4 Wheel Wagon
Posted June 27, 2012 - 10:29 AM
Posted June 27, 2012 - 11:48 AM
I'll try to find something tonight.
but you can start by looking here
Don't forget to click on the Utility Wagons Button, They have Wheels,Tires and stub axles if your building from scratch.
Edited by JD DANNELS, June 27, 2012 - 12:01 PM.
Posted June 27, 2012 - 01:29 PM
Posted June 27, 2012 - 01:47 PM
Posted June 27, 2012 - 04:40 PM
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Posted June 27, 2012 - 05:03 PM
Make the front one steer with parts from the original steering and weld the rear straight and solid. I suppose you could just drill & pin the back sleeves, but a quality weld would be faster.
As for the center pivot, the front could pivot a little, may even help on terrain, but I would have the back one fixed solid.
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Posted June 27, 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted June 27, 2012 - 05:16 PM
I have a frame from an old go-kart. Looking to use the axles and build up from there.
Also a unit that has readily replaceable and (more or less) reasonable parts supplies.
Posted June 27, 2012 - 07:04 PM
The two front axles would work and the Go-kart frame would make a good one too.
It' does not have to take much to make a cart.
My first garden cart came in a deal along with a 12 hp Murray. It was just recycled bedframe angle with a gavanized pipe tongue.
By the time the floor and sides were made of old 2X10's and one job I used it for was spreading 17 truckloads of woodchips on my garden(REA was clearing out along the power lines and did not wat to drive 15 miles to the county landfill. And I had a use for them)
I was 30 yrs younger and I was going to break before the cart did.
Edited by JD DANNELS, June 27, 2012 - 07:06 PM.
Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:49 AM
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Posted June 30, 2012 - 09:06 AM
What wheel size are you using?
Posted June 30, 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 12:45 PM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 02:56 PM
Kenny, kind of depends on what kind of tongue you're emulating. On big wagons, most of them are pivot and tie rods all up front, but they have a lot of mass to keep from sliding the front end. On a smaller four wheeler, i would think that some distance between the pivot and the arms would be a good thing for more leverage. Just need to mock up a little to make sure your turn radius is right. I think that if the pivot is behind the axel, you'll want them up front, but if the pivot is in front, you'll want them behind would work best, but again, turn radius and ease of turning will be a balancing act.
Question on the front axle. Where should/would be the best place for the tie rods, behind or in front of the axle? Just found out the front tires a 6" wheels. Oh well! I'll go with them.