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Auger buggy.
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Clod    Posted 06-21-2003 at 19:32:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
You farmers use the auger buggy? We had these on rice farms to pull behind a tractor,Then somewhere some inovative American decided to stick a two ton truck front end on the front,Then an Olds 88 V8,,I think they first had JC Whitney adapters to stick a truck trans with granny low to the Olds,Behind that was another 4 speed stadard to mutiply the ratio.Later I saw the hydromatic auto driveing a stickshift behind.It would zoom through the mud. FYI,,JC Whitney is still in business today (online).The back wheels on the buggy was combine tires,Big rubber tires,Truck two speed rear end.These hauled rice to the truck at the road because it was always too muddy in the field.The tractors with auger buggys behind would rear up at the levies often the operator of the tractor died from being squshed by the tractor.The guys around farms often improved a lot of equipment and often invented new machinery.

DeadCarp    Posted 06-21-2003 at 20:19:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, i have a bug - it's mixed vintage but i think that's a requirement - the hard stuff is from the Chevy truck transmission on back thru the Maverick rearend and manure-spreader tires, and the rest is held together by the strongest force on earth, same thing that keeps my longjohns from falling apart, the force of habit. Now see, thru the magic of the snowmobile clutch and a huge sprocket, the overall ratio is like 300/1 so the back wheel moves about an inch every time the crank on the CCW motor goes around. So far it's held together thru 13 years of punishment and loves running lunch to the fish house on the ice - if you see a snowdrift coming, just punch it and the front kinda gathers itself & floats across, to let the drive wheels divvy their way thru. Summertime it gives free dusty, noisy rides on yer birthday. Jump on, we'll see if they have a Hershey bar at the resort :)

Clod    Posted 06-21-2003 at 20:32:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is some contraption you made there Dead Carp///Did you get a patent on it? The USG may have a need of such a device to confuse enemy intelligence of the purpose of this piece of engineering ..I saw a HOME clicker on this and Lenore will look into this tomarrow.I have to pour concrete early in the morn..Glad to see you here..You must have a Mickey Mouse watch DC,,It is 10-35PM now..Or is that,,,let me see,,,,2235 hundred hours? Oh well,,See you guys monyana ,,,,,Good hight.

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