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Old 09-01-2017, 05:29:27 PM
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Does anyone happen to have an original set of PE-75 carrying handles? If so, would you mind sending me the measurements? My 75-U is missing its original wood handles, and I would like to make a set of replacements. I know I could eye ball it and be pretty close, but I'd rather go off of the correct measurements.

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On Monday I should be able to get you some pictures and dimensions of the handles you need for your PE-75. I have actually never removed them from the factory skid. It is hard to tell how they come out. I wouldnt want to be the soldier that had to carry that sucker across the field. It is deceptively heavy!

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Hi Chris,

Thanks for helping out. I know they are 1.25" red oak dowel rods, I just need the correct length. I was hoping to make them this weekend, so if anyone else has the measurement handy, I would appreciate it. If not, I can wait until Monday just the same.

I agree on the weight! I had to remove mine from the back of a 1944 GPW, and ended up having to take it apart in order to remove. Engine, skid, and then the generator haha.
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on my unit the handles are 26 1/2 in.
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I wouldnt want to be the soldier that had to carry that sucker across the field. It is deceptively heavy!

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Chris that was meant to be carried by 4 soldiers thats why they have 4 dowels. One would surely need a hernia operation after moving it a few times LOL
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Thanks, Lloyd!!

Just out of curiosity, which model of PE-75 do you own?
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Do you have a later PE-75? I measured mine again and 26.5" wouldn't even fit between the brackets, 25.5" looks just about perfect though.
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Default Re: PE-75 Carrying Handles

My TM 11-900A, PE-75-AF, August 1952 states handle are made of Hardwood, 25-1/2" long and 1-1/8" diameter.
You should be able to measure the length also were they are stored on the belt side of the frame.
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Finished the handles today. I had guessed they were 25.5" long, but am glad I was able to confirm before I made my own. Thanks again for the help.
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I am sorry for the late reply. I am measuring right at 25-1/4" in overall handle length on my PE-75-AD, and right at 25-3/4" between the vertical channels which keep the handles in place. The original handles are 1-1/8" o.d., and are rounded over on each end. Your PE-75 frame and handles turned out great! If you need any more pictures/measurements let me know.

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i rechecked my unit the handles are 25 7/8 long. i used a hf tape the first time!
it is AE unit. but not oem has a wisconsin AENTD with 12 volt starter.
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