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#5445 - 10/10/11 08:34 AM Home made Joysticks for back hoe
JimC Offline
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Registered: 04/17/11
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Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
New site new names.. I'm in the process of finally building the back hoe attachment for my tractor. I just ordered the valve from Surplus center and to save a couple hundred bucks I opted to make joysticks instead of buying them because there was a member on the old site that had done it. Don't know if he's here or not but Superfast was his handle there.... his minihoe is still up on YOU TUBE. I did mimic his design and pretty pleased at the outcome so far. trying to get a pic or two of the joystick though so I can get to work on them... Any one here have an old pick or know how to contact Superfast???
Jim
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#5448 - 10/10/11 03:38 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
GLyford Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 244
Loc: central MA
These should be clicky for a bigger version.

I made one for my loader valve, I would hope the logic would be similar.

From right


From left


Pull towards operator (lift arms)


Push away (drops arms, returns through the needle checkvalve for a more controlled drop)


Push to the right for dump the bucket


Pull to the left to curl


This is on a Danfoss valve, I hope you can sort of see the theory here, the geometry of the valve determines where the holes in the plate go. I know, clear as mud, right? It was easier to see before I spraybombed it all black...
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#5451 - 10/11/11 05:49 AM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: GLyford]
SteveC (NS) Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 344
Loc: Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Jim, try this link
http://www.princehyd.com/Default.aspx?tabid=44

Click on parts manual and a 28 page pdf will come up I just clicked on the parts manual for the first one, LVS model, and scrolled through til I got one of the many pages showing exploded diagrams of the joystick parts.
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#5454 - 10/11/11 07:36 AM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: SteveC (NS)]
JimC Offline
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Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
THanks for the info guys.. Glyford.. I see those pics were just taken thanks for taking the time. exactly what I was looking for. here's my rig a year&1/2 ago unloading a steelmaster building using a set set of forks I made that slip onto the bucket.
[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/jim0421/4339402730/in/photostream/[/img]
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#5458 - 10/11/11 05:16 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
GLyford Offline
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Loc: central MA
I like your counterweight...
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#5460 - 10/11/11 08:08 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: GLyford]
JimC Offline
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I'm going to miss it some once the backhoe is attached. I use it to move stuff a lot and I have a hitch receiver on it. It's connected to the hydraulic cylinder that used to raise & lower the mower deck so I can raise & lower the hitch. allows me to back up to a trailer raise the ball up into the hitch & tote the trailer with out getting off the tractor. that I WILL MISS..Until I come up with a way to run a hitch with the back hoe attached.
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#5468 - 10/13/11 07:01 AM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
kcshawman Offline
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Loc: Kansas, Olathe
I made my own also. It works great. Had them on old site. Will need to look around some.

http://kramerville.net/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=5469#Post5469

I put pictures on this site before but with the post of the person having question. I just added some picutes on my backhoe post.
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#5473 - 10/13/11 08:19 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: kcshawman]
JimC Offline
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Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
Thanks Clint. This verifies my plans. I can play with it to get the settings all right..
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#5548 - 10/19/11 10:33 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
JimC Offline
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Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
Well... Back hoe is attached.. did a operational test to make sure every thing moved ok. My son captured it on his cell phone & I posted it to you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvFxGC0KXdI
Still have a bunch of stuff to do, but at least I know it'll move.
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#5550 - 10/19/11 11:00 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
cjmac Offline
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Registered: 05/08/10
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Loc: Canada *****
That looks great,

Congratulations on a job well done.

Chris
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#5551 - 10/20/11 03:35 AM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: cjmac]
bunkclimber Offline
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Loc: Maryland *****
PROBLEM PROBLEM - didnt notice a drink holder anywhere

humor aside-good effort,clean fabrication,nice design..
thanks for sharing it w/us Jim
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#5552 - 10/20/11 04:42 AM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: bunkclimber]
JimC Offline
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Posts: 308
Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
Ahhh but there is a drink holder and if you look close it's loaded... Right side by the loader valve.
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#5554 - 10/20/11 04:50 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
JimC Offline
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Registered: 04/17/11
Posts: 308
Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
Well...I broke the left arm on my FEL showing off the new toy. Minor set back and I was lucky enough to land right side up not on the side. cut corners when I built it 6?? years ago. won't break again. ANY WAY ... fixed that, finished & installed the stab pads, repaired the running boards with some alum diamond plate AND prototype joysticks are on board. My measurements were off a little so they aren't perfect but I have a base to start from that works. Thanks to all for the input. soon as I find a good program to re-size pictures I post more up. I'm looking for the pics I had from when I built the loader. Man that was a pretty machine then.. grin Definitely is due for some NEW PAINT.


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#5555 - 10/20/11 05:38 PM Re: Home made Joysticks for back hoe [Re: JimC]
JimC Offline
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Loc: Virginia U.S.A.
OK I think I'm getting the picture thing figured out. here's a couple more.


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