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#46 Cat385B ONLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Just where it contacts the ground, no need to completely wrap them.



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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:55 AM

Just where it contacts the ground, no need to completely wrap them.

 

Ok. I'll get a hold of him and get a good pile of those wraps. I've got a couple

of other projects that'll need them too. Thanks for the suggestion.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 08:47 AM

How wide between the rails? The FF needs 54" as it sits!



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Posted November 23, 2013 - 08:58 AM

The ramp looks real natural Will. That's funny about debarking the logs. I knocked off some bumps with a chain saw then started straddling the logs with a draw knife. Needless to say that didn't last long. I would give the tar on the planks some thought first. I would think that would be slippery when wet or freezing.
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Posted November 23, 2013 - 09:19 AM

Nice bridge. Just used planks on the end of mine for ramps. The boards running longways are to remind me to stay away from the edges because they wouldn't support the GT. I didn't have any railroad ties long enough for stringers so I used 6X8 with metal fence post braces bolted to the bottom of the stringers. Oh, and if you have a mostly dry creek you need to cross, this was my solution. Need to mention that I wove cable back and forth through the blocks and tied to trees on both side to keep it from blowing out. By the way, the second bridge is only a walk bridge.

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Well, I got the guard rails built today, and it's a darn good thing they work too.

 

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It was kind of exciting for about 4 or 5 seconds. I tried going up first in low gear, but

just spun on the icy boards created by yesterdays flash freeze. So, I took a run

at it in 2nd highest gear. I got half way up, and the bald front tires on the ice

didn't do much good in keeping me straight, as the rears took turns spinning.

The front veered to the left guard rail, and there I was spinning away. I put the

clutch in, with the wheel turned a bit to the left, and before I knew it I was jammed

between the rails with the front right, and rear left tires. I shut it down, and left it in gear.

  So, now what to do? Well, get off and scratch your head I thought.

I wish I could have been a spectator watch me trying to get my fat arse, wearing a big snow

suit off that springy seat while at a 18 degree incline. I'm pretty sure it's 18 degrees

because it feels just like walking up the 4/12 pitch roof on my house to get my

Frisbee. After sucking my gut in and holding my breath to make myself

smaller and lighter, I leapt off. After that, it was pretty simple. I pulled the

front end to the center of the bridge, stood beside the tractor and pressed

down the clutch so it rolled off.

 I'm thinking I need better front tires, and maybe a tractor with diff lock. Elf has

diff lock, but slicks up front. Hmmm.

 

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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:37 PM

Geez man you got snow up there, how much?

 

Rails look good and they must work, you tested them and they held.


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 07:42 PM

only about 2-3 inches.

 

Yeah, that was my plan when I raced up the bridge. Test them now.... :D  :(


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Posted November 23, 2013 - 10:55 PM

That's your story and you're sticking to it? O.K., I'll buy that. Neat set of duals with chains though. In wet snow they really help.
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Posted November 23, 2013 - 11:13 PM

The bridge is really coming along Will!  Glad the rails held and everything is OK.  If it's OK with you just keep the white stuff up your way. :poke:


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:03 AM

May need some rougher surface on that ramp. Or put bike chains on the front tires with maybe a bit more weight up there to help them work! Glad the rails held! Looks wide enough for the FF.


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:05 AM

I would rather go the safe route & use a winch! ......... Oh craps, I've become a wuss!   :rolling:


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:24 AM

May need some rougher surface on that ramp. Or put bike chains on the front tires with maybe a bit more weight up there to help them work! Glad the rails held! Looks wide enough for the FF.

 

Plenty wide enough for the FF Kenny. Almost 6ft there.

If snow keeps coming, it won't be long before the snow will be too deep back there

for the GTs, unless they have skis on the front. That'll be a whole new adventure.

 

But in the mean time, the bike chains on the front, sounds like it might work.

 

 

I would rather go the safe route & use a winch! ......... Oh craps, I've become a wuss!   :rolling:

 

 

:(  :( You called it. :(  :(

 

:rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:27 AM

I would rather go the safe route & use a winch! ......... Oh craps, I've become a wuss!   :rolling:

 

 

:(  :( You called it. :(  :(

 

:rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  

 

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Next he'll suggest a brain bucket.................... :bigrofl:


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Posted November 24, 2013 - 08:34 AM

I'm also thinking small chains for the front. Maybe even those cable ones you see in the magazines, but I think ones with x's instead of just crosses would be better... Something down the middle.

As for the out above :thank_you: I was laughing right out loud.
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