New Holland Tractor

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Project by darkmyble posted 11-02-2017 10:59 PM 2644 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been a while since I last posted any of my work. This is sue to making five of the Peterbilt trucks with differing trailers. Ill get round to posting them when I can..

This though is a New Holland T8 Tractor. I was approached via my page on a social networking site and asked if I made tractors. I showed them the ones I had plans for and they were too old fashioned for what they wanted. However they showed me a 3d rendered image of the above tractor and of course it was just the basic version, no bells or whistles. It turned out the plan for this tractor was on an international selling page for a very reasonable price. So anyway I set too. The build was rather easy, the main body being split into 1/2” slices. However to maintain lines and consistency I chose to keep the very middle sections as a 1” piece and work outwards in 1/2” slices.
The wheels needed further information.. the general premise of the plan makers being that most people purchasing these plans would buy them externally from another site. However I don’t like to do that so I emailed the company asking for further information, measurements etc within half an hour the director of the company had mailed me back with all the relevant info. Great service. This is the first time I’ve made wheels in this way.. and it was a learning curve.

The centre part is cut using a 3” hole saw.. the polo shaped wheel is then placed over some Mahogany and the inner circle drawn on. Ive recently received as a birthday gift a desktop sanding station and simply used the sanding disc to sand to the line until it fitted snugly inside the freshly cut hole. Using a 2” forstner bit I then bored out the inner part of the wheel. Using a mini lathe I recently purchased I fashioned some hubs..

The PTO was fashioned in the same way..

The steps and steering wheel were somewhat difficult to do. I don’t use my scroll saw as much as I perhaps should.. but with patience I managed it and the results are pleasing..

The rest of the build was fairly straight forward and unproblematic.. I’ve added wing mirrors and reg plate and other little bits,

overall I’ve enjoyed this build.
Its been given two coats of Danish oil and only needs a couple of coats of polyurethane varnish with a light 1000 grit light sanding between coats.

-- If at first we don't succeed, measure and measure again

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#1 posted 11-02-2017 11:29 PM

So very fine work. I really appreciate that you made a real looking steering wheel. So many of these I have looked at, so much attention is paid attention to detail, but will just has a disc of some sort for a steering wheel… Great job.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 11-03-2017 12:01 AM

So nice!!!
Love the modern tractor style.

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 02:50 AM

loving the wheels and the seat on this modern tractor I live about 15 miles from new Holland pa. where they build them tractors …..GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 03:02 AM

looks really nice

-- Sean

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#5 posted 11-03-2017 07:14 AM

Nice take on a build from scratch.

Let’s go through the alphabet and rate this job…
Starting with,
E for Effort
D for Determination
C for Concentration
B for Brainstorming
and let’s finish with…
A for A bloody good job.

Love the PTO… Now that I know what it is (other than look on the other side)...!

PS. Sorry but I can’t handle the ”New Holland” on paper.
If you feel the same, I could design a logo for laser engraving/cuttiing if you PM me with the details.
Unfortunately, me creating it would not be an issue, but the postage could be a killer. Move to Aus. and I’ll deliver it!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 11-03-2017 10:57 AM

Superb detail and thanks for the explanation on making the wheel.

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#7 posted 11-03-2017 11:17 AM

PTO: all tractors have them its a shaft from the back of the gearboox that is engaged when needed to power accessories connected to the tractor via a three point linkage see photo 6 of 6 for the 3PL
It is a quick disconnect arrangment with pins which go through sperical bearings and held in place by lock pins.

Formal description.

The three-point hitch is a widely used type of hitch for attaching ploughs and other implements to an agricultural or industrial tractor.
The three points resemble either a triangle, or the letter A. Three-point attachment is the simplest and the only statically determinate way of joining two bodies in engineering.

A three-point hitch attaches the implement to the tractor so that the orientation of the implement is fixed with respect to the tractor and the arm position of the hitch. The tractor carries some or all of the weight of the implement. The other main mechanism for attaching a load is through a drawbar, a single point, pivoting attachment where the implement or trailer is not in a fixed position with respect to the tractor.

The primary benefit of the three-point hitch system is to transfer the weight and resistance of an implement to the drive wheels of the tractor. This gives the tractor more usable traction than it would otherwise have, given the same power, weight, and fuel consumption.

if it needs mechanical rotational power its supplied via a gerbox to a shaft which is AKA a PTO (Power take Off)

Much the same as a real wheel drive power train.

Formal description.

A power take-off or power takeoff (PTO) is any of several methods for taking power from a power source, such as a running engine, and transmitting it to an application such as an attached implement or separate machines. Most commonly, it is a splined drive shaft installed on a tractor or truck …

Things a PTO can run

Any attachment that uses rotational power to operate.
One of the most interesting aspects of a PTO is the fact you can park up the tractor, leave it running, and engage the PTO without the tractor moving for instance pumping water out of Hancocks holdings ponds across McDonald way and into Watson Park.

There is also a drawbar available do you want to know about it too?

BTW Nice tractor!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 11-03-2017 12:28 PM

Wow! This is a wonderful tractor model. There are a lot of great details and craftsmanship that went into this piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 11-03-2017 12:32 PM

That’s some crazy detail you have in this model. Well done!

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 11-03-2017 12:53 PM

Very nice well done impressive model.

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#11 posted 11-03-2017 12:56 PM

Nicely done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 11-03-2017 02:02 PM

I absolutely love everything about this tractor, up to and including the PTO and 3-point hitch!!!

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#13 posted 11-03-2017 03:33 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 11-03-2017 05:10 PM

Details are realy amaizing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 11-03-2017 06:08 PM

Nice highly detailed New Holland tractor!
Beautiful job.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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