Friday, 23 September 2011

Re-design starts, Cab removed, Hydraulics drained... again!

With the kind help of a colleague Phil Ashton we took the cab off the machine and started work on the new centre A frame for the new tank and cooler mounting brackets. The plan is to put the cab on a hinge system much the same as the rear bonnet, this way it provides easy access for machine maintenance. This is the start of a major re-design phase, which will include: New hydraulic tank, new cooler, new cooler position/mount, new diesel tank, filter re-position, battery re-position, new engine bell housing, Cab separation to name but a few!

Friday, 2 September 2011

New Pancake Load Cell design

This is the new load cell pancake sensor and one design for the leg without the fourth axis. I'm going to use this MDF mock up to test the sensors operation.