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Old 10-16-2017, 08:18 PM
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Sounds like you're probably already settled on a route for the charge port on your dozer, but I use those DC jacks/connectors that you linked to from ebay on my builds and I really like them. They're compact and easy to wire. With cheaper ones, you do have to be a little careful when soldering on the wires or they'll melt, but not a big deal.

They're easy enough to install somewhere so they blend in. On the dozer, I put it in the air cleaner (I believe it's the air cleaner, anyway).
You can see it (kind of) in this pic:



Love your thread and builds, by the way. Makes me want to get a 3D printer.
Yes, I reluctantly settled on those, when I COULDN'T in a timely manner get the one I was trying to get. I LOVE THE IDEA for hiding it in there like you did!

Thanks for the comlpiments, but ALL the credit is due Stein for open sourcing his build STL (the file type that the 3D printer reads) files! I've taken his ideas, & added my own twist/spin/optional parts etc., to it to make it my own.
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:20 PM
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Today, due to weather it was a very short day at work! Nothing wrong with that once in a while. I took advantage of the time to tinker in the garage a bit. Since I still don't have the parts for the D5, I worked on the 574 Front End Loader a bit. I soldered the leads to the drive motors, & got the rear axle mounted on the model.
unnamed (21) by Anthony Kalnoski, on Flickr
My axles are now 1/2 an inch wider then the stock axles. I wasn't anticipating this when I started this project. Due to the lead I added into the rims, & wanting to make sure it was WELL sealed, I the epoxy work I did was a little too much. No worries, I'm still going to run them. I've too much time invested in them to NOT use them.

I would have liked to got more did today, but I couldn't. When I got home to start on the project, my drill had a dead battery. I plugged it in, before I started the soldering work. By the time I got everything out to solder, & performed the task, the drill had a lil charge to it. It had just enough charge that I could drill the holes in the stock rims, as well as the ones in the bottom of the model for the mounting holes.

I know the bolts that hold the assembly to the model are horrendously long & hideous looking. I SHOULD have used between a 27mm to 30mm long m4 bolts, but I've misplaced them. I was ONLY able to find the 35mm long bolts that I used. I tried to cut them off with a pair of dikes, but CAN'T get far enough back in the jaw of the tool to get proper leverage to make the cut.

unnamed (22) by Anthony Kalnoski, on Flickr

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Old 10-17-2017, 06:25 PM
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I would like to still be out in the garage tinkering, but it's a cold dreary day & the garage is unheated. I'll just have to sit inside, & look at the previous posts on here. Now that my brother got that photobutt thingy installed to fix it so I can see the pics again!
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:42 PM
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My mentor on this build, Stein did his wheels like this



I did mine a bit different. This is where the differential in width of the tires comes into play for me.
unnamed (20) by Anthony Kalnoski, on Flickr
Had I taken the time to look over his build thread a bit more...............I should have did the epoxy a bit differently. I SHOULD have NOT put any in the very center of the wheel hub. I know for next time!
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Old 10-18-2017, 03:46 AM
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You could put the hubs on the motor axle the wrong way and just drill a wide hole in the center of the epoxy, wide enough for the axle and hub cylinder to fit in. That would save you half an inch on each side, maybe.


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Old 10-18-2017, 04:34 PM
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You could put the hubs on the motor axle the wrong way and just drill a wide hole in the center of the epoxy, wide enough for the axle and hub cylinder to fit in. That would save you half an inch on each side, maybe.


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The more I stare at it, the more the wider stance is growing on me. I'll run them as is.................for now, & I'll reserve the right to swap them at a later time.
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As we all know by now, I struggle with electronics! So............that being said, I have a question. When installing the electronics in the Liebherre 574 front loader, I will be using a 2X12 Sabertooth, & a 2X5 sabertooth. The 2X5 will run the lift actuators, & the 2X12 will power the drive motors. Both will be supplied from the same battery. When I install the leads from the Sabertooth's do I REMOVE the redwires from ALL the connectors that come from the Sabertooth's to the receiver, EXCEPT for 1? Could they all be left intact WITHOUT harm to the receiver &/or Sabertooth's?
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