Nazgarot

8043 Equipment mods

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Hi,

I've been modding a little on the 8043 excavator recently, and discovered a lot of new equipment mods. The problem is that there is on topic for each mod, so they are almost impossible to find. With this topic I want to start a collection of equipment for 8043, and equipment related mods. I hope everybody can help by either putting a link to other topics or adding replays with pics and videos of their own mods.

I'll start by presenting my Jackhammer "The Nail Beater" (It actually hurts unleashing this on a finger nail, just ask my wife :blush:)

It's a simple spring loaded system that packs quite a punch, but it's slow. I tried to make it faster by using a 8 tooth gear, but that ended in a destroyed gear... I'll try again in a while with different springs. 3 times shorter time between hits would mak it a lot mor realistic, and it would be more compact to... The motor in this construction is doubling up as additional weight to make each punch count.

More pictures and the complete .lfx file will soon be available on my brickshelf.

The result of hitting a cracker

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Here you can even see crumbs on the spear

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Attached to the excavator

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Better view

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Details of the loading mechanism

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Partslist

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A youtube video will follow soon.

You may also be intrested in my mod to fit a technic minifig in 8043.

-ED-

EDIT: Added some details.

Edited by Nazgarot

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The video of the Nail Beater is available on YouTube.

Sorry about the quality. It was made entirely by my mobile phone...

-ED-

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The video of the Nail Beater is available on YouTube.

Sorry about the quality. It was made entirely by my mobile phone...

-ED-

I really like your mod!

It seems the motor has a little trouble with the suspension. Maybe use a softer spring.

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I really like your mod!

It seems the motor has a little trouble with the suspension. Maybe use a softer spring.

Yes, I will try once i get home from work. I was thinking of trying with a 8 tooth gear as well, but using rubber bands as the springs are to stiff for this.

Edit: Oh, and the batteries where almost flat. You can especially hear that as I try to lift the boom again after cracking the cookie (Should it be cracker maybe?).

Edited by Nazgarot

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I am going to start work on yet another mod for the 8043 :grin:

Edited by Alasdair Ryan

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Once i get home from vacation i can post pictures of my attachments. Should i add them right to this thread or start a new one?

tim

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Once i get home from vacation i can post pictures of my attachments. Should i add them right to this thread or start a new one?

tim

Add them in this thread, then we can collect all of them... :classic:

-ED-

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Well i finished my penultimate mod :grin: comments welcome,i should add that it was made quickly and so not very neat also the video and the pics are not the best. :sceptic:

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The list of thinks i did:

extended the counterweight

made new a new boom coupling mechanism (can change to ether hrd or normal boom)

fitted 2 pf switches to allow the change of motors

changed the gearing to the boom lift LA'S

added another battery box

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Very impressive mod!! i was thinking of doing something similar.

ohh and i will be able to post picturees of my mod tonight!! :classic:

tim

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Here is my collection of attachments:

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First a rotating bucket:

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In the arm of the excavator, there is a m motor to power a PTO.

Next is a grapple, unfortunately, i did not have a micro motor so the grapple does not rotate.

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Again it is driven by the PTO in arm of the excavator.

Next is a ripper attachment to rip through the ground:

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Next to last is a jack hammer. It is driven by the PTo in the arm, which drives the axle up and down.

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Finally is the compacter. It has a rotating drum which packs down the ground.

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thats all the attachments. More pictures can be seen of my ultimate 8043 mod on my brickshelf gallery.

tim

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If you want you could build Alan-p's grab with out the micro motors and just use a pf motor,Nice mod. :sweet:

Edited by Alasdair Ryan

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Ah my last mod hope you like it. :sweet:

High rise material handler

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So what i did:

New boom

New cab (its to small i know)

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Edited by Alasdair Ryan

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timr mayby you can build at the and of the boom a scrapshear like the one that

had build

I have actually looked at that before and thought of making one, however, my 8043 arm is in pieces now as i build the huge demolition excavator version. Maybe after i am done i can salvage the arm and rebuild it.

Ah my last mod hope you like it. :sweet:

Once again i really like your mod :sweet: . Could you post in more detail the lifting mechanism for the cab, i have no idea how you did it!

tim

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The video of the Nail Beater is available on YouTube.

Sorry about the quality. It was made entirely by my mobile phone...

-ED-

hi,very good modification...i saw in your video you have a briefcase in which you put your lego bricks...where did you buy it?

thanks in advance

daniele

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Tim you are better trying to ask Efferman he built a much better version of a cab riser.

unfortunately i have made only one picture of the risermechanics.

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and my vid

if timr wants more infos i can try to rebuild the mechanism

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i saw in your video you have a briefcase in which you put your lego bricks...where did you buy it?

thanks in advance

daniele

I bought mine at Home Depot for about 5 dollars each. Do you have a Home Depot near you?

if timr wants more infos i can try to rebuild the mechanism

I would love more information!

tim

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