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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner ONLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 03:59 PM

I've had an ad on Kijiji looking for a set of rims that will fit 6.00-12 tires so my Waterloo 15 can get new shoes.  I just had an offer for a dual wheel kit for 6.00x12 tires.  Problem is, they are 2 1/2 hours away (one way).

 

Any thoughts on putting dual wheels on a walk behind?  I know it won't plow with two wheels on the furrow side, but maybe for pulling logs out of the bush...


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 04:06 PM

I've run duallys on a Gravely walk behind.  Made an awesome snow pusher but it was awful turning and the Gravely has a true differential not just clicker hubs. 


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 04:08 PM

I've had an ad on Kijiji looking for a set of rims that will fit 6.00-12 tires so my Waterloo 15 can get new shoes.  I just had an offer for a dual wheel kit for 6.00x12 tires.  Problem is, they are 2 1/2 hours away (one way).

 

Any thoughts on putting dual wheels on a walk behind?  I know it won't plow with two wheels on the furrow side, but maybe for pulling logs out of the bush...

Yes and no, i pulled logs/firewood with the Big 5 using a small homemade stand on logging arch, the duels with chains would of helped but keep in mind, those gear boxes do break when pushed too hard.


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Posted January 12, 2014 - 05:21 PM

Do you need more floatation (soft or swampy ground)? Or do you need a wider footprint on steeper banks?

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Posted January 12, 2014 - 07:07 PM

Yes and no, i pulled logs/firewood with the Big 5 using a small homemade stand on logging arch, the duels with chains would of helped but keep in mind, those gear boxes do break when pushed too hard.

 

My "logs" are about 8" in diameter.  Mostly dead fall.  It shouldn't push the tractor to hard to pull them out, provided I cut them to length, which I have to do to get around the standing timber anyway. Which brings me to ...

 

Do you need more floatation (soft or swampy ground)? Or do you need a wider footprint on steeper banks?

 

Foot print would be a major concern in the bush.  The trees are small, but tightly packed.  Also, the ground is swampy back in the bush in the non-winter months.  

 

Really, not sure I'd use the walk behind for logging, it was just an idea.  The duallys are really just a "cool factor" option.  I don't expect they would be very helpful, but they might look good not doing it. 


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 09:08 AM

Worse case buy new tires Huron Tire was good to deal with had to buy 2 new tires and rim for my Empire.Getting harder to find decent used tires on account of their age. Does anyone know of the Waterloo paint code ? Thanks Mike


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 06:26 PM

I have an untouched Model 40.  It is faded, but might get you started.  I think it is JD green, given that JD & Waterloo partnered up later in life.  



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Posted January 13, 2014 - 07:56 PM

My uncle showed me pictures of a DB with duel wheels, i could ask him for the pic's if he still has it ?

Was from a fellow DB collector out west, he also has the original green lug steel wheels so rare.

To add, the walk behind did good pulling with the arch, when skidding up hills the arch was chained to a tree and block/pulley used, mounted to the front of the DB was a small homemade belt driven reduction set up turning a 4 inch rim being used as a capstan winch, the tractor also chained to a tree.


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Posted January 13, 2014 - 07:59 PM

Sure.  The picture would help me decide if it would look good or stupid.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 04:07 PM

He finaly emailed me back, no longer has the photos, sai that it was on the olde time tractor fourm and some guy's now defuncked fourm.

Sorry to leave you hanging for so long, takes forever for people to respond sometimes.



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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:10 PM

well I went a looking and hopefully was able to retrieve the missing photos of the DB's

 

 

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db2.jpg

 

 

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Yes I stole them from another place. I think there are some more out there of a couple of other machines, but you get the general idea.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:12 PM

Those are the photos i was looking for.

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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:46 PM

your supposed to be sick, get back to bed and stop looking at  tractor porn.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Ah !, but Jeff, they look sooo good :thumbs: i'll take the 3rd one down :love:






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