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Tilt Bed Ariens Tractor

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This was built and sold a while ago but just came across these build pics. For some reason, I have no pics of it finished.

The frame, drive shaft, and shifter were stretched 2ft. It used an electric actuator to tilt the bed. I tested the tilting power by adding weight to the front edge and went up to 300 lbs and it handled that no problem. The steering was horrible until changing the Akerman angles on the spindles to compensate for the wheel base. Even then, it still took a K turn to spin it around.

 

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The actuators are rated for different power so they get more expensive as the power goes up. I bought this one used and it was obviously a strong one but I don't know what the rating was on it.

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Something like that would have been handy for me last Monday.

I had a seepage tile put along my pole barn and I hauled 40-50 wheel-barrow loads of gravel onto the tile.

My back & shoulders are still sore!

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