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Seven Sisters off-road weekend 27-28 October, Wales, all welcome!

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ArgoCats run on diesel engines...

Well, ours did until the engine died...

The are very much fun !

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29 minutes ago, Arjan said:

ArgoCats run on diesel engines...

Well, ours did until the engine died...

The are very much fun !

Only recent ones - outs is a petrol.

Although both Dad and I find the controls very counter-intuitive having driven excavators a lot. If you're going to hit something and need to stop quickly you need to pull both levers back which if your going forwards means you get thrown forwards which means you release the brakes which means you hit what you were trying to miss anyway. Going backwards our instinct is to push the levers forward (away from the thing we're going to hit) which means you release the brakes and hit what you were trying to avoid anyway.

Despite the inefficiencies associated with hydrostatic drives when I spoke with him last night he's sorely tempted to convert it over to hydraulics and then it's a more intuitive system and you can reverse the drive to one set of wheels. Not the Argo way because they prefer the mechanical linkages to keep efficiencies up and weight and engine size down but for his purposes would probably be more suitable.

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6 minutes ago, Ed Poore said:

Only recent ones - outs is a petrol.

Although both Dad and I find the controls very counter-intuitive having driven excavators a lot. If you're going to hit something and need to stop quickly you need to pull both levers back which if your going forwards means you get thrown forwards which means you release the brakes which means you hit what you were trying to miss anyway. Going backwards our instinct is to push the levers forward (away from the thing we're going to hit) which means you release the brakes and hit what you were trying to avoid anyway.

 

Oh I'm looking forward to this more now.:blink::stirthepot::hysterical:

Mike

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1 minute ago, miketomcat said:

Oh I'm looking forward to this more now.:blink::stirthepot::hysterical:

Mike

You're first up Mike :rofl:, we've already made fools of ourselves in front of the family. Ironically my sister (who hasn't driven the digger as much as we have) took like it like a Labrador to water. Jumped straight in and nailed it.

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Maybe you are just sitting in it back to front?

:)

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They are fun to drive !

Our V2 petrol engine died (crankshaft ate itself out ofthe block) and as you cannot get parts forthat engine, we replaced it with a diesel power pack and for 150 hrs. or so that worked just fine.

Unfortunatly, the engine stopped working and so far I haven't found the cause.

Controls?

I drive all kinds of things and it is just a bit of getting used to.

To have it either electric or hydro powered would be great - but at the moment I just want thet @$@%@% diesel engine to get to work.

Please keep us posted !!

 

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Guess we'll be needing Mike's fibre-glassing skills to seal up holes in the floor. It did also come with an outboard which is currently at my house destined for a canoe...

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1 minute ago, Ed Poore said:

Guess we'll be needing Mike's fibre-glassing skills to seal up holes in the floor. It did also come with an outboard which is currently at my house destined for a canoe...

There are a few bodies of water at Seven Sisters :ph34r: 

 

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Just now, landroversforever said:

There are a few bodies of water at Seven Sisters :ph34r:

I know that's why I mentioned the outboard. Technically it should be able to maintain some movement with the tyres (tread dependent) but for our purposes we didn't really need the outboard in the highlands or Wales - hence why I plan on sticking it on my canoe!

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I was hoping that this event was going to be my (re) baptism but at the weekend I sneezed and this happened:

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Bish - shame about that, at least it sounds like you're willing & able to tackle it.

Ed - you & miketomcat can form the LR4x4 canoe squad :lol: one thing's for sure I'm not going in a Welsh lake in October to fish you out :ph34r:

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12 minutes ago, FridgeFreezer said:

Bish - shame about that, at least it sounds like you're willing & able to tackle it.

Ed - you & miketomcat can form the LR4x4 canoe squad :lol: one thing's for sure I'm not going in a Welsh lake in October to fish you out :ph34r:

FFS - I've got to bring the canoe as well now! :im-ok-smiley-emoticon:

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Sounding very interesting! I best hurry and renew membership and book up

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15 hours ago, lol said:

Sounding very interesting! I best hurry and renew membership and book up

You'd best better - bookings close midnight tonight, ish. :P

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13 hours ago, lol said:

All done last night...so not too last minute 😂

Don't worry, we've had way more last-minute than that! See you up there, I'll be in the ambulance :D

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Have fun guys, looking forward to the pictures!

And next year we'll try to come along again, I should have a Range Rover up and running properly by then.

Filip

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Brilliant weekend, I took about 300 pictures of which at least 3 are in focus and may also contain a vehicle :ph34r:

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Absolutely brilliant weekend as usual,have to say thanks to Ed for leading us round the night drive in the vitara (not mine) we wasn’t expecting such commitment from a tidy looking truck

 

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If that’s a potter I’m impressed how straight your truck is 😂.........I still ache from it 2 days later and the vitara is now in car heaven...such a good weekend

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