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Going To Try To Pull With The Lgt125 This Weekend


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Posted August 17, 2012 - 03:49 AM

Here is a shot of the hitch and wheelie bars so far

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 04:02 AM

Looks like your ready. Good luck!
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 04:47 AM

Looks like you're all geared up Keith.
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:06 AM

Almost, still need the weight bracket installed to stiffen up the wheelie bars. :)

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:27 AM

The hitch, PTO and wheely bars look great Kieth. Good luck in the pull!

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 05:59 AM

Good luck at the pull. Will there be a video to watch?

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 06:39 AM

I didn't realize how much work goes into a pulling hitch. Nice job and have fun, hope somebody can get some photos/video :thumbs:

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 06:41 AM

Not sure? If I go then yes, if not, then it might be doubtful? My nefew is going to be driving it, as it is only for kids ; )

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Hope you go! It's fun to watch the kids!

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 06:52 AM

What boggles my mind is WHY IN HECK IS THE DANG HITCH 5/16" off center from the factory??? And to the short side to boot?? Yet on other model tractors with the Eaton/Peerless combo it is centered?? That made setup a real pain but its done now. Test pulls tonight to see where it needs weight . This will have video I think. ;)

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 06:55 AM

Wow, as always nice work.

Two things:
The cross brace on your wheelie bars, if it was angle iron, it would add some flex reduction and reduce the chance of weird stresses on your axel points if he comes up fast
Do they have to have an engine kill switch? IDT it needed on the little ones, but I've seen them on some of our local GT pullers. I assume there is (or used to be) a seat kill switch, that's where some of them tie into the wiring.

Oh, and tell him we all said Good Luck!
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:05 AM

Having seen your nephew in action on the Fords and with you in the pit crew, this one should be in the bag. Go get em! :orangecool: :thumbs: :orangecool:
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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:27 AM

Good eye Alan, that part isn't finished as there is more to add for the weights . I planned on adding another piece anyway, tonight will be the true test as we are going to weigh it up and do some tuggin. ;) :)

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:43 AM

What boggles my mind is WHY IN HECK IS THE DANG HITCH 5/16" off center from the factory??? And to the short side to boot?? Yet on other model tractors with the Eaton/Peerless combo it is centered?? That made setup a real pain but its done now. Test pulls tonight to see where it needs weight . This will have video I think. ;)

I can't believe the hitch is off that much. That would make trailers and such offset to the tractor and be a real pain to back. Better build a new one that centers it correctly! :bigrofl:
On a more serious note, best of luck to the nephew. Will he be doing the test pulls? How much has he run the tractor? Don't need him fumbling around if problems arise!

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 09:00 AM

That looks good! Good luck to him!

What I used to do for practice was hook a chain up to a truck, put it in neutral and pull it up the driveway. As I went up somebody would push the brakes more.

Edited by Ryan313, August 17, 2012 - 09:00 AM.





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