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squonk
40 minutes ago, Sparky said:

  Gunk. It’s an old can, bet I bought it well over 10 years ago. First can of this type of stuff I’ve ever owned so I can’t compare it to Berryman’s. 
  Does this stuff have a lifespan? Or is it dependent on the number of carbs that have been submerged in it? 

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Depends on how much gunk the Gunk removed and is floating around. It does lose potency. The old stuff would burn the hair clean off of your carcass!

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Ed Kennell
3 minutes ago, D_Mac said:

 

 

What's causing the plow angle to be restricted on this set up?    

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8 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

What's causing the plow angle to be restricted on this set up?    

Nothing, plow works great. Swings easily to the left or the right. Looks like it hits the tire in the photo but it dosnt touch it when locked in either direction.

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Achto
4 hours ago, sjoemie himself said:

Since i'm a Wheel Horse noob I had no Idea a Wheel Horse could pull that!

 

I built my Raider specifically for doing field work. On an average size garden tractor, I believe that it is hard to get more than 12hp to the ground. My Raider has 220lbs worth of wheel weights on the back & 50lbs hanging off from the front. Never had a power issue while pulling my set up, I did have a traction issue some times when I had to cross over what I had already tilled. 

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ebinmaine
14 minutes ago, Achto said:

 

I built my Raider specifically for doing field work. On an average size garden tractor, I believe that it is hard to get more than 12hp to the ground. My Raider has 220lbs worth of wheel weights on the back & 50lbs hanging off from the front. Never had a power issue while pulling my set up, I did have a traction issue some times when I had to cross over what I had already tilled. 

Having plowed snow and pulled some VERY heavy loads I can see the logic there.  

 

 

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Snoopy11
16 minutes ago, Achto said:

I believe that it is hard to get more than 12hp to the ground

 

17 minutes ago, Achto said:

220lbs worth of --- & 50lbs hanging off from the front.

I WAS just going to say... it also depends on how fat your behind is... but... :teasing-tease:

 

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Snoopy11
3 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

I'll be putting the fluid filled 23 x 10.50 x 12 AG

So... 'splain this to me like I am 3....

 

You are going to be putting ag's on the rear... correct??

 

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ebinmaine
3 minutes ago, Snoopy11 said:

So... 'splain this to me like I am 3....

 

You are going to be putting ag's on the rear... correct??

 

Don

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Snoopy11
Just now, ebinmaine said:

Yepp

I thought I had that right.

 

Should getchya some good traction...

 

Whatchya thinkin' for brand... BXT... or whot?

 

Don

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ebinmaine
4 minutes ago, Snoopy11 said:

I thought I had that right.

 

Should getchya some good traction...

 

Whatchya thinkin' for brand... 

Oh... I have the set already. 

Carlisle (Trupower??). Same ones I've been running for several years on several tractors.   

 

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Oldskool
10 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

I spent a decent portion of the day getting the swap of front spindles and 5 lug hubs done on the Cinnamon Horse C160. 

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What huds did you use for this?

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squonk

Turn those AG's around Eric for better steering stability. I have or have had AG' s with the direction printed right on the sidewalls and they say to reverse them for non driving wheels.

 

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ebinmaine
14 minutes ago, Oldskool said:

What huds did you use for this?

They're just generic fleeeBay parts. 

I searched for 2000 lb trailer axle hubs and stubs and bought the least expensive ones I could find.  

 

9 minutes ago, squonk said:

Turn those AG's around Eric for better steering stability. I have or have had AG' s with the direction printed right on the sidewalls and they say to reverse them for non driving wheels.

 

 

I was thinking about doing that and kind of forgot.

😀

I need to pop these wheels and tires off and put tubes in them so I'll do it then....

 

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peter lena

@Desko  , while you are in that hood area , good opportunity to  enhance / increase your hood / lights grounding set up . just try this , alligator clip wire from battery ground bolt point behind dash , to your head light ground , probably brighten things up . if it helps its easy to make it part of your set up . pete 

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Ed Kennell
11 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

mobil bug net. 

Black flys?

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ebinmaine
8 minutes ago, Ed Kennell said:

Black flys?

Yes sir. Clouds of them.

We get so many it's about halfway between every type of irritating and super impressive. 

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Ed Kennell
3 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Clouds of them.

 

Brings back some nightmares of some bear hunts in northern Quebec.     It took some serious protective wear to survive.

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ebinmaine
Just now, Ed Kennell said:

 

Brings back some nightmares of some bear hunts in northern Quebec.     It took some serious protective wear to survive.

Yep. We are all too familiar with that scenario. Luckily here it only lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. Then they are gone for the most part, for the rest of the year.

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Lee1977

Eric you really should reinforce those front hubs.

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ebinmaine
56 minutes ago, Lee1977 said:

reinforce

You're absolutely right Lee.

I saved a link to this post so I can come back and reference it. Thank you.

 

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Monstrosity
17 hours ago, ebinmaine said:

I got some shop time today while the BBT and her Mom did more work in the new garden site. 

They got the rest of the fenceposts in and started spreading out some Promix. 

 

They were using the tent room as a mobil bug net. 

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I spent a decent portion of the day getting the swap of front spindles and 5 lug hubs done on the Cinnamon Horse C160. 

It now has 6-12 AG tires up front. 

I ordered tubes for it. Should be in next week.  

Also worked on, and worked with, the Mackissic chipper. 

I found that with the giant BEAST of a chipper out front the drive traction is pretty much non existent. 

I'll be putting the fluid filled 23 x 10.50 x 12 AGs. Also steel weights. 

That'll add 250+ lbs to the back end.  

 

 

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Is there a hub kit? Or you made these work? Interested in doing this myself.

 

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ebinmaine
18 minutes ago, Monstrosity said:

Is there a hub kit? Or you made these work? Interested in doing this myself.

 

Little bit of both.

What I got was a hub and stub kit off of the interwebs.

It's for a 2000 lb trailer axle so it has 1" ID bearings inside and outside.

The seal surface that you can see from the outside is 1.25" OD 

The particular setup I ordered came with round shaft type stub axles, hubs, four bearings and two seals, 10 lug nuts, castle nuts and cotter pins, outer dust cover.

 

I ordered this a while back so I don't know what current availability is. Make sure you get a complete kit with ALL above parts.

 

 

What you do to prep the stub axles is cut off most of the part that would normally be welded to the trailer and then drill a ¾ hole down through the middle of the 1-in shaft about to where the threads begin. Maybe 3-in deep. 

One of the generous Red square members did that for me. 

 

To fasten the trailer stub shaft to the tractor spindle you can either weld the end or use JB Weld.

 

Scroll back a few posts and you'll see where @Lee1977 recommends doing a reinforcement bracket.

I agree with that recommendation.

 

 

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Monstrosity
20 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

I ordered this a while back so I don't know what current availability is. Make sure you get a complete kit with ALL above parts..

 

 

Could you share the link for that kit if possible?

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