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About 82Caddy

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    Builds fun things

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    Commando 800

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    Rochester, MN

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  1. You are correct, seems pics were hosted on RedSquare. Time consuming for sure to remove one by one but I'm sure we all have spent time on something just because we could.
  2. If photos are hosted on a 3rd party site (ie: Flickr, google photos, photobucket, etc), you simply move/rename the photos on the host site and it breaks the link to anywhere the photos are posted.
  3. Tell me about the D-160

    Parts can be difficult to find. Most of the major issues are noted above, but look at the bottom of the transmission. If it looks cracked, damaged or like it is leaking, you'll have to pull the whole thing apart and get creative with a case replacement. It's similar to a C series but not quite exactly the same. Steering isn't very tight radius (as in you'll need a football field to turn it around or do a 56 point turn). I ran a 16hp kohler on one with a blower. Even with loaded tires, wheel weights, chains and extra weight hanging off the back I had traction issues. The single stage did alright in a Minnesota winter but I never really liked it all that much.
  4. Mine is all ripped apart right now for final welding and paint prep on the frame. I’ll see if I can find some from when I was mocking everything up.
  5. Mine sits level with an 8" front tire and 12" rear tire. It's also setup to clear a 42" raider style (not sure that's really a thing but it came off a raider 10) mower deck.
  6. It all depends what your end goal is for the tractor. If you plan to run any sort of mower deck it gets complicated to get everything to clear belts, pulleys and linkages under the tractor. I took two front spindles, welded them together, used some round stock and made my own front (round stock slips over the welded spindles to give a spot for the gear to attach). Ended up using two 4 bolt pillow blocks to attach to the front frame that was extended to clear some mower deck pulleys. I also went to the option of roller chain and gears to achieve a gear reduction steering. It's still not done yet either. I spent lots of time studying the photos TT posted of his narrow front tractor.
  7. Hi there 82.   I stumbled across your D-200 project.    I have a D-200 also and would like to do some upgrades.   Can you resend me all your pics of this project.

  8. 12 horse short frame?

    You’ll need a short oil pan, fill some spaces on the bottom of a big base block, cut the oil dipper down. This will help:
  9. From what I had noted, it was a different charging coil for 18amp system. Honda part number: 31630-ZJ1-802 I'd double check that since I never got to that point with mine.
  10. I’ve enjoyed following your build. You do some excellent work. If you wanted to up the charging power, parts from a Honda gx630 will supposedly swap into the predator and get you an 18 amp (maybe it was 15?) charging system. Been awhile since I looked it all up.
  11. Kohler K532 "Long-Block" D-180,200 Power Plant

    There are no "new" engines that will be a direct swap that didn't already come in that tractor as an option. I did what I did because I didn't have an engine to begin with. Everything I found was needing a rebuild or was so expensive that it would have cost me more then the predator did brand new even after all the extras I stuck on mine.
  12. Kohler K532 "Long-Block" D-180,200 Power Plant

    I used a 22 hp predator twin on my d series with loader. Engine placement with some 2x2" square tubes, couple washers and that was all it took to have the engine at the correct height to line up with the pump. I will say, I had some help with the engine to pump connection with the machine work needed to make them all play nice with each other. It could be done with a factory style connection, although it would be tight to get bolts into the rubber connector. I had an electric pto for engine placement but later decided since it was a loader tractor and entirely too much work to pull the loader on/off to use any other pto attachment to go with a single pulley mounted on the crankshaft.
  13. Project D-220

    I’ll grab a couple once it’s loaded up. It’s not a “polished finished” tractor by any means but it’s a functional working project. It's staying with a forum member, but I’ll let him decide if he wants to continue this project thread or start a new topic of his own.
  14. Project D-220

    Well, it’s sad to say but this is now sold. New owner is picking it up tomorrow. Hopefully someone will see what I’ve done here and be able to improve on what I did.
  15. project pud puller build

    No really, did you use a coupon on that? I’m intrigued how this works out as a pulling machine.