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Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« on: January 03, 2016, 05:08:18 PM »
Both my kids are in marching band. The title of their competition number was Dark Side Of The Rainbow. The only prop in their show was a 500# tarp that rolled out to be the Yellow Brick Road. It is 8 pieces, but still heavy and ackward to handle. At first I was going to build a simple 4 wheel kart, but fab addiction took over. Pictured below is Yellow Brick Road at national competition in Lucus Oil Dome.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 05:14:29 PM »
I started with a Honda TRX125 that was rotting in my barn. I stripped it down,cut the frame into,added 3 foot, and built a platform to haul the tarp. below is start of  hauler
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 05:26:46 PM »
Sorry for the quality of the pictures but this project took 2 weeks from pulling the 4 wheeler out of barn to hauling tarp on field
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 05:33:09 PM »
Our school colors are purple and gold.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 05:41:04 PM »
I had to link a couple cables together for rear brake, but I had a long throttle cable. I used tubing to link shifter on motor to hand shifter I made.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 05:43:25 PM »
that is sooooooo cool!!!!!!!! very,very cool!!!!!! you deserve a dad of the year crown for that school.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2016, 05:52:10 PM »
After I was well into this project  they told me there would be 3 places we could not drive the hauler on field. I had to build a kart to haul tarp out on those fields.  I started with a gokart axle. I built a frame for a platform and a tongue like a horse drawn kart for 2 men to pull with.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2016, 05:56:22 PM »
I built pull kart to be towed by motorized hauler. as in pictures Some times we were parked 1/2 mile from fields. better picture of hauler
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2016, 06:02:25 PM »
I did get some perks. I got to pull the kart down the middle of the Rams field in St Louis. I got to drive the other kart down the middle of Colts field in Indianapolis. Now I need to figure out what to do with the karts since we won't have the tarp next year. Tim
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2016, 06:11:50 PM »
Cool.  Good for you.  Band dad of the year. 

Confident the band can figure out a use for the cart and toter.  Lots of bands use stands, pa systems, etc.  Always something big and heavy to be toted around.  Course now they are gonna need a dedicated enclosed. Don't forget the logos.
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Re: Yellow Brick Road Hauler
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2016, 06:28:34 PM »
All the other equipment was pulled out by hand. Others wanted to drive kart but I am oldest and I built it. They gave me 4x9 space in enclosed trailer. I had to stack pull kart on top of hauler. I am thinking of building tractor type 4 wheeler to pull all equipment in train for next year. Tim
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