propane ramrod taskmaster

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by steve535, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. steve535

    steve535 LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 4

    By popular demand, a pic of the conversion to propane on my ramrod. The tank is mounted on the standing platform with the regulator bolted to the main support of the machine.
    High throttle the tank freezes over but as long as I back off a bit its fine. 33LBS lasts about 16 hours of run time and it starts very easily for an older unit. I have the gas tank and would not consider changing back. Any questions let me know. I added a few extra photos for people who are looking at a small loader.
    The custom hood cove between the leveling arms is home made as a dust/snow cover. With the gas tank mounted it generates way to much heat.





  2. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    thanks for the pictures. I am trying to come up with a way to build a bracket to hang the tank off the side opposite the muffler on my dingo. trying to avoid taking up space on the foot stand. what you guess is the approximate weight of the tank full?
  3. steve535

    steve535 LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 4

    My guess would be 45 to maybe 50 LBS for a 33 pound AL tank filled. Really think about mounting it on the side of the machine. The beauty of the compact loaders is their ability to get into tight places. You would be adding at least a foot to the with. Its not that bad on the foot platform. Im putting a fold down foot peg behind the tank. Like the ones on a Van or box truck that way I can move around without being cramped.
    Also the tank hanging off the back is added counter weight. Todays job the trees (Eastern Hornbeam) took 2 guys standing on my Ramrod to counter weight them.
  4. lona.muller19

    lona.muller19 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Those pictures were helpful, thanks for posting them.

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