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About mmmmmdonuts

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    Raider 12

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    Ballston Lake, NY

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  1. Do duals pop wheelies more than single rears?

    My Raider 12 will also pop wheelies in 2nd gear and definitely in 3rd gear high. It didn't do it as much unless I went to 3rd gear before I loaded my rear tires and put chains on it. After Ioading the tires and adding chains 2nd gear does it. I add a huge cinder block in the front if I am towing a trailer to keep it on the ground even in low gear. Otherwise, when mowing I slow the throttle and use the throttle as a speed controller almost at the higher speeds.
  2. Great progress so far Aldon. If you can somehow get another pulley to put an alternator in there... The SI10 group is great and I used it on my Raider. https://www.dbelectrical.com/products/alternator-tractor-delco-10si-with-tach-john-deere-allis-massey.html?adpos=1o1&creative=196860178238&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgabMlMeQ1gIVTlcNCh2x-Q3tEAQYASABEgKTZvD_BwE
  3. Looks great so far Aldon. Keep up the great work.
  4. Thanks for the photos Jay. Makes much more sense now. Unfortunately got to many things going on to try a modification like that right now. I can't wait to see how it all works out.
  5. Nice work JPWH. Following this thread closely. I also got a Raider 12. What did the double pulley do to the length of the PTO? Do you have a inner shaft diameter of it? I am thinking about doing the double pulley as well. Do you have to extend the shaft out of the engine? How extensive are the modifications? Did you have to modify the drive belt clutch? Any more pictures or information would be nice.
  6. I agree. I converted my 68 Raider 12 to the attach-a-matic system. I don't know if Daveomann still has parts or not but I bought them from him and it was really easy to do. I don't remember if I did a thread but I could dig up what I did if you want to go that way.
  7. Loading Tires

    Just some images of the tools used. Valve removal tool. Adapter to pump fluid in. Garden hose fitting on one side, valve fitting on other. The small push button on the side is used to purge the air while filling.
  8. Loading Tires

    I love my loaded tires and keep them on my tractor year round even for mowing. I used windshield washing fluid that I buy 6 gallons for $8 at BJ's wholesale club. Basically to do it take the valve stem out and I use a valve stem to hose fitting from tractor supply. Fill the tire with the valve stem at the 12 o'clock position. I get about 5 gallons with my 23x8.5-12 tires. The only thing I will caution you on with the loaded tires is your front end becomes fairly light so you may need to hang some weight off the front or use wheel weights especially on a heavier trailer.
  9. Favorite WH Modifications

    I attached some more photos. Originally, I used this mounted to the frame without the newer tach-a-matic style mower deck for my frame. I then modified the mower to use the tach-a-matic system with a mule drive and drilled a few extra holes in the bar for extra mounting locations. If I was to do it again I would have used a wider bar so it would sit slightly higher than the front tach-a-matic. This is on a 1968 Raider.
  10. Favorite WH Modifications

    I posted a fairly detailed setup in this post and if you have any questions I would be glad to help. http://www.wheelhorseforum.com/topic/66121-electrical-upgrades-voltmeter-and-external-alternator/
  11. Favorite WH Modifications

    Here is what I did for the the front hitch. It mounts to the front tach a matic and the frame. It also allows me to use the mule drive for the mower at the same time. By having the setup to the side of the mule drive it still allows pulley adjustment without moving the hitch up or down. I use the hole up front for a hitch balls or a threaded rod with small weights. The platform I have used for weights to keep the front end down when I move my trailer around the yard. The other modification I did is add an alternator GM SI10 alternator to the electrical system possibly to use a winch in the future or linear actuator or other high current draws.
  12. Trailer talk....

    I agree about the deck. They are extremely slippery when wet. The other thing I don't like is if something breaks or you want to weld something on (d ring) it is much more challenging to weld aluminum than it is steel. Otherwise I would love an aluminum trailer.
  13. Loader questions

    My pump runs at the front pto of my tractor which is 2000 rpm and I sized it to run 3/4 to full throttle. I have to look it up which one I actually ordered but it would be two fast for your application most likely. Its a direct coupled drive so I can't change the speed with a pulley. Most people here tend to run it off the engine shaft and size a pulley according to get the speed they want. This is the one a lot of people use: http://m.northerntool.com/products/shop~tools~product_200329712_200329712?hotline=false Surplus center should have a comprobable but it might not be bidirectional. I would imagine a 20" would be too big for a garden tractor. I have people one other forums use 18" with 14" for the curl. The size and the speed you want your cylinders to run will dictate the size of the pump. What tractor are you planning on putting it on?
  14. Loader questions

    I got my cylinders from dalton hydraulics. These are the ones I got. http://www.daltonhydraulic.com/maverick-2500-psi-tie-rod-cylinder-2-bore-x-16-stroke They are tie rod instead of welded and many people perfer the welded because it does have it advantages. I ordered my pump from surplus center and the hoses and fittings from universalhoseandfittings. If you need help sizing some of the hydraulics such as the pump and cycle times I can help you with some of the math as well.
  15. Loader questions

    I have bought the PF Engineering plans. I am in the middle of building it right now and they use 4 cylinders that are all 2x16x1.25. There are some things that I have changed or modified, and some things that I would have done different but I got a great deal on the cylinders. The one thing I recommend is stick with JIC's or SAE on the hoses and ditch the NPT as much as you can.