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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:19 PM

I have this old craftsman style dumpcart that I got from the scrap heap at a local golf course.dumpcart.PNG I have used it fro several years to pull behind the GT. I now have two more of them (newer) that we now use. I got an idea when I saw an old Bonanxa Corvette GT last week. I am thinking of making a hitch for it to mount to the back of my Homelite ! Yah I know it will make it a wheelie machine unless I put counter weights on the front. Luckily the Homelite has a heavy frame and front axle and I can build a rack for weight. The PO had welded it down so it will not dump. I bought a latch to replace the one they welded. I would like to keep it as close to the rear of the tractor as possible and make it useable from the seat.

This is still in the planning stage an I would welcome any thoughts on this. I don't have to have this but it would be a luxury.

Thanks. Roger. 



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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:26 PM

You could stretch the frame and get the box over the rear axle.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:35 PM

I think Brian is on the right track, the pivot over the rear axel would help... If you can't do that, maybe a set of Dooley wheels under the pivot to take some weight
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Posted April 28, 2013 - 09:13 PM

I was hoping not to have to stretch the frame. I do have a parts tractor I could do that with though !!!!!!!!! Now you have me thinking. (Not a good thing.) We normally don't have to haul a heavy load, mostly sticks and pine needels in the spring. If I did do the streth thing it would make it easier for the wife to use it with the hydro. I would have to lengthen and balance the driveshaft on it also. No I will have to do some more thinking and make a drawing or two.

I was thinking of making a pivot wheel for under it just ahead of the pivot point to take up the weight also. Not sure that would work very well though. Thanks. Roger.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 10:45 AM

I borrowed this from another forum.homelitecarryall.PNG   (hope he doesn't mind) This is simular to what I want to do with the trailer except that I want to be able to dump it. I could mount it sideways and not have that much extended out the back but then I would have to fabricate the dump mechanism and new gate. Still in the process of planning but thought this was interesting. I wonder why they didn't make it a dump? Thanks. Roger 






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