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Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

Posted by woodchip_nut (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 28, 09 at 16:54

I had tacked this request onto another thread about the tow unit for the Tomahawk. My appologies to the original lister. Anyway --

I got a great deal on an older Troybilt 8HP Super Tomahawk at a local auction last month. What a great machine! It is HEAVY, though. I would love to have a tow set-up for my garden tractor/ mower. It appears as though these tow set-ups are scarce. It does look rather simple in design. Anybody willing to go out to their Tomahawk and measure all the lengths of the various rods for me? I figure the manufacturer has all the sizes figured for proper tip and balance when towing. Once I know those lengths, I should be able to build my own tow unit.


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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

I've been contemplating fabricating a tow-bar for my 1991 8 hp unit w/elec start as well - quite heavy when pulling by hand and sure would be easier towing to the compost pile with my tractor. The closest I've come is this original parts diagram (link below)

Here is a link that might be useful: Super Tomahawk tow bar


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Troy-Bilt tow bar parts diagram

Guess that link didn't work very well . . . here's a direct jpeg image - click to enlarge.

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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

That's a very helpful picture. Thank you. Now, if someone can tell us the lengths of parts 1 and 4 -- we can start building.


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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

Each leg of "1" is about 55" (including attachment tabs and measured to the end of the tow eye)

Part "4" is about 36.5"


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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

That is great, thanks! With the picture and those measurements I should be able to make a tow unit at least as good as the factory job!


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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

Glad to help a chipper fellow er ... ahh ... fellow chipper? Have fun. ;)


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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

what happened to the picture?
need it desperately!!!!!


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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

Here you go zimmersci . . .

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RE: Dimentions of Tomahawk chipper TOW bars???

Did you build a tow bar? Can you send me pictures and advice on how to build one. The only other dimension I think I need is the distance from part 3 to the front of the tow hitch.


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