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    Default Well....I tore some stuff up today

    First I was trying to make a trail thru the woods to get to my deer stand so I could grub it out. I had cracked my sunshade lengthwise(3') earlier this year by driving under a low hanging limb in the pasture. While in the woods, I snagged it on a small dead tree & 1/3 of it shattered. I did make it back to the food plot area and was grubbing a little half acre area that had overgrown for 3 years. I was almost finished, went to back off of a pile of shrubs and jammed a 3" stick up under the left side engine shroud. The stick made it's way into the radiator fan and cleanly took relieved it of all the blades No damage to the radiator & I'm glad that the fan was plastic. A metal one would most likely have torn something else up.

    I guess it could have benn worse. This is the second time I have managed to knock off the metal engine shroud. I think it could use a better attachment point, especially in the middle where things seenm to get between it and the bottom of the engne compartment. I may have to do a little modification to it.

    Be carefull out there grubbing, particularly when backing up. It is just hard on our machines, but a necessary evil.

    RD
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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    Ain't it fun working in the "Woods"
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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    Ouch..wonder what your tractor nickname might be.

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    some days are just better spent __________________

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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    Clear to see when some have Rick tree proof their machines.

    Always amazed at how strong some branches can be.

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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    A fellow who we rent heavy equipment from once told me that he will not rent machines for brush clearing,says he always ends up doing repairs if he does....Mike.
    "If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."

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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    Northcreek2624; I rented a dozer and excavator and had to SIGN an agreement that I would not use them for logging or wood clearing.

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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    I was never impressed with the plastic sunshade or it's light weight mounting bracket. I kinda felt like in a roll over, I would be wearing it as a hat. So, I am going to take this "opportunity" to add a real roll cage w/front struts and put a metal roof up there. A belly pan would be nice & I am going to look into that while building the cage.
    It's all "operator error", but some steel, mesh & welding can take some of the "error" out.
    I'll post some pic's soon.

    RD
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    Default Re: Well....I tore some stuff up today

    Quote Originally Posted by MotorSeven View Post
    I was never impressed with the plastic sunshade or it's light weight mounting bracket. I kinda felt like in a roll over, I would be wearing it as a hat. So, I am going to take this "opportunity" to add a real roll cage w/front struts and put a metal roof up there. A belly pan would be nice & I am going to look into that while building the cage.
    It's all "operator error", but some steel, mesh & welding can take some of the "error" out.
    I'll post some pic's soon.

    RD
    Sounds like fun bring it by lets build it
    One word to the wise...make sure you put some type of foam on the bottom of your new metal sunshade.... or you may think you motor has a bad knock to it.
    The echoes you get from a metal sunshade will drive you crazy!
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    If you need a fan we do stock them
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