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The "General"

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar' started by Ohkei Dohkei, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    That looks good Limestone! Having that access would be nice, as well as the ability to dump/scissor. Maybe on my next minitruck!!
     
  2. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Here's a photo I took from the manual. Maybe it will help you...
     

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  3. Kody902

    Kody902 Member

    Helps a lot, thanks! It appears to be running good now, and it actually started. I must have reversed one of the plug wires when I was fixing them. Thanks!
     
  4. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    No problem, glad I could help!
     
  5. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I went back to hunt camp to find beavers had blocked a 5' pipe that goes under the road and things were going to get really bad. My hunt buddy had shoveled and worked all the day prior, only to find they had rebuilt it by morning. Enter the General.... I was able to put the deer hoist on and lift out the larger logs making a much lesser job of the ordeal. Got the entire pipe perfectly clean as of sunset today. One beaver got a load of hevi-shot in the face last night, but it looks like we are going to have to set out traps to keep the busy things in check..
     
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  6. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Them dog gone things work while were sleeping!
     
  7. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    We have them attacking one of our Forest roads. They can destroy one in a hurry.
     
  8. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    We've found that Fox scent(urine) on a rag, seems to help keep em at bay, or heavy shot works too! LOL!
     
  9. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I got a chance to fire up the General and go check for beavers. Nothing caught, but nothing built either. Maybe they caught a glimpse of the General and knew it was over and left? I can't tell you how happy I am with this truck!
     
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  10. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    The General's a bad m&#$%@^f%^&*@#!!! LOL!
     
  11. DeathValleyFarmer

    DeathValleyFarmer New Member

    This is quite a journal...
    I've enjoyed reading through it.

    I'm wanting to install a trailer hitch on my '91 and am curious about the amount of weight it would haul.
    I've also been pondering the possibility of a 5th wheel... that would be fantastic...
     
  12. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    A 5th wheel would really be cool. I wouldn't want more than 150# tongue weight with my setup. I'd be afraid the front wheels would be too light.
     
  13. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how much weight your talking about with a fifth wheel! The idea is interesting. I can't see a full size fifth wheel, with these mini trucks! Maybe a smaller version, fifth wheel with limited weight! I installed a bumper with a 2" receiver for a ball hitch, a Pintle hook hitch, or whatever. I haven't used it yet! But I don't plan on tearing the rear end out of this little guy! Remember, their Mini Trucks!
     
  14. DeathValleyFarmer

    DeathValleyFarmer New Member

    So you don't think it would haul my 38' fifth wheel with 24, 400lb round bales on it? My f350 did it... i got this truck for workin'.
    Ha.

    150lb tongue weight is a good reference point, again, useful! Thanks!
    A trailer hitch is going to be a main priority... after several other (more pressing) priorities.

    DVF
     
  15. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    DVF,
    These are little tiny, mini trucks they were designed as little maintenance vehicles, or small utilitarian units. I, wouldn't even attempt to try that trick, if it was me! Besides the weight hauling issues, the strain on the drive system from a dead stop, to get her rolling, how do you plan on stopping this much rolling madness? You can't even compare a mini truck to a 350!!! A lot of people do a lot of crazy things in life, try not to join them! Why waste money, time, and energy, on something silly? Come up with a more constructive idea.
    Limestone
     
  16. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    I’ve hauled some serious weight in my ATV trailer which is rated at 2000-lbs, but it is a 4X8 tandem axle with electric brakes. It was designed to tow behind a UTV, without imparting more load to the UTV than the brakes and axles can handle.
    https://bosskibuilt.com/collections/trailers/products/2000-ut-trailer

    I has a 4X100 bolt pattern, so I’m thinking of installing a set of street tires, and trailer lights. So, I can run it to the dump and back.
     
  17. DeathValleyFarmer

    DeathValleyFarmer New Member

    Ha = sarcasm/funny...
    I've still not located the font for that...
    I'd like to be able to pull a small trailer, just wasn't sure how much to plan on.
    This truck will be mostly on the road but with the flexibilty to head off into the bush.

    However... backing up a 5th wheel trailer is way easier than a short tongued, rear hitch... ha.
     
  18. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    So are you saying your going to build, or re work a small trailer, into a fifth wheel? Cause that makes more sense to me than a 38' on a mini truck!!! :confused:
    Limestone
     
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  19. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I was thinking you could just put a slightly raised 2" ball in the bed just in front of the rear axle and you could drop the tailgate and sides and run it like a fifth wheel and it would handle much more tongue weight, but in reality it's not necessary since I've towed 3,000 lb boats with under a 150# of tongue weight.
     
  20. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Actually if you wanted to tow a very heavy trailer it might be the way to go. But the trailer would definitely need Multiple axles, and it’s own brakes. The brakes on our little trucks are Ok running the loads the trucks are listed for, but get marginal if you go much past that.
     

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