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Thread: Big John's sojourn

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

    Big John's sojourn

    Big John will be spending some time at my brother's. Ron will repair an oblong hole in the scraper king pin assembly. He will also fabricate a multi hitch for Big John. I will be able to attach a drop pin hitch or a hitch ball type hitch. And he will take measurements for the pending Pickentote for the rear and the loader for the front end. All this we will build after the plywood mockups for proof of concept is completed.

    A Pickentote is sort of like a backhoe, but it doesn't dig. It just picks up a load and totes it elsewhere. FWIW, a design by yours truly.

    So now I have a woodworking project! I will begin with plans and modify them. The plywood model will be full size so the hydraulics can all be worked out as we go. When it works, Ron will fabricate the metal version.

    BTW, Ron is doing real well. No issues with the tumor removal. Much improvement with the gall stones. Doctor says they're gone. Now Ron is working on his blood pressure problem. I think he is happy to be dinking with Big John. I'll come back in a month or so to pick it all up.

    Headed home tomorrow.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Emporia, KS

    Looking forward to the final result!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Eikenberry View Post

    Looking forward to the final result!
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Syracuse, Nebraska

    Spent many years fabricating in steel. Never use wood. Make a mistake and in comes Mr. Cutting torch.

    Looking forward to your progress.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    North West Indiana
    Carol, for your rear pick-en-tote here is a good example to maybe cut your design time.


    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!


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