Phil Johnson Engineering not Best Tug

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  1. Larrybojac

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    Hello all. First post so be gentle.

    Helping a friend a few hangars down (TN44) do spring cleaning. He’s got a Phil Johnson Engineering electric tug that needs to go to a new home. He used it years ago. Found a very old thread here on poa. Chime in if you’ve got interest in this topic, watch the eBay for Not Best Tug. Thanks.
     

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    It looks like a ztr mower and a garden tiller had a drunken love fest with a snowblower.
     
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    Now that's funny right there! :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Ha! Don’t forget the rattle cans of Allis-Chalmers orange paint! Good one!
     
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    Hey, give the guy credit for makin' junk in his garage!
     
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    This is what happens when engineers try to fabricate.

    Apologies to engineers. Just got done talking to a structural engineer who wants to do something the most convoluted way imaginable.
     
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    Welcome to POA.

    I don't think it looks too bad, probably pretty usable?
    I see it has a peerless gear box, I over hauled one last year for a commercial walk behind lawn mower. They are also used on racing lawn mowers...lol
    Is the motor AC or DC? Motor looks like a AC motor?
    I see a DC battery charger, hopefully it is not being used for a power supply in place of 12 volt DC battery?
    I have seen 12 volt motors damaged by battery chargers in place of battery's.
    What is he asking for it?
     
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    Ok. This your second post. The gloves are coming off
     
  9. Larrybojac

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    This tug was used primarily to move around a T-6. It handled the T-6 nicely. Yes, there is battery tray with no battery installed. Needs a battery. It’s on e-bay now.
     
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    Some engineers over design things. It's easy to do, especially if no one cares much about the costs. But one definition of an engineer that was tossed around when I was in school is "Somebody that can make something for $20 that any idiot could make for $100." I think it's a decent definition, and by that measure a lot of old time farmers were also engineers.
     
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    I dunno why, but it reminds me of my go cart when I was a kid. :dunno:
     
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    :) to me it looks like something that the Little Rascals would come up with, but if it works, it's cool.
     
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