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Old Dec 17, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Here is today's status update on my build (apologies, no pictures today)

I have received all they hydraulics except for the pump. The cylinders are already fitted on the model. I will continue to finish the work on the hydraulics as soon as the pump arrives.

The motors are fitted to drive the tracks. I have good quality tracks on order and expect the delivery still this week.

I do still need to buy the controllers for the drive motors. That's the final thing to do in order to get the model up and running.

I know there are cheap hydraulics kits etc. on the market for less than 300 euros, but I decided to buy good quality parts to finish of my personal model as i want to enjoy it for a long time.

On top of my alu parts kit, I spent a total of 1500 euro to finish it off with good quality materials. I don't have a lathe, otherwise, I would have been able to shave off several hundreds of euros making the cylinders and steel rollers myself. So that means that I will have good value for money excavator.

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