How to put Zhigul wheels on a single axle tractor
There are different types of Zhigul wheels on the Russian market. You can safely choose any product. even kits that have survived since the 1980s. When installing wheels on the Oka single axle tractor, it is recommended to use unlockers. They will simplify the turning on the vegetable garden even more than the use of grousers. To make the unlockers, it is desirable to use parts from “Zhiguli”.
Masters recommend the most careful welding. If they are not made properly, the construction will soon fall apart. If you need to mount wheels on a single axle tractor “Patriot Pobeda”, you should take into account its characteristic feature. The hubs are made so that they are attached to the axle with the end chosen freely. This allows you to install the wheels almost close to the gearbox.
If after installing the Zhigul supports to reduce the throttle to a minimum, you can safely ride even on empty tires.
The narrowing of the track helps to improve the steerability of the machine. As practice shows, it is not necessary to change the motors. even the regular engines of motor blocks cope effectively with the work after the installation of large wheels. Experienced users, however, warn against excessive pressure on the clutch. The wheels themselves (with the appropriate diameter) do not need rework.
How to install Zhigul wheels on a single axle tractor, see the video below.
Owners of power tillers, who bought their machine with a basic configuration, are faced with the need to expand its functionality. The wheels that come with the set, can often not meet the needs and requirements of the owners, and often do not suit the conditions in which they will work. About the types of wheels for a power tiller, their variations and functionality will be described in this article.
Pros and cons of automobile wheels on a single–axle tractor
To begin with a list of advantages and disadvantages of such a conversion.
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- Reliability. Light tires are designed for more impressive loads than the native tires of a power tiller.
- Durability. Tires from passenger cars, even in used condition, will serve for much more.
- Maneuverability. Thanks to the increased ground clearance, as well as a more impressive tread pattern of car tires, the single-axle tractor will be able to pass obstacles more confidently.
- Good traction because of the greater contact of the tire with the ground.
- Speed increase as a consequence of the increased diameter.
In general, there are no other disadvantages for a power tiller on wheels from a passenger car.
What kind of car tires to choose for your power tiller??
To install on the agricultural device, the simplest wheels from “Zhiguli” with 4-boltaktnaya mounts will be suitable. Nevertheless, you may find hubs with 5 mounts. For such models it is worth to choose Moskvich disks.
As for the tread, it is better if its width and depth are more impressive. This will improve the passability of the device. And still if you have on hand an old tires with a shabby pattern, they are quite suitable for this device and will last for several seasons.
Worn brake discs will also be required for further installation work.
Once a suitable blueprint is selected (the layout of components), the necessary tools are found and the saw “Druzhba” is dismantled, you can begin assembling. We should start with the frame since all elements of the engine block will be mounted on it. Completing the process. the assembly of the running gear, as well as additional units: if desired. headlights, gearbox and clutch, if the drawing is more complex and involves them. For the first time it is better to choose a simpler drawing.
Assembly of the frame
The first stage involves the following actions:
- The tube is bent so that it took the form of 2 spars with upward facing edges;
- The steering wheel is welded to the rear (it is easiest to weld two handles, but if available, you can use a ready-made steering wheel from a motorcycle);
- It is recommended to strengthen the construction with crossbars made of the same pipe;
- from metal sheet cut “shelf” under the battery, which is welded to the rear bends of the spars.
We get a distant sledge-like semblance. For heavier designs with more powerful power units, the frame can be made in the form of a cube or similar to the tractor frame for 4-wheeled self-made.
engine block assembly
The most difficult step is to mount the components. Before starting it, it is necessary to mark out the places on the frame, to which the parts will be attached. The principle is as follows:
- The motor with a gearbox is mounted on top of the crossbars;
- the fuel tank is installed under the engine (a separate support should be welded under it), the battery is mounted on a special platform;
- To prevent exhaust gases from getting into the running gear, you can make an exhaust pipe from a metal tube of 7 cm. up to 25 cm in diameter.
This is the basic version without the gearbox, which is installed as desired. The drawings will help to understand the assembly in more detail. By and large, the parts of “Druzhba” are simply rearranged. The linkage is connected to the chainsaw‘s output shaft.
Assembling the running gear
There are at least two options: you can use ready-made half-axle from the car or make a single-axle tractor-homemade moved by physical force (fit “running gear” of an old cart or wheelbarrow, which significantly reduces weight and size, because the car axle will require the use of avtoshin). In the first case would have to organize the drive from the motor to the axle, which is not easy enough, so weld to the frame “chassis” wheelbarrow. more understandable option.
To understand how to make a single-axle tractor from a chainsaw is not difficult, if you understand the general principle of operation of both units. Except “Druzhba” for a power tiller fit also saws “Ural” and “TAIGA”. Deciding to make an experiment, you should understand that this self-made device will have limited functionality and small power, allowing you to work a maximum of 20 acres.
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The single-axle tractor is an effective helper in the processes of cultivating the land as well as further care of the garden and orchard. The easiest way to get this device is, of course, buying it. However, there is an option of making it, using the engine from a chainsaw, in particular from the Soviet “Druzhba”. Its powerful motor, uncomplicated design and general unpretentiousness make it well suited for this role.
You can put either rubber tires with tread or metal wheels supplemented with grousers on the power units. The first option is better suited for the dirt road, and the second. to work in the field. Not every set, even the matching size, is really useful for operation in harsh conditions.
To begin with a list of advantages and disadvantages of such a redesign.
- Reliability. Light tires are designed for more impressive loads than the native tires of the power tiller.
- Durability. Tires from passenger cars, even in used condition, will last much longer.
- Passability. Thanks to the increased ground clearance, as well as a more impressive tread pattern of car tires, the single-axle tractor will be able to pass obstacles more confidently.
- Good traction with the road because of the larger contact of the tire with the ground.
- Speed increase as a consequence of the increased diameter.
- The need to dismantle the arches or redo them.
- The steering of the machine is insignificantly worse.
What kind of car wheels to choose for a power tiller?
To install it on the farming machine the simplest wheels from Zhiguli with bolt-out on 4 mounts will do. Nevertheless, there may be hubs with 5 mounts. For such models one should choose Moskvich wheels.
As for the tread, it is better if its width and depth are more impressive. This will improve the passability of the device. Nevertheless, if you have on hand an old tires with a shabby pattern, they are quite suitable for this device and will last for several seasons.
For further mounting work, you will also need worn brake discs.
Drawing with instructions for making wheels for a single axle tractor
Without a clear plan and vision of the end result and a drawing to make wheels for the cultivator with their own hands will be difficult. So you need to decide on a blueprint and then get to work.
Self-made wheels drawing for cultivator It is possible to make coupled wheels with weights inserted between them.
As the basis of a homemade wheel, you can take a wheel from a Zhiguli or Moskvich. You need four of these in the end. rubber tires are removed from them. Several steel plates of iron up to 5 cm wide are welded to the rim, from which you can form a square. The rim of the second wheel is welded to it, the rubber is put on the finished structure again.
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Homemade coupled wheels on motor blocks can be made in any variety of variations: seating diameters, their weight, width, height of the profile. all depends on the needs and capabilities of the owner of the machine.
Production of wheels with tines
Elements equipped with ground wheels are best installed on a single-axle tractor with at least 6 liters of power. с. A motor with such an indicator will not succumb to excessive loads, and overheat.
To work on such wheels, you will need to prepare certain materials:
With everything you need on hand you can get down to work. First weld steel plates to the wheels. The edges of the latter should be securely fastened to the rim. Cut the angle into pieces in the shape of teeth and weld them to the rim. In this case, the distance between the plates and teeth should be at least 15 cm. In the end, you need to install rubber tires on the rims and mount the wheels on the axle of the power tiller.
The undercarriage elements with tines not only keep the tractor moving but also help keep the weeds off the ground. Do not forget to clean vegetation from time to time, otherwise the single-axle tractor will slip in the ground.
Wheels for power tiller with his own hands how to make
Some self-made people try to make wheels for the motor block with their own hands instead of buying them in the store. How to make rubber wheels for a motor block? No way. They are taken from other machines, where the size of the wheel is suitable for use with a power tiller. You can take the wheels from an old Zhiguli, or wheels from a sidecar will also work for a power tiller.
If you want to make homemade trailing featches yourself, you will have to twist a little bit longer. First we need to take the discs from the car wheels, weld the half-axis, the rim and the teeth-hooks of the required height and at the right distance from each other. Here you will make all the work on the wheels yourself, using an angle grinder and a welder.
It is important not to overdo it and make the distance between the teeth of the grouser no more than 20 cm, otherwise all the flush of these wheels will be lost. They will not go into the ground firmly enough.