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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2013 - 09:41 AM

Yep! I thinking again! Anyways, I've had this idea floating around in the vast cavern of my brain for a bit. I want something to set a tractor up off the ground to work under it. Lifts are nice, but still enclose the bottom side, making it hard to work on linkages and such up under there. So, my feeble mind came up with this idea.

I have a bit of 1" pipe. I am going to cut 4 pieces at 12" & 4 at 8". Make an angle iron base to mount them on. Build it about 12" off the floor. Then you can jack the tractor up and slide these under the tires. Gives you more room to work underneath, yet sturdy.

My drawing isn't finished, but I think you will get the gist of it.

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What do you think, guys?


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 09:49 AM

I think that will work nicely Kenny. :thumbs:  If you put rollers under a 4 of them, you can move the GT around the shop.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 09:52 AM

It's a great idea.

You might want to make them all 12" wide, just so it doesn't get

wobbly.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 09:59 AM

I think that will work nicely Kenny. :thumbs:  If you put rollers under a 4 of them, you can move the GT around the shop.

I plan to keep them all separate to ease storage, Brian. Even if I'm working on something up top, it will ease having to stoop down or get on these tired old knees.

 

It's a great idea.

You might want to make them all 12" wide, just so it doesn't get

wobbly.

They will be plenty sturdy, Will. And I can set them so the excess is outside the tire if I'm working on something near an axle.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 10:04 AM

Custom GT jack stands what a great idea!  :thumbs:


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Neat Idea Kenny.  They should be pretty easy to make.  I'll be interested in the finial product.   :thumbs:


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 10:08 AM

And they are totally adjustable no matter the tractor!

Bill, may be a bit before I get them together. But, I'll be sure to keep you all informed when I do build them.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Sounds like a good idea. You have the roller in contact with the wheel, correct?

You can rotate the wheels and not have to "push" the GT all over the place!

 

I thought too, 4 wheels on each "jack stand" and roll the whole GT around the shop if needed.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Looks like a good idea.

If you drill a series of holes in the top horizontal bars that the pipes connect to, you can adjust it to different size tires.
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Posted April 13, 2013 - 11:09 AM

 What do you think, guys? 

I think it's a great idea.   :thumbs:   But for safety purposes perhaps you should ship them to me for evaluation.  I'll send them back as soon as I deem them safe for you to use. :smilewink:  :smilewink:   rick


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 11:09 AM

And they are totally adjustable no matter the tractor!

Bill, may be a bit before I get them together. But, I'll be sure to keep you all informed when I do build them.

Good idea. Seems to me that if you started this afternoon, they would be in operation tomorrow. :thumbs:


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 11:13 AM

nice idea, custom and knock down. 


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 12:53 PM

And they are totally adjustable no matter the tractor!

 

How do you plan on making them adjustable?  I'm thinking that if you have the tires sit on top of the rails instead of cradling the tire when you jacked the tractor up to put the other set on the tractor might have a tenancy to roll off the other set especially if you put the back stands on first.  Or have I missed something?


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:00 PM

I think it sounds like a great idea, Kenny.  I'd be curious to see how it goes together. 

 

Are you making sets gratis for GTTalk members?

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 13, 2013 - 06:21 PM

That is a good idea. I've got some old steel milk crates that I am going to try. For safety sake add diagonal braces to each face of the blocks. Good Luck, Rick


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