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 10-12-2004, 07:58 Post: 98163
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 Folding rop

Since I took the header out of the door of my shed and put in an 8' door I haven't had to fold the ROPs down at all. Before this I used to run around with it folded all the time if I needed to use the tractor for only a short time.

I would suggest a taller door if it's possible. If the door is on the gable end of the building you can easily make a bigger opening. If it's on the eave side there may be a big header above the door that's already as high as it can go, especially with 8' walls.
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 10-12-2004, 16:32 Post: 98217
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Buy the rops, I took out my garage door one day when I forgot to watch out for the height. Of course I had folding rops to begain with, so what the ))(*. My fault. I love the rops now that I put a big sign up on the header of my garage ( are your rops down) I figure a sign up over head for a year should get me in to the habbit of lowing them.
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 10-12-2004, 19:15 Post: 98225
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just a dumb question for chief, i was looking at your trailoring hitch / reciever on your tractor pix i noticed the 2x2 tubing coming up at an angle was there a reason for that being there? strenth? was this home made or bought it looks rather handy too have. anyway just curious i'm brand new here and i must say enjoying the info sharing. its helping me make the choice of which tractor is for me. thnx
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 10-12-2004, 19:41 Post: 98227
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daveknowshow,

Not a dumb question at all. That angled piece of tubing is the receptacle for a cherry picker type hoist. It is handy for picking stuff up and moving things around. The hitch is a home made hitch my friend Jim made for me. He is a VERY good welder and is always welding or fabricating something. Jim told me he estimated that it could probably hold between 400 - 500 lbs. max. I don't think I would put more than 400lbs. on it although we easily picked up his Yanmar pto tiller with it that I would guess easily weighs at least 350 lbs.






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 10-12-2004, 21:42 Post: 98233
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Thanks I guess dad the welder will have to come over and fix it again.






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 10-13-2004, 01:56 Post: 98236
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Archdean..your project looks super!!!!!!??????

I just wondered how you get 4 people off a 1000' lake with a 170B on floats????!!!!!

I had a '58 180 on Edo 2870's that I figured 2 folks and gear with full (58g) fuel was a load for my sea level 3000' lake on a 60f day. Long floats and had to roll one off before pitching her up with a snatch of flaps.

Had a 170B on wheels/skiis for 5 years. Had a STOL kit and a Borer 80/41 prop. Did wonderfully. Just had to watch the weights leaving.

Gotta run. Doing my CFI renewal on line.

Mike

P.S.: I'm from Tulsa originally and have been to Grove quail hunting. I've fished for small mouthed bass on Spavinaw and Grand Lake. You have enough lake for hauling out a load.






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 10-13-2004, 10:40 Post: 98264
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Thanks Mike, (see New addition for my New Tractor) this site

I never carried 4 people in the "B" removed back seat and used a 40 pitch prop.

Grand Lake in OK. is approx 60 miles long noooo problem!!

PS. I used to live in ER AK. and kept the "B" at the lower Fire lake! Small world isn't it? PM or email me and I'll give you the details. Say Hi to my daughter who lives just around the corner from you in Chugiak...and in addition I remember you from when I owned Vally Home Center in ER
Great to see your pics in your profile and nice to see you enjoying your self, don't miss moving snow with my Bobcat though!!!
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