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Old 02-06-2018, 07:44 PM
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Default Lesu Liebherr 574 loader kit build

Hello everyone. For all those that are interested I decided to start a build thread of the loader kit.

https://postimg.org/image/vizdr8v5x/][/url]


For those that want to watch here is the un-boxing video I did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki0_S0Dvq6s&t=336s

I'm going to paint this model first. I don't really want to build the entire model only to have to tear it back down and deal with the hydraulics a second time.

I will post another up-date when I figure out how to post pics. Stay tuned.

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Old 02-06-2018, 07:46 PM
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Here are some raw picks of the front fenders and one of the side fairings. Items are plastic and had a coat of primer on arrival. The leading edge of the front fenders needed to be straightened, I did this with a sanding block and 320 grit paper. Didn't take much sanding.

One of the side fairings was a little rough inside. I touched it up a bit, but Frankly nobody is really going to see it. Its a piece of heavy equipment, so I don't expect it to look perfect. and hopefully the inside of the fenders will be caked in dirt a decent amount of the time.

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Old 02-06-2018, 08:07 PM
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I grew tired of looking for the correct Liebherr paint, so I started looking for other options. I decided to go to Tractor Supply and take a look at what they had. I ran into this stuff here:



Rustoleum farm & implement in Massey Ferguson gray. I think this color will be a very close match to the correct Liebherr gray.
I have already painted both side fairings, front fenders, bucket and rear main chassis.

I like this paint and it seems to cover equally well on metal and plastic.

Stay tuned and thanks for watching. More pics to come soon.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:37 PM
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I saw this on FB, & watched the vid, as well as subscribed to your chanel. I'm glad you found your way here with this project. I like that there ISN'T drama here, VS that social media forum! I'm anxiously watching this build.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:02 AM
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Got a few more post paint pics:
rear chassis after paint:

https://postimg.org/image/k6ms9ger9[/url][/url]

https://postimg.org/image/put30ddyt/][/url]

https://postimg.org/image/irl7krvol/][/url]

https://postimg.org/image/qx39ixzd1/][/url]

Z-bar and axle mount: https://postimg.org/image/6071eagrp/][/url]

Bucket money shot: https://postimg.org/image/k81bh0b85/][/url]
https://postimg.org/image/7tejgpmat/][/url]

https://postimg.org/image/j712rdenp/][/url]



https://postimg.org/image/llocy8l05/][/url]

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Old 02-10-2018, 06:17 AM
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Now a moment of silence for Steve Ingraham (IHBuilder/IHB scale models)

I never got the opportunity to meet Steve in person, but I know his family will miss him. I know us folks here @ rctruckandconstruction will miss him and his talents.


R.I.P. STEVEN INGRAHAM.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:39 AM
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Finding the proper Liebherr paint is proving to be a P.I.T.A. In place of the Liebherr red-orange I decided to use Dupicolor engine enamel in chevy red-orange.
https://postimg.org/image/jmcckmdid/][/url]

I already painted the bucket lift arms and the main engine cowling. More pics to follow as soon as the paint cures. I think this color is going to work great. Thanks for watching !!
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:47 AM
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Skeeter, thanks to you and Pigeon-farm-boy for subscribing to my you-tube. Please let me know if I have missed anyone, and thanks for watching!!!
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Old 02-10-2018, 08:16 AM
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Great looking kit. I've studied the build manual, proffessional step by step drawings, I can see they have but some hours into this.

From what I see, the hydraulic tank is built-in to the rear frame. Is it a fully welded tank, or there are some gaskets?
you might have control of it, but anyway; it is suggested to use thread lock on all hydraulic niples, as Loctite 542. It's actually great that it comes in a kit form, then one can take the time to mount the hydraulics better than chineese assembly line workers, that usually are in a big hurry.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:35 AM
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Hello! I have buy this loader me Too! If I need some questions could you Help-me ? Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:51 PM
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CODE3PSE: I will try to help anyone that has questions about this loader as best I can.

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Old 02-26-2018, 12:11 AM
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I just posted the first video up-date of the loader build; https://youtu.be/pxIb8fyCE2U it shows some of the paint progress and a couple other details.
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Old 02-26-2018, 12:13 AM
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in response to rimrock: the rear section of the frame is the hydraulic tank. it appears to be welded and hopefully pressure tested.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:57 AM
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here are some early build pics. 1st up: axle mount:
https://postimg.org/image/fyi1b51dx/][/url]

The axle mount rides on two flanged bearings and a nice pivot pin, everything is retained with an e-clip.

steering rams: https://postimg.org/image/nr8p34f2t/][/url]

pivot: https://postimg.org/image/5ofmbx6dh/][/url]

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Old 03-01-2018, 01:26 AM
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Here is the hydraulic pump: https://postimg.org/image/dh6a3vwx1/][/url]


The hydraulic pump was not assembled properly, I had to re-clock the pump motor. It was a simple operation. I removed 4 bolts, rotated the housing 90 degrees and put the bolts back in.

The bolts in question: https://postimg.org/image/raumt02dx/][/url]

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Old 03-01-2018, 01:41 AM
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Here is a shot of the transmission: https://postimg.org/image/ogrhfjks5/][/url]

The holes in the transmission did not line up, I had to run a drill bit through them and finish with a file. I have to say, I wish the mounting bolts for the transmission were spaced out a bit. I think it would be a more stable mount. just my opinion.
I don't want to sound like I'm bashing Lesu to bad here. Some minor issues are to be expected with a new model and these issues are nothing a decent modeler can't handle.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:49 AM
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I do have a gripe here: Lesu did not include the procedure for mounting the motor to the transmission In the assembly manual. I was able to figure it out, but other people may not be as lucky. Hopefully they will include a flyer in the box in the future or update the assembly manual.

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Old 03-01-2018, 02:00 AM
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Here is a shot of the motor with the mounting plate bolted up: https://postimg.org/image/q8kgagrad/][/url]

Although the drive motor has a D-shaped pinion shaft the pinion doesn't have same D-shape. The pinion is a press fit more or less and does not have a set screw.

On the plus side the transmission had plenty of grease in it and operated smoothly.

Here is a pic of the motor\transmission assembly: https://postimg.org/image/3wmnh1plh/][/url]

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Old 03-01-2018, 12:52 PM
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That is strange there is no setscrew on that pinion gear! Did you use some 603 loctite or anything for a little extra grip?
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:48 AM
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Is the metal parts steel or aluminum?

Any ABS bushings in the hinge points?
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