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PostSubject: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:00 pm

BUILD ONE OF THESE from a tractor!  Cool 

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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:09 pm

I could do it with old combine augers and hydralic motors :p
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:11 pm

Shhhhh! I know a secret. Enough said. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:13 pm

Funny, I was watching this exact video yesterday and was scheming how I could make one lol.


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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:22 pm

I have no use for one sadly if I cant use it year round I dont need it
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:50 pm

Moose wrote:
I have no use for one sadly if I cant use it year round I dont need it

You certainly COULD use it all year!
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 1st 2014, 9:54 pm

maybe but wouldnt wanna trash it lol we dont have muskag down here like you guys do
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 7:05 am

Geez....


Ya, we are working on it. Well, not so much working, but scheming. At the moment, trying to find the perfect set of drums for the augers, need to be big enough for flotation.
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 7:21 am

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maybe but wouldnt wanna trash it lol we dont have muskag down here like you guys do

Muskag? Is that a beer? LOL

Naw- I just think that if the screws are stout enough, and you have sufficient torque, you could drive it on nearly anything, except pavement.
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 8:55 am

heh well we got a lot of rocks and pavement here :p some woods but not enough to make me want one though I think I could build one and sell it lol curious if itd work on water with longer pontoons and maybe a thicker screw thing
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 10:37 am

I'm sure it would work best on snow and water, but they did test it in a hay field and it went fine. I would worry about ruining an auger when driving on harder more abrasive material. So seems like the rule is the less abrasive and more fluid the material is, the better it will work.

Too bad those 35 gallon drums have those ridges on them... Small pontoons from a pontoon boat might work. Aluminum is probably the material of choice since weight is a huge factor in floataion.

I wicked want one!
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 11:19 am

that thing is gnarly
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 12:13 pm

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I'm sure it would work best on snow and water, but they did test it in a hay field and it went fine.  I would worry about ruining an auger when driving on harder more abrasive material.  So seems like the rule is the less abrasive and more fluid the material is, the better it will work.

Too bad those 35 gallon drums have those ridges on them...  Small pontoons from a pontoon boat might work.  Aluminum is probably the material of choice since weight is a huge factor in floataion.  

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I bet theyd work and I kinda think weight might help a little give it a bit better downforce and keep it from being top heavy think the russians made tanks like this called zils
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 12:23 pm

Something interesting I found:

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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2014, 3:13 pm

That is quite interesting
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 3:54 pm

I'm starting to think I'd fabricate the augers from large diameter PVC plastic water main.  Plastic weld it all up and done! + Basically indestructable forever. (just don't pour gas on it haha)

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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 4:16 pm

That would be a good choice. you could even spiral cut a piece to make the ribs
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 8:23 pm

i dunno it would be kind of difficult to get a sturdy sprocket on there. plastic welding is strong, but i don't know about all that. plus, I dont even know if you can plastic weld pvc, i'd have to look in the book at school, (we plastic weld all the time in autobody)
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 9:50 pm

Polyethylene would be a better choice, I just haven't found a source for large tube PE yet. It wouldn't be subject to solvents and would have a lower friction coefficient. (PE is slippery). OTOH, you can solvent bond PVC instead of welding it if that's all that is available.

I'd try to source some HDPE though. Easiest to weld too. Weld a thick plate on the back and use lag bolts for the sprocket. Weld a donut on for a bearing carrier on each end...

You could run an open differential with left and right brake for steering....  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 10:00 pm

the idea and build is actually pretty straightforward. I'd make metal end caps that bolted to replaceable drums.
The ends would have the bearing carriers and sprockets
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 10:07 pm

That might be a biach to seal though. I would weld the plastic so it would be air tight... no leaky, no sinky  Laughing Laughing 

Because you know I wouldn't be able to leave it parked over the summer!  cheers bounce 
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 10:16 pm

I'd just put a bead of RTV when I replaced the barrels
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PostSubject: Re: Somebody please!!!!   Somebody please!!!! Icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2014, 11:44 pm

I think 55 or 35 gallo steel drums would be better
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how thick is the pipe??
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