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Project for 2017
« on: January 01, 2017, 09:59:50 AM »
 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  Progress to date on a C4B Tree Farmer forwarder I plan to do this year. Started with just a frame and I'm trying to do this on a small budget (use only what I can source and lying around).

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Re: Project for 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 11:17:36 AM »
Man o Man Mr. Bushmechanic you shure   give the phrase  "start at the beginning"  meaning.  Good on ya ...thanks for bringing us along... :D
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Re: Project for 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 11:38:22 AM »
good thing you said what it was I thought it was a pettibone  :) you guys have a lot calmer nerves than I do I like ripping them apart but putting them back together is a different story  :D  thanks for the pics and good luck with it

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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 11:40:09 AM »
Wow, that looks like some serious work.  Doing it right and it will outlast you. ;D
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Re: Project for 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 03:11:18 PM »
Bushmachanic, what is the tin
box on the backside of the rollcage?
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 03:14:09 PM »
Bushmachanic, what is the tin
box on the backside of the rollcage?
Isn't that where you install the A/C wall unit? :D

Wow, what a project!
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 03:57:20 PM »
if it was a pettibone id say its where you put the spare axles cause there always braking

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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 05:09:59 PM »
Hydraulic tank ?   I know my C5 has it behind the seat but lower. Having said that, it also could be a additional fuel tank while the original one is placed under the winch.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 05:18:28 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2017, 05:33:45 PM »
Keep the posts coming!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 06:31:36 PM »
The box on the roll cage was for your chainsaw, gas, chain oil, axe and supplies. A/C unit... hmmmmm! Thought I had a Hiab crane to make a loader out of but someone else beat me too it. :( This could be a long project like kiko's dozer but as I get something accomplished I will certainly post it. Weather will be a factor here now.   

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2017, 08:44:46 PM »
The talent on this forum is only out done by the "can do" attitude.How old is the TJ that's keeping you company?
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2017, 09:25:51 PM »
The talent on this forum is only out done by the "can do" attitude.How old is the TJ that's keeping you company?
No kidding, I love the look of that well used TJ with fresh rubber n chains sitting near.
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 05:37:21 AM »
47sawdust that is a 1963 Timberjack 201B and I believe the C4 is a 1964 but not quite sure, don't matter cause there will be that many different parts on it I will have to re-year it when it's done :D. For the axles I thought I could use the 201 Timberjack's as I had two sets of them...ahh no, the C4's axles were 7 inches wider so I had to source two more axle housing's the right length. I had some C4 axle's in the corner of the garage for about twenty years, used those, after some cleaning with the wire wheel. All the other part's belong to the 201. The ratio is different on the diff's but it won't matter much for getting firewood. There are more pic's in my gallery, I didn't want to bombard everyone :D.

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 06:02:43 AM »
Well I just took a tour of your gallery with my morning coffee.You are a handy guy to have around.I wish we were neighbors.
 You remind me of the old ones who lived around here.They didn't go to town for parts,just went out back and "sourced" a part to make it work.Adds a very personal touch to whatever your building.
 Great looking family.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2017, 10:42:44 AM »
We all need neighbors like Bushmechanic..!
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Re: Project for 2017
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 07:06:53 AM »
I have a Pettibone skidder that I'm trying to find a manual for, don't suppose anyone has one ?
It has Model No.  MT 10 P stamped on it and serial No. 10 22. I can't get the steering to work or the winch, otherwise, all good. It has a Detroit diesel 4055 C engine in it.

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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 08:23:43 PM »
I've never even seen one much less work on one. I'm sure that if you made a post there's guy's on here that can help you with the steering and winch.

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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 06:48:28 PM »
I wish I was that talented to start a project like that.

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« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2017, 08:21:37 PM »
Wow that engine/trans sure looks pretty all painted up.. awesome job!

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« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2017, 07:14:23 AM »
It's looking good. I have a machine that looks very similar,with a 20 inch directional head. Very handy machine.

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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2017, 07:26:16 PM »
Well got another bit of time at the project the past couple of days. Managed to weld up the two frame rails for the forwarder chassis. I had some 1/2 by 6 angle iron that I made into a box, I got it eleven feet long ( ten for the rack and one to weld to inside the skidder frame). Also got at the transfer case for a bit, all new bearings and seals. I was at the old TJ too, stripped out the winch and cleaned up the discs, welded some of the adjuster ears as they were broke off. Forgot to take pic's of the TJ work ::)

  

  

  

    

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« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2017, 08:03:37 PM »
Wow great stuff  bushmechanic!!  But forgetting to take pictures of the Jack???!!!  That's cruel and unusual punishment for us TJ guys. 
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 08:39:35 PM »
Got some more time at the old project this past weekend!

  

  

  

  

  

 

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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2017, 09:22:22 PM »
Nice job,   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 09:50:27 PM »
I am so jealous ;I wish i had the time to do this kind of a project.On the other hand,if it is true that you don't die  until your projects are done,I'm good until I'm 130 years old.

 great project,keep the pictures coming!
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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2017, 09:54:52 PM »
Ha ha woodmaker I don't really have the time either but it's on my bucket list to make a small forwarder!

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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2017, 11:43:00 AM »
Looks fabulous B-Mechanic!!  Very exciting...I wish my TJ project was progressing as fast...right now it's  money holding me back.  Keep the pics coming on your progress...we're all watching.
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2017, 02:42:40 PM »
Thanks for the pics, very educational for me.  I am anticipating a similar project with my new, for me, machine.

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« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2018, 11:52:46 AM »
Well I guess I should brand this project for 2018 now lol. Got at it again this week for a while. Made up some drive shafts, fixed up a radiator, got a fan installed. Then I fabed up a custom water pipe for the lower connection. From there it was on to the fuel pedal modifications. Now I'm at the plate for the hydraulic pump... someone hacked the old one to bits :o I even got some time to machine out some new clutch and brake pedal pins, really just trying my lathe ::) All in all it's starting to look like something again!

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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2018, 01:09:58 PM »
looking good don't for get to run the lines for the heated cab  :D

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« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2018, 01:44:49 PM »
Nice work! Paint color reminds me of the old "Top Banana" yellow Mopar used on their muscle cars!
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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2018, 04:10:04 PM »
Love it
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« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2018, 07:01:23 PM »
There is always next year.  :D
Do you have a loader for it yet ? And are you gonna run a bigger pump ?
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2018, 06:08:54 AM »
Nope no loader for it yet Lopet, been watching for something to pop up. I'm going to try the original pump setup as it has a flow diverter valve that is adjustable. I'll put a PTO cable to the dash for the control and switch it back and fourth as needed, this is not a production machine just something to make life easier to get my firewood as I'm not getting any younger :o Coxy I think I may need a cab first :D then it may be an option! The paint I'm using is Komat'su yellow from Napa and some spray bombs of school bus yellow. Well got to run I have to change a starter on a TJ 208 this morning for a friend.

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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2018, 11:02:43 AM »
Outstanding project, Bushmechanic!  Great work.  Very exciting to bring that little skidder back to life.  Thanks for the pics too.
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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2018, 06:42:33 PM »
Some tin work today and then some fresh paint for the old frankenforwarder!

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« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2018, 11:26:28 PM »
Aren't you getting a little too fussy. :D  Kidding
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« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2018, 07:06:02 AM »
Lopet it seems I might have a small bit of OCD but not when it comes to keeping my shop clean. :D My grandfather always said "any job worth doing is worth doing right" I kinda live by that one ;)

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« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2018, 09:30:48 AM »
I admire people with a clean shop. :)
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« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2018, 10:02:50 AM »
"Do it right, do it once" someone told me that once, good words to live by, I try...
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« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2018, 10:03:35 AM »
I like my shop clean! Maybe not clean clean but organized, i hate when i have to search for a tool. everything has it's place
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« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2018, 10:11:26 AM »
I went and got my truck inspected at a garage. One guy was doing the inspection,it's a set fee.thank God. :) The other one was working on a car. He asks the guy doing the inspection on my truck,seen the breaker bar? So he goes off looking for it. Two guys are looking now. While the hour rate is clicking along on the other car.  ::)    It was found after a while.  :o  Not a place that I would want to have work done.
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« Reply #43 on: March 11, 2018, 11:36:31 AM »
Nice work bush!
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