View Full Version : Got bored today, made a tug
08-20-2005, 07:12 PM
A customer of mine gave me his old riding tractor since I cut his grass now and it was just collecting dust in his garage. It was pretty beat up, so I took off the deck and gave it to a friend who has this same tractor for him to use as a spare, threw away the busted up hood and then made a nice little holder to put my planes tailwheel into to help push the plane in and out of my hangar. Works pretty good. :)
08-20-2005, 07:19 PM
The way things have been going lately that looks like a recipe for disaster.
08-21-2005, 06:40 AM
Why do you say that Tim? You think I might forget it is back there and try to take off with it still attached? ;)
08-21-2005, 07:00 AM
Looks like it would be a nice puller...but not a pusher. :confused:
08-21-2005, 10:53 AM
You might want to secure the tailwheel down to the tray.
It would suck if the tailwheel bouced out and the rudder hit the tray!
08-21-2005, 11:11 AM
I'm just messing with you. If it works good use it. Mike makes a good point though. It would be a bummer if it bounced out and you crunched your rudder.
08-21-2005, 05:46 PM
Yeah I am a step ahead of ya's. I took a strap out to the airport today and used it for that exact purpose.
Harry, it pushes quite well and is very manuverable. I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to make it go on the front or rear of the tractor and decided to go to the front cause I thought it would be easier to operate that way. so far so good
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