Electric Tankbarrow? What I Did Today.

Electric Tankbarrow? What I Did Today.

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 8:41 pm

My wife has a dozen or so sheep. This time of year she carries water the 250 feet from house to barn. I thought a cool Christmas gift would be an electric powered tank on wheels. This morning I dug out all my junk...chains, sprockets, DC electric motors, wheels, shafts, etc. This is what I came up with. All it needs is a double pole single throw normally off switch for forward & reverse & it'll be good to go. I did test, the speed is perfect! A slow walk. The handle pivots down for steering, the switch will be on it. Of course now one neighbor is missing his old snowblower & the other no longer has a wheel chair. :)
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PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 8:47 pm

Pretty cool there Mr. McGiver, but if it's an xmass gift where's the pretty paint job and the red ribbon?
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 9:25 pm

A tractor seat and foot pegs and the bride doesn't even have to walk! :)
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PostBy: ken On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 9:50 pm

Pretty cool idea and well done. I'm sure the wife will be happy. :D
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PostBy: rockwood On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 10:16 pm

freddy, you never cease to amaze me with your many cool ideas. Wish there was a "freddy's gadgets" section on this forum. :)
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PostBy: av8r On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 10:22 pm

must be nice to be retired!
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PostBy: Freddy On: Sun. Dec. 14, 2008 11:01 pm

av8r wrote:must be nice to be retired!


I wish! I'll never retire. It's the weekend! I don't do fun things like that during the week.

The paint will come after the electrics are finished. I thought I could do the whole thing for free, but it's going to cost me a DPST switch. Dang!

Coaledsweat, I like how you think!
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PostBy: CoalHeat On: Mon. Dec. 15, 2008 7:29 am

Nice, looks like something I'd build. Empty that garbage can before it goes on fire....
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PostBy: Freddy On: Mon. Dec. 15, 2008 8:00 am

Wood'nCoal wrote: Empty that garbage can before it goes on fire....


Tue is trash day. That's one week of garage trash! Sometimes it'll take weeks to fill that one. I did clean the garage one day this week. One thing I try to be careful about. Nothing oily ever goes in that can.
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PostBy: CoalHeat On: Mon. Dec. 15, 2008 8:38 am

Gotta watch out for spontaneous combustion, no oily rags in there! You need to add a few captive air tanks to that Tankbarrow to keep the pressure up at the outlet, or a pump, otherwise it will take a while to drain.

I noticed the tank says "free" on it. so you are one of those guys who pick up stuff on the side of the road?

I've gotten some great stuff that way.
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PostBy: Freddy On: Mon. Dec. 15, 2008 10:02 am

Free is good! Yes, that came off the side of the road earlier this year. Next to "free" it says "steel". I'm sure a lot of people, myself included, took a double take thinking it might be copper.

The water plan is thus: Adding water to the tank will compress the air in the tank. That air pressure will deliver the needed water. I'm sure some water will stay in the tank. The tank has valves on the bottom of each end. Opening them after the water has been delivered will empty the tank so it doesn't freeze.

Yup, oily rags have there own special place.
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PostBy: coalmeister On: Mon. Dec. 15, 2008 10:31 am

Nice!! It really needs some chrome wheels though. Being in Maine shouldn't that be a ski on the front?

Second thought, run her an underground line of pex now that you are "Mr Pex" :lol:
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PostBy: Horace On: Mon. Dec. 15, 2008 11:11 am

Freddy:

Don't forget the heated handgrips. Instead of a ski on the front, how about a snowblower? Hey, we're just trying to help!
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