French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    So you just used the pneumatic tire rather than the entire caster assembly? Like a hand truck wheel?
     
  2. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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  3. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    They are really expensive. I've been thinking about the 2 as well. I'll come up with some options and then message her and see what she wants. If she's willing to pay enough to cover the cost of these, I'll put them on
     
  4. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    oh and they also have an 8" wheel, that is only $15 each.
     
  5. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    the problem with the caster, is how high you'd have to raise the tractor to be able to move it. and the hard tires, will sink in the soft ground.

    the problem with the design, similar to a wheel barrow, is you have to lift 75-90 percent of the tractor weight, then you still have to move it.


    if you spend a little time finding the C.O.G. of the tractor(think 2x4 under the bottom frame, and move until it balances), you can make it so that it nearly balances when the tires are on.
     
  7. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    There ya go... if they're willing to pay for it, let them decide, lol... coops are pricey even to build... I've really skipped cosmetics for functional and pratical anymore... cost is my first thought after the first couple... :barnie
     
  8. frmboyinthecity

    frmboyinthecity Overrun With Chickens

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    I understand that. I can see the appeal, but I just care about functionality on my own. I scavenge pallet wood for the coops, but they still take time and work to put together...
     
  9. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a customer request that, and it was a wonderful idea. Don't buy the $60 ones. Chances are the coop will only be moved once or twice. I also learned not to put swiveling wheels on them, it makes them too hard to steer. I started using 5 inch fixed wheels, non pneumatic, and they do a fine job for $15 each
     
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  10. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    With those wheels, I cut 7inches off the rear legs, mounted 2 wheels in their place, and they worked just fine. I built two handles on the front that could be used to lift and pull the coop
     
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