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    Default Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I haven't got one. But I do have a smashed bit of siding/cladding plywood. And a lawnmower.
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    I'm thinking a bow would be good.



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    Or wheels.

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    We dont need no stinkin tractor!

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    way to uninvent the wheel, john b!

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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    They used to be called a stone boat. Farmers would go through a field with a team of horses or oxen pulling a flat metal plate and remove stones from the soil and toss them on the stone boat.

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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I've dragged lots of stuff around my property with my lawn tractor. Works just fine!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    In northern Alberta I've used one on the spring, hooked to a tractor to pick up (roll) boulders onto it each spring. Backbreaking work even when I was 16-17. I lasted one spring. Rocks "pop" up every spring.

    But it was nessasary, It gives new meaning to the term, "get your rocks off."
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    Could be a harrowing experience

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    If you want an easy vehicle to tow with - try a zero turn.

    Having removed my share of rocks with a stone boat, shovel & crow bars - I can attest that it's way too much like work.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    The great thing about a 'sled' is you don't pick anything up, just roll the rocks/44 gal drum/wool sack on. The grillo wheels do more damage than the ply.
    I usually have it on a short tether which gives the bow some lift, but today I was towing it off mud , over a ditch and onto the drive with about 10 loads .
    Those zero turn units are great but not for this place, it's a bit lumpy.

    Stone boat eh, going to use that.
    Especially considering that's what I first used it for.
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    That think stuck up about an inch, kept hitting it and others. So I dug around it, levered it up with that Y and floated it out by rolling firewood logs under it one at a time. Funny as a fight, perched on the damn lever and trying to get the log to roll just so while yelling 'Archimedes'. Anyway that's when the ply sheet became repurposed to the stone boat heh heh. Love that.
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    Eric Sloane, a US artist of history (my term) did this:

    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Cool cool cool, nothing new under the sun eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Cool cool cool, nothing new under the sun eh.
    Nope - but if you didn't know about 'em, you still invented it
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Hum
    I have 40 cu. mt. of rocks to move and a little old tractor that I am tidying up. Prob use a bit of metal sheet, instead of the trailer I was going to make.
    Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Eric Sloane, a US artist of history (my term) did this:

    Been there, done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Hum
    I have 40 cu. mt. of rocks to move and a little old tractor that I am tidying up. Prob use a bit of metal sheet, instead of the trailer I was going to make.
    Thanks guys.
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    A truck hood works particularly well.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

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    Nice bit of re-purposing there, sir!

    I tow leaves off my yard with a big blue tarp.

    We tow stuff across the meadow and the mudflat to the duck blind using a toboggan.

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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    A truck hood works particularly well.
    A 1950ish Ford is prefect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    Been there, done that.
    wow. for future reference, what did you feed your oxen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    wow. for future reference, what did you feed your oxen.
    Kangaroo.


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    ^^bookmarked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    A 1950ish Ford is prefect...
    Especially if you're from Betelgeuse...
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I bid on moving a small house across a 5 acre lot some years ago and won the bid. It was an a mudsill foundation so I slid 2 tiny (limbed) redwood trees under it and hooked them to my crawler blade with short length of chain. A travois!
    I was out of there by 3:00 with pocket full of money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    A 1950ish Ford is prefect...
    That is the best typo/auto correct because a Prefect bonnet would also be perfect. And it's circa 1950 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    A 1950ish Ford is prefect...
    Not too thick on the ground here Maybe a Citröen DS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Not too thick on the ground here Maybe a Citröen DS?
    That would be a sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    Jesus. Tomorrow he will post photos of his progress on a new kangaroo koop.
    working furiously on this, setting posts in concrete

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    I was thinking a rotomoulded kayak would be a good rock boat for towing your kangaroos around. With a grinder assisted modification or two. To the boat.
    and some sort of anti hop training.

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    Maybe he could dock their tails?

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    I hear roo tail fat is preferred for greasing skids among draggers in the know.


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    We've got rabbits, and.....
    No that's it.

    Here's the highly technical and time consuming tow hitch arrangement on the good ship corona.
    After much consideration I chose a 40mm holesaw and drilled three holes. Naturally I drilled one right through so spent time removing the hole/positive from the holesaw. Took an age.
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    And threading the chain...don't get me started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    don't get me started.
    seems like it's too late.

    i have a sheet of t1-11 siding with rocks piled on it going on a month but this is an awkward time to share, who would believe me?

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    Having a tractor with forks on its 3pl, I have rocks on pallets here and there.

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