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Project by garth brockett posted 05-30-2008 02:45 AM 1113 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the heavy hauler that I built to haul the excavator and loader that I built for my grandson. The tractor and trailor have 50 wheels and is five feet long. Wheels all turn, tracks move, excavator goes up and down and all parts on the loader are functional. The flat trailer unhooks from the front so you can unload the excavator from the front of the trailer.





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Napaman

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 02:47 AM

that is amazing!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 02:51 AM

Exquisite detail. You did a beautiful job on these. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 05-30-2008 04:04 AM

It’s perfect…Well done!

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#4 posted 05-30-2008 04:04 AM

that is beautifull, quite the detail.
What sort of plan do you from?

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#5 posted 05-30-2008 04:09 AM

thats realy nice work my son thinks it’s realy cool

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#6 posted 05-30-2008 12:07 PM

Very interesting….....
Who’s plans are you using?
What woods are used?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 05-30-2008 02:15 PM

Alright,

How did you make the tracks for the “Steam Shovel”?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 05-31-2008 04:16 PM

Yea, if you don’t mind where did you get your plans. This is great. I’m making a dump truck for my grandson from scratch right now and I found a book about wooden toys and it just does’nt give enough info to make the toys. what you’ve made is what I’m looking for. And my grandson, He can’t wait. LOL. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 05-31-2008 11:56 PM

any plans available
I like it

-- chebeaguewoodbutcher

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garth brockett

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#10 posted 06-01-2008 12:17 AM

Plans for “Heavy Hauler”
All plans came from Toys & Joys, but I did some major modifications. Some were as follows:
Tractor- pattern #66-Streched frame to accommodate third axle, added some detail, horns, antennae,second exhaust etc.
Lo Boy Trailer- Patt. #64- modified goose neck to allow it to hook on either tractor fifth wheel or intermediate trailer. This took some doing in order to keep Lo Boy level- required a full size drawing. The intermediate trailer is all my own design as is the last trailer.
Excavator-patt. # 65- the linkage from bucket to cylinder won’t work as designed! You need to look at a real one.
Front End Loader- patt. # 67-The plans do not call for the axel to be articulated so it is difficult to get all four wheels to sit evenly on flat surface. Second one I built I hinged the rear axle – solved problem.
Plans or no plans let your imagination be your guide!!
Hope this helps.

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