That sucker looks like it's going to be pretty stout and quite heavy all on it's own.
If you're intending to use a single action cylinder, I'm afraid you'll never have enough oil. If you use a double-action you'll be returning about the same amount as your using. But, they take more power to operate. If it were me, I would plan on an electric remote pump with enough reservoir to supply the cylinder. But I too think you're asking an awful lot of that little tractor. You do very nice work though. Well done.i'll have to go back and look at the thread on my mini payloader build, i remember doing a test where i extended both cylinders and compared reservoir level. of course that was a 2.5 x 10 and a 2" x 16, so the level will likely drop a little bit more on this setup.
I'll bet Paul is like the rest of us. Buy the tractor, build or buy something too big for it, and that justifies yet a bigger tractor. Works every time. He'll have one hell of a trailer to pull with whatever.A full 80 cart is hard up a grade on grass or loose dry dirt and wet dirt. My 80 cart has been extended with wood that slips inside the bed. Super heavy and I need to get a running start to get up the little grade going up into my backyard.
This thing I’d assume would definitely need a locking diff or locking diffs in a 4x4 tractor going up any type of grade with grass or loose dirt. Hard packed clay might not be as much of an issue.
I still dig the construction part of the build.
Got news for ya. I bought all my brake parts for the last 317 project at a golf cart repair store. Exact match. If you have the patients to do the research. I came upon that by accident while repairing a friend's golf cart.Army probably knows how to do golf cart brakes on anything.
Ah! so Paul has an ace in the hole. I think he may be building that cart with the Ford in mind?i also have a 1986 Ford 1110 compact diesel 4WD, 1500 lb machine i can pull with if i need to, but for lighter loads, mulch, leaves, weeds, i think the 317 will do ok. my lot is flat anyway.
i was thinking to load this trailer with my little backhoe, take the dirt away and dump it, but as you say traction will be the determining factor on how much i load onto it.
i was thinking of using some brakes from a golf cart, the person i got these wheels from used to sell used golf carts and has the shoe brake setup for these, just not sure how they would mount in my case but would make a nice parking brake, etc anyway. good thought!