Project Burkeen B30 B

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mdirrigation, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    About a month ago I picked up a dissassembled b 30 b , and a pile of parts heading for the scrap yard . I also got a cut in half machine from Ron at Ripsystems . Here is what was involved to build a machine

    Shacer box , new bearing and races , cut down on a lathe some old backhoe pins for the ones I was missing . use a fuel tank of a b 30 , drain sludge , water and oil out of the engine , let oil soak in the combustion chamber , flush engine oil 4 times , weld on fuel tank cover , replace fan belt , swap out lift cylinder piston on shaker box, add electric fuel pump, replace a 500 dollar fuel shut off solonoid on the hatz diesel , attach rear trolly to machine , repair 2 tires , drain hydro fluid change all oil filters 2 times , fight to get fittings to take grease. change axel oil and trans oil, oil up trencher chain , dissassemble hydraulic control levers to clean out rust, piece together a driveshaft from 3 machines, re route the return line for fuel . All thats left is to replace the center pivot pin and paint the machine .

    Most parts I had to buy were from the auto parts store , or the hardware store , the machine is a 2000 with 850 hours on the meter , runs beautiful

    Time invested 45 hours total

    Total parts under $ 2500.00

    I would do some pics but the they wont upload
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    We need photos!! You can edit down your photos on your own computer with a nifty bit of freeware by the name of Irfanview, available at this certified badger-free link ~ 640 pixels is a good width to go for.
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    heres a try at a pic

    bur1.jpg
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why is the machine in such bad shape? If it is a 2000 thas not too old.
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    the last pic was a pile of parts , this should be the machine

    bur3.jpg
     
  6. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    here is another while I am working on it , next is a disassembled shaker box

    bur2.jpg
     
  7. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    this is basiclly done , wheel weights are off for paint , but it all works ,

    bur12.jpg
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    How long did it take to put together? Were all the parts there and good , if not what did it cost for new parts?
     
  9. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    well it realy wasnt , mt mechanic had it he put in a new drive pump and the guy didnt come up with the money pay for it , he told the mechanic to do what he wanted with it. It sat outside in the weather for 3 years apart.
    He was going to put it toghether and sell but his landlord told him to clean up , so I bought it . Mainly for parts , but as I looked closer it was viable to put it toghetger
     
  10. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have about 45 hours in it . Parts werent bad everything on the machine except the hatz diesel parts were gotten at auto zone bearings and filters. The hydraulic components are all generic
    I part for the engine was 500 dollars
     

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