Author Topic: Work Car 1009 ("ROWMOW1") - Official Work Thread  (Read 52286 times)

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Re: ROWMOW1 (Mower Car) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2011, 01:21:34 AM »
I mounted one of the shafts today.











I also recieved a used Honda motor I had purchased. Starts easily and Runs perfectly.

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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2011, 08:04:27 PM »
hi mike, this may be late since you have made so much progress on the car, but i just saw a posting on the NARCOA website for a Fairmont sickle bar mower car that might give you a few ideas. there is also a wanted ad for one. keep up the good work, dale

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2011, 08:20:14 PM »
For anyone interested in the engine used, here's some information from the Honda website:

http://engines.honda.com/models/model-detail/gc160

Looks like a real winner!
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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2011, 10:17:57 PM »
Another day I have had time to work on this. I modified my plan and am going to eliminate two bearings and a shaft. This will be accomplished by running the belt from the position of the motor in the picture below to the pulley and shaft I installed yesterday. I did a little decking to get things in proper alaignment.

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2011, 01:00:55 AM »
This mower is the same I have installed. Hope it only works as well and as fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Oy50ni5AYw&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XVwkhzoyCw&feature=related
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2011, 01:42:12 AM »
I've noticed that many sickle bar mowers seem to handle horizontal and upward slope operation quite well. In our railroad application, we would need downward slope operation. Can ROWMOW 1 do that?

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2011, 10:59:31 AM »
That's awesome, Mike!!

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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2011, 10:58:47 PM »
John, I don't know how far it will go down. I have mounted the mower at an angle to help with this. the 1 to 1 slopes will be hard to mow with this as is.


I am already thinking of modifications for this if it works. More of design for Jason to assist with.

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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2011, 03:36:19 AM »
Ready to assist...

Looks great Mike!

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2011, 02:24:44 AM »
Almost ready for a test run. The mower counterweight was taken apart and cleaned. I thought the shaft was bent, just turned out to be a bent pulley. Going to pick up some belts and the pulley and possibly give it a try.
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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2011, 12:15:25 AM »
Reached a milestone with Rowmow1 today. 30 hours of labor and figuring so far. Oh, and I test ran it today. Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-v5ScKA7Kc

Here are some more photos. A few more hours of work should do it, then I'll clean it off and get some good pictures.



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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2011, 02:37:03 AM »
VERY impressive!

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« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2011, 11:25:27 AM »
AWESOME, Mike!!!

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« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2011, 02:22:50 PM »
Christmas came early this year! Nice job Mike!
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Re: ROWMOW1 (Mower Car) - Official Work Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2011, 03:04:17 PM »
Nice, Mike, very nice!

Once it's at the museum we'll have to put a cushioned seat on it so KD can mow in comfort.

Thanks!
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