2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Easy Way To Take Slack Out of A Steel Cable
"To carry plywood, sheet rock, doors, and other large panels, I make a loop of rope and wrap it around the two lower corners and grab it in the middle.
"Another idea I had that works is that I put a front-end loader on my 12 hp Cub Cadet tractor. I was surprised at its lifting power. After breaking the stock 3/4-in. front axle, I cambered the wheels out about 35 percent. I just cut the spindles and then filled and welded them so that the front wheels now angle out about 30 to 35 degrees. I didn't know if it would work but I haven't had any breaks since then. It's kind of like the old narrow front ends on tractors that were cambered out. Looks kind of strange but really works."
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