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HI All,
I was wondering where can a person find info/purchase a crazy wheel for a skid steer?

Would like to get some feedback/ comments from those of you Beeks that have operated equip. that was equipped with a crazy wheel ?

Does anyone have some pics of a crazy wheel mounted on a skid steer that they could post?

Thanks in Advance? :thumbsup:
Mtn. Bee
 

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Crazy wheel is what some Beeks call the fifth wheel mounted on a skid steer loader for stability.
 

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They are also called casters. You can buy one made from Dave Mendes the president of the ABF. You can also have a machine shop make you one there is a formula for the pivot point on the caster and the center of the wheel, if not it binds and wont be smooth. On my Bobcat in Wi the wheel and the axel came from a manure spreader I dont know where it came from but it is very smooth. I can send you pictures in May.
 

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I've got a 5th wheel(s) on my bobcat.. When I get a chance I will take some pics and post them. Little busy now with bees that got back from CA. 4 other beekeepers here in WI that I know have them also. They work great but if you are not paying attention it is easy to knock hives and pallets of supers over with that hidden wheel sticking out behind you.
 

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most are going with hummerbees or old swingers anyway, as they don't tear up soft ground and leave it rough like a skidsteer
 

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"That's the reason for the 5th wheel(crazy wheel)" so true. Still, show me a skidsteer as smooth and easy on the turf as an articulated rig. But I understand, if that's what you have, run it. "Everything has it's purpose. If I were building a sidewalk, A bobcat is a great machine. But as far as beekeeping goes, If you took my swingers away I'd get out of the business." I once heard another beekeeper state it like that and have used that to get the point across ever since. oh, and that comment was made before the hummerbee existed so I think it would aply to them as well.
 

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Sundance,
I already checked on that one and they replied with "It has already been sold."
Thanks for the reply!:thumbsup:
 

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Sorry! My Bad!
Didn't realize you were talking about yours, I saw the post after the fact!
I was talking about one that was in the for sale section from several months back.:D:doh:
 
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