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The New Creeper

Postby SONNY » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:55 pm

Here are a few pics of the new unit,--so far!!---about the only thing left to do on it is figure out the clutch control routing and its ready for a test drive!---sure hope it runs slow enough!

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I couldnt get a good shot of it in the shed but maybe you can tell what I am making! thanks; sonny
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby Brandon Webb » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:05 pm

So what's this used for planting? Is it like for planting on plastic in pre punched holes?
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby SONNY » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:22 pm

It will be used for general planting/weeding/cultivating/harvesting/etc.---I cant get down to do it because of physical spinal condition, so had to make a couple creepers to lay on and work from there.---I have the bikes that I made many years ago, but decided an engine power one might have more functions IF I can make it run slow enough.---I dont do plastic,(thats nasty stuff!)---just good ole homemade dirt! thanks; sonny
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby grumpy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:14 pm

Keep it under 25 mph. You can handle that. ;-) :lol: :lol: Grump
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby Brandon Webb » Wed May 01, 2013 7:32 am

I'd like to see your bikes how did they work? That's a good idea I'll be wishing I had a creeper when all these green beans come in. Keep me posted on pics I'd like to see the finished motorized one also.
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby SONNY » Fri May 03, 2013 9:25 pm

Here is a video of the maiden voyage of the new creeper, and I didn't hit no iceburgs either!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrM0fpyjTuY --- Enjoy

Gotta slow it down, right now looking for bigger pulley for jackshaft side. Other than that looks like it might work. Was afraid it would run to fast the way it was, but I think we figured out how to change that problem. Thanks;sonny
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby dgrapes59 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:33 pm

Sonny, it looks like you are close! (or you will need to work faster! :lol: )
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby SONNY » Sat May 04, 2013 1:39 pm

Wish I could work faster!!LOL!!---Right now its a regular walk speed, so we can squeeze a little more slow from it and then its what we will have!
I can go hydro-drive, but will require a lot of changing to do that, but will do it if no other choice! thanks; sonny
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby smallfarm » Sat May 04, 2013 9:31 pm

Some of the big grafting nurseries out west have pedal powered creepers that look somewhat like the two connected bikes of your old unit.They have a formed metal pan with a pad to lay on AND a head rest to save neck strain. I know they could be steered, but I don't remember the linkage for that at all. Chip and bud grafters swear by them.
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Re: The New Creeper

Postby Brandon Webb » Sat May 04, 2013 10:26 pm

Sweet. I'd like to see a pedal powered one.
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