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Post in 'The Gear' started by stop drop & roll, Jun 28, 2008.

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  1. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    Hello all. It's been a while since my last post, thought I would show a couple of pics of my summer project. I process my wood aprox. 12ft. below backyard level down in the woods. I store the wood in an open shed next to the house, so getting the wood from the splitter to the shed is chore. In search of finding a better method than the wheel barrow, I came across the DR POWERWAGON. At almost $2000, that was not an option. So I brainstormed, and this is what I came up with. I used it after work yesterday to move a cord, and boy did it perform flawlessly. The total $ spent on the project was $225, well worth it!!!

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  2. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    Wow nice job...wish I was that handy.
  3. pinewoodburner

    pinewoodburner Feeling the Heat

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    I agree, nice job.

    Give us more details, how did you make the drive system? Does the box dump? What type frame was used or made?
  4. burntime

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    ONG you mounted the rear of a snowblower to a wagon!!! That is pretty smart. Now just add a sulky and you can sit and stear!!!
  5. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    Yep, I used the back half of a 5hp snowblower that I purchased on ebay for $25 + $100 to ship it. I then built the framework using 1 1/2 angle, and used 10" swivel casters. The wooden sides are pinned to the floor so they can be removed and the wagon can be used as a flatbed. The box is 2ft. wide and 3ft. long by 15" deep.

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    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    very clever...did you save the sno blower part so you can convert back for the winter?

    mike
  7. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    It didn't have the rest of the machine, thats why it was so cheap. when I thought of the idea I went on ebay to find an older cheap used one, and then I found this. It was only used twice and the blades were damaged by something.
  8. Elderthewelder

    Elderthewelder Minister of Fire

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    that's a great idea, nicely done!! The only draw back I see is all those nuts sticking up, do you lay a piece of plywood over that to use as a flatbed? you could of welded the angle braces and casters in instead of bolting them, like you did the 45 degree cuts on the frame. But that is just me, I think that is a awesome concept great job!
  9. Carl

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    Super idea and implementation of it. This should serve you well in your efforts to transport the wood from processing spot to shed.
  10. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    I used 3/4 plywood for the floor and drilled 1" holes (not all the way through) to match up with the bolts so the plywood would fit flush. I dont weld, so I had to get a buddy to do the bed 45* for me. I also thought it would be easier lining everything up with the bolts.
  11. wahoowad

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    Well done! I am impressed.
  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I bet I see them at Harbor Freight in a year, 18 months tops. :lol:

    Nice work guy.
  13. stop drop & roll

    stop drop & roll New Member

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    Thanks everybody for the positive feedback!
  14. woodconvert

    woodconvert Minister of Fire

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    Heh, my first "go-kart" was an old (i'm guessing early 60's) rototiller with the tines taken off and a frame added to the front end (can you believe i hadda rap a cord with a not around the crank????)....but they didn't have TSC's back in those days.......

    VERY nice looking cart. Good on ya!!!.
  15. TruePatriot

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    Stop, Drop and Roll,

    VERY nice!!! Well done!

    And now I know what to do with the 1967 6hp Airens snowblower with the bad auger drive....

    I like how "finished" you made it--as was noted, it looks like it could have been advertised in one of the tool catalogues.
  16. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    That thing is SWEET! Nicely done and purty like.
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