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Old 08-28-2020, 09:21 PM
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I just bought a 12V bumper winch from Harbor Freight. I intend to mount it o my hangar floor and run the cable out to my Cherokee tail tie down to bring it back up the slight slope. The other end of the hangar is flat and the RV is pretty light, so itís not an issue there.
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:09 PM
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Iíve got an old Murray lawn tractor I want to use but itís not obvious to me how a towbar could attach to the front of this one. Maybe I need a different tractor. Sam would you mind sharing a pic of your towbar mod and tractor attachment?
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:17 AM
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I just bought a 12V bumper winch from Harbor Freight. I intend to mount it o my hangar floor and run the cable out to my Cherokee tail tie down to bring it back up the slight slope. The other end of the hangar is flat and the RV is pretty light, so itís not an issue there.
Just a suggestion... you might want to mount the winch on the back wall of the hangar at an elevation of ~ 3'. This will prevent the tail of the plane from pulling downward and lifting the nose wheel making it difficult to steer with tow bar.
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I’ve got an old Murray lawn tractor I want to use but it’s not obvious to me how a towbar could attach to the front of this one. Maybe I need a different tractor. Sam would you mind sharing a pic of your towbar mod and tractor attachment?
Thank you Sir.
Here is the simple mod to the handle of the towbar and the attachment to the tug. The front of the tractor was modified for the drawbar.
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Old 08-29-2020, 09:00 PM
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The cable on the winch is long enough that even when fully in the hangar it should not have much of a vertical force component, but actually I think I wonít have to steer much because it should naturally stay straight when pulling inline with the center axis of the fuselage. My hangar is 40 X 80 with a door at both ends so donít have the option of wall attachment.
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Old 08-29-2020, 10:59 PM
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Thank you Sam! I’ll give ol’ Trusty another look to mod the frame.
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