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Old 01-31-2018, 08:51 PM
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Sounds like you’ve got plenty of dumping capacity. Have fun with the tile work. I kinda enjoy tiling but my knees always let me know they don’t enjoy it so much. Lol
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:55 PM
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Sounds like you’ve got plenty of dumping capacity. Have fun with the tile work. I kinda enjoy tiling but my knees always let me know they don’t enjoy it so much. Lol
Yeah, I think it can dump anything that will fit in the bed except, perhaps, lead bricks. I don't see any way to overload it with any common material.

I like tiling, too. Wood, metal, stone, it's all just Legos for grownups.
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Thought I'd follow up with another pic. Wife hauling some plants around the property. Actually have found this pretty handy for moving stuff from the house around to the workshop (especially tools from recent bathroom remodel).
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Thought I'd follow up with another pic. Wife hauling some plants around the property. Actually have found this pretty handy for moving stuff from the house around to the workshop (especially tools from recent bathroom remodel).
Glad it's working out for you. I'd like to build something similar one of these days.

Do you go on GT talk? There's a guy over there with the screen name tomanytoys that's a Cub guy and just finished remodeling his bathroom, just wondering if it's the same person.
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I just found this thread now. That's pretty cool. You did a great job!
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Glad it's working out for you. I'd like to build something similar one of these days.

Do you go on GT talk? There's a guy over there with the screen name tomanytoys that's a Cub guy and just finished remodeling his bathroom, just wondering if it's the same person.
Not me over there. But the name "Toomanytoys" is probably appropo for my situation.
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Just a couple parting comments for others thinking about something similar now that I've had a chance to use it some more. It's all about compromises between cost, build time/complexity, bed size/capacity, turning radius, and overall width (to fit through gates.)

My workshop is about 100 feet from the house and attached garage, so I am constantly moving stuff back and forth--tools (miter saw, saw horses, jobsite table saw, tile saw, etc) that I am using for various remodeling jobs. Lots of this stuff gets staged in the garage during the remodeling work then needs to go back to the workshop after the job is done. Used to use the truck, now I'm using this tandem cub as the truck often has lumber or other stuff in it.

Another advantage is this Cub will go right through a 4 foot gate when carrying landscaping stuff into the back yard. There is a truck gate but it's in the back and much more involved to get through. That's where my wife was headed in that picture with a couple large potted plants and a bag of potting soil. She has also adopted the bed as a potting bench which is a convenient height for repotting plants.

I wish I had extended the frame and moved both axles rearward about 6 inches. That would increase the turning radius, but it would increase the size of the bed which is quite limited on my build. I actually moved the seat forward a inch or so to maximize the bed size.

The two axles are 24 inches on center. I think that's about right. Further apart would increase "scrubbing" tires on turns. Still does it some as is.

I would have loved to have live axles rather than fixed. I've had a couple times where scaling a steep hill on sandy soil it's spun out and I had to back up and take another run up the hill. It's only been a problem on a steep hillside with very soft sandy soil, as we have here near the coast.

I looked for ways to mount the axles on springs, air bags, etc, but could not find anything I felt would fit. If someone else can solve that problem at reasonable cost, I'd love to see it.

The hydraulics worked out great and I really like the foot operated dump valve location. I'd do it exactly the same way if doing it again.

Hope that helps the next person think through the various issues of such a build.
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