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fargon 08-12-2019 05:49 PM

How do you see to drive that thing?

Welcome back robsterman1.

BigV 08-12-2019 06:21 PM

Ya don't, ya just drag it around like any other pull toy.

fargon 08-12-2019 06:56 PM

But there is a radiator, and starter crank on the front , and a differential underneath in the back.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2019 01:11 AM

Nope, not the first, robsterman, neither was this one.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2019 02:48 AM

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I wonder what this crane was trying to lift?

Diaphone Jim 08-13-2019 01:21 PM

I guess that Scholpp just rents those, not make 'em.
The ladder at the front may mean that the configuration is part of the set-up and lets the driver go work the crane.
Or he messed up and had to be rescued.

BigV 08-13-2019 05:28 PM

The crane is in proper working position.

The outriggers are both on stacks of cribbing, and it's merely cosmetically unusual for the cab to the elevated this way.

I think the place the crane had to be to lift the load defined the parking spot. Turns out it wasn't flat or level, so they leveled the crane so it could do its job.

xoxoxoBruce 08-13-2019 11:27 PM

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So you're saying the crane is balancing on 2 & 2 with nothing to stabilize the front end up in the air? There must be outriggers at the back end also.

BigV 08-14-2019 10:55 PM

Sure there are, I wasn't very clear in my post on that point, sorry.

You can see the red and white diagonal striped arm of the right rear outrigger just to the left of the cribbing under the right front outrigger.

Yes, definitely four outriggers

xoxoxoBruce 08-15-2019 01:11 AM

Oh for Christ sake, I was looking right at the red and white stripe outrigger sticking out of the rear to our left and it didn't register... duh.:o

Diaphone Jim 08-15-2019 12:34 PM

The idea seems to be to put the load directly under the end of the hoist so that that huge hydraulic lift can do its best.

xoxoxoBruce 08-31-2019 01:02 AM

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Those outriggers still make a tiny footprint around the Vespa.

fargon 08-31-2019 08:16 AM


Gravdigr 08-31-2019 02:21 PM

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that, outriggers or no, that is going to be less than steady in the best of conditions.

Diaphone Jim 08-31-2019 08:21 PM

Ford vs. Vespa

There was an IOTD with another rickety approach a few years back.

xoxoxoBruce 09-01-2019 12:01 AM

The Ford may sway but less likely to actually tip over.

BigV 09-01-2019 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1037857)
Those outriggers still make a tiny footprint around the Vespa.

small, non-compressible footprint. in contrast to the rubber tires on shock mounted springy connections.

Even my ladder leaning up against the tree or the house has an even tinier footprint, but as long as one foot isn't in soft dirt, up and down the ladder, in the footprint of the ladder (no leaning!), you're probably good to go.

xoxoxoBruce 09-02-2019 12:45 AM

Your ladder against a tree has a three point stance.

xoxoxoBruce 09-03-2019 12:01 PM

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The only word that comes to mind is brawn...

Gravdigr 09-03-2019 12:43 PM

That's a good word for it.

Would make a great toy hauler w/rollback bed...

xoxoxoBruce 09-09-2019 12:30 AM

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Not really a plane anymore, just plain fun.

xoxoxoBruce 09-11-2019 12:12 AM

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Seems for every tractor coming on the market there's a half dozen companies making parts and accessories for it.
It's easier to sell an owner pieces to make his machine work better, or even do things it couldn't before, than sell him a whole new machine.

Gravdigr 09-30-2019 09:23 AM

xoxoxoBruce 09-30-2019 10:22 AM

That would be an interesting tool to have as an option.

xoxoxoBruce 10-06-2019 12:08 AM

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Sometimes a car/truck deteriorate to the point where they become just a machine.

xoxoxoBruce 11-02-2019 04:51 AM

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It was half the power and less refined than the American light weights, but it preceded them by 20 years.
One of these just sold for like a zillion dollars...

Gravdigr 11-02-2019 05:05 PM

They spelled 'evil' wrong.

And 'live'.

And 'Evel'.


xoxoxoBruce 11-06-2019 09:27 PM

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I like the chassis on the re... nevermind

Gravdigr 11-09-2019 12:56 PM

Mechanical internals provided by LEGO.

Griff 11-10-2019 09:05 PM

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Granberg + Stihl = good fun

Griff 11-10-2019 09:06 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 11-10-2019 11:20 PM

Wow, never seen one without a carriage, does it ride on the bark for the first cut?

On Amazon

Griff 11-11-2019 07:09 AM

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I put a ladder on top of the log, leveled and screwed to get a nice first cut. The first cut being smooth gives you a surface for the rest. I'm pretty chuffed actually. This is the smallest log of the dozen or so that I have. It's all ash so I may drop a maple and a cherry.

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2019 09:53 AM

I knew you weren't just another pretty face. :thumb:
That rig is noisier, and wastes a little more wood, but a hell of a lot cheaper and more portable than the bandsaw type. Easier to move it to the trees than all the trees to the mill.
I wonder how often the chain will have to be sharpened?

Gravdigr 11-11-2019 11:00 AM

When I was using it all day every day, I sharpened mine once a month. Sometimes twice.

Diaphone Jim 11-11-2019 12:11 PM

Stihl might just be the best saws.
Used my 25 year old quite a bit yesterday clearing some windfalls. Pleased with it as usual.
Gravdigr must use some super chains.

Gravdigr 11-11-2019 01:44 PM

Stihl chains.

And a pro sharpener.

I wasn't bad with a file either.

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2019 01:48 PM

Were you using ripper chains, I wondered how they held up compared to normal chains?

Griff 11-11-2019 05:14 PM

This was day one with the mill and day one with the ripper chain. I didn't notice any change in the way it cut between first and last cut. I noticed the Stihl chain I was using previously really stayed sharp a long time.

xoxoxoBruce 11-16-2019 12:05 PM

This guy is a little preachy but the wood is gorgeous...

Griff 11-16-2019 04:53 PM

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money money money

Gravdigr 11-16-2019 07:26 PM

♪ ♫Do thangs, do thangs♪ ♫
♪ ♫Do thangs, bad thangs♪ ♫
♪ ♫Widdit♪ ♫

xoxoxoBruce 11-17-2019 12:40 AM

Money money money? Ha, that's rich.(Try the veal)
You'll think of something you want to build, or donate them to a needy relative or friend's project, and get sucked into helping too. :haha:

xoxoxoBruce 11-21-2019 01:13 AM

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He's probably going to want help from a detailer...

Griff 11-21-2019 07:05 AM

Oh shit...

lumberjim 11-21-2019 01:03 PM


Originally Posted by Griff (Post 1041144)
I put a ladder on top of the log, leveled and screwed to get a nice first cut. The first cut being smooth gives you a surface for the rest. I'm pretty chuffed actually. This is the smallest log of the dozen or so that I have. It's all ash so I may drop a maple and a cherry.

Ash makes great guitar bodies. Let me know if you want to sell any of it. I know a wood dealer.

xoxoxoBruce 11-23-2019 01:29 AM

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Mecum farm equipment auction in Iowa...

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Seems some farmers have a few bucks extra.

xoxoxoBruce 11-23-2019 09:03 PM

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And it worked...

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It resides in the Wolseley Museum.

Diaphone Jim 11-24-2019 12:47 PM

I like your ending better.

And the digging crew wore neckties!

Gravdigr 11-24-2019 01:24 PM


...and when the GyroCar was over
and it's time had come to pass
Wolseley buried it upside down
so the world could kiss its ass

xoxoxoBruce 11-25-2019 12:57 AM


Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1042120)
I like your ending better.

And the digging crew wore neckties!

Well that sucks.
They wore ties because they were getting there picture taken.

xoxoxoBruce 11-30-2019 03:30 PM

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Adventure, excitement, adrenaline pumping... nah, crazy bordering on stupid.

Gravdigr 11-30-2019 04:41 PM


fargon 11-30-2019 05:29 PM

Interview with Simon Davidson :: Photographer that took the picture of the murdercikle.

xoxoxoBruce 11-30-2019 10:36 PM

He doesn't say anything about the picture.

fargon 12-03-2019 01:29 AM

:cry:No he doesn't.

xoxoxoBruce 12-03-2019 03:02 AM

I tried going to the photographer first and tried to find some reference to the name of the picture which is Reyer.
Can't read the names painted on the thing either. I wondered if he was working the bugs out before they put some
kind of streamliner body on it but got nowhere with that either.

I just can't see that one wheel getting enough traction to handle the engine, and you don't want to start that wheel spinning.
I know it's not an acceleration test but it would take 10 miles to open the throttle all the way without breaking traction.
And if you're not going to full throttle what the hell are you doing there?

xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2019 12:14 AM

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The good old boys on their tractors, working hard sunup to sundown, so on Sunday after meetin' they sometimes ride their tractor over to Zeb's to play.

Diaphone Jim 12-10-2019 12:18 PM

My 8N could take any of 'em.
The Green Monster comes in many forms, most with amazing Allison power.
Two short vids out of many, many:

xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2019 12:38 PM

That must be one bodacious 8-N. :eyebrow: :haha:

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