Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Fairway dew drag updates


Dew dragger in for a refit . It has been working flawlessly for a couple of seasons . Made some upgrade a while back that worked out great . This season I'll do more changes so we can dump the box . I'm also thinking of mounting a pro force blower in the box . That way it will have some dual purpose work while its out there . 

 Only keeping the arms and hitch section .


Old hardware from figuring out what will work over the years .


Fresh start.


New upright to hold arms up in transport


Playing around with ideas   


 This will work out great . a sliding hinge using rails from box to. 



 Washers and bolt will ride inside rail .

Looking good so far  

I video of it in action .

  
Going to use these bearings for arm pivots 



Made tabs to weld on old arms to mount 



Bunch of holes to find ideal spot . Then I'll cut the rest off later



Almost done 





Final assembly . Didn't have any 7/16 nyloc nuts ...sooo I decided to do this . 




Welding on the supports 


Done ready for paint  



I'll post a pic with blower in it later . Their out on the course with it at the moment .


 Bad case of the Bends .
Yes I did the unprofessional thing and lost my cool a bit after being told it was like that !(First time out dragging )
Not sure what kind of day the staff member was having but added to the work load I had that day .


   Then this happened !!!


Sheesh !! Did some quick repairs to get it back out .Second time out a different staffer brought it back safe and sound . Next time I took it out . Having the blower handy was great to fire up when needed to clean cart paths of grass debris . No issues the second and third  time out but did find the hinges I installed to floppy .



Had time to cut out all the bends and had some metal to weld in . It was the quickest way .

For the hinge I pressed a pieces of round tube stock inside the square stock . Feels pretty solid now . 

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