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Now, I only used what screws and nuts I had lying around. The only thing I went out to buy was the pvc and the caps.

I'll pic up some proper parts later on, but I'm gonna test this out tomorrow.

I still have to fill the pvc up with sand, pretty exciting stuff!

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I have to adjust the length of chain so that when I go in reverse, it wont get snagged. Not too difficult!
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Now, I only used what screws and nuts I had lying around. The only thing I went out to buy was the pvc and the caps.

I'll pic up some proper parts later on, but I'm gonna test this out tomorrow.

I still have to fill the pvc up with sand, pretty exciting stuff!

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I have to adjust the length of chain so that when I go in reverse, it wont get snagged. Not too difficult!
Hey, thats a good idea! You could even fill the PVC with water instead of sand, that way if it ever got a hole in it you wouldn't have a trail of sand behind you. I finally broke down a bought a factory striper for my Scag. At $400 it was wayyy pricey but it works so much better than the rubber flap I hade made and put on mine. Good idea!!!!
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You better bend them s hooks to lock the chain in or your first time backing up your gonna run it over and rip it off,
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You better bend them s hooks to lock the chain in or your first time backing up your gonna run it over and rip it off,
Agreed, the 's' hooks are probably temporary. The screws can't fit through the links on the chain

I'll try bending them tomorrow.

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This got me thinking... i wonder if i can attach some rake ends to this.. make a cheap arsed dethatcher lmao

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Just a thought...

Could you substitute deadbeat clients for the PVC pipe?
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Cheese, its gonna be to light unless you add concrete. You need 3" or 4" pvc pipe to use sand. It has to be 30-40 lbs.

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I made mine so it rolls. It wont get caught under your tires since it just touches the ground.
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Concrete sounds like such a pain in the arse to use lol..

I wonder how many rods of rebar I can stuff in this thing...

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Rebar is a good idea. I'm curious to see how good this will work.
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Rebar is a good idea. I'm curious to see how good this will work.
Well if you don't hear from me tomorrow afternoon, it's because my tractor shot rebar into my face. lol

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Alright, so I tested it out.

I re-adjusted pretty much everything. It didn't do much, lol.

I need to add more weight, so far I had added another length of pvc to drag behind the first length of pvc, I screwed them together.

Then after I did that, I became tired and too lazy to bother with this lmao. The more weight I add, the more difficult it is to be 'safe' when I reverse, there is so little room and I don't want to drag a massive load.

Anyway, i'll go back to the drawing board soon.
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