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#61 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 06:42 PM

free trac vac I hate you.... I can't seem to get that lucky, I paid a pretty penny for mine (used and not running when I got it even)


Hey, glad to see you found this post. Marlboro's been having WAY too much fun with this project. :thumbs:

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 08:59 PM

Thanks Dodge, not exactly free though LOL... My plans as it being leaf sucker have gone to the winds as of last night. I will still get it done this winter though , but how do ya think it will go as a zamboni? LOL.... got 4" of snow last night, rain and thunderstorms coming overnight, then 3 " to 14" of snow depending on winds and temps overnight .... darn big pond we live near changes things up pretty regular.

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Posted December 19, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Bag o leaves coming your way!
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Posted December 19, 2012 - 10:22 PM

awww, I knew I was coming to that.... :-)

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 03:17 PM

Any update on this?

 

btw, check out what I found on CL just now...

 

http://louisville.cr...3540873988.html

 

 

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Posted January 14, 2013 - 05:13 PM

Any update on this?

 

btw, check out what I found on CL just now...

 

http://louisville.cr...3540873988.html

 

Hey, I smell something fishy.............looks like someone's been gleaning a few good ideas from GTTalk members. Don't worry Marlboro, they say, "Imitation is the highest form of flattery." Thanks for posting twostep.


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Posted January 15, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for sharing those pics from that ad Twostep, that looks like a handy cart for sure.

 

Unfotunately there has been little progress on my project, seems like illness, injuries and cold have kept any further work at bay for the moment.  Things are starting to turn the corner though, so I should make some progress soon,


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Could not pass this up!   I'm working on a 4 wheel wagon, but front axle steer only.   Using a 224 Case front axle and frame, then added a rear axle with the same tires.   I plan to only let the front axle pivot operate for the twisting on rough ground.    I've learned A LOT from the design on the front axle and tongue in this thread.    Thanks for sharing the photos, and saving me a lot of grief! 

 

I once owned a full size farm wagon that had 4 wheel steering, sold by Farm Bureau Co-op.   The front steering was normal, but had tie rods going to a link hanging down from the coupling pole.   Same in the back, but tie rods on the front side of the axle.   The front axle twisted the coupling pole to steer the back axle.   With the normal wear on all those joints, you could move the tongue about 2 feet sideways before the wheels began to turn.   When they DID turn, it was all at once, so the thing wanted to hunt from one ditch to the other.   Bottom line--keep all your joints tight and it will work fine. 

 

The other thing is, if you get the wagon against a post, or a fence, you can't get away!   When the front end comes away from the fence, the back end goes toward the fence, and you are stuck!    Just like driving an articulated tractor.   Lots of fence damage and scrapes on the wagon until I learned to keep clear of things.   You gotta learn how to drive these things and you'll be okay.   :thumbs:  


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 07:23 AM

Somehow, I missed the pics above. That's looking pretty good.

machinist, I built a 4-wheel wagon a while back. You can find it here.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 10:39 AM

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I read your wagon thread and learned a LOT! Hope to get back on mine as soon as the weather is fit. (3" of slushy snow on the ground today.) The steering had me hung up, but with your ideas I can finish it now. Thanks!
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Posted March 06, 2013 - 11:49 AM

Glad you enjoyed the pics Machinist. Like you, I enjoyed ( and learned ) from Kenny's cart thread.   Hopefully I will get my project back going again in the near future, been busy with other things. Besides, it is really in the way getting kicked around in the shop LOL!

 

 

I hear you on the 4WS , luckily I have a fairly good sized place to turn it around and hopefully not get stuck against things. Your analogy to the articulated tractor is a good one. In the past I got kinda stuck between a car , a building, and a fancy truck while operating a big rubber tire loader swinging a  ~16' hydroturn plow. Took me quite a while to wiggle my way out of that situation with no damage . :D  :rolling:


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Posted March 07, 2013 - 06:38 AM

Glad you guys are finding the thread useful. 4-wheel wagons are not too plentiful and do serve a purpose. I still plan to make some small hay bales for mine someday!


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