tractorpoint.com - The leader in Tractors from Compacts, to Utility, to Full Size Tractors! Kubota, John Deere, New Holland, Kioti, Case/IH, and Others. Keywords=Compact Tractor, Kubota Tractors,  Kioti Tractors, JD, John Deere Tractors, New Holland, Case Boomer, Used Tractors, Classifieds, Dealer Directory, Tractor Pictures / Images
  parts   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up

Forums > Active Threads > Auto Truck Trailer UTV/ATV > Utility Vehicles UTV/ATV

Post Message Utility Vehicles UTV/ATV

 Go Bottom
____________________________________________________________________________________
broken frame

View my Photos
mikedd
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 8 north alabama
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster

2010-11-09          175038


i have a 4x6 and the frame is cracked under the floor board. is this typical and what would be the best way to fix it?

Reply to | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


____________________________________________________________________________________
broken frame

View my Photos
hardwood
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3583 iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster

2010-11-10          175049


Anything can be broken with enough stress, it depends on how the Gator was treated in the past. Far as being typical, some I've heard of failing because of a bad rust situation just eaing away till it broke. I've only been around a few 6 X 4's locally and haven't heard of one being broke. a new frame would bust the budget so if the metal is in somewhat good shape a welder likely could put things back together with perhaps a bit of reenforcement added.
Frank. ....

Reply to | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


____________________________________________________________________________________
broken frame

View my Photos
jspec12
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 33 Commerce Township MI
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster

2010-11-10          175061


Mine is pretty rusted and looks like it might have broken. The previous owner basiclly sheeted the bottom of the narrowed frame section with 1/4 steel and they also taked on some oval tubing under the floor. It still has alot of flex in the frame so I am thinking of either skinning the side in 1/4 plate which is going to be a fun job or cutting the floor and putting some steel into the channel to stifen it. ....

Reply to | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


____________________________________________________________________________________
broken frame

View my Photos
hardwood
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 3583 iowa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster

2010-11-11          175070


I've seen older Gators that still look like new and I also have saw one that were rusted up pretty bad. I don't remember seeing one that had rusted to the point of collapse.
I often wondered if the real rusty ones were driven in the winter where salt was used and just never got washed out from under, I don't know.
From your description it seems that the former owner kinda went for an amature type rebuild where way too much iron was welded on that wasn't doing much good other than making the whole thing too heavy to haul it's self around.
If you are familliar with "Torsion Box" type frames. We used lots of them in the furniture business to support a heavy load without adding lots of un needed weight.
If you aren't familliar with a torsion box they are just a web type internal frame wood for our use or steel for your need skinned on both sides with a sheet of plywood for our needs or in your case 18 or 20 guage steel. A torsion box no more than three inches thick can support an imense amount of weight, far more than your Gator will ever require.
I guess my point is that you don't need all the weight of 1/4 in. plate, just a well designed torsion box that would weigh less, look nice, and support more.
Frank. ....

Reply to | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


____________________________________________________________________________________
broken frame

View my Photos
jspec12
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 33 Commerce Township MI
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster

2010-11-11          175071


I totally agree it should have just been skined on all sides. The issue is the floor is structural in the center and Is rusted also. My gator was used to push show at 1 time as it still has the plow bracket for a bumper. It doesn't have a ton of hours but the frame is already rusted to hell. I really need to strip the frontend and take a better look. I feel another project coming on. ....

Reply to | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo



Return to index    Go Top


Share This



Tractorpoint Parts
Fast Delivery!
Low Prices
Tractor Cab Glass for sale
Cab Glass