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#1 ritamiller OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2016 - 10:05 PM

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.......

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Posted December 19, 2016 - 10:49 PM

Didn't start life as an Ariens mower did it? 

Turned out very nice, 



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Posted December 19, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Nice job. Took some effort to achieve and the final result is certainly unique.
Is it just for looks and show or does it work too?

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Posted December 20, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Is that scissor Jack air powerd?I have that model LT and after seeing this I realize it needs light's lol,very cool

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Posted December 20, 2016 - 09:43 PM

So cool!


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Posted December 20, 2016 - 09:56 PM

Neat build.

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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. :wave:

 

Cool build...........thought provoking. Very nicely done :thumbs:



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Posted December 21, 2016 - 12:10 PM

I agree on thought provoking,like what's driving them rear chains,is it the only drive axle,would that take 2 dif.s,possible ranges,something under their

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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.  


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