Agway from the dump 8/7/10
Just got back from a dump trip and found this Agway at the dump (dumpled?).
I somehow managed to push it into the truck myself along with some scotts
push mower with a knocking tecumseh. The issue with this tractor is the
deck always engages when you hit a bump thanks to a worn height adjuster.
Master Lock 2953AT 12-Volt DC Portable Winch
This is a setup and review of the Master Lock 2953AT 12-Volt DC Portable
Winch. I will include my personal opinion on the build quality. Along with
a basic demonstration of the included attachments and winch capability.
From the Manufacturer
No need to buy a winch for each vehicle or trailer, this portable
DC-powered unit mounts to any hitch or flat surface to haul in that boat,
vehicle, trailer, and more. The winch can be temporarily or permanently
mounted to either a ball-mount hitch or a flat surface. A parallel-shaft
gear ensures efficient power for rolling wheeled trailers and vehicles up
to 6,000 pounds, pulling objects up to 5,000 pounds through water, or
dragging items up to 2,000 pounds. The winch shuts down automatically if
overloaded. A toggle remote control lets you control the action from a
distance. The winch is equipped with a 20-foot cable that reaches easily
from the front of any truck back to a standard trailer--a nice feature for
towing the boat snug up against the trailer.
2953AT Portable Electric Winch
2953AT: 2,000 lbs., 12-volt DC Electric Winch
» Powerful rack and pinion gear design.
» Can be temporarly mounted to a ball mount, or attached to a flat
» Battery cables, remote control, back--up hand crank, and hook with
safety latch included.
» Convenient carrying handle built into winch housing.
Cable Length: 30 ft. (29 ft. working length)
Maximum Designed Stall Load: 2100 lbs./kg
Current Draw: @ 150 lbs. Load: 4 to 6 amps; @ 2,000 lbs. Load: 20 amps
Net Weight: 27 lbs.
Line Speed: 6 ft./minute (with load)
Power Supply: 12 Volts DC
Overall Dimensions: 7.8" H x 9.6" W(D) x 9.9" L
Northern Industrial 12 Volt Portable Marine Winch
I curbled a 1977 Wheelhorse B-81
Just picked this up off the side of the road (curbled; to pickup an item
from the side of the road) this vintage 1977 wheelhorse B-81. Garage kept,
no rust. I'll have to see if this one runs.
And I took care of defining curbled:
Mount-n-Lock at Home
Lawn tractors are great tools for doing yard work, but wouldn't it be great
to be able to clamp all of your yard tools, ag sprayer and even a cargo
tray to your John Deere? What if you need to connect a winch or tow a
utility trailer? How about carrying your trash dumpsters up to the curb?
You can do it all with the Mount-n-Lock Universal Attachment System.with
ease. Move accessories and implements from vehicle to vehicle with no
Mount-n-Lock -- Leave Nothing Behind
Deleting the solenoid on a Walbro carburetor
Most if not all tracts from the mid to late 90's on have a solenoid on the
bottom of the carb that prevents a backfire when the engine is shut off.
They usually work without issue but can go bad and cost a lot to replace if
you don't have a good used spare. This shows how to get rid of it entirely
using old parts off a push mower. This applies to Walbro carbs found on
Kohler engines but may work on others as well.
Road to Wagon Fest, epic tire failure
Just a few clips of the drive to Wagon Fest 2010 in Waterloo, NY. I didn't
actually get any shots at teh fest this year, besides the little clip of
the cruise in this video. The whole ride up and part way back there was a
ton of vibrations in my wagon. Eventually found the problem to be a tire
with a broken belt that blew out.
For pics of Wagon Fest by others who attended, go to
Steve Venable Wrecker in Action Part 2
This is the actual recovery process of the F350. Notice in several shots of
this video there are only 2 tires of the wrecker touching the ground. And
for all you Cummins fans out there, Yes thats a Dodge 5500 pullin out that
Western Mule Pickup Truck Cranes
www.westernmule.com Introducing Western Mule Cranes: Heavy duty
Fold-A-Way Bumper Cranes and Telescoping Boom Cranes that lift up to 2500
lbs. Various models to choose from for your pickup truck, service body,
flatbed, van, cube van and more.
Winching a Lawn Tractor Into the Cart
In this video Dave and I are loading a junky tractor into the flatbed cart.
We added a floor and a portable 2,000lb electric winch onto the big cart we
bought from Tractor Supply Co for the purpose of hauling lawn tractors.
This Sears Companion had a locked transaxle and stripped steering gear, so
it would have been hard to move otherwise. This setup has been a real time
(and back) saver, and I don't know how we did without it. I sped up the
video in one part becaue the winch takes about 2.5 minutes to pull a
tractor up the ramps and into the bed. We don't mind it because the winch
is remote controlled and moves so slow just one person can safely load up a
tractor. You can also see the Wizard in action as it makes short work of
this task. Oh yeah, when we got down to the garage we discovered the
Companion had a stowaway that took a ride with us. I wonder if he came with
the tractor when I bought it?
Powered Motorcycle Ramp
The Cruiser ramp powered motorcycle ramp is designed for flawless one man
loading and unloading of a motorcycle from your pickup truck bed. This
electric winch powered motorcycle ramp system allows you to load and unload
your bike with the push of a button!