Hey Jon, neat project. It kind of reminds me of a project my Dad told me about back in his High School Shop days.
Around here, home-made wood haulers are called Jitterbugs, so the class asked the principal if they could build a Jitterbug to pull out wood in the Agriculture class. He said okay, so the guys built a souped-up drag racer instead. Well boys will be boys. At the end of school year that year they had to show off their projects, so while the Home Economics Class showed off their Afagan's, these guys proudly pulled out their V-8 "Jitterbug" and proceeded to lay rubber from one side of the school to the other.
The only thing the Principal said was "Wow, quite the Jitterbug boys." (It was a different era back then)
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"