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Old 05-12-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
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New tow vehicle... how's my wheelbase?

Hi guys! Although not an AS, I did make a trailer recently to carbon offset my gas mower....

I mow the grass at our rental, and felt bad about the gas used to just get there about a mile away... sooooo.........

What do you think? No sway control or WD... seems to handle ok...
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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OMG! Your hitch isn't level!! Drive it like that and .. YOUR .. WHOLE .. FAMILY .. WILL DIE!!
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
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My god! Those aren't Marathons on that mower are they? You'll burst into flames if you move so much as an inch....

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:40 PM   #4
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What, no brakes on the trailer?

No equalizing hitch like a Hensley?

No running gear balance?

Boy oh boy, are you in for a rough ride.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:45 PM   #5
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That tandem is going to be too stiff of a ride for the trailer!
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:28 PM   #6
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Why is it that everyone is looking at negatives?
Your wheelbase is perfectly proportioned to trailer size and weight to eliminate uncontrollable sway at highway speeds.
Very good job in designing and building a towing system!
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I don't see any running lights or signals...!

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Old 05-13-2009, 01:24 AM   #8
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Hi, about the only questions not asked are; What about horsepower, torque, and rear axle ratio.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:44 AM   #9
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Andy, you disappointed me. The photo clearly show that his axels are shot- on the bike, the trailer and the mower! How could you have missed that?
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and felt bad about the gas used to just get there about a mile away... sooooo.........
Buddy, I too want to go green so use a Mini Van instead of a gas guzzler to get my 48" lawn mower around. No harm in getting green...

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That tandem is going to be too stiff of a ride for the trailer!
And from the looks of it in the photos, your trailer needs new axles! (I can't believe Andy didn't use that one)
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:53 AM   #12
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Holy Cow! HOW do you get that mower into the van?? How's the back? I'm assuming you have a ramp or two...

Funny, I think the mower has more HP then me! It actually "tows like a dream"... I air up the tires (load range A) and stay below 20 mph on the flats.... I do start to rev like crazy to get up the one small hill.... (in 3rd of 27 gears... ).

Shot axles? Unbalanced running gear? Well, I do have flat feet!

Oh yes, my rear end ratio depends on how much I've eaten that week!
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Oh yes, my rear end ratio depends on how much I've eaten that week!
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Marc - storing extra gear on the back end is not recommended. This can lead to 'tail droop".

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This is Way too funny!!

My Kids and their kids THANK YOU!! For going green
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