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Swing-Driven Roller Wheel
Scott Wolf is hopeful that FARM SHOW readers can help him complete a project before July 4.
  I need help on ideas for propulsion so my homemade roller wheel is driven by movement of the swing, explains the Ramona, S. Dak., tinkerer.
  Always interested in the unusual, Wolf happened to be at the junkyard when someone brought in two 7 1/2-ft. dia. wheels that had been used to hold electric wire. He took the wheels to a welder who mounted them on a spindle and tube frame and added smaller wheels for steering. Wolf fitted seats from an old Blazer between the wheels.
  It rocks back and forth like a swing and it rolls, but its only half done, he says. He wants to figure out how to move it with just body movement.
  Wolf contacted Larry Yoder in Illinois after seeing his solar/battery-driven roller wheel in FARM SHOW (Vol. 38, Issue 1). But Wolf wants to keep his version simple and inexpensive. His son and brothers think its pretty neat, and he wants to take it to his small towns big July 4th parade next year.
  Its just a hobby thing, Wolf says, and he would love to get advice from other tinkerers.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Scott Wolf, 151 W. 5th. St., Ramona, S. Dak. 57054 (ph 605 482-8674; rwolf833@gmail.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1