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    John Deere x495 Backhoe Project

    Hello,

    Thought I would share my latest project. Some of you may have seen my progress elsewhere. However, thought the new club might be interested in the developments.

    After contemplating a BH for my x495, I decided last summer I wanted to try to find one. I'd never seen one on a x495, other than a quick video posted on youtube of a Wallenstein on a x595. I finally located a good Kwik-Way model 51 that was previously on a Case Ingersoll GT. After a few weeks of intense negotiation, the owner finally agreed to sell it to me.

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    My goal was to make it a quick-tatch full frame mounted implement. However, Kwik-Way never made a subframe for the x495 or x700 series. They did make one for the 424, 445, 455. So, I contacted KW and they were kind enough to send me the 400 series literature. I had tried to see if I could retrofit the Case sub frame that came with it, but that appeared to be impractical.

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    So, I designed my own frame to use the Click-N-Go hardware and tied the belly frame back to the 45 loader frame. Since this was going to require some metal fabrication, I mocked it out of wood to make all my plan changes prior to working with the metal.



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    Part 2 - John Deere x495 Backhoe Project (Frame work)

    After making some modifications to my original drawings, I found a few local hydrojet cutters and sent it out for bid. I'm always a little hesitant to go with the lowest bid, but the guy was only about 5 miles from my house. After meeting with him (Tom), I felt comfortable and hired him to cut to my specs. I tacked the pieces then he did the final welds for me. My welder could not get nearly hot enough for some of the pieces. Tom also did a much nicer job than me and my little Lincoln could have ever done with the final welds. Since this would be under stress, I needed it welded right.

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    Wow what a project. It looks great, thanks for sharing!


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    That looks like quite a project! *pulls up a chair to watch*
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    Part 3 - John Deere x495 Backhoe Project (Hydraulics)

    I spent a lot of time thinking about the hydraulics. I'll be the first to admit, this was new to me. Some friends from another forum (MTF) really helped me out. I had decided that I wanted this BH to be able to be installed on any x700 series machine without modification. I also wanted separate hydraulics from the 45 loader so that I would not over tax my machine. I decided to use a belly mounted pump from a Deere hydraulic tiller. After some research, I found this would not be an inexpensive way to go. However, I was patient and finally found one I wanted on ebay. It was about half the cost of new, still a kings ransom though!

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    I needed an external tank, so I found a 2.5 gal one at Northern.

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    Had to relocate the return port on the tank due to where I put my feet. Used a stamped weld in collar.

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    After doing some math, it became clear that the tiller pump was too big. I would putting out twice as much flow as needed. That was going to heat up my system and cause for a jerky ride. So, I reluctantly had to search and buy a new pump. Keeping with the what would Deere use theme, I located another smaller Eaton series 26 pump. This pump allowed me to reuse my lines from the larger pump. This saved me a few bucks in fittings. One problem, the original was a 3/4 keyed shaft. The new pump was 11/16. Missed that in the Eaton specs. Has to use a reducer. After trying to make my own, I located a auto racing spindle shim. Worked perfect after some modification.

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    Had to drill and tap the yoke for a blind set for extra security

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    Part 4 - John Deere x495 Backhoe Project (Final mock up and testing)

    Here we are to today. I finished the final mocking up of the frame assemblies this afternoon with my Dad as my right hand man. Filled it with oil and we gave it a test. This has been a long winter project, but I was so happy to see it working. Now I need to disassemble and paint. Also, working on the swivel seat. Need some warmer weather now.

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    Made some inside gussets for extra security up top, don't trust the click-n-go pins enough.

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    Really a monumental project and glad to see it near finished!!!

    "Working on swivel seat..." Well, whatever you do DON'T use a stock JD swivel BH mech.! I'm on my second one in 1.5 years and this new one is worse than the old one! Seeing your work you could do a much better job of design and production than the Kindergarten engineers that did JD's seat efforts! AND, consider me a "potential customer" for any extra seat design prototypes that might happen to be lying around later on...!
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    To be honest, I originally was not going to use the jd bh seat mount due to cost. However, I came across one and think that is the direction I'm going in.
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    Totally impressed with your project and the results!

    I have been looking for years for a decently priced second hand backhoe
    like that to put on my IH 274 30 HP diesel in much the same way as
    you did.
    Just missed one a year and a half ago by 1 day for $2500,
    had the PTO driven hydraulic pump/hoses and hydraulic tank with it,
    still kicking myself repeatedly over that.
    Like you, I will have to use a PTO driven hydraulic pump.

    Still looking for one and encouraged by your results.
    In fact, saved all your photos and vid to my backhoe file
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