preventing you from doing a job ?

Is it 6 inches through out the building or just 6 inches to clear the door ?

You may get a job working your machine on one of the mountain tops loading a hopper bucket for a helicopter. I heard that VANOC wants to helicopter snow to the mountains where the Olympic events are going to be.

The rain is melting the snow :laugh:

coopers
01-19-2010, 11:32 PM
When do you get your QC for the Tak?

hvy 1ton
01-20-2010, 01:28 AM
Spending money, yes.
Actually working, not really.

Tomorrow I rent a Cat 226B2 becasue the Takeuchi is 6" too high.
Going back to the world of rubber tires for an hour's worth of work is going to make me lose sleep.

How do you like they doofy-assed-tall cab now, ron?:laugh:

bobcat_ron
01-20-2010, 11:22 AM
Thats the first thing I noticed when I saw it, I can see some vines getting wrapped around the handle and taking it off.

then again it could stay on there for 1000hrs

I'm not an idiotic operator like others here in the Fraser Valley, I'm still laughing at the redneck that a was given a new Bobcat excavator to use as a test machine, 1 day later it came back with the main cylinder boom bent, operator said "something got in my way". :laugh:


Ron, have you ever tried hooking the tilt tatch to the 4n1?

I like the grab handles on the TAk boom

Tried it yesterday, it won't fit in there unless I hack the bump stops off, but it would be nice though, then I just need an electric valve on the loader to divert the oil flow to the attachment, or buy the 6-in-1 tilter combo bucket from Australia, now that's a nifty bucket.


So the high roof is preventing you from doing a job ?

Is it 6 inches through out the building or just 6 inches to clear the door ?

You may get a job working your machine on one of the mountain tops loading a hopper bucket for a helicopter. I heard that VANOC wants to helicopter snow to the mountains where the Olympic events are going to be.

The rain is melting the snow :laugh:

This is the last time I have to go to this job site, the customer bought a repo'ed burnt Deere skid steer for cheap and the engine hasn't come in just yet, so he thinks it will be ready by next month.
This is the job I am doing, but with a 236B2 that I rented earlier in October.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwrZN6i8424

VANOC is sh*tting themselves, they know it's going to be warm, and there's only so long that huge stock pile of snow can stay there. :laugh:


When do you get your QC for the Tak?

Next month or so, I really need to pay some bills, welding, hose extensions, valves and cutting edge are going to be a $3000 bill.
$1800 in insurance fees for the truck next month, so I really need to sit tight with further spending sprees.


How do you like they doofy-assed-tall cab now, ron?:laugh:

I REALLY MISS IT!!! I picked up the rental 236B2 and I hit my head, scraped my shins and tripped over the f***ing threshold, it's only been 2 months and I forgot how much smaller the Cat's cab was, I did have a choice with a 246C, but it was 2" taller, so the 236B2 was mine.

YellowDogSVC
01-20-2010, 12:20 PM
ron, you gotta post a link for the 6 n1 bucket

bobcat_ron
01-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Here's a picture if anyone knows the bucket manufacturer, I do know it's based in Australia.

Treemow
01-20-2010, 05:03 PM
Here's a picture if anyone knows the bucket manufacturer, I do know it's based in Australia.

Didn't Constructo plumb the boom of his 50d with 12v diveter valves. I think I saw the picture on here. Very clean setup that he used. The picture was taken in the snow. Or I may be crazy.

Treemow
01-20-2010, 07:39 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=254130&highlight=constructo+50d
Found it.

nedly05
01-20-2010, 08:06 PM
Didn't Constructo plumb the boom of his 50d with 12v diveter valves. I think I saw the picture on here. Very clean setup that he used. The picture was taken in the snow. Or I may be crazy.

Good memory! Thats a nice set up he has there. What do those cost? Thats a sharp little excavator.

ccstrebe
01-20-2010, 11:36 PM
Here's a picture if anyone knows the bucket manufacturer, I do know it's based in Australia.


http://www.normeng.com.au/index.php

ianh
01-21-2010, 06:27 AM
Here's a picture if anyone knows the bucket manufacturer, I do know it's based in Australia.

They're great buckets Ron. I wouldn't like to try and work without mine nowadays.... once ya get used to having it ya look a "normal" buckets and think " ? how do they cope" ;)

The build quality is good, got about 500 odd hrs on mine now... no probs at all, just thinking about reversing the cutting edge.

If you're gunna get one, PM me and I'll give ya one small tip.

Treemow
01-21-2010, 08:03 AM
Good memory! Thats a nice set up he has there. What do those cost? Thats a sharp little excavator.

The valve is about $300.00 and is available athttp://www.surpluscenter.com
I like this setup because i would most definitely knock the other off.

AWJ Services
01-21-2010, 09:07 AM
There are a couple of ways to do it and I feel the 3 way valve is not needed.
Just plumb on/off valves to the thumb hoses and tee in your quick disconnects. I cannot think of a need to have a 3 way valve?
If you needed to switch between the aux circuits you would have to go with an electrical circuit anyway unless you wanted to get in and out of the cab to do it.

Treemow
01-21-2010, 09:11 AM
There are a couple of ways to do it and I feel the 3 way valve is not needed.
Just plumb on/off valves to the thumb hoses and tee in your quick disconnects. I cannot think of a need to have a 3 way valve?
If you needed to switch between the aux circuits you would have to go with an electrical circuit anyway unless you wanted to get in and out of the cab to do it.

You can plumb your without it, but I would prefer it. Plus it is the same money.

AWJ Services
01-21-2010, 11:08 AM
You can plumb your without it, but I would prefer it. Plus it is the same money.

You prefer the 3 way valve?
And your saying the 3 way valve is the same price as a simpl on valve?

Treemow
01-21-2010, 02:23 PM
The valve in question is $279.00. Not counting wiring. The hosing should be the same. I like the ability to have flow to two attachments. Mainly the thumb and whatever else. The solenoid valves are much cleaner and the connections can be made at the base of the boom. Little lazy also, would rather push a button than get out and twist a handle. That handle on the side of my boom would get knocked off. No question about it.

AWJ Services
01-21-2010, 06:13 PM
The valve in question is $279.00. Not counting wiring. The hosing should be the same. I like the ability to have flow to two attachments. Mainly the thumb and whatever else. The solenoid valves are much cleaner and the connections can be made at the base of the boom. Little lazy also, would rather push a button than get out and twist a handle. That handle on the side of my boom would get knocked off. No question about it.

I agree.

With just the on off valves and tees I can add the quick disconnects super cheap and keep that mess off the boom.
With solenoids it will cost more but adds versatility. The 3 way valve I just do not understand?

bobcat_ron
02-05-2010, 04:59 PM
The spending frenzy is almost over.
Picked up the bucket this morning, everyone says it looks like a Deere bucket, grrrrrrrrr.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4259.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4261.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4260.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4263.jpg

A whole new Bobtach plate
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4262.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4264.jpg

DeereMan85
02-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Picked up the bucket this morning, everyone says it looks like a Deere bucket, grrrrrrrrr.

Couldn't be - Deere buckets don't have pink lettering on them.

bobcat_ron
02-05-2010, 07:41 PM
Couldn't be - Deere buckets don't have pink lettering on them.

Maybe it's a conspiracy, something to do with Bradco and Deere.

bobcat_ron
02-10-2010, 09:29 PM
Last big project is done.
Radio installation:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4307.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4303.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4304.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4305.jpg

Bradco Quick Latch:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4299.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4300.jpg

Much better set up than Bobcat, this one you can use as a step and it's guarded all over
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4302.jpg

Simple switch:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p217/bobcat_ron/Pictures4306.jpg

This system doesn't have a constant hydraulic pressure on it like Bobcat has, so once it's unlocked, it stays that way, I absolutely DESPISED and HATED Bobcat's 10 psi pressure on theirs, you always had to keep holding the button down to position your machine.

ProTouch Groundscapes
02-11-2010, 12:47 AM
hey ron, where did you get that enclosure for the radio? im interested in putting one in our asv.

Gravel Rat
02-11-2010, 02:21 AM
Now Ron can listen to his favorite Christian radio stations :laugh:

bobcat_ron
02-11-2010, 09:37 AM
hey ron, where did you get that enclosure for the radio? im interested in putting one in our asv.

The radio installer has them in stock, he uses them for all his installs.

coopers
02-11-2010, 10:33 PM
Looks good!

bobcat_ron
02-11-2010, 10:51 PM
Looks good!

Sure made my day better today, I spent a full 8 hours in it, I had the radio tuned to a good station (NOT SNORE 730) I could hear it even with the window up and the engine WOT balls out as I pushed to my heart's content.

swanny
02-12-2010, 07:23 AM
Don't you wear hearing protection, Ron? Can't imagine what effect all the machine noise and radio noise would have on your ears. I'd plug in a pair of phones to wear.

bobcat_ron
02-12-2010, 09:26 AM
Don't you wear hearing protection, Ron? Can't imagine what effect all the machine noise and radio noise would have on your ears. I'd plug in a pair of phones to wear.

The radio has the volume in numerical digits, the perfect level is 22, that's also how "loud" I had it in the Cat as well as the excavators wit the cabs open, no hearing loss just yet, I just keep seeing that damn giant purple masturbating bunny, but no hearing loss.
I didn't want head phones, more crap to carry around and then someone can't communicate with me when I need to.