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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:37 PM

Got a couple wheels for $1 each. Just thought were neat and heavy, so got them. Not sure what I will do with them, just have them, heh! Any clues why they lock or ratchet or whatever on back side? One tire was good, other torn up. 12" rims so other tires will fit.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 08:45 PM

Verry interesting. Looks like the PO painted them with a garden hose. Never seen any like them before.

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 11:01 PM

Wow, those are very unique looking. Sorry, but I don't have a clue what they were for, but I'm sure you'll find a use for them. I know I would. :thumbs:

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Posted August 24, 2012 - 11:55 PM

I'm thinking some type of a warehouse/airport cart, and the cam was for locking/brake it in place maybe?

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 04:36 AM

I don't think they are off any GT I have ever seen,so I'm not sure.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:01 AM

My guess would be off of a walk-behind 2-wheel tractor.

The ratchet mechanism is probably what they used in place of a differential. Looks like the axles extended through the hub and only the ratchet was driven, with the hub freewheeling on the axle otherwise. Might even be set up so the ratchet dogs would flip outward and stay there to give it a neutral.

Just guessing, though.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 03:55 PM

I wonder if they might be off a mechanical lift from a pull type plow or something like that. I don't remember what the lift looks like or I would be more sure.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:38 PM

More important, what are you going to use it for? They might look nice on the front of a tractor. you could even make some rears to match.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 09:07 PM

My guess would be off of a walk-behind 2-wheel tractor.

The ratchet mechanism is probably what they used in place of a differential. Looks like the axles extended through the hub and only the ratchet was driven, with the hub freewheeling on the axle otherwise. Might even be set up so the ratchet dogs would flip outward and stay there to give it a neutral.

Just guessing, though.

This was my thought too.....for turning your walk-behind tractor.

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Posted August 26, 2012 - 11:10 AM

The differential idea is what show guy told me. He says to turn a two wheel tractor, the ratchet allows the outer wheel to kinda free-wheel faster than inner doing all the work. And it is same for reverse, thus two ratchets. I did see some at show with similar wheels on them, not as heavy, so guess that looks about right. Tires seemed about the same as those too. Wish that one wasn't torn up, I would leave those on. Wonder if I could ever find a match for the good one? Otherwise will be putting 3 ribs on them and use on a front axle or trailer maybe. No real plan as of yet.




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