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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Okay, so I'm bored.  Let play a game.  Here are the rules:

 

1) Find an ad for a used part on Craigslist, Kijiji, extra.

2) Post the ad and say how & why you'd incorporate that item into the tractor build.

 

Here is mine:

 

http://belleville.ki...QAdIdZ517973492

 

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I would cut 2 pieces for rails & set them out on a square & level jig ready for the next item.  Might cut another 2 pieces for cross members.  If so, they'd get welded to the rails.  Reason: weight!


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 12:07 PM

Bet you'll be glad to get back to work after Holidays!!?   Gettin' Crazy settin' around the house.



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 12:35 PM

That would be pretty heavy for a GT frame. 2 pieces 5 ft. long would be about 230lbs. I don't think you'd have to worry about bending the tractor though. 



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 01:01 PM

That would certainly add weight and keeping it low would keep the Center of gravity low.

It would however make the chassis non flexible and could be a detriment to traction on less than level ground.

I could see the possibliity of wheels off the ground.

 

I remember when my brother was in high school he would clean the shop at the Ford Garage(where he worked) every saturday afternoon and I would help him. We would move all the cars and trucks out to scrub the floors.   There was a fairly steep ramp into the garage. Maytag had a Ford shuttle tractor(running between plants) and it was serviced every Saturday morning. Only one of the rear axles was driven(the other being a Tag Axle) You had to keep it rolling going up the ramp to prevent being high centered on the ramp) with the drive axle in the air.  Don't ask me how I know?

 

Now I could use some of that steel ! Like to reinforce the roof of the friut cellar I'm planing to build next spring. Or maybe build a drag (land plane) to maintain my 1/4 mile gravel lane. 


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:08 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...d=310830598891

 

I would add this, just because.  Maybe a hood ornament?


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 02:54 PM

To avoid the rigid frame / high centering issue, I would add this, which has the bonus feature of, wait for it, an on-board air compressor (how handy is that?):

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 06:38 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...d=310830598891

 

I would add this, just because.  Maybe a hood ornament?

 

Seek therapy. Sooner than later, preferably. Otherwise, off to Canada you go.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Seek therapy. Sooner than later, preferably. Otherwise, off to Canada you go.


I am originally from canada
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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:16 PM

For plenty of power......109,000 HP diesel!

 

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Seek therapy. Sooner than later, preferably. Otherwise, off to Canada you go.

 

 

I am originally from Canada

 

  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl: We'll take you back.

 But, you've got to swing by Cat's place, and put 50 of those sheep on his front lawn.


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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:04 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...d=310830598891

 

I would add this, just because.  Maybe a hood ornament?

 

 

Seek therapy. Sooner than later, preferably. Otherwise, off to Canada you go.

 

 

I am originally from canada

 

 

How about this then :

 

 

 

Psychologist said to see therapist,.......therapist never called me back ? (scratch head)

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Posted December 31, 2013 - 08:19 PM

I am originally from canada

I gotta ask... What part of Canada...



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Posted December 31, 2013 - 11:44 PM

I gotta ask... What part of Canada...


Um the cold part... lol
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