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    Another use for the D30?

    Well its not a Jeep, or even a true hardcore off road rig but it's definitely a "build up". Basically, what I've done here is find another use for a pair of Dana 30's. I've used them to create my own 4 wheel steer / 4 wheel drive tractor. Both axles are narrowed using only short side shafts and are linked together using a samurai divorced transfer case. The rear dana 30 has a lockright for extra traction but the front is still open. It doesn't do so well on a RTI ramp because the axles are both welded solid to the frame. The whole vehicle drive system is hydraulic and is powered by a little 18hp briggs & stratton. The loader is self leveling and can lift about 500 lbs +. It uses 60L of hydraulic oil as part of the loaders counter weight. Top speed is only about 2 MPH however it can dig 4 holes using only its tires. I estimate is weighs about 1500 lbs or more. Anyways, heres a few pictures of this beast.... Just in case someone out there needs to find a home for some old swapped out dana 30's.
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    If you're gonna name it I nominate "The Green Bastard".

    Looks like a huge Meccano creation, I like it.

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    So I guessing since I I know you a little bit that you built this thing from nothing,
    .............

    good job john

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    looks good

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    I dig it!
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    That thing is great, good work. How long did it take you to build the tractor? Thanks for sharing.

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    WHAT?

    That is friggin great!
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    make a vid!!!
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    ^^^what he said^^^
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    Thanks guys. It took me just under a year to build.... I had no choice. I sold my modified YJ / plow truck to help fund this project so this tractor had to be finished before winter. Its my only option as far as snow removal is concerned. I have to admit, I had my doubts about the deadline but it worked out well. Its also got a quick attach style loader bracket so I can switch between my bucket and plow blade. Theres even a hydraulic PTO circuit with quick couplers for extra functions like a grapple or auger. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

    I'd like to post a vid but I'm the only person on the planet who still doesn't know how to. lol
    Last edited by 1WheelPeel; 10-14-2008 at 11:41 PM.

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    Holy Crap!



    That's amazing!



    x3 on the vid.




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    www.youtube.com
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    upload from a digital camera with a video option or video camera.

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    [QUOTE=hustler;802207]If you're gonna name it I nominate "The Green Bastard".

    i second the notion "green bastard from parts unknown"
    excelent work whats on the list for the next project?

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    That is awesome. Using two shortside D30 shafts, what does that make your WMS-WMS? Also what hydraulic pump and motor did you use?

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    Awsome!

    Great job! That looks amazing.
    I'd name it "The little snot!"
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    cool!
    nice job
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    Thanks again guys.

    Heres some of the specifications....

    Engine : 18 HP Briggs & Stratton
    Pump : 1.23 cu.in/REV gear pump ( 15.97 GPM @ 3000 rpm )
    Drive motor : 18.7 cu.in/REV, Max 1625 PSI & 16 GPM
    Steering control unit : Non-load reactive, 4.5 cu.in/REV, max 4 GPM
    Operating pressure : up to 1500 psi (peak)
    Hydraulic Tank : 18 Gal
    Samurai T-case high ratio : 1.409
    Samurai T-case low ratio : 2.268
    Dana 30 axle ratio : 3.07
    Tire size : 27"
    Est. GVW : 1500 lbs +
    Est. Loader lift capacity : 500lbs +
    Est. Drawbar pull : 1900 lbs + (low range)
    Est. Top speed : 2 mph or walking speed.
    W.M.S. width : approx 45"
    Bucket width : 60"

    I'm still working on the video.....
    Last edited by 1WheelPeel; 10-15-2008 at 01:51 PM. Reason: spelling

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    to make that thing really POP... you ned to make yourself a little enclosure... you know so your "cocao" doesnt get cold

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x9BsHKDwK0


    ^^^^ this is my first video attempt. I hope it works.

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    Sweet vid!! Good job on the tractor and video!

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