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  1. gvo25


    Thank you for your comment, that was indeed a problem, the return to centre
  2. Dear all, I recently started a new project. I'm going to try to build from scratch a tractor. Untill now my mocs were modifications of existing models or Mocs based on parts of existing models. Additionally I personally find it extremely hard to build vehicles with wheels, so any help or advice is always welcome. I'm going to try to build a tractor with PF-functions, a cab, 3-point hitch, Pto and a towball. Later I would like to add a front loader. Here are some fotos of The chassis. I don't have the recent CLAAS wheels so I'm going to use the old style full wheels. The front wheels are pendular. Any comments and help are always welcome
  3. Hello all, I think I more or less finished my rotary drilling rig, here are the last fotos And a 'night' foto The only thing I don't like is the drillbit itself. It's not the best option to make it out of axels and pulleys. Therefore it's not doing perfectly what its supposed to do. I know how to make one but I don't have the means to order 50 pieces of it. Always welcome to hear comments or advice I hope tomorrow I can post a small video
  4. @HogwartusIt's definitely an option which i can implement, i've already looked into it, and I normally have the place to add an m-motor and a mini actuator. The m-motor would go at the bottom backside of the tower. It can serve as counterbalance when i make the tower 15 studs higher (also on my to do list) It can go almost 40 studs
  5. Hello all, A new update for today, I'll let the fotos speak... I reworked the carrier (or drilling unit). The m-motor is now in the middle and the unit is more stable and looks better just like the real thing. The rotating unit is also removable thanks to the red pins. The drillrod is held fixed on the bottom of the turntable with two manual 'clamps' and rubber bands to be able to be rotated. It's not ideal due to the drillrod which is not perfect.(to be reworked in due course) I started on trying some bodywork options. Still WIP This is the drilling rig in transport mode. Obviously the rotating unit and the drill rod should be dissassambled before transport. The drilling rig is able to lower itself under own power, but to lift the rig it needs a little help (from a crane...) to hoist it past the dead point of the LA's. When the rig is past that it can be lifted under own power. That's all for now
  6. Hello all, A small WIP update, I completed the tower and the winches. I made sort of a turntable and the drill itself. The motor on the turntable is on the side and leaves the sliding part unbalanced , I still have to figure out a good solution. I also need to make a locking mechanism to connect the drill with the turntable. All suggestions are always welcome.
  7. Hello all, I would like to present a new project. It's a rotary drilling rig based on the Liebherr LB44 and based on the chassis of the lego technic crawler crane 42042 Here are some WIP pictures, I used the carriage (with some mods) and part of the superstructure (mainly the gearbox) of the 42042 because it's quite a good design and starting point. I already have put a reduction gear on the upper LA's (not visible in the pictures) because with the direct link the motor was not able to lift the boom. On the real machine the winches are located on the boom, but on my machine I will use the existing winches of the 42042. Also the driveshaft of the upper LA's will be modified to make it a bit stronger. Next picture is the boom in a more or less rest-transport position As always comments are always welcome.
  8. @efferman Is it possible that I cannot download your LXF file? The site gives an error message when i click on the link.
  9. gvo25

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Seeing the video, it does look like a very good set. As a mod I would like to put crawler tracks underneath. Also the hook I would like to change, and maybe a slightly bigger cab. But anyway this set is a must buy for me
  10. @Mechbuilds I think BrickbyBrickTechnic was going more for this option/model of a heavy drilling rig:
  11. gvo25

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    I think a three-stage boom on this crane would have been better. This boom, when lowered in travel position, will be way too long for a rough terrain crane.
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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    After seeing those pictures it's a definite must buy, It does look good in general, especially the undercarriage. I would only mod the cabin and the hook, which looks too bulky and is not so nice. I hope the functionality is good. The pictures are on brickset and taken on the european trade show
  13. gvo25

    [WIP] Electric Rope Shovel

    Hello everybody, After many, many tryouts and failures I've finally found a solution to open the door of the bucket. It requires a little bit of skill on the controls to have everything working together smoothly but at least it's functional. It's operated by a m-motor and a clutch gear. Also I was trying out the colour scheme for the body. I came to the conclusion that constructing a nice body will be the most difficult thing to do. The shovel has now a total of 7 motors. That's all for now Any suggestions are always welcome
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    [WIP] Electric Rope Shovel

    UPDATE I added the bucket itself, the valve on the bottom side is not yet functional, all is working more or less ok, still a lot of finetuning to do that's all for now