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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 9:25 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Anyone have a used DR Power wagon they want to sell? That would make my life easier,...it even has a snow chain option! :D
A few hours and an old gear drive Cub Cadet you could make one. :)


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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 9:37 pm

And there just happens to be one listed on Craigslist in Centre Hall, Pa. . Listed price is a little high at 450.00 though as it needs a clutch..

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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 9:42 pm

And here is a cub cadet gear drive real close to ya for 550.00: **Broken Link(S) Removed**. That will haul 800lbs. just like the DR. just needs a few modifications.

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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 9:57 pm

Thanks, SWPadon! I just might have a free beat up old tractor available to me. I have to go take a look. :D
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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 10:01 pm

Be careful what type of tractor you use. Some won't handle the weight, but I know the old cubs will.

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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 10:05 pm

Roger that. I can get a 10 cubic foot dump cart from tractor supply for $129.00. That would work to lighten the bucket carrying load. :D
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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Yes it would.
After you get the cart, take the bed off, put the on the garden tractor, get an electric over hydraulic cylinder, fabricate handlebars with a throttle cable attached, and add the single swivel wheel that you also purchased at TSC, and you have your homemade coal mover that looks like a DR machine. :)

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Post Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 11:39 pm

I found another one close to you, C12 : **Broken Link(S) Removed** , they originally had a 10 hp engine on them.


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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 12:37 am

Hello JeepinPete,

The furnace blower wil not work for the same reasons a
shop vac used as a blower would not work as it is only
designed to move air not solids.

Using Black PVC pipe would work well with a leaf blower,
PVC T, Fernco coupler, a box or bucket.

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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:34 am

Carbon 12, in the meantime load your buckets on to a sled and pull them. Works great and saves your back from carrying them.

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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:37 am

Funny you should mention that. When I was schlepping the 50 pound bags to the basement, I put them on the kids toboggan. 250 pounds per load. I rode on top of it down the hill to the basement! YeeHaaaw! :up:
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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:39 am

I used to put 55 gallon drums on a saucer sled and push them around on my icy driveway. 450 pounds worth lol..

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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:43 am

Carbon12 wrote:Anyone have a used DR Power wagon they want to sell? That would make my life easier,...it even has a snow chain option! :D
Just get an old snow blower modify it for a cart top.
http://www.leisurelinestove.com


You know when people say it was "better back in my day"?

They were right.

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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:47 am

Great idea! I have an old rototiller I don't use anymore. Add another set of wheels and I'm off!
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Post Thu. Feb. 20, 2014 8:51 am

Carbon12 wrote:Great idea! I have an old rototiller I don't use anymore. Add another set of wheels and I'm off!
I have a feeling you have always been a little off. :D
http://www.leisurelinestove.com


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