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  • #46965
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    Hello folks, I just purchased a wagon, and I could use some advise and answers to a few questions. I know it’s old because it’s built out of old growth tongue and groove riveted to steel, without a single knot in any of the hundred or so ten foot long boards. That and my 70 year old brother in law remembering his uncle having one as a kid. It now has 16″ steel wheels, a 3′ long hydraulic cylinder for dumping and has what I believe to be a cable driven backboard that travels back and forth when dumping. Is this correct?

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    That’s an old silage/forage wagon. Maybe a John Deere? My guess is the cable is attached to the hydraulic cylinder.

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    That makes sense, and explains the yellow wheels. I haven’t crawled under it yet, been changing out the rotten tires. With one jack stand and a log holding it up I wasn’t really that interested in crawling under there :wacko:   I figured when it wasn’t being used as yard art I could tow it around the yard and trim the dead stuff out of the trees.

     

    P.S. That’s why you can’t be sayin’ Good Bye, at least on this site!

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    Hey Tinbender , not to change the subject. But did you ever do your “50 hour ” re-torque on your Jinma ?

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    P.S. That’s why you can’t be sayin’ Good Bye, at least on this site!

    Nope, not leaving here. Hahahaha. Just got too much going on to maintain that page.

    Wouldn’t that also make a good chicken tractor?

    Yuchai dozer, Mustang skid steer, Mitsubishi mini-ex, Dual Dozer w/twin laser receivers, '50 Ford COE transit mixer.

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    Hey Tinbender , not to change the subject. But did you ever do your “50 hour ” re-torque on your Jinma ?

    Quote    Sorry. but life has a way of leaving tread marks on me. 163 hours and counting…
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    “My guess is the cable is attached to the hydraulic cylinder.” Bob, I’m thinking you’re right. That 3 foot long cylinder? It’s more like at least 6. As soon as I get it home (tomorrow I hope) I’ll start looking for tags I can take pictures of and send them to John Deere to get an idea what year this thing is. The splayed out sides I think I can fix by sleeving  the egged out holes in the 4×4 cross braces every 1-1/2 ‘ or so except the back one, that will have to be replaced. The steel runners with the bolts going through down the sides are beat up pretty bad, I can get Newhouse mfg. to make new ones reasonable. I don’t think it’s going to take much to make it look like it’s ready for use as compared to a falling apart POS. One’s a real piece of yard art. the other’s an eyesore. I paid 50 bucks for it, +24 for four oversize bolt together valve stems. Strangely, the left rear rim has the valve stem on the back side, other than that they are identical :unsure:

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    Well it’s home. Hooked up to the pickup with tow lights and a safety chain to make it somewhat legit to be on the road, only 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 miles away and completely uneventful :good:

    Now to figure out how to lock the steering. I wanted to back it down the driveway but discovered it ain’t so easy to back something up when the front wheels don’t want to cooperate ! :negative:

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    That’s because you don’t have kingpin steering. Your trailer steering is similar to a car. Basically, your trailer is double jointed. Backing it is the same as backing a set of semi doubles.

     

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    I’ll have to get him over to back it up :yes:   I used to be good at backing up cars with a tow truck 40 years ago, but even then the steering was locked, but we had a yard behind another business where everything had to be backed up a narrow 75 foot driveway, you learned to be quick about it. Guess I’ll have to practice… :unsure:

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