Got a few things accomplished today.
We rolled out of bed and went out to get the trailer hooked up to BettyBlue. SInce there was no trailer jack it took some doing.
Then we rolled up to Conover to a repeat customers house to load up some stuff.
We got this nice little Wheel Horse.
And an unusual Toro push mower.
( Steph went out to take pics of it and came back with this number. I have no idea where it is on the mower. )
On the way home we had to stop twice to restrain the Wheel Horse. We got it tied down and hit teh highway.
For a little while at least. That shredded tire, Well that happened a short time later. It was on the back of the trailer. Fortunately I had told Steph to grab the spare before we left.
We stopped for gas and to run into TSC then headed home.
The PO of the trailer had welded the tongue jack on - with about 47 welding rods. There was literally a half inch of weld on one side. At least a half inch tall it was a good 2 inches wide. I went though 8 cutting wheels before it finally gave up after using a ratchet strap to pull it back and forth.
I poked three holes in the tongue, then we had to hunt for bolts. After going through the shop I remembered that somewhere there was a tool box full of neatly organized bolts. Problem was I couldn't remember where it was. Finally I remembered. In the KFC Tractor shed (that has no tractors in it).
I snagged some bolts and we got the jack bolted on. I only paid $5 for the jack so it was well worth the expenditure in cut off wheels.
We also got a little battery powered ride on car for Heath. The guys grand daughter had ripped the wiring out of it while " working on it". We turned our attention to it and in short order figured out how to make it run. There were three hot wires. When I hooked up one the motor ran non stop. The second one made the motor run non stop, and it made a hissing noise and the wire got hot. The third one the motor worked the way it should. SO I hooked that one up. I have no idea what the others are for. Maybe one day I will find a wiring diagram. We hooked it to the battery charger and left it.
I was starting to hurt from bending. I came in and sat down.
Heath got home and found his car. He rode it around the yard for almost an hour before it died. I may try to find a bigger battery for it. It has a tiny one in it now. A bigger one will just be more fun for him.
Edited by UncleWillie, February 06, 2018 - 05:19 PM.