Imanol BB

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  1. I have made some research, apparently 395/85 R 20 are also compatible for the truck, as well for 560/60 R 22.5 and 600/55 R 22.5, which are used in agricultural operations or similar tasks, other options include 315/80 R 22.5 and 385/65 R 22.5, which are likely to be used in normal road operations and light off roading, i know about many other tires which should fit nicely even when they are not officially included. Here is an example of 16.00 R 20 (front) and 24R 20.5 (rear), i must say it looks amazing: BTW @jrx, how well does your model performs with the brick built planetary axles?, i have been designing a similar Zetros axle, but for a scale of 1:12, it could be reduced to your scale too, i haven't fully tested it because of the lack of parts and motors, but i have faith it could work well for this kind of models.
  2. I hadn't seen this model before, its really cool to see a Zetros over here, i like all the details, the performance and the functions are really amazing, BTW, about the tires used, as far as i know, the Zetros can use various tire configurations, the 10.00 V 20 (and possibly 13 R22.5) tires, which might be some of the smallest compatible tires, there are also the standard 14.00 R20, which are used in single-tire axle configuration to give the maximum load capacity per axle (9 tonnes), these 14.00 can also be used in twin configuration for the rear axle(s), typically for big trailer transporting or similar tasks; and there is also the possibility to use 16.00 R20 on all axles and 24 R20.5 in the rear, which are the biggest tires allowed for this truck (officially), of course that tires which are within those dimensions and capacities should also be compatibles.
  3. Hi, have you tried placing 1x1 round tiles?, they offer an smooth movement and great support, here is a video showing it: I hope this can help you.
  4. Hello people, after some inspiration and enough enough spare time i have made some improvements to the new front axle, i was able to test it in real life and it was surprisingly strong, and despite i didn't have a Servo motor to test it, i have faith that using a Servo will make it work perfectly, and here it is: I made some pretty weird drive system, despite is not enough realistic as the one used in Unimogs, at least it looks similar at first sight, and most importantly, it works, it has a gear reduction of 9:1, the portal gears can be changed from 8/24 to 16/16 (with some small rubbing), the small wheels placed in the steering pivot are used to avoid the movement of the tires, because they are held only by a 5L axle and sometimes that's is not enough robust with weight, they can also be removed if needed, but i use them to get a more realistic look without the tires tilting in, they could be changed depending of the width of the tires used: Next we have the steering, nothing very complex, it could be said that this system may force some parts because the steering rack and the parts connected to it are compressed against the axle while turning, but since the displacement is not enormous, the flexibility of the parts allows this without problems, a reinforcing bar in the front is used to make the steering a little bit more robust a Servo motor is used to power the steering system directly: And here are the different systems arrangement, including the diff-lock (the same as previous versions): Rear view: And last but not less important, the LDD file, the different systems are already grouped, i hope you like it: https://bricksafe.com/files/imanol/unimog/new-axle/New Axle.lxf Any suggestions are welcome.
  5. Yes, there is plenty of space under the hood of this set to place one XL or 2 L's, and the servo can go in the middle of the chassis between the seats.
  6. Effe's MOC Corner

    Hi Effe, i really like that M.A.N, those functions are really cool, would be nice to see a more off-road capable trailer, like a tank transporter or something like that, BTW, is that the same color selection of Mammoet?
  7. [WIP] Tractor

    Looks like a very promising project, i like the scale; considering its size, you could try to make it manually steered and driven, and keep the PTO and other functions motorized, and see which kind of tractor would be the best option, decide which would be the best combinations, articulated or with steered wheels, equally sized tires or the rear ones bigger, tracked or wheeled, to have rear PTO, front PTO or both, this may also have some effect in the final model, so far it looks good, i am looking forward for more updates.
  8. Iveco Trakker Air Connection

    Well, you know, its a LEGO Forum... things built from bricks, for example, this Iveco Trakker: BTW, i think this topic should be locked, because it is not related to the content of the forum.
  9. Iveco Trakker Air Connection

    Hi, one question, are you talking about a Lego model? or a real life thing?
  10. Hey, i have made some more progress on the axle, now i can stack the chassis 1 stud lower to make this model even more realistic, now it uses 2 6.5 studs hard shock absorbers, this reduces the suspension travel, but it is still able to move a enough, and after some thinking, now i want to place a servo for the steering, which is not easy task because of the limited space, and i also lack inspiration for an enough good system, here are some pictures ans the current LDD file of the model: LDD: http://bricksafe.com/files/imanol/unimog/new-axle/UNI-MOC V2 Axle 09-12-17.lxf I hope you like it, any suggestions are welcome.
  11. I am pretty interested in this project, ever since i got my 8110 i have been trying to make attachment for agriculture, i tried to make a PTO powered rotary rake, which is used to align the cut material in a row to make it easier to collect, but i have also seen that making these kind of attachments can also be a hard task, because nothing works the same in a scaled model, that's why most of the things i made didn't work, despite being very similar to the ones they were based in terms of dimensions ans functions, everything from the material used to represent the "cut plants" (i don't remember the proper name), the friction with the air, the density and even the gravity, everything can change the result, but i hope you can get fully working attachments which can process a representative material, i would really like to see what you come up with, and i am looking forward for the pictures, good luck.
  12. The tires are fitted between the outer gears of the turntable, and they fit very well, here is an example: There is also the possibility to place normal rims attached to the turntables using this design: EDIT: I forgot to say, this only works for tires with an inner diameter of 1.9", this includes most of the 1.9 RC 3rd party tires (like in the first picture) and the tires of the 8110, 9398, and possibly the tires of the 42054 (not sure if someone tested it with these ones)
  13. Who likes portal axles?: It has an overall clearance of 5.5 studs using these tires, and might be 6 studs with Xerion ones, i have also started to make the rear platform: The previous axle design still fits for a more "conservative" style:
  14. I am surprised of how many different and nice color schemes fit in this set, the one i like the most is the red/white one, as Kmuffin said, it would be a perfect ambulance, BTW, after some inspiration watching some Unimogs and RM8's FJ40, i had the weird, but possibly nice idea to give this set some "attachment points", i have made the front one, it is driven by a motor which would drive the winch. The current design of the attachment point is in WIP state, but it might be very similar to the one used in the 8110 (the bumper should be improved too), you can also see my own designed winch, which is capable to lift an 8110 and has a free-wheeling option: I am also thinking to convert this model into a chassis-cab version, why? because i have the idea to add a transport platform, like a container transporter, this way a container alike cargo could be attached to it (including a camper): And this is where i got my inspiration, Blissmobil, imagine if the same concept is used in a smaller scale, could be perfect for this vehicle;
  15. Hi Teos, I actually placed L-Motors as they were of the more comfortable dimensions, but dont worry, i am sure you could place almost any motor instead of the L's, actually, this hasnt been tested in real life, so i am not sure if the gear selection is right, but i am sure that you could use almost any kind of motor if you put the right selection of gears, M-Motors may need more reduction than XL's, and if you build this in real life, i will be very happy if you share any pictures and/or videos of it )to see if it works as it should), and feel free to give any suggestion for improvements or ask anything if you need help.