Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:08 pm
@Tour1 Na, in those pictures its more like 18 to 19hp. Personal experience supports a faster gear to go up a hill and a slower one going down. Going up hills slowly makes it easier for the motor torque to break the friction between the tires and dirt. Keizer has a locked axle to help toting the trailer up and down hills. It would be totally useless without the locker and aggressive tires. Tractors suck traction wise in reverse well all my cubs do.
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Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:49 pm
I've seen many different techniques for getting a modified more up a hill, and usually they work, but on the steep hill you're on the edge of tipping. No way I'd haul a load or trailer up the steep hills.
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Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:13 pm
If I were looking at getting 500 lbs up and down a steep grade using lawn tractor components over and over again, with more of a "get work done" goal than a "hold my beer and watch this" goal in mind, I might consider keeping it stationary and building a wheel winch to pull the wagon up the hill, something like the inclines in Pittsburgh.
Cheesedawg82 Forum Newbie
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Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:33 pm
If you do go with a tractor to pull a wagon, know that setting the wagon axle farther back will put more weight on the tractor tongue and rear wheels, which will help with traction.
Creepycrawler Monkey Wrench
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Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:42 pm
I wouldn’t pull a trailer up or down the grades your talking about, cheese dog has it right, gaspowered winch out of mower parts makes way more sense
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Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:57 pm
I always wanted to make a big winch and use a steel car rim as a spool. Like the big winches used for pulling mine cars up and down coal mine slopes. Something like that would be pretty cool and you could more or less rig one up out of tractor parts fairly easy.
Most manufacturers don't recommend traveling up and down more than 15° but, we all get away with more than that. I will say 40° is pushing the limits...
I forgot this post, just saw it again while checking my previous figures. 15% is 27% grade, my 35.1% proposed grade would be 1/3 more than 27%. So far we've been using a typical garden wagon, similar to a classic Radio Flyer but with front wheels that turn like car wheels instead of on a single axle. My wife wants a riding mower, it would have to be one of the smallest to be useful in my downstate yard. Upstate I need a strong tractor. Mowing could take place on the right of way road. So far I've done well with a big old string trimmer for that.
Tour1 Forum Newbie
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Subject: Re: Hill climbing? Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:47 am
I meant 15 degrees is 27% grade, typed too fast or thunk to slow. I just bought this mower for $50, I'll be checking it out when I get time. Until it is restored to operation I supposed this thread can take a rest. Might as well cover the issues in the right section when I run into them. The mower is a 4 speed older than 1991, since somebody marked that the blade was sharpened then. Thanks for the help, -Jim https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qjo4r5U5QSe3dFTt6
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