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Limiter chains opinions

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JohnnyHville

07-09-2019 11:35:48




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I am fabricating a sprayer rig for a 55 gallon tank. The rig itself is made from the pipe frame of one of those ugly yellow finish mowers (you know the kind, made by that company that makes those green machines to pull it with).

Like this one, but way more beat up:



I took this scrap mower from our reserve surplus pile in the woods. Cut the deck off, flipped it upside down, reconfigured the 3 pt hook up and braces, and re-installed the caster-style wheels through what used to be the top.

After a few grinder cutting wheels, some acetylene, and some welding rods, it looks real good. The pipe frame, attached to the 3 pt, with casters on ground, sits just a smidgen higher than the bottom of the 2N (since the up-curve to the wheel support is now a down curve).

I'd estimate the tank, filled with water, chemical, surfactant should weigh in around 460 lbs. Diesel and chemical filled should be somewhere shy of 400 lbs.

I'd guess, the frame and all probably 250??

I have reservations about dragging it around with those caster type wheels load bearing. Was thinking they hold more of a support role.

The 3 pt should be able to lift and hold fine (based on other stuff about this weight I move around).

Was thinking about using limiter chains to hold it as to take some stress off the lift cylinder, and such that the wheels just lightly set on the ground (would bear more of the load load going up hill, over bumps, etc - or if the front gets light on a full tank).

But when I started talking up this hot mess to a few buddies, they started telling me the top link wasn't made to hold a vertical load and would break???

But, I use limiters on my shredder, it probably is in the 600lbs range, and TAKES A BEATING. Haven't broken a top link bracket yet.

Opinions?

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Leroy

07-10-2019 05:20:10




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 Re: Limiter chains opinions in reply to JohnnyHville, 07-09-2019 11:35:48  
Unless you are stiking the tank too far out back forget all the other stuff, not needed. For years used a 55 gallon tank sprayer, factory made on a 2N with no problems. Tank say vertical between the lift arms. Now if you are trying to mount tank so it is way behind end of lift arme you might have aproblem. For overnight drop just take a couple of flat plates and a piece of light weight chain and fasten a piece of that flat steel on each end of chain and put bottom on lift pins and top on the lower pin in the top link rocker, will need the longer style pin. The rocker is plenty strong no worries there. If you have position control that a 2N does not have put it in that position. Properly positioned the tank will not be heavy enough to notice any different weight on front end than a plow would make.

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Ultradog MN

07-09-2019 16:55:12




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 Re: Limiter chains opinions in reply to JohnnyHville, 07-09-2019 11:35:48  
I agree with Jmor.
It'll handle it.
Before I put too much effort into making the the casters I would add some front weight. Even a couple of those sand-in-
a-tube you can buy for winter traction in your car draped over the front axles will do the job.



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JMOR

07-09-2019 12:15:18




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 Re: Limiter chains opinions in reply to JohnnyHville, 07-09-2019 11:35:48  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeyou will appreciate the limiter chains to keep it where you put it & as for top link, I have moved hundreds of 900-1000 pound round bales with hay fork on 3 pt/top link ( Had to weight front end to keep it on ground), so I wouldn't worry about it.



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Den N Ms

07-09-2019 12:13:24




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 Re: Limiter chains opinions in reply to JohnnyHville, 07-09-2019 11:35:48  
JohnnyHville.It sounds like a good plan Show us some picx wgen you are done.Don't leave it yeller lol



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