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#31 caseguy OFFLINE  

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 08:06 PM

is that one of those new leaf scoops ? i think they have a push mower version also LOL .


It might be able to handle a scoop of leaves...unless they were wet LOL!

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 08:10 PM

$22 for the plans, and only $20 for the steel to build it! :bigrofl:

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 08:12 PM

But nobody has mentioned how you do not have to drop the deck to use it! A marvel of engineering! LOL

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 08:44 PM

It would be bad enough to try to use that loader yourself but to sell plans for it and have someone else get hurt following your plans and design would be a lawsuit waiting to happen!

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Posted February 12, 2012 - 09:05 PM

It would be bad enough to try to use that loader yourself but to sell plans for it and have someone else get hurt following your plans and design would be a lawsuit waiting to happen!


That's what I thought when I first saw it, somebody who doesn't know any better is going to build that thing, and when they use it, good chance someone going to get hurt.

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Posted February 13, 2012 - 03:50 PM

I tell the kids that you have to sign a waiver to do anything fun.
If I were he, I'd ask for a waiver on that thing.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 10:37 AM

ya know, that PARTICULAR setup on that PARTICULAR tractor isn't exactly ideal. But the concept actually seems sound. A little bit of re-engineering of the mounting system and bracing it to the frame of a GARDEN tractor and that might actually be capable of doing something. Plus, as he said, it's only designed to support 100lbs. That disclaimer should ward off any lawsuits. I seriously doubt that 100lbs would be enough to tear up anything but the floorboards on that tractor. The only component in that setup that really poses any danger to the operator would be the winch cable, and 100lbs in the bucket would NEVER snap that.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 02:07 PM

The only component in that setup that really poses any danger to the operator would be the winch cable, and 100lbs in the bucket would NEVER snap that.


Probably not, but how about the lug that the cable is attached to?

I'm pretty sure a competent welder wouldn't build such an item.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:24 PM

Decided I shouldn't have said anything.

Edited by HowardsMF155, March 10, 2012 - 09:26 PM.





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