2012/08/13

Skid steer loader

IMG_4755A model of a generic tracked skid steer loader. Video below.

Datasheeet

Propulsion: 2x XL-motors (one per track)
Steering: Skid steer
Boom lift:1x XL-motor driving 2 (4) linear acuators
Bucket tilt: 2x M-motors.
Lifting capacity: 0,54 kg

After weeks of endlessly trying to fit everything in a way to small volume of my upcoming tractor I decided to take a break and build something big and dirty where space wouldn’t be an issue. Choosing a skid steer loader was perfect, simple construction but still very versatile. I started out with the tracks from the 8043 set to find a good scale and looked at some various skid steers.

The building process was lovely, everything just fitted together like never before and I completed it in just a few days. Its of course very simple, but I like the “raw” look.

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I had to connect two linear actuators in a series to get a good balance between length of stroke and lever effect, and also lifting power.

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The two M-motors seen in the picture works together to tilt the bucket through a worm gear turning a beam (the black ones) connected with the attachment bracket through a brace. As you can see from the picture, all weight is in the back giving it weight distribution very alike the real ones. Without a bucket attached, it easily does a “wheelie” when going forward.

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As you can see I used the same attachment bracket as earlier, so I can now switch appliances (currently bucket and forks) with my wheel loader. The yellow beam in the picture is just about to grab hold of the forks.

 

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Good lifting height. And also quite strong. In the video below you can see it lifting 5.4 kilogram.

 

1 kommentar:

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