I was in HF this morning looking at stuff and thinking that while some of these carriers are wide for the snow purpose (like mine)- that they could also be reassembled to use only one of the two "wings/trays" of the carrier. For example- the above carrier has two trays, each mounted to the sides of the center bar- disassemble it, mount one side over the center (instead of bolting each side into the sides of the center) and drill some bolt holes right through the tray and 2 inch (1 1/4- whatever) center hitch bar and put in some new long bolts and be done with it. It wouldn't be symmetrical- but so what....That way, come summer, one could reassemble the carrier with both side trays and still get a full sized carrier. For $50 you can't lose- and I bet this black friday there will be some good sales deals as well.
edit- another thing that would just fit is use two 5 gallon buckets filled with water/ some antifreeze and they should JUST fit on the "one wing" tray setup. The tops of the 5 gallon buckets are about 12 inches each- so 24 inches wide at the top. At 9 lbs per gallon, that would be 90 lbs pretty cheap. One could THEN pile "stuff" they have around the house on top of the buckets for even more weight.
Edited by dualresponse1731, November 18, 2017 - 06:25 PM.