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Old 08-17-2010, 04:40 PM
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Default One of my previous hobbies

My buddie and I designed this over a couple of months and continued modifications for another year, finally we just ran out of room where we were at. 28' tall, 3800 lb counter weight, 6700 lbs total, we build a set of tandem axles that just roll in and bolt up. 2 guys, a 1-1/2 ton come a long and about 4 hours, Throwing 8 to 16 lb bowling balls about 1400 feet. I really miss building stuff, so If someone needs a little help, or you just need someone to drink your beer, I'm there for you.

It is a little slow, shots 1 - 10 are the first 10 with the new machine each shot adds a couple hundred lbs to the system. After that year two starts, just subtle change between the two.

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Old 08-17-2010, 06:30 PM
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Default Some pictures of the Treb


Getting ready for day 1 testing.


First competition.


Second competition.


Counter weight set up. 3000 lbs, adjustable


Bearing platform, removable scaffolding.
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We need that at the Rally next year
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Wow, that thing is stout. What is that chain from?
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We need that at the Rally next year
We can make that happen, It's only 1400 miles away.

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Wow, that thing is stout. What is that chain from?
Coker drive chain. It's kind of like the drive chain from a very large cement mixer.
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