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Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« on: September 11, 2009, 11:54:59 pm »
Anybody got any pictures of old or new homemade machines?
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 09:02:13 am »
Donít have pictures but Iíve got a doodlebug that the body was damaged when a tree fell on it. Itís a 1930 model A. Right now all I can show would be the chassis and engine. It is a work in progress, itís one of those if you donít have anything else to do, work on it projects. I have pulled what was left of the body off. Had to replace the radiator and firewall. Frame was cut off about  3í-4í behind the firewall. The rear-end is u-bolted to the frame with a wood block acting as the suspension. The plan is to extend the frame back out about 3íand putting a short wooden bed on it.
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 01:07:49 pm »
Hey, I got a unit that I built.

 



 



 



 



 
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 04:51:23 pm »
what's it made out of ,a old versatile?

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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 05:36:55 pm »
I hadn't thought about this photo in a long time. This is one of my grandfather's doodlebugs. I think the photo is from the early '60's


You can see the two sets of log tongs hanging on the side. The milk can was for water, he wouldn't use a pressured cooling system, just left the cap off the radiator, so he would have to refill with water every so often.

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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2009, 06:10:45 pm »
I have a doodlebug chevy from the thirties out in the woods, it last ran in the early fifties.  The previous land owners abandened it.
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009, 11:04:28 pm »
what's it made out of ,a old versatile?

Stonebroke

yup that is an early vintage versatile tractor that  was used.  As you can see the unit is now showing its age.  The tires are now rotten and would cost me a few bucks to replace and it is an oil burner along with a few leaks.  I had it running in the spring.  It started right up with just a quick prime and boost the batteries.
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 01:27:35 am »
I can't believe there aren't more pictures posted.  This is depressing me. :'(  I love to see old and/or crazy purpose built stuff.  I need to learn how to post pics because I have a log wagon from the 1800s at my house.  What's the quickest way to post them?
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009, 08:36:21 am »
Fun pics. Ironwood
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2009, 08:41:23 am »
heck of a good lookin skidder you built coon.

I can't believe there aren't more pictures posted.  This is depressing me. :'(  I love to see old and/or crazy purpose built stuff. 

I too have a weakness for home made stuff. 




Here is a couple of pics of a homemade doodlebug/skidder an old guy around here logs with.
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2009, 11:30:28 pm »
I like that last one and I want to see more.
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2009, 12:05:35 pm »
I like that last one and I want to see more.

x2 that looks like an interesting truck/skidder.

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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2009, 06:28:03 pm »
I wonder how that windshield has managed to stay intact....
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2009, 06:43:37 pm »
I wonder how that windshield has managed to stay intact....
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2009, 09:14:05 am »
I'm trying to post more pics of that skidder but the uploader is lockin up on me.
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Here we go I finally got the up;oader to work for me.
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2009, 10:26:25 pm »
Used to see quite a few trucks like that although that's a little
nicer than most being 4x4.   Most of em around here use
a tractor rear end and tires and are 2wd. 
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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2011, 10:22:21 am »
It got scary right there at the very end. :D

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Re: Doodlebugs, homemade dozers and skidders and such
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2011, 11:04:42 am »
Definately some very interesting pictures.That guy in the video made me cold just watching him.I like to play in the snow but normally wear more than a T-shirt.