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#1 Trac Vac Gal OFFLINE  

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Posted August 15, 2014 - 10:09 PM

I was mowing with the Trac Vac in tow but no hose.  The Trac Vac was not in operation at the time.  I made a sharp turn on a slope and the Trac Vac rolled over onto its side.  I was able to disconnect it from the mower.  My problem now is how to stand the Trac Vac upright again.  Any suggestions?

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:06 AM

I presume it's too heavy to do by yourself. Any trees around to use a come -along? Lift with a lever and blocks? How bout using tractor to pull over? Hope this helps. Tom
Pics would be helpful to see the situation.

Edited by TomLGT195, August 16, 2014 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:08 AM

Welcome to GT Talk!
Hang around this site has plenty helpful people and info.

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:12 AM

I guess we should start with :welcometogttalk:
Next, what size trac vac is it? They have made several sizes from what I understand. Is it possible to throw u a pic of the situation so we can see the potential issues?

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:30 AM

I guess we should start with :welcometogttalk:
Next, what size trac vac is it? They have made several sizes from what I understand. Is it possible to throw u a pic of the situation so we can see the potential issues?

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:34 AM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:



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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:39 AM

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:49 AM

Welcome to GTT. The big question is how to stand it back up without damaging it or you getting hurt. You need to post several pictures that show the specific situation. I would try to just right it by hand if it doesn't weigh too much and the slope isn't too steep. If that can't work, I'd unload it to make it lighter. May even disassemble it enough to right it by hand. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 16, 2014 - 07:12 AM

I have the Agri-Fab version, pretty much the same thing only bigger.  I'm guessing it's full or in a bad spot because it doesn't take much to flip it back up.  One guy can do mine.  I would deff be looking at a come-a-long with a rope tied to a tree, the tractor, the back of a truck, anything would help.

 

This is what mine looks like....is yours similar?

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 07:30 AM

Welcome to the forum. Pictures would help.
Got anything with a loader? :)

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 10:51 AM

If it is full can you empty it out?

 

If not see about getting a strap on the high side and pulling it back over with the tractor.



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Posted August 16, 2014 - 12:17 PM

Call a few neighbors and tip it back over.

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 01:06 PM

Welcome aboard enjoy !



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Posted August 16, 2014 - 08:02 PM


Success. Tonight I was able to stand it up using the bucket of the tractor, inching forward and lifting at the same time. The box was empty. I positioned the bucket on the corner closer to the engine, because that's where the weight was. The Trac Vac moved backwards as the wheels made contact with the ground, but I was able to follow it while raising the bucket. Thanks to all for your advice.
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Posted August 17, 2014 - 08:34 AM

Glad that you were able to take care of it. Good Luck, Rick






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