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#421 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Tight farmer using bald hay turner tyres? :rolling:

 

Trelleborg do a T522 smooth tread tyre not sure what it would be used on could make the steering a bit hard to turn on hard concrete floors

http://www.bigtyres....emart&Itemid=19

 

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Those are the ones on there.



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:48 AM

That Elf will be the talk of the show if you do show it.  It's really looking good.   :thumbs:


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 08:33 AM

That's some fantastic work Will! It's really looking good!

 

...Trelleborg do a T522 smooth tread tyre not sure what it would be used on could make the steering a bit hard to turn on hard concrete floors...

 

I work in a steel mill and the only industrial vehicles that do not have smooth tires are the ones that must be taken outside. They do occasionally slide a bit when turning, but usually only if the load is greater than it should be.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 04:28 PM

Will, that Elf is really coming along nicely.  Glad to hear you averted disaster.  Look forward to more progress.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Will, looking at the tires that are on it, there may be a story there.

 

In my limited experience with the bigger tractors, if you found a unit that had front slicks on it, you paid attention.  There was a chance it was used in an industrial application... not that it added or detracted from the value (unless specified as an industrial unit) but IMHO it adds to the cool factor.

 

Warehouses liked those tires (dunno why) and there were some tractors used in warehouses as tuggers, etc. 

Airports and hangers used tractors too and the military would've been a big buyer in that regard.

I'm wondering if this unit was used in an industrial or Military situation...  not that you have any proof beyond a set of tires, but it's fun to speculate.

Alan, In factory, industrial or any hard surface low speed applications, tires didn't have any need for rain or traction grooves in them. Being constructed as a solid tread tire, you could get a longer tire wear life.


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Posted December 29, 2012 - 05:11 PM

That's some fantastic work Will! It's really looking good!

 

 

I work in a steel mill and the only industrial vehicles that do not have smooth tires are the ones that must be taken outside. They do occasionally slide a bit when turning, but usually only if the load is greater than it should be.

Sorry Steve, I should have read the whole thread. :wallbanging:



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Posted December 29, 2012 - 07:52 PM

Very nice Will! Excellent job, and I'm enjoying the thread. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:16 PM

Update.

 

 

 

I got tired of waiting for the paint to dry on the hood, and the decal guy.

So I took it for a ride.

:thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

 

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Will, glad to see you got to take her for a spin. :dancingbanana:  Did you ever think you would be riding around on it in 2012. That was a quick restore and a very nice job also. :thumbs:


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:33 PM

Thanks Brian.

No, when I started it, I figured it'd be late Jan. before I got to go for a spin.

I still have a few things to do, but I was anxious to see how it performed.

I'm real happy with it. :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:34 PM

I can't believe you drove this yr  2012. Your fast.

The grill looks really good silver, as does the rest of the tractor. :thumbs:


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:48 PM

It is great you got to drive ELF! :dancingbanana:  It looks fantastic!  How did she do?  How did you do?  No wetting your pants huh?   :smilewink:

A snow drive is the best, keeps everything from getting dirty!  Now just where is the driving video??????????????



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:55 PM

She did good, except for the high speed cornering in the snow, with those slicks

on the front. That's when she tended to go straight, and I "almost" wet myself.

But I checked, and I was smiling. :D

Yeah, video, I'll have to work on that.


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 08:57 PM

She did good, except for the high speed cornering in the snow, with those slicks

on the front. That's when she tended to go straight, and I "almost" wet myself.

But I checked, and I was smiling. :D

Yeah, video, I'll have to work on that.

 

Make a set of skis for the front!  :smilewink:


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 09:01 PM

Make a set of skis for the front!  :smilewink:

 

SKI ELF???


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