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Re: Fowler Challengers

Post #51 by Tassie fowler » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:49 am

Hello, just reviving this thread. :wave:

This is the 3 with the Meadows engine, it has been sitting here for a long time (late sixties I think)

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And this is with the Leyland engine.

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It would be nice to have reduction as reverse is too fast, especially since it is a bit steep here, the blade is probably a tad heavy as reversing back up hill makes the rear of machine rare up. and obviously not enough power at that reverse speed.

George


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Re: Fowler Challengers

Post #52 by just dozin » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:27 am

i agree with reverse being too fast, and not enough guts up hill in reverse. are these pics from your spare parts machines. do you have one running?


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Re: Fowler Challengers

Post #53 by Tassie fowler » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:48 am

The one with the Leyland is running, doing a heap of work on it at the moment, the other is spares. need to update the thread as I am getting stuck back into it this year.

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Re: Fowler Challengers

Post #54 by just dozin » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:44 pm

G 'Day mine has a winch on the back, was going to take it off but i heard they were a bit front heavy so i left it on to balance it so the back don't rear up. on the power side of things, if you can get hold of a leyland 680, put that in to boost your low down. i've got a horizontal 680 which i want to convert to a vertical and put it in one day. they will go straight in, just getting the time to do it is the problem, one day. i live on steep country so it needs the extra torque.


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Re: Fowler Challengers

Post #55 by marshallmp6 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:04 pm

Nigel …….. Your first photo above is of a Challenger Mark III, single reduction, bull gear and pinion final drive. The second final drive photo is a later Challenger 3 M2, double reduction, bull gear/planetary final drive. Although the planetary final drive was officially introduced with the Challenger 3 M2, SOME earlier Mark III's were updated and had the reduction box on the clutch removed and planetary final drives fitted. These machines had to have a double reduction either on the clutch housing OR the final drives otherwise they would be doing about 5 MPH in first gear and 12 MPH in top gear. Re your message regarding spares …………. I have several Challengers from Challenger 1 up to Challenger 4 but unfortunately no spares to sell for any except maybe a few Challenger 1 parts. Cheers.


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