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Re: Foot Throttle Details and Pictures...

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01-15-2014 11:03:54

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That's a valid point Joe, but I'll counter with a couple things, I do value my time at less than $10/hour in this case, because it's my time, my tractor, not to mention I take a lot of enjoyment out of solving problems like this and taking on a challenge.

Regarding "why reinvent the wheel?", I'll counter that with, who knows what I may come up with in the process of doing this myself that may help everyone as well. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.

I get the functional requirements of the foot feed, was just looking for generally how it's done.

I'll also throw in, that like many here, my time is waaaaaaaaaaaaayy more plentiful than my money these days.



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01-15-2014 11:33:05

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 Re: Foot Throttle Details and Pictures... in reply to wilsonsk, 01-15-2014 11:03:54  
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Good luck in your endeavers. I have the problem or no time or money, so i have to decide which is more valuable. I'd probably i am one of the younger guys on this site with an N.
as far as you actually designing one, I think the biggest challenge is going to be turning the "push" of a pedal in the "pull" of the throttle.

and a final thought about time- they say given an infinite amount of time a monkey could write the works of shakespeare- but im certainly glad William himself did it first!

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01-15-2014 11:48:34

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 Re: Foot Throttle Details and Pictures... in reply to Tiger Joe, 01-15-2014 11:33:05  
Fair enough Joe.
I'll let you know how it goes, my bullheadedness in matters such as this never prevents me from accepting an "I told you so" when deserved. My failures are never the result of not trying. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks again,


...and in fairness.....this is a bit of a Haiku compared to Shakespeare.....and Bob Newhart tested the theory with the monkees, the amount of time required was not sufficient.

...also, Henry Ford's first endeavor in the auto making industry was thwarted by a group of investors headed by Henry Leland, then-owner of the Lincoln Motor Company.....

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