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Trailer trouble

How the modified lawn trailer is holding up.

I was able to use a wheel barrow wheel to get the Bucket Hauler going today.

The driveway still has deep and uneven ruts, which has me re-thinking the trailer concept.

Maybe there's a way to carry 6 buckets on the ATV without the trailer trouble?



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What about pulling a Travois with the ATV?
Comment by Maggie Turner Mon Aug 5 21:21:39 2013

This would be a much better, heavy duty alternative-

http://www.harborfreight.com/870-lb-capacity-40-inch-x-49-inch-heavy-duty-utility-trailer-with-8-inch-wheels-and-tires-42708.html

This has real leaf springs and wheel bearings.

Comment by Eric Mon Aug 5 21:30:38 2013

You could certainly build a pair of crates (to be fitted to the carrying racks) that could each hold three buckets snugly. But check the load limits of those racks first!

Stability is an issue as well. If the ATV could tip over the driver would be in a crappy situation.

Whether you want to drive with three buckets of manure right under your nose I leave to you. :-)

Comment by Roland_Smith Tue Aug 6 17:08:51 2013





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