Tractor Tow Dolly build thread
Posted January 23, 2012 - 04:56 PM
I found 3 pieces of thickwall 2 inch box tubing, each 47 inches long, painted, and straight, perfect. Also found some 1.5 inch square tubing, and then some other pieces of steel for another project. I was going to use 3 inch channel for the draw tongue originally, but the piece I have wont me long enough to have room for a boat hand winch. Bad thing is the ball coupler I have is designed for 3 inch channel, so I may just have to weld up a transition piece to pin onto the 2 inch (receiver setup) and then I could easily use my 24 dollar coupler on other build projects. Last I checked I can only use one trailer at a time LOL.
Kenny will be along to load up the undimensioned Sketchup drawings he did, and congratulate me on the steel lol. Kenny, I am not using any flat stock or 3 inch channel, will be ALL 2 inch... so you half win LOL.
- Michiganmobileman said thank you
Posted January 23, 2012 - 06:47 PM
What I would really like to design is a miniature car dolly. Think that would be awesome for moving the tractors.
- wvbuzzmaster, Cvans and Michiganmobileman have said thanks
Posted January 23, 2012 - 07:07 PM
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 08:28 PM
i am interested in seeing this built
Posted January 23, 2012 - 08:52 PM
Wouldn't your forklift do the same thing ? Al
I am going to be building a tow dolly for garden tractor relocation,
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:07 PM
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:09 PM
Forklifts are NOT all terrain.
Will probably actually start welding it up this weekend. Have to finish cleaning up my shop the rest of this week before I get real busy on this. Figured since Kenny helped design, I would set this up in a build thread.
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:21 PM
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Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:30 PM
Instead of making the axle cross member a solid piece of steel, cut the axle, and install smaller tubing in both halves, so that the axle can be adjustable in width. Then you wouldn't be limited to just one size tractors.
Just my two cents worth.
Edited by johndeereelfman, January 23, 2012 - 09:49 PM.
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:43 PM
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:58 PM
Going to be interesting to watch this.
Thanks for posting this project.
Posted January 23, 2012 - 10:32 PM
Secondly, this is just too weird. Today, I was in the shop, rethinking a tractor lifting gizmo idea, that I had been mulling
over for a while now. Honest to goodness, I thought today, "Hey, this would make a good thread. Kenny sketches it, and I build it"
Just too weird.:confuse: