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#31 4tom OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2017 - 07:58 PM

Would like to find one of those cargo carriers about 2 ft. wide or so. Probably would be best to buy a HF cut it down. Then would not be wider than the tractor, maybe even 30"wide. Can see it would be so very handy around the yard, carrying tools etc.

Check the ATV carrier at HF. It's narrower than the auto one.

Edited by 4tom, November 17, 2017 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted November 17, 2017 - 09:08 PM

Check the ATV carrier at HF. It's narrower than the auto one.

46" x 18 1/2".


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Posted November 17, 2017 - 11:17 PM

Thanks guys. Have thought about that. Might even cut it down to the width of the tractors, that way if could get thru a gate or something, it would also clear.
Everyonehave a good weekend back that direction.

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Posted November 18, 2017 - 05:40 PM

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.

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