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garden creeper

Postby SONNY » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:39 am

This is the start of garden creeper #3 and I think I have enough parts to move forward with the construction process!

Garden Creeper Track
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Garden Creeper Track Corner View
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This is part of the track design I am going with.--it's just sitting on blocks for these pics and to get a visual idea of how to do the under frame to mount the tracks on! thanks; sonny
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Re: garden creeper

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:38 am

When I saw the subject line I thought you were talking about me. A couple years ago we had a windstorm blow many of our tomato cages over forming tunnels where they fell against each other, and I ended up crawling through some of them to pick the tomatoes.
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Re: garden creeper

Postby TurboRoadster » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:34 am

thats pretty cool, do you have the rest of the treads or cleats and how do they mount to the chain track? neat project, get busy!
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Re: garden creeper

Postby SONNY » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:12 pm

I now have the grousers all done and welded to the chain.---the next step is to make the undercarriage frame to mount the sprockets and bearings to---still thinking of a good light design that will be strong but light.
I think I have a few more pix. of the track after welding.---I also cut a bevel on each grouser and drilled a 3/4" hole in the center to allow dirt to pass thru and not pack up inside the chain and break it. thanks; sonny
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Re: garden creeper

Postby SONNY » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:00 pm

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Here is one completed track chain with grousers welded on! thanks; sonny
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Re: garden creeper

Postby Scrivet » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:52 pm

SONNY wrote:---still thinking of a good light design that will be strong but light...................
In my opinion the "light" horse is already out of the barn on this one :D . I am interested in seeing how this turns out. You haven't mentioned what type of propulsion this is going to have, pedal like your earlier one, an engine of some sort, or???????

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Re: garden creeper

Postby SONNY » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:28 pm

OK!!! I am planning on going with a hydraulic motor on each track and separate control valves to steer as well as vary the speed and direction of travel !---I will have to test the motors to see what size drive sprockets to use, then after its all mounted,--I will install a hydraulic pump and res.driven by an 8 or 10 hp B & S engine .--I don't have a blueprint or anything to go by, so the whole project is in my head and build/test/change as I go!!! Makes it hard to do some of the math on drive/driven ratios so that requires me to just guess/make/test and if that part is ok, then move to the next part!
Would be nice to have had actual plans to work from, but I don't have that option on this machine! LOL!!! thanks; sonny

Cant wait for good weather,--- BUT cant work out side in this cold and high winds that we get here during the winter!--summer winds are at least warm! LOL!!
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