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#16 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 12:38 AM

Sorry to ruin your plan Will, but it was a good idea, guess great minds think alike. Just wait until I finish my tow dolly before you build yours because Kenny and I will hash out the shortcomings and refine the design for the next one someone builds, like you lol.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 12:56 AM

I like your design as long as the axle saddles are adjustable in width for all tractors. As far as getting JD's so they will start and move themselves; I think they will be the biggest customer of your "custom tractor tow device". LOL b10Dave.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 01:44 AM

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:17 AM

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Please tell me that's not a Bolen's needing towed???

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:18 AM

Please tell me that's not a Bolen's needing towed???


HT18 with a blown motor.
That's how I got it.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 02:26 AM

Sorry to ruin your plan Will, but it was a good idea, guess great minds think alike. Just wait until I finish my tow dolly before you build yours because Kenny and I will hash out the shortcomings and refine the design for the next one someone builds, like you lol.


Yeah, I guess you're right about great minds. I'm looking forward to watching your build.
I will wait till your done, and of course, I gotta get yacking with Kenny about this.
My plan is totally different, and for a different purpose.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 03:13 AM

Will, if your plan is completely different, mabey it would compliment my build. Goal is to get welding on it this weekend. So mabey some time this week I will go to harbor freight and buy wheels and tires, and I am going to get the 2.5 inch tubing trailer coupler. I think I will get a better result due to the 2.5 being able to go over 2 inch. Now, can someone explan to me why that doesn't actually work!! They must use thinwall 2.5 inch box tubing for receiver hitches. It wont change the 3 inch channel style coupler, cause I still have a wagon to build, but that's a future project.

One question for anyone, does anyone know of thickish flat stock that has half inch holes in it already in a consistent spacing? It would be a good material to make pivots and such out of, and a time saver for sure.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 05:11 AM

Can't wait to see this build under way.

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Posted January 24, 2012 - 09:29 AM

As far as I know the larger standard slide in (male) receiver hitches are heavy duty 2" square tube or on the heavier ones solid 2" square stock. The receiver mounted to the vehicle is 2 1/2" square tube that is extruded and not rolled then welded so the 2" slides right in.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 11:11 PM

anything happening with this?

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Not yet John, got distracted with the Elec Trak needing a major repair. After I get it back together I will look at the dolly again.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 12:20 PM

What's wrong with the Elec Trak?

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 12:39 PM

What's wrong with the Elec Trak?

The transaxle input shaft is junk... wobbles like crazy. So I have to swap in a new transaxle, which I figured out I had one of. Meanwhile, I am going to repaint the E20 while I'm fixing it.

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Posted February 18, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Ah, I see. Yes I saw you were going to repaint it. With my "favorite" yellow :puke2: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:
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