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Old 03-29-2011, 10:00 PM
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I am building a power pusher to move cars and trucks around the lot at my shop. Since the manufactured ones are so expensive, I have been gathering parts and supplies to accomplish this.
I am using a 12 volt dc winch motor that a customer put a deposit on and then never picked up.
Kevin (engineman56) offered me a transaxle from a lawn tractor, so that will cure the problem of axle, wheels and gear reduction.
For power I am using two 6 volt golf cart batteries (also will serve as weight for the body of the pusher.
As I build, I will take high resolution pics (learning from past posts)
I am going to start on Saturday.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:03 PM
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:38 PM
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here are some examples of what I am building.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:10 PM
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That's what I'd call a mule, pugsly.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:30 PM
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I have to say 'sorry'. I got carried away and forgot to take pictures of the build of the frame, and before I knew it.... well this is how far I got today. Kevin was over to help set up my bandsaw and give me some pointers. Pardon my (as Kevin calls it) 'Silverback' Welds, Thank God for grinders!

1. The winch motor installed on top of the transaxle.
2. belt drive (only the lower motor mount is installed)
3. The frame with the transaxle, motor and batteries installed.

Cutter, (laughing) that is my actual Mule in the background of the 3rd picture.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:46 PM
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Tomorrow I plan on installing the upper motor mount, the handle and finishing the wiring. From there I plan to cut the sheet metal for the body, paint it and have the mount for the rubber pad rolled.

I will try to be more attentive to pictures during the rest of the build.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:32 PM
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looks good pugsly, we have one at work and it gets used a lot. I had to take the motor down to have it rebuilt last year, it is just a ford starter motor. That was after about ten years use. I think you will be happy with how yours comes out.
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very nice so far, looking forward to seeing the rest.
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Looks good, I have never saw such a animal
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:57 PM
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Others might want to check these out.
I am sure they are well used.
But you are getting 2 and all the design work has been done.

http://ibid.illinois.gov/detail.asp?id=5296

Downers Grove, IL is a western suburb of Chicago.
This site is about 30 miles from the city center.
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