Which way to go

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:15 pm

This combination can make life interesting. Remembering which way to turn steering wheel is just one of the problems. Going forward is fairly easy, but you have to remember the trailer is about 18 inches wider on each side than the tractor. Going backward is a problem due to the severe arthritis in my neck and shoulders.
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Re: Which way to go

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:25 pm

John that is what that mirrow is for :D

Re: Which way to go

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:28 pm

jim turner wrote:John that is what that mirrow is for :D
yup, and I use it quite a bit for backing.

Re: Which way to go

Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:07 pm

I was heart broken when Jim mentioned the mirror for I thought I saw one in the picture.

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:13 am

I have the same problem in my neck and shoulders were did you get the mirror? Can you get a close up picture? Thanks Dan

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:15 am

Dan:

That one looks like the one I have -- a Rick Prentice special from KubKraft :D

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:45 pm

Brings back memories of pushing a four wheeled hay wagon into a barn with a Farmall H not far from where this picture was taken.

For the all but two people on the forum who don't have a clue what I'm referring to.... Put up hay for John's dad in a corrugated metal pole barn with one about a twelve foot wide door. You wanted to get the hay wagon all the way in as close to the stack as possible since there was no electric to run the hay elevator. It was tuff to back the wagon into the door since you couldn't see around the hay. John's dad put a hitch plate on the front of the tricycle front H that was bolted to, and turned with, the wheels. You pulled up and got the wagon lined up pretty good with the door. Then unhitched and turned the tractor around and rehooked. You then proceeded to push the wagon into the door. You had a little better view angle around the hay being farther back but you really were literally aiming "for the broadside of the barn" since you couldn't see the door around the hay till you got close. Keep in mind the hitch pin for the wagon was about 2 feet in front of the pivot point of the front wheels of the tractor. So when you were going forward and the wagon was going "backwards" and turned the steering wheel to the right, the wagon tongue went to the right, the "front" wheels of the wagon went to the left, and the "rear" wheels went to the right. It worked great as long as you made small turns of the steering wheel. Go a little to far and not be able to get back under it and you would be knotted up before you got anywhere near hitting the barn. Remember you can't see the barn door very well because of the hay and you're getting directions (and heckling) from the rest of the hay crew. Try it sometime!

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:30 pm

I have. LOL yes, I am one of the 2.

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:48 pm

Scrivet wrote:John's dad put a hitch plate on the front of the tricycle front H that was bolted to, and turned with, the wheels. You pulled up and got the wagon lined up pretty good with the door.


My dad did the same thing on our M-F for the same reason. Except it was welded to the bottom of the brush guard of the loader frame, so it didn't turn with the wheels.

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:29 pm

John, was your wife just standing there shaking her head in disbelief when she saw this setup ?? :D

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:25 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:This combination can make life interesting. Remembering which way to turn steering wheel is just one of the problems. Going forward is fairly easy, but you have to remember the trailer is about 18 inches wider on each side than the tractor. Going backward is a problem due to the severe arthritis in my neck and shoulders.
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I would have that outfit wadded up into a big pile of scrap metal in no time!
Al

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:08 pm

Kind of like backing a large airplane into the hanger with a tug, or driving a 98" wide bus through a 96" door! (stagered mirrows.)

Re: Which way to go

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:15 pm

cubguy47 wrote:John, was your wife just standing there shaking her head in disbelief when she saw this setup ?? :D
That is pretty minor compared to some of the things she has seen me come up with.


Super A wrote:I would have that outfit wadded up into a big pile of scrap metal in no time!
Al
My shed doors do need a little straightening.

Re: Which way to go

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:30 pm

Super A you made me shoot Mt. Dew thru my nose. I saw that picture n caption "wadded up in a pile of junk" . Thats MY log splitter out front lol , thought John said he wadded it up :shock: :shock: :cry: :cry: Oh yeh i guess im #2 of 2 on that hay ride lol. Of course i was the one giving lil bro much needed support and expert advice, since i had been doin it at least one season longer than him. Funny i dont recall any heckling hhmm.

Re: Which way to go

Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Sure brought back memories of pulling 2 hay wagons full of hay with one tractor. The last year we made hay on the farm(67 or was it 68?) I was able to back up the wagons (which were hitched together) and spot them at the elevator in one shot. I don't think I could back one up and come close to the mark now. To be 18 again! Thanks for bringing back the memories. :)