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    Wheel Horse 200 Series
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    212-5

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  1. Tractorhead

    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    Plow Plow Plow a little Snow Snow Snow....☃❄️ Hehehe, first test was made - so far yes, it works. not on all circumstances, but good enough for my needs actual. We have just a few cm Snow and i went out for a Testdrive - what else- and my Plow works nice. Even the Traction on my Tyres was better than i expected if Plow is down. When Plow is lifted, i feel the beginning miss on rear weight, because Tyres begin to dig. Shure, if there was much more Snow i need definitely more weight on rear Axle, that tuc tuc will push harder but i'm amused of the Fun, Snowplow can make. . if i provoke it, i can easy make a Burnout behind the Plow.... 😂😂 Plow the Way upwards - bit uphill- was not usefull possible, here i missing Wheelweights. without Plow, i can drive carefully without slip. Happy with first Result. Hope it snows more, that i can do more tests, So a bit of setup have to be done
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    Mrs. Pullstart

    I tryed one time to use pedal, but this was not mine. i found the controll of welding bath with my change of speed much easier than the Pedal version. but importanst of all is - clean- the welding area as good as possible, to have a shortes time to oxyde before welding.
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    Mrs. Pullstart

    The importantst issue i have learned, is to clean the Welding area as good as possible, best directly short before welding additionally with a grinding fleece. My Teacher suggestes me for preperation, to use a brand new stainless steel brush and use this exclusive for Aluminum Welding, to prevent any contamination of the brush and the Aluminum. Each cleaner the surface, each nicer and better the Seam will be in result. 100% agree to sarge, give Seam time for burn in and feed material with feeling. If you welded manually by Flame ahead, you be nearly good prepared to welding with TIG (WIG in German is same as TIG in USA ) Mig Welding on Aluminum, my teacher told as "rape" of material. I have both worlds in Office available, but i like TIG most. as far as i see your machine is able for WIG welding (manual feed of material) i'm not shure we talk about same. there are 2 different Welding technics most welders use. 1. with presetting where the Welder has to controll the speed of welding 2. With Pedal, where the welder can steer the flow of welding like a gas pedal. with pedal he can reduce power, in case of a possible blow, to control the Welding bath. i choosed the first version for me, my teacher "loves" the pedal version. he told me this shall be a individual set, each guy do it as he like. forgotten, he told me also each Aluminum differs a bit, depending on purity of Aluminum you like to weld.
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    Mrs. Pullstart

    I'll be with you Kev, - don't be upset. Aluminum Welding has it's own Law's. Who cares of the beauty of welding, important is only that it lasts and no fuel spill. Some other issues can be hided..😉 oh, upps did i say that... 😂😎 Not the Top notch of Welder was the critical part allone, the practice and to be familar with your equippment is also as important as the Material itself. Was it plain Aluminum or was it any sort of Alloy, thats causes also in very different Welding results. Aluminum Welding needs a lot of practice (so my experience) to get a nearly clean and nice looking seam. especially if is not your own welder or you are not very familar with it. I found Aluminum Tig welding harder than Wig welding to get a clean seam. With TIG you can make meters or inches in welding, but not that nice seam, in WIG Welding you can make clean seams, but be not really quick. Each Welding technic has it Advantages. So go ahead made a great job ! 👍
  5. Tractorhead

    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    Rethinkin on a complete rework for the whole Backend. i calculated a bit. My Datas told me the max load over Axle can be 238 Kilos. Puttin on friday the Tractor quick on libra. Tractors weight itself on rear Axle was actual 67 Kilos as it is, with me in seat it was 139 Kilos, so if i get the Datas i have and calculate a bit arround with spare - i can load 200Kilos (to have a bit spare because axle is not new) -139 kilos was 61 Kilos i can load additionally. with 61 Kilos i am able to made a complete new Backend. if i do, i planing also to improove the Axlemount and maybe a tail lift will be a good idea. So there was 39Kilo spare, enough for Trailerload on the hook. My idea was an added backend with an additional pulley, wich can be connected by separate Belt on the Drivepulley (where i attached the hydraulics before) With this Item i was able to attach mooved items on Back. Thinkin around that idea..... Hmmm
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    Mrs. Pullstart

    These are the things, nobody needs.... maybe you can carefully pointwelded a screw on thread, warm the Aluminum arround a bit, an then remove. send you some strong nerves for that operation.🤔 Another solution was (because thread seems to be ripped sunken) drill out and use helicoil. cannot see what dimension, but on Pict it looks fiddely small and not much material for that issue. 🙄 Ah, seen it, the picts are confused, seems you made it ! Congrats!
  7. Tractorhead

    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    Not sure what you meant ? Searching for a seat cover, to replace it. a exchange Seat is not an 1-st option, i want to replace the Original Cover anybody has infos about? like to keep the original saddle becaue it was very comfortable. Otherwise i have to go to a saddler to get good replacement.
  8. Tractorhead

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    The Tractor Firepic looks "hot" like that campfire romance! Here at my side it was actual to windy to do. Got an old Dryer drum reworked in wich i burned most of my leaves or wood down. Few rocks under the drum, a few seats, maybe a guitar and some friends or family arround can you finish nicer a day?
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    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    My Honey, she's called Kathi, do some work for my Medical matters.... 😳 Wish you all a good 2. Advent she concerns i need this Stuff 😂
  10. Tractorhead

    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    Doin today a 3 hr. Ride cross through the forrest, asked the Owner before i did it. after i got his ok, i go for a expanded Testride... My actual Results after that ride: I driven a climbing hilly way, to look how good the traction of rear Tyres workin. They got a real good grip, even on extreme bevel Ground i'm impressed how the small tractor graves his Way.. also in mud it grips so far, ok got few Clothes to wash, but hey it was a Testdrive 😂 If the Way goes too strong, the tyres begin just to dig. So far i'm good with my choosed Tyres. If - as it was today, the Way was that slippery i didn't wanna leave my Tractor because It's too slippery for me and my Tractor gets a bit more - so everything is allright. I.M.H.O. 1. The Beltclutch works perfect, i can even shift while moving without any noise from the Gear. To find this optimum, i need a few belts, but now i got a perfect workin one. 2. In combination with any Cylinder endpoint hit and highes Gear, the Enginebelt definitiveley slips that causes earlier wasting of belt. Traction itself was given, only the Enginebelt begins sometimes to cry, so the span will maybe not enough - here i need a bit shorter Enginebelt. Then i dig a Shovel full of gravel and continouse my Testride with filled Shovel.... Wooohooo, i love it how that small FEL can work. 😇👍🚜 Playing about half hour with improoved FEL.... Feel like a kid with new Toys.... I enjoy that.... Ok, rear tyres need weights with more weight in Shovel, that's definiteley for shure, but with momentum i can dig into gravelpile and get my shovel to 3/4 full. With this fill ( don't know how much load it definiteley was) i can drive carefully without rearweights on 80cm lifted FEL. - not Bad- but i can feel it's going to be more wobbly. The rear tyres begin earlier just to dig but so far i got 100% success with it, never believed that it worked that Style.. Hard to describe how proud i am to my work. Then i driven back to gravelpile, lift carefully the gravel in shovel up and empty the Shovel. after a height of ab. 1,60m iam going to empthy Shovel fast, because wobbly began to be critical. I tryed also use a rope, and move a small laying tree.. it was a ripped tip of a spruce with about 3m lenght. moved it outta Way -works- than i bind it on FEL and try to Lift, hardes issue was to find the balance. yap, also workin... And can drive with it... - it is so cool... it was a very nice tip, good enough for a christmas tree...😍 have to ask, if i can recover 😇 1,5m Tree shall be fine... Ok, we allready purchased a Tree, but this one was then transported by my Wheelhorse....😂 Chainsaw is prepared....*remind* - have a lot of Discussions with my better half🙄😎😂 All in resume even if it just was a 212 Wheelhorse, it can now wokin better as i confidence or expected. It just was a simple SitOn mower before, not very carefully handled, but now it was a fantastic Multitool. I even enjoied the ride out of hektik - just tuc tuc tuc....
  11. Tractorhead

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    Are these kena Bear claw's tyres? Looks good ! 👍
  12. Tractorhead

    Mrs. Pullstart

    Great news, glad to hear that. Convalescence wishes to Rylee and allway's some fun.
  13. Tractorhead

    What have you done to your Wheel Horse today?

    Hi, suggesting to PIAA's. if you need extreme light get the 18" one is more tan enough...... 😎 Trust me 😉 Oh, too late - i didn't see your last items before i wrote...😇
  14. Tractorhead

    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    Tuc tuc tuc it tells me... A long search has an end, finally i found 100% fitting seals for my FEL Liftcylinders. The selfmade was made of silicone, they are to weak an interrupts a smooth drop down. I tryed several seals but no one worked before as i expected, so i tried at last a Moto Guzzi fork seal and they fit perfectly like made for my Cylinders. Then (time was running so fast) i painted quick the new Shovelcylinder first with rust protection and then in Black. After that, i made a rocksolid Steelmount, by an Angle iron 5mm and a Clamp Plate to distribute the Force of the new Cylinder to a wider area in the FEL strut. yes , you're right, i welded it quick and dirty but it lasts, that was important. let's see how it works in Winter.... i also changed again the drive belt from an 1180mm to an 1170mm one, wich Idealizes the function of the clutch , for max friction in drive and also for complete interrupt without any rips or fract- fricts in gear while released. Here i got my destination reached. This was the perfect lenght. As i calculated, my FEL is now able also on highest stage to empty the Shovel. more Agle will just be possible, if i made a mech. movement enhancer but actual i have maybe no need for - we will see how it works in Winter. The new Seals Yes i know, not an eyecatcher, but stable....😎 The Light Bar on the FEL is also active (more Light) LED is brighter than it appears in Picture.. That's it for Today... next time i think i have to shorten the Front pipes in FEL and clean the Front with caps. maybe from 3D Printer... but now do a testdrive around the Company .... Think 3 times....😂 Then back home tuc tuc tuc
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    Engine Swap on a 212 horse

    Toys for the Boys arrived... 😇 Because it is "Nikolaus" , it seems he brings me some Toys for the Horse... I must be well behaved the whole year..... 😎😂😇 Maybe on WE it is Time for working on horse while actually here is no Snow.
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