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#1 Moosetales OFFLINE  

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 12:53 AM

This would be a really cool attachment to have if you had tractors that you needed to haul around or move from place to place. Never seen anything like it but it sure does make sense.

 

 

 


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:32 AM

For the "big" tractors I know such a construction between the hydraulic lift and the front drawbar.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 04:02 AM

That's cool, I hope he's not repossessing that GT


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:34 AM

Now look what you did! You've got me thinking now that I've got to have one!

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:46 AM

That's cool. I think he's on to something!


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Great idea, but I think it needs to be beefed up quite a bit.

In the last 2 seconds of the vid, it looks like the tubes that he slides in are bent down.

The outter arms look awefull small, and probably twisted.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Great idea, but I think it needs to be beefed up quite a bit.

In the last 2 seconds of the vid, it looks like the tubes that he slides in are bent down.

The outter arms look awefull small, and probably twisted.

Well a course it is, look at what he's towing :D  all American steel, not some stamped steel half plastic tractor :( :thumbs:


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:27 AM

I'd like to see him turn or try to back up with that set up. Me thinks it would not work very well doing either.

Edited by NJKen, April 23, 2013 - 07:27 AM.

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:02 AM

i could use one of those for moving non running gt's around


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Great idea for a project

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 06:50 PM

That is essentially a copy of a wheel lift on a wrecker. 

 

He needs to incorporate a pivot point between the wheel lift section and the 3-point mounts, so the combination can turn without the front wheels popping out of the lift pockets. 

 

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Only problem with that is if the rear end is locked up. There were a couple that we hooked up to the crane to move out of that shop last month and with the rear seized  the DragonFly wouldn't pull them in muddy places. It got to where it was easier to just pick up the whole tractor.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:33 PM

I started building something like that a couple months ago, just been too busy to get it finished. I'll post pics when I get it done.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:43 PM

So which one of you guys is going to be the one that builds this contraption better and stronger than depicted in the video? Once you do, please share your plans so the rest of us can follow suit.



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Saw a Cub Cadet setup for towing at the Wellington, OH show last Sept.  It was done up right  :D :D :D

 

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