MICHIGAN 55A fährt noch immer
MICHIGAN 55A Baujahr 1963 ist auch 2010 noch im Einsatz
Auto-Return/Auto-Cycle Log/Wood Splitter
Fabricated Auto-Return onto my log splitter. Splitter has just a single detent valve on it. So orginally to operate it you had to hold down handle for the ram to extend. Then push handle into reverse position in which it would stay due to single detent. Now all you have to do is push handle down and it the ram will go to full extension and retract all on its own. This can also be accomplished by purchasing a $275 Auto-Return Valve from Price Hydraulics. I couldn't justify spending that much on my old splitter. So I built my for free using scrap I had lying around.
Michigan 55AG Wheel Loader with a Hopto 110 Backhoe
For more information, check out my website: http://kustomsbykent.com/heavy-equipment/ After replacing 5 major hoses on the backhoe attachment, I tested the movement of it all, and then backed it out of the shop to park it outside until I have time to work on it some more. When I got it, it didn't run at all, so I'm making some progress on it. It's got a 6-cylinder flat head engine. It appears to be a factory installed snap mount system for the backhoe attachment. It's got a splitter valve that allows the driver to shift the hydraulics between operating the loader and operating the backhoe attachment.