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Hein - thank you for the diagrams.
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Finally had a chance to drill holes and test fit the battery box. Next step is to finish the box and install some batteries.

Drill template stuck on with 3m 77 spray.


Holes drilled from front looking towards rear


Front bolts installed:


Overall:
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We haven't contacted a dealer yet. Van is running great and earning its keep hauling our latest batch of battery boxes:




Below. A couple more photos showing placement on the 130WB.
This battery box also fits the 148WB.

From rear looking forward below left side of vehicle:


Below. Looking at left side. The bottom of the battery
box is slightly higher than the bottom of the fuel tank.



We are planning on 2 FullRiver DC220-6 maintenance free AGM batteries with
a Ctek 100A off grid kit and their CTX2500 shore charger/maintainer.
Hein, what is the CTX2500 you are referring to? Also what would the difference/ advantage if any be between using 12v batteries vs. 6v
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Is that a Yanmar 18 hp diesel tractor? I have the same model bought new 18 years ago. Great small tractor.
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Hein, what is the CTX2500 you are referring to? Also what would the difference/ advantage if any be between using 12v batteries vs. 6v
That's the wrong model number that I got from going to the worldwide ctek.com site. The 'same' model is sold as the Multi US 2500 in our market. Ctek's US website is smartercharger.com.

We picked up the batteries, charger and voltage sense at Northwest Batteries in Portland. The offgrid kit should be in next week.




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Is that a Yanmar 18 hp diesel tractor? I have the same model bought new 18 years ago. Great small tractor.
It's a YM186D with front loader. We bought it a few years ago. Previous owner said the 4WD wasn't working. I had him lift the front tires off the ground with the loader so I could spin the wheels and listen/feel for grinding in the differential. It was good so I figured I could fix it. Turned out to be a sheared roll pin in one of the yokes in the front drive shaft.

Changed all the fluids, got some turf tires and a new seat from Hoyle Tractor and we've been putting the old Yanmar to good use on the property. I designed and fabricated some pallet forks for it. I was engineer for CASE where I designed skid steers and trenchers and was responsible for evaluating and approving category I-IV attachments. Super handy to have a set of forks. We also have a flail mower (shown) and back blade.



It could use power steering and I've had to rebuild the steering box a couple of times. Appears to be the weak link with these. The seal up at the steering wheel can let water into the box and the ball screws are of poor quality. Getting the steering box out is a royal pita. Whole dash, fuel tank, etc has to come off first. Pulling off the pitman arm was no easy task the first time I fixed it.


Got a little write up on it at the ymowners forum:
http://ymowners.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6867

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My Yanmar was bought new 10-5-87 for $9328.00. Not 18 year ago but 29 years ago! It is a YM187D 4 wheel drive with front loader, rototiller, scraper and a 4' rotary mower. All included in the original cost. Do like the shifting without using a clutch. Do not know the difference between a 186 and a 187. Pretty nice wheelbarrow.

Have had few issues with it. Plugged up radiator once and not charging once. Do need a new seat. Take it in for all fluid changes about every two years.

Needed 4 wheel drive due to the hill we live on.
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We have had some persistent snow this winter in Hood River. We haven't purchased snow tires so the van has been getting buried out by the barn.



I have been acquiring components for the electrical system and got around to coating the battery box with bed liner spray.



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Got a little write up on it at the ymowners forum:
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Have to check that out! Have an ooold L225 myself. Bucket on the front, three point hitch. Use it mostly to lift things and move trailers around. Last fall it traveled to a friends new house to assist in the removal of 6000 !!! pounds of garbage that the previous occupants didn't think they needed to take out......
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i have often thought that any use of any trailer should require a commercial drivers license!

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