Can anyone identify this thing?

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    It's said to be between 2.5' and 3'. Found in a back yard.

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    Is it attached to anything?
    Is it the shut off for the water or gas main?
     
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    Looks like an old farm tractor hub. And it looks like it is only about a foot in diameter at the most. Who measured this thing?
     
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    I'd say tractor parts is a good guess...

    Never saw anything like it used in plumbing...
     
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    A lady emailed me with the picture and said some people on another forum thought it was a pump part. Close but no cigar. She apparently measured it, and you know how us guys lie about measurements; so...

    I was hoping she would pop in here and answer some of the questions everyone is asking. I sent her links to four Forums where I posted it. Maybe she will show up yet.
     
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    To me, it also looks like a part of a tractor i got this picture, these are the parts of a tractor take a look over it and see if it is one of them
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    Those all look like gears and splined shafts. Someone from another Forum said it looked like a tractor counter weight. That's a possibility. She posted another picture that shows it standing up with a tape measure on it. I'll post that here.

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    Lets see if I can make it larger somehow. I guess I downloaded a thumbnail.

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    My guess is road grader, the part above the plow center of grader.
     
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    Well, i think you are right, i just googled off with "Tractor counter weight" and i got these images they all looks like the thing you posted in here, take a look over it hope i am not wrong again... :D

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    That's an interesting idea. I can't picture one in my mind, it's been a long time since I was standing that close to a Road Grader. Do you have an image?

    That doesn't look like it either. Did you enlarge the last image I posted? It shows it with a tape measure on top.
     
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    OoOps, i am sorry, i didn't enlarged that image and if had done that i wouldn't post other pics, well after enlarging i come to know how actually it does look like so obviously i am wrong, well i am still wondering what it is, so when you find it out don't forget to tell everybody over here... :D
     
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    I went looking everywhere I could think of and found nothing that really came close to this, now I'm thinking maybe a spacer behind the water pump on a very large engine.
    It would be nice if we could read the foundry markings that are covered with dirt.
    Maybe this is the peice the alien ufo's are looking for.
     
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    If they find it, I hope they will tell us what it is before blasting off again.

    I tried the four numbers on the right side. 8A80 I believe. Didn't come up with anything. Can't read the others. Maybe she can clean them off and tell us what they are.
     
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    I read that as 23A8 and in some places that shows up as Feb. 1978
     
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    Your right, if I stare at it long enough and squint it becomes a 23A8 instead of 28A8. But then again...
     
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    The trick is to move the picture to my pictures so you can inlarge and rotate it but we need the stuff, I wonder what the other side looks like.
     
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    I thinks it is a wheel weight off a tractor...
    They sure have enough different types of them and they all look kinda close...

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    I agree,
    Alien part? Probly not , looks like it was made in the USA.:usa:
     
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    I think you have it Redwood. That's the best resemblance I've seen so far. I don't know who the lady got to lift that up for her, but I agree, turning it over might help a bit.
     

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