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Old 02-27-2016, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by duckman903 View Post
Jen when you got done did you jump up and down on the mount to see how much the bumper twisted, most are not very strong . You have a cantilever action with a 200# generator a good bump could make it weigh 800#s instantly, just a thought.

Duckdude.. the new frame is 2"X 1/8" tube, the thing goes under the bumper and is resting directly against the frame along a 13" straight section..

Upon making I used c clamps to hold it against the frame before welding on the rear ears which are directly against the frame..

Then with the unit still pinched up against the frame.. I slotted 3/8" X 5" plate, slipped it over the 2" tube and welded only the sides to eliminate the Haz on the top of the tube..

I then took the 3/8" plate and cut the longest and widest (widest because I didn't want to effect clearance for the generator housing) and then welded those on with leaving a relief(non welded section) at the intersection of the bumper mounts and the diagonal .

The bolts are 1/2" grade 8 bumper bolts (the old fashioned good ones), bolted directly to the large fender supports with like 2" max distance between the frame and fender bracket.. ( the fender is hardened steel as are the mounting brackets)

This thing doesn't wiggle at all.. You could park a Semi on it.. My little old 100+ pounds wouldn't even compress the springs..

Yes it would have been nice to add some Diagonal suupports to the sides but in that same token.. People gots budgets..

If your worried about what's there now.. You should have seen what came off..

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Old 02-27-2016, 03:21 PM
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Probably strong enough to mount a snowplow when not using the generator.
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