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Re: The "Chief" Thread place
« Reply #100 on: June 20, 2017, 05:33:03 AM »
Doesn't the camera flash at you and say "no SD card"??

Why would a warning message slow down a heli pilot?
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« Reply #101 on: June 20, 2017, 07:00:00 AM »
Thre is usually a setting in the menu that asks if you want to allow shooting without card.  Change that to "no".  Problem solved.
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« Reply #102 on: June 20, 2017, 08:01:08 AM »
"I drove down the lane and wrecked four trees just because i could. Then I came up to my gate. A gate that is probably 8-9 feet wide. The tracks on this thing are 12 feet wide. So, screw it, I just plowed over the west side and crushed it flat. Made a pleasing sound."


Well, now one should be able to get a trailer down the lane without too much pucker factor!  That WAS a nice fence post you took out with the tracks if I remember correctly!  Well, now you can build a fancy wrought iron gate to replace it!
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« Reply #103 on: June 20, 2017, 12:42:10 PM »
Doesn't the camera flash at you and say "no SD card"??
Yep sure does!

My son noticed it doing that late in the day!
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« Reply #104 on: June 20, 2017, 12:43:12 PM »
"I drove down the lane and wrecked four trees just because i could. Then I came up to my gate. A gate that is probably 8-9 feet wide. The tracks on this thing are 12 feet wide. So, screw it, I just plowed over the west side and crushed it flat. Made a pleasing sound."


Well, now one should be able to get a trailer down the lane without too much pucker factor!  That WAS a nice fence post you took out with the tracks if I remember correctly!  Well, now you can build a fancy wrought iron gate to replace it!
It was the one on the right

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« Reply #105 on: June 20, 2017, 12:43:29 PM »
Thre is usually a setting in the menu that asks if you want to allow shooting without card.  Change that to "no".  Problem solved.
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« Reply #106 on: June 20, 2017, 03:19:16 PM »
Doesn't the camera flash at you and say "no SD card"??
Yep sure does!

My son noticed it doing that late in the day!

Well then... In the timeless words of Homer Simpson... D'OH!
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« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2017, 10:30:39 PM »
I think the cab either swung into an obstacle bending this up, or possibly with the additional length of the bucket coupler, the bucket curl may have gotten into the cab..?

Anyway, I think this is a scar. Worthy of a fresh coat of paint, but not of straightening.

What say ye? Paint and call it a day, or lavish on the body work, cracking the lower glass and losing a week digging time in the process?
Probably grabbed a log wrong. It happend to my brother once. A big branch came through that bottom pane of glass. He about lost a foot.

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« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2017, 08:41:20 AM »


Upgrade the Hydrolics?
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« Reply #109 on: June 22, 2017, 11:00:38 AM »


Upgrade the Hydrolics?

Don't give him any ideas!
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« Reply #110 on: June 22, 2017, 08:52:40 PM »
Well, in the past three days I have run 40-50 gallons of diesel through the exhaust, trading all that smoke for a pretty big hole.

Remember that little mud hole I created when Sarge broke through some gooey mud and the hole started to fill?

Well that all has changed drastically
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« Reply #111 on: June 22, 2017, 09:31:19 PM »
OK, back to all things Chief

It has this cool locking gas cap
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« Reply #112 on: June 22, 2017, 09:34:35 PM »
Then I went on a fluid level check

The engine was exactly on full with the freshly changed oil, which was still clean.

I found the hydraulics tank to be low, so I topped that up. Before opening the tank, you have to relieve pressure with this button. THen you unbolt the return filter cap and pour the fresh oil in there. I added 4 gallons to put it in the middle of the normal range with the boom in the "Maintenance position."
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« Reply #113 on: June 22, 2017, 09:36:23 PM »
All in all it was in pretty good shape. Despite pressure washing all the compartments were still filthy. I think I'll start spraying in some simple green and let it soak for while then see what I can wipe off, I don't want to get too close to the expensive sensors
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« Reply #114 on: June 22, 2017, 09:39:12 PM »
^^^ All that is about to get treated to some fresh enamel paint

Next I went after leaks. The leaks on the cylinders have disappeared...as in not leaking anymore!

But the hydraulic bucket coupler hose was loose almost everywhere. I fixed that by disconnecting it and just looping a single hose from supply back to return. That almost fixed the worse leak on the machine
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« Reply #115 on: June 22, 2017, 09:42:00 PM »
^^^That was the before pics. I wiped that down, rerouted the hoses and ran it. The area was just a tad moist, no drips.

I ran 40+ gallons of fuel through it digging that big hole and after two days and all that digging the fluid level remained in the middle of the sight glass.

I plan to go over all the connections, replacing questionable lines and all the "O" rings I can find. I want it leak free, although having flown Chinooks, I know the reality of that dream!
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Re: The "Chief" Thread place
« Reply #116 on: June 23, 2017, 01:40:02 PM »
ok folks, all non chief posts have been moved to the hide site thread.  you may continue posting in this thread

don or anybody that I moved a post for, did I miss anything?
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« Reply #117 on: June 23, 2017, 10:08:56 PM »
I think I could stick with this forum for just the tractors.  I am jealous, ever since I was a little boy I wanted to just play in the dirt with the tractors


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« Reply #118 on: June 23, 2017, 10:36:45 PM »
Right now, I am thinking of starting a new forum, called the BTP

(Broken Tractor Place) :shocked: :cry:
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« Reply #119 on: June 23, 2017, 11:28:30 PM »
Probably should start using the proper equipment for the challenge, I mean job to do...
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #120 on: June 24, 2017, 06:36:29 AM »
Note to Don:

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« Reply #121 on: June 24, 2017, 07:21:30 AM »
Probably should start using the proper equipment for the challenge, I mean job to do...
I guess that's why the brush guard on my blazer is slightly bent. When does a tree go from being brush to being a tree?    :undecided:

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« Reply #122 on: June 24, 2017, 08:14:41 AM »
Ahhh, ya know, it just proves these machines are not idols to me.

The Lord, I care about, but apparently, these machines, well, like I said, they are not idols! :-)
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« Reply #123 on: June 24, 2017, 11:08:43 AM »
Don, you now have just about every piece of ground clearing equipment you need. Choose wisely and just maybe the stuff will hold up a bit longer. Now that you can widen the entrance road, buy  gravel delivered. Much cheaper than trying to maintain a dump truck.

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« Reply #124 on: June 24, 2017, 05:09:26 PM »
Don, you now have just about every piece of ground clearing equipment you need. Choose wisely and just maybe the stuff will hold up a bit longer. Now that you can widen the entrance road, buy  gravel delivered. Much cheaper than trying to maintain a dump truck.

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« Reply #125 on: June 24, 2017, 05:41:41 PM »
Well his loader isn't a 6, but it will push some dirt.

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« Reply #126 on: June 24, 2017, 07:15:59 PM »
Did something else happen D ?


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« Reply #127 on: June 24, 2017, 11:26:54 PM »
Don, you now have just about every piece of ground clearing equipment you need. Choose wisely and just maybe the stuff will hold up a bit longer. Now that you can widen the entrance road, buy  gravel delivered. Much cheaper than trying to maintain a dump truck.

*cough*D6*cough*
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Maybe that Kubota SV-95...
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« Reply #128 on: July 11, 2017, 05:27:45 PM »
Chief has been sitting for about 10 days and I am happy to report that no new leaks have showed up!

I am accumulating some of the stuff I will need to clean/paint it. First up will be a soaking with a good detergent to sofen the grease/oil deposits. I picked up a cheap 2 gallon sprayer. I plan to spray the oily areas after use for a week or so, then wipe the residue out, then follow that with a light hosing off. I just want to get it clean so I can check for leaks and start the sanding/repairs prior to painting.
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« Reply #129 on: November 23, 2017, 10:42:03 AM »
Chief has been working well. But as with most things mechanical, it is always getting ready to break down, is broken down, or is being repaired. For the most part it is one working machine.

I stopped excavation of the main pond, pending repair of Sarge which I use to move the dirt about which Chief oh so readily creates. So I used it to clear off about a quarter-half acre of trees around an old pond. Then I mucked out said pond producing mountains of gooey gray mud which I suspect is nutrient rich. Either that or it is solidified DDT and Uranium waste, but I'm willing to take a chance.

I will spread it out on the fields once it dries out some and I have the means to actually spread it out.

So the hydraulic bucket coupler seems to be a problem area. It will leak sometimes, and sometimes the lines loosen. I recently had all new fittings made up. I'll be installing them next
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« Reply #130 on: November 23, 2017, 10:43:26 AM »
First I replaced the troublesome hydraulic swivel fittings which cost $100 each with a simpler arrangement. First for the basic flat face O-Ring fitting
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« Reply #131 on: November 23, 2017, 10:44:56 AM »
I then attached new lines with 90 degree fittings which completed the installation. The new setup loosened once when i first started using it, then settled down and is A-OK now.
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« Reply #132 on: November 23, 2017, 10:46:09 AM »
That little leak ate up some ten gallons of the hydraulic oil that cost me $83 to top up
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« Reply #133 on: November 23, 2017, 10:47:32 AM »
An then I discovered this

GRRRRRRRRRRRR................

I guess my fuel cap screwed itself off somewhere along the way
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