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What If... You Made A Walk-behind

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#31 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 01:27 PM

This looks to be a massive two wheeler in the making.

Looking forward to the power plant update :D


That update coming later thsi weekend.....................

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 01:34 PM

So we are now no longer at What If..............


bigger 002.JPG Bigger, better............





bigger 001.JPG and I'm sure it going to be faster





With a simple adapter plate we now have 24" wheels mounted to a 1935 Handiman chassie. Zero parts have been altered and it can go back to orginal anytime i please.

Later this weekend, the motor choice and the front end parts. :worship:
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Posted November 30, 2012 - 01:55 PM

So we are now no longer at What If..............


bigger 002.JPG Bigger, better............





bigger 001.JPG and I'm sure it going to be faster





With a simple adapter plate we now have 24" wheels mounted to a 1935 Handiman chassie. Zero parts have been altered and it can go back to orginal anytime i please.

Later this weekend, the motor choice and the front end parts. :worship:

When I saw those pics it made me get one of those funny grins on my face. That will be one interesting machine when your done.

Your going to have to get some of those shoes with the wheels in them to keep up with it!

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 06:41 PM

Oh,,, interested in this,,,, after seeing some of the old European machines on ytube I wondered why all we had here was small tired machines.

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 06:52 PM

So we are now no longer at What If..............


bigger 002.JPG Bigger, better............





bigger 001.JPG and I'm sure it going to be faster





With a simple adapter plate we now have 24" wheels mounted to a 1935 Handiman chassie. Zero parts have been altered and it can go back to orginal anytime i please.

Later this weekend, the motor choice and the front end parts. :worship:


I'd bet that machine will be in Kentucky come next Fall!

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Posted November 30, 2012 - 09:58 PM

This looks like it could turn into quite a machine. Keep the pics coming. We are all watching.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:06 PM

Had about a 4hr window today to play so this is what we now have.




test model 001.JPG This hood & grill are off a 63 Suburban..........


test model 003.JPG ...but after i got it on, it just didnt go for me.


test model 005.JPG So back to the pile and out came,


test model 006.JPG one from a 69 10XL...........


test model 007.JPG Not sure if its was the lights, but its a looker.


One of the goal of this project is to reuse as many good working parts of other tractors to make one nice tractor to plow with. I have EL starting & lighting with the Vangaurd engine, plus the fuel tank is built in, so its compact and clean. I'll have to remount the exhaust, and find an outside mounted air cleaner unit. Plenty of room behind it if i have to go with a jackshaft to slow it down. I will also have a nice spot to mount the battery.

test model 004.JPG As i mounted the front end parts, it started to come over center, but i figured on this and anchored it to a stack of weights. This will come be a larger thing as i continue. On a walking tractor you have to have some counter balance in order to get the plow up at the end of the field, other wise you going to have some sore arms by the end of the day.

Building day one, and the plan is deeply into the" What if" stage........................ :smilewink:
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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:30 PM

Looking good

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:34 PM

I like the second hood,, its much better than the first one

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Awesome looking tractor, thus far! Keep the 'what if's' going!

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 06:43 PM

I'd bet that machine will be in Kentucky come next Fall!



We might have to get some more ground lined up.

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Posted December 02, 2012 - 08:07 PM

It's looking pretty good :thumbs:

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 05:54 PM

Big day here............Got the tail parts done, got the belt system temped up, and went out for a shakey test drive........it lives!!!!!!!!!!



test run 001.JPG Had to add an idler for right now, i'll remove it later.





test run 002.JPG The tail parts work fairly well.




I mostly wanted to get the test run down, so i could see where the ground speed was going to be. Its about the same as it was with 32" steel wheels. The orginal drive was a 2" flat belt running on 4" pulleys, i used a smaller one at the engine and it slowed it down, almost was to slow, but then again i only had the engine running half open.
The tail part is only being used right now to get some control over the tractor, as i dont have any attachment that will work out sitting this high up.

Next week i'll and get the permenant pulleys and idlers figured out and work some on the clutch system. Got 2 bad fuel leak so far that i need to address. I just hate leaking fuel.
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Posted December 12, 2012 - 01:28 PM

I stopped watching this post a little while back when it was all still theory. So much for theory! You are well on your way to a full blown tractor.

Keep up the good work! :thumbs:

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Posted December 12, 2012 - 02:22 PM

Yes, theory is for the weak, this ones on its way to the biggest bad boy on the block. Its going to prove out that you dont need 25hp, 12 forward speeds and $20,000 to be able to plow with the other boys.

Been fairly cold this week so the progress is pretty slow.




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