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Bobcat " Skid-Steer" Loader.

Post by whodathunkit » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:49 pm

Any of you guys ever seen a Bobcat "Skid Steer" Loader built for this event?

Well get ready.. As I'm going to give it a go and try to build one.
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Hope to have it up soon.
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Post by rpcarpe » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:12 am

Good Luck!


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Post by whodathunkit » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:48 pm

rpcarpe wrote:Good Luck!
Thank's rpcarpe, I could use all the luck I can get on getting this built.
I got a little bit more done on it tonight.. got all the lifting arms made.
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I'm gitting closer to getting it built hopeing to get bucket built soon.
So far it has been a really fun project.. just doing this one for FUN!
I my self have never seen a "Skid-Steer" Loader made or posted on DT.
So I thought I'd do something different.
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Post by Darin McGrew » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:58 pm

I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product!



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Post by botomgun » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:30 pm

That is just cool. Nice job.



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Re: Bobcat " Skid-Steer" Loader.

Post by whodathunkit » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:58 pm

Darin McGrew wrote:I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product!
Thanks Darin,
I'm hopeing to get it finshed up by the weekend.
I did get the bucket made & alot of the parts painted up tonight.
I did run across some decals for it that i'm going to have to resize,
and print out on water slide decal paper.
But I will post a photo of it for you Darin.
This is where i'm at with it tonight.
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botomgun wrote:That is just cool. Nice job.
Thank you botomgun, I'm haveing lot's of fun with this build.
It's a first for me building one of these skid steer loaders.

So thank you guys,
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Post by drathbun » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:22 am

It should really clean up when it races... ;)



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Post by ah8tk » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:05 am

Wow, Mark! You say I have good plans, that Bobcat plan is amazing. I could bring it outside, the parts look like they could fit on the real one. May be a snaky one to actually race.

Looking good so far, can’t wait to see it completed.

I have added some of these pictures to my Cool PWD pictures DVD (this is played at pinewood derby’s during the times when racing is not happening) along with a lot of your other builds.

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Post by gpraceman » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:06 am

Very nice!

I hope you will have some way to lock the bucket so it will not be dragging on the lane guides.


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Re: Bobcat " Skid-Steer" Loader.

Post by whodathunkit » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:37 pm

ah8tk wrote:Wow, Mark! You say I have good plans, that Bobcat plan is amazing. I could bring it outside, the parts look like they could fit on the real one. May be a snaky one to actually race.

Looking good so far, can’t wait to see it completed.

I have added some of these pictures to my Cool PWD pictures DVD (this is played at pinewood derby’s during the times when racing is not happening) along with a lot of your other builds.

Andy
Wow!!! Thank you Andy & Noah!
You know you two guys are some of the best builders I've ever seen.
So I'm haveing a hard time just trying to keep up with you as far as
the car builds go.
drathbun wrote:It should really clean up when it races... ;)
The kids will "DIG IT" I hope. :pray:
gpraceman wrote:Very nice!

I hope you will have some way to lock the bucket so it will not be dragging on the lane guides.
Thank you Randy!
I have thought of that, The rules say no lose parts.
But if we were to look at the wheels & axels as if thay are lose parts..
with out them we could not have a race.
The bucket and lifting arms are fitting really snug and somewhat hard to lift.
But you are right I could pen the bucket in for raceing as is.
Somehow I dont think this one will be raceing.. As It was made just for show &
for fun.
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Darin, here are a few more photos for you!

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Some of the things used: window screen to make cab screen.
Mr Grip screw patch plates to make the chrome air grill.
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And a brass tubeing for the stack.
Tooth picks & dowl rod were used to make the hydraulic cylinders
and the pens for them.

Enjoy guys.
Mark Robison.
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Post by Darin McGrew » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:10 pm

That's looking really nice. I hope you're able to enter it in a derby so others can enjoy it.



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Post by derbyspeed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:47 pm

Wow! Nice job! Very detailed and the bucket works :thumbup:

Would love to hear how it does down the track.


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Re: Bobcat " Skid-Steer" Loader.

Post by whodathunkit » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:00 pm

Darin McGrew wrote:That's looking really nice. I hope you're able to enter it in a derby so others can enjoy it.
Darin,
If it wasent for FS, showing me how to post photos.
Then the photos of it could not be enjoyed. ;)


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Post by BallBoy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:06 pm

Fantastic job. It looks like it was a fairly ambitious project. How many different parts make up the whole piece?



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