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ATV milk crate bucket holder upgrade

using milk crates to carry 5 gallon buckets on an ATV

Anna's ATV milk crate bucket holder idea turns out to be a great solution!

We added two more crates to bring the carrying capacity to six 5 gallon buckets.

It now takes 5 trips to empty the truck compared to 3 with the trailer.

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You might want to fab up some racks fore and aft using angle iron and expanded metal. I did that for our quad and by adding tie-downs everywhere I can transport a huge amount of stuff with ease. Because I am just "crawling" around the land at low speed when I'm loaded up I'm not concerned about having too much weight on the machine. By adding an oversize pair of hooks between the front racks and the back I can even transport 10' ladders, sections of pipe etc without any problems.Bob.
Comment by bob Thu Aug 8 17:34:06 2013
Thanks for the comment bob. We'd love to see a picture of that rack you made for your ATV. I'm not sure about welding something...I think I'd like to have the option to change it without much trouble if a new application demanded it. I have thought about some sort of rack maybe out of PVC pipes that helped hold a few more 8 foot long 2x4's on each side without the need to strap them down.
Comment by mark Mon Aug 12 20:08:27 2013

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