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Muddy dog progression( New name)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 13:05
I got the top frame welded and put back on.
I hung it to check the weight. So far 172 Pounds.
Looks like I'll be close to the 350 mark.
Motor is shipped could be here by the 6th.Big smile
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Just  side-saddle type guy!Thumbs Up
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I do.
Our snowmobile trailer is drive on drive off sideways too.
Our 4wheeler DBL trailer is side loading too.Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 May 2021 at 07:18
You do like that "drive on drive off" style.   Very good idea.   reminds me of the trailer for the airboat!!
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 I ordered a torque converter clutch drive like a snowmobile only smaller which is belt but then it has a sprocket from there to chain to the track.
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so far its under 200 pounds, I think, and the motor is 77 pounds.
I'm hoping it will be around 320.
 I hope it will clime a ramp it has carbide steel cleats acros the track every 3 inches or so.
I'm going to load it on to a bumper buddy on the back of the truck, so it is only like two feet off the ground.
The ramp will go on either side of the buddy so I can drive on and drive off no reverse.
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What do you estimate the weight to be?

Will it climb a ramp into the bed of a pick-up?

Will it have a reverse?

Looking very good.
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Looking good D. 

do you use a belt from the engine to the track?

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Seeing how there is very little of the old Johnson left in the dog, I'll start a new post.
The track and suspension and drive cogs are a major part of the dog it is little of the snowmobile.


As we can see I reshaped the track so both ends are elevated off the ground. The front is to clime over obstacles, the back so I can lift the front some to help turn it. That the plan in my mind anyway.

I had to "Beef" up the springs on the bogies, as I added iron it squatted down to low.

I have the frame for the "Deck" where the Motor will mount and have some storage on the dog.

Still have to design the hitch point and some how attach handle bars.



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