They say a picture is worth a thousand words.......
Posted December 19, 2016 - 10:49 PM
Didn't start life as an Ariens mower did it?
Turned out very nice,
Posted December 19, 2016 - 11:05 PM
Is it just for looks and show or does it work too?
Posted December 20, 2016 - 12:57 AM
Posted December 20, 2016 - 09:43 PM
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Posted December 20, 2016 - 09:56 PM
Posted December 21, 2016 - 11:04 AM
Saw a home built dump rig that utilized a PTO shaft to actuate the scissor jack at a show once. Worked pretty smooth. Be interesting to see the inner workings of this machine up close.
Cool build...........thought provoking. Very nicely done
Posted December 21, 2016 - 12:10 PM
Posted December 23, 2016 - 12:04 PM
Hubby poppyshoppe is sitting on the sofa stuffing his face with Tostitos and dip. He's giving me the information.
To answer some questions:
It started as a rear engine Ariens
Dump is a remote controlled 2,000 pound that dumps straight up, almost verticle
Yes, it works
4 wheel drive is operated by sprockets welded to axle and bicycle chains from one axle to the other between frame and wheels
Splines on rear axle have been removed
Air horns that unbelievable loudness, work by pressurized propane tanks
Reverse signaling device
Painted it all with a spray can
Front wheels were up-sized from 4 to 6"
Added front fenders (bought one and cut it in half for 2 fenders
Hercules bed liner
Now for the sad, sad story. One day I came home and hubby greeted me with "You are not going to be happy." Now those are words a wife never wants to hear. "I sold the Caterpillar while you were gone. I knew you would never let me sell it." Well, he was right about that!!!!! I was not happy!
It didn't take him long to be sick that he sold it. (Not because of me). He tried his best to buy it back.
Those photos listed are the only photos that we have.
- KennyP said thank you