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ATV garbage hauler

modified ATV hitch receiver to hold trash cans

This modification should help us to haul out some garbage and bring in some saw dust.

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With your good ideas for impoving life with contraptions, you really need to learn how to weld. You can get scrap iron for free or cheap, and buy a cheap 110V welder that you can run with your generator, and you will have contraptions that last a lifetime.
Comment by Craig Fri Sep 20 14:41:46 2013
Craig-Thanks for the kind words. Making it out of metal would last longer, but it's harder to correct mistakes when something gets welded and my welding skill level is poor when it comes to holding the welder in the right spot.
Comment by mark Fri Sep 20 21:11:43 2013
You may want to keep an eye on the can that is close to the exhaust. It could potentially melt the can. I second the welding, the only way to get better is to keep practicing on projects like this.
Comment by Brian Fri Sep 20 23:50:28 2013
Is golf cart gone? Seeing just atv lately
Comment by jim Sat Sep 21 05:35:59 2013
jim --- It hasn't been running since last winter. We finally dragged it out the way in July, which I guess equates to admitting we're not going to get it fixed anytime soon.
Comment by anna Sat Sep 21 14:04:27 2013

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