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Re: So what do you think of this contraption?
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2014, 02:00:47 pm »
Front wheels are easily removable, puts the width to 34'' then, for getting out a gate in a back yard.

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Re: So what do you think of this contraption?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2014, 07:17:11 pm »
Nice job!!!  Nothing like repurposing stuff.
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Re: So what do you think of this contraption?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 12:25:47 am »
Looks nice but Exactly what do you use it for ?

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Re: So what do you think of this contraption?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 10:15:44 am »
Chasis will last just fine.  These are from the 1980's, built pretty heavy.  Even the drive train on these old toros are bullet proof, just have to grease and oil a few key locations.  The one toro in the back ground I bought new in 1984, I've beat the living daylights out of it, its holding together fine.
I like this design as there is no lever to hold down to make it go, put in 1,2, or 3 and away it goes.
 The weakest link is the babbit bronze bearing on the drive axle, but for the amount I will be using it it should be fine.

I replaced the bronze bushings in mine with flange ball bearings. $35 work of parts from your local farm supply.

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Re: So what do you think of this contraption?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 01:36:21 pm »
Looks nice but Exactly what do you use it for ?

Self propelled, for moving firewood.
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