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PostSubject: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 5:39 pm

Went to see lawn tractor racing at the Alliston Potato Festival today. Don't know who built this or anything about it, but- Dang! That's cool! Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Towtru10
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 5:47 pm

I know what I may do for my next project now.
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 8:06 pm

thats bad ace right there lol
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 8:11 pm

Now I know what Im building out of all my spare parts
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 9:05 pm

I have not a clue if the rearmost axle is driven, but I could see how it could be pretty easily done. One way would be 2 transaxles, linked together by swapping out the pulleys for double pulleys, and linking them with a simple belt, one to the other. HOWEVER- you'd have to shift 2 trannies at the same time, and if you accidentally put one in the wrong gear, you're going to break something.

The best way I can thing of is a tranny (think Peerless 700) and twin live axles, linked by chain and sprocket. Thoughts?
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 9:38 pm

I'd let one axle freewheel, it really would have no function except for extra capacity over the rear and stability. At least that's my opinion
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 9:39 pm

or you can setup a cable shifter and shift both with only one shifter
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 9:46 pm

id like the shifters together to for off the up front shifer.. just weld a bar from one to the other.. should work..
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 9:49 pm

And a wicked traction advantage. 4 wheels, no diff!!! A cable shift could work as well as a decent mechanical arrangement- but it had better be perfect! One miss-shift and you're going over the trail with a magnetic sweeper to collect all your stuff...
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 10:07 pm

Sweet... That yours?
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 11th 2013, 10:21 pm

I wish, eventually I'll build up a tow rig from a suburban. Not yet though.
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 12th 2013, 7:58 am


this is how i would do it
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeAugust 12th 2013, 8:43 am

Not bad, not bad. I think that if I had the choice, I'd still go with the 700 and double live axle, but full props to this guy for pulling this off. If you have 2 of the same transaxle kicking around, it certainly is the cheaper option.
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PostSubject: Re: Now THAT's a Tow Rig!   Now THAT's a Tow Rig! Icon_minitimeSeptember 26th 2013, 10:55 am

that's badass
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