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  1. #201

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    seeing where you go is important :-)
    jwatte, nothing gives that warm&fuzzy feeling like good visibility.

    While I couldn't use the ballscrews I have available for the lifting of the bucket(too slow, small pitch)
    they may work out best for the dumping(only 10" travel)

    looking for a 4 sec. dump time(2 sec. down, 2 sec. back up)
    Last edited by Tommy_T; 12-10-2018 at 07:20 AM.

  2. #202

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    smooth!


  3. #203

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    with all the effort & costs that went into making the lifting frame, I'm going
    to install a second prox switch on each end of travel, that shuts down drive
    and turns on the brake.

    or the sabertooth drive has a current limiting pot, while it can lift 500lb+
    there's no reason to for snow. maybe just adjusting to a point where it
    can't damage the frame would be best?

  4. #204

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    That looks awesome!

    You probably should do both current limiting and safety limit switches.

  5. #205

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    Not sure about the plan A for dumping.

    the gear motor I plan to use has a 180rpm output, and the sprocket on the buckets
    only turns 90deg. to make it at least reasonable if things go sideways, I got 9 teeth
    on the motor 45 teeth on the dump shaft, then 12 teeth on the dump shaft output to
    the buckets 36 teeth sprocket, which should give it a 8 to 1 gear reduction.

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  6. #206

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    hope to test the dumping setup this week(waiting on motor with brake)

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  7. #207

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    to set the height of the blade I had these welded on($25.00 sweet!)
    for small casters and a orange plow marker flag(should show up on camera).

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    I'm going to one more shaft, 12 teeth and 45 teeth get a slower
    speed on the dumping setup.
    5
    Last edited by Tommy_T; 12-17-2018 at 01:22 PM.

  8. #208

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    I was able to test the dumping drive setup.
    the speed is manageable but, even with a 1" shaft because of
    the amount it's unsupported on each end it acts like a leaf spring(crap).

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  9. #209

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  10. #210

    Re: More Mule then Rover?

    Looks quite robust! Now all you need is another foot of snow ;-)

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