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Posted March 31, 2012 - 01:22 PM

What is the width of the tractor you plan to pull it with?

I was thinking 48 inches before the tires but if the tractor it's towed with is only 50 inches than snags may happen on trees lol.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 01:23 PM

Oh, and if you build your frame heavy you won't need to add weight to it. Use thickwall tubing and bigger than you need and you will do fine lol.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 01:44 PM

It will be pulled by one of my power kings. The 75 is 44 inches and the 71 is 50 inches. How thick should the tubing be? I have plenty of steel but not much variety.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 01:47 PM

Ryan, 3/16" should be more than adequate, but if you have a lot of 1/4" make the upgrade.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:45 PM

I got It out today and started looking it over. The first think I did was check for spark to see if it had a bad regulator, it had all kinds of spark so I put some gas in it, hooked up a battery, and it started right up without any problems. The exhaust had more coming out the back of a pipe then it did coming out the end so I welded it up. Its probably the most hideous thing I have ever seen but it will work.

Here are pics!
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I didn't want to ask for help moving it so I clamped some wheels to the front, and lifted the other end with the bar sticking out and wheeled it around. It got old fast!

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Again, I didn't want to ask for help, so I used my uncles engine hoist that is at my house to take it off of the pallet. I know the hoist will come in handy with this project.

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Its hard to tell but the compressor is off the ground in this pic almost a foot. This is where the wheels will be located, if I make the rear axle 48" wide. The front axle would be at the other end and the rear axle would be on the side the cub axle is on.
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When I measured the overall height before I measured to the top of the muffler, the top of the engine is 35" high. How does this affect the width of the rear axle, if any? The only thing above the top of the engine is the exhaust and the air filter on the pump.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 08:50 PM

Ryan, just maintain the width of 48, you really do need the stability, regardless. However, if you are using a front axle, make it wider. I know, PITA, but if your front axle is as narrow as the machine your back axle has to be much wider. It looks extremely top heavy and the ONLY way to remedy that would be to pull the motor and compressor off and mount those on the frame first, and then make a second frame to be able to mount the tank above. At that point you would have great stability at 3 foot wide axle.
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Posted March 31, 2012 - 09:10 PM

Ryan, just maintain the width of 48, you really do need the stability, regardless. However, if you are using a front axle, make it wider. I know, PITA, but if your front axle is as narrow as the machine your back axle has to be much wider. It looks extremely top heavy and the ONLY way to remedy that would be to pull the motor and compressor off and mount those on the frame first, and then make a second frame to be able to mount the tank above. At that point you would have great stability at 3 foot wide axle.


Ok, I only have 1 piece of steel that could support that much weight that far out. I haven't measured it but its got to be at least 50" long. I will start fabricating stuff tomorrow.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 09:22 PM

This is turning into a very intresting thread, sounding good.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:16 AM

Ok, I only have 1 piece of steel that could support that much weight that far out. I haven't measured it but its got to be at least 50" long. I will start fabricating stuff tomorrow.




That's great Ryan ,can't wait to see pics of this project.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:13 PM

The steel I mentioned before was 54" It had big sides coming off of it so I had to cut them off and about an inch and a half so the sides would clear the drop saw so I just made it and even 50 inches.

The other cub axle I had in a previous pic was kinda messed up so I cut a better axle out of a different parts cub. I was able to cut it out with the pivot plate as well.

those are the tires I will be using.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 04:57 PM

The mounts are wider then the C channel I am using for the rear axle.
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So I used the sides that were on the ends of that piece to make a mount base. I had to cut all the welds with my die-grinder and grind them flat. If I knew I was going to have to do this I would have done it before and gained a few extra inches in width, oh well.

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One of the pieces is bent so tomorrow I will straighten it out and get them welded on.
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Posted April 01, 2012 - 07:03 PM

Great progress Ryan.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 05:38 AM

Looking good, Ryan! Good luck with it!
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Ryan,boy you are coming along great.
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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:45 AM

Ryan: This may be coming a little late. But had you considered mounting it on the tongue of that trailer you use to pull firewood out of the woods. I could see that useful for all kinds of chores on the property.
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