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Poll: What should I do with the roller? (27 member(s) have cast votes)

What should I do with the roller?

  1. Put a hitch on it and get more seat time? (20 votes [74.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 74.07%

  2. Leave the handle and let Ryan build some upper body and leg strength? (3 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Leave the handle and see if I can drop a waist size? (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

  4. Other, please post explanation. (2 votes [7.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.41%

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#16 MH81 OFFLINE  


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Posted September 25, 2011 - 04:42 PM

It looks like it would make a great roller. I would remove the oil ASAP and fill it with concrete. 15 gallons of oil can make an awful and expensive mess.

I plan on filling it with sand and dislodging the oil that way. I have a container big enough for it to sit in and catch the overflow.

Another suggestion made was to fill it with oil dry or kitty litter. It would dislodge most of the oil, weigh quite a bit, and soak up any oil that's in there.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 04:48 PM

All good ideas... Except I am not man enough to lift 200+ lbs on the sleeve hitch. It may even bend stuff. I can pick it up by the handle, just don't want to do it often.

Time to add a winch lift to your sleeve hitches then. Oh, and you may need a few alternators to compliment them. Or better yet, hydraulic systems.

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Posted September 25, 2011 - 04:58 PM

well i was torn between letting ryan push/pull it and this. After i got the hazardous waste out of it, i'd revamp the tongue, add a seat and make a sulky for the Choremaster. Pretty nice find, i have a coulpe just sitting out in the shed i never use, but might make a sulky out of one of them. Been trying to find one of the cast iron ones.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 08:56 PM

Nice buy for $15! I voted to add the hitch. Definitely want to get that oil out and some paint on the outside.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Bontai Joe, i see that this is your 3rd post, are you trying to sneek in with out us properly introducing you, :wave:Welcome to GT Talk :wave: , glad you joined, jump to the introdution thread so the guys can say welcome, jump into any thread that interests you,

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Posted October 02, 2011 - 10:29 PM

I would dump in the sand to mix with the oil and drain off any excess. I too would redesign the handle to be towed by the tractor.

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 09:48 PM

Good luck