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#1 larrybl OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2015 - 08:48 PM

After spending almost nine Months of evening and weekends working on "Old Girl", I took Friday off, just to have a relaxing weekend with nothing to do. With the extreme heat here, the outside activities are limited. Spent some time at a small water park Friday with my Grandson. Today my Wife commandeered my small trailer so she could try and move her plants around following the shade. She wanted a way to move the trailer without commandeering one of my tractors too. I was thinking of a trip to H/F to see about getting one of those trailer movers, but I remembered that I had an old Jacobson edger that I wasn't using..... so I spent a few hours today making this. Saved me from going stir-crazy today, and She is happy. Now I have a small 2hp motor.... Tomorrow is another day. hmmmm wonder what I'll come up with?   

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Posted August 08, 2015 - 08:57 PM

Neat idea, but I use my tractor. I'm lazy.
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Posted August 08, 2015 - 09:06 PM

No, the Idea was to keep my Wife from using the tractor. More than likely the Kids would be moving it, I can't even get them to use the push mower. This works.


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 10:30 PM

I got the wife her own small LT without a deck. It is perfect for her to tow around her trailer. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 08, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Ahah another project


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 05:18 AM

   I have had my eye on one of those motorized trailer movers for awhile now, just cant seem to get my self to spend the money on something I really could live without.  plus I need a bigger unit, most of my trailers are in the 16' to 20' range.  neat idea !!!!  I bet the wife loved that and you know what they say ------  happy wife happy life

             Pete


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 06:10 AM

Great idea and use of what you have on hand to get the job done. Just make sure she keeps the load towards the front! 


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 06:32 AM

Ahah another project

The LT was a freebie because the mower had rotted bad. It needed a few hours cleaning, a belt and a battery. It has given her independance for 3 years now. A small price to pay. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 07:09 AM

If you could adapt a mobility scooter, she could use it full time.


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Can't see how that is any easier trying to lug all that around a yard of bumpy grass and maybe small hills?  Think you should have re-thought and put hitch on the unit and leave the drive in place for power. Course, maybe it wouldn't have pulled that much either. I'll stick to the tractor pulling it too. Wife has here own now, but she gets Me to do all the pulling and harder work. Seat Time for me, is what She claims!  Smart!


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 01:02 PM

The trailer is only mover 5-10' each time to follow the shade from the porch, the plants are not heavy. It rolls easily on the hard Texas ground. My 10 year old Grandson has moved it easily. If we need to move it further, or heavier then the GT is used. Just too dang hot to be opening the shop door to get the GT out just to move it 10'  



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Posted August 09, 2015 - 02:21 PM

Heck of an idea.!! I'll make mine with bigger wheels, off one of those old "hot" bikes the kids used to ride maybe. Easier to pull for me. Thanks.
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Posted August 09, 2015 - 03:51 PM

Heck of an idea.!! I'll make mine with bigger wheels, off one of those old "hot" bikes the kids used to ride maybe. Easier to pull for me. Thanks.

Just happened to have the edger, 2X4, and a ball hitch laying around not being used. I saved my self $60.00+ on a HF model.

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