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    We used to build these all the time, but the ones we made had old 1 ton truck axles really low geared around 6.5 to one ratio . made full decks on then like a proper shredder with a 24" disk and swing blades By mounting only 2 of the duel wheels turned outboard it allowed for a full 6 ft shredder. the deep gear ratio meant the dixk spun faster they would cut not just beast the brush.
    This thing he built is a pretender.
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    Hey yall - watch this - hold my beer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
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    This thing he built is a pretender.
    Including the rush of public display, didn't bother to remove shocks or torque bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Including the rush of public display, didn't bother to remove shocks or torque bar.
    He's got to be able to put the truck back together after he wacks the grass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloJohn View Post
    He's got to be able to put the truck back together after he wacks the grass...
    Lol, With a louver in the truck bed? Combination weed trimmer & stump grinder...

    After a few tries he might get the hang of fabbing up a 'blade' not so prone to deformation. A long thin rod swinging from a small center attachment, looks right to who?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Lol, With a louver in the truck bed? Combination weed trimmer & stump grinder...

    After a few tries he might get the hang of fabbing up a 'blade' not so prone to deformation. A long thin rod swinging from a small center attachment, looks right to who?
    he probably had only seen something like this advertised on TV as a bush hog and thought that was how they should be made
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    he probably had only seen something like this advertised on TV as a bush hog and thought that was how they should be made
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    Now, now........I happen to have one of those little beasts, 1997 version. It decimates my un-curated vegetation with aplomb. The rain we get promotes excess volunteer growth. It's a 'Pro Trimmer Mower', Pro being operative term.
    As of Sunday more Pro than ever; instead of return to firebase so often, can operate extended patrols deep in enemy territory equipped now with self contained destructive device storage.
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