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  • #16
    looks great, did you consider movable or multiple mount points for the axle ??
    right now it looks like you have a lot of the load wait on the tung still, put anything heavy on the platform and you wont be able to lift the tung. if you do it will likely end up bending during use.
    not shore but i think some one said it should b like 40/60 for axle placement ??
    thanks for the help
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    • #17
      Yup I have considered it. I think its a great idea, and have yet to make a decision on it.

      At the very least, the rear axle will be moved forward. I'm weighing my options on the moveable axle. I can either fabricate a moveable carrier for the axle, or I can switch over to these other axles my dad gave me just this week. They are light trailer axles and don't require a full-width axle, similar to this:



      I still need to check to see if the tires I have will work with these axles (the ones I have already have hubs mounted to them, unlike the photo). If so, it might be an easier task to use these axles.

      So yeah, I think its a great idea. Now I just need to figure out the best way to implement it.

      BTW, when all is said and done, I expect the maximum load capacity for the flatbed to be about 500lbs, which seems to me to be pretty good for a lawn cart, and certainly adequate for any task I'll be throwing at it.

      Originally posted by fun4now View Post
      looks great, did you consider movable or multiple mount points for the axle ??
      right now it looks like you have a lot of the load wait on the tung still, put anything heavy on the platform and you wont be able to lift the tung. if you do it will likely end up bending during use.
      not shore but i think some one said it should b like 40/60 for axle placement ??

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      • #18
        Here are some pictures from a few weeks ago. Not much has changed, I finished painting it and added the rivets. I'd still like to move the wheels forward, but it works pretty well as-is.





        We took this rig into town a few weeks ago for our town's family festival. We drove it around a bit, got lots of looks and comments!

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        • #19
          And a shot of my girls enjoying it.

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          • #20
            Cool

            Very cool family oriented project...... bet the girls will remember and talk about it 40years from now!!!!!
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            • #21
              I agree, I can't imagine having had one of those when I was their age. Yes, they will remember it FOREVER. May be the best invested time of any project you ever do. My hat's off to you
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              • #22
                Hi there, here is a similar "trailer" a buddy of mine pulls his kids in behind his early John Deere Model LA...... He actually pulls 2 in tandem for his 2 kids....... Just showing you to give you some more ideas maybe?



                Good Luck and neat idea. I wish My Dad built me something cool like this when I was a kid......

                Rudy

                EDIT: Here is the 2nd pic I was having some trouble uploading to photobucket:
                Last edited by RudyOnWheels; 08-11-2010, 12:40 AM. Reason: 2nd pic added
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                • #23
                  For those of you near the water:

                  Jack Olsen
                  The Garage(And its slideshow)
                  The Car(And its slideshow)

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                  • #24
                    Welcome to all the twitter users out there.

                    Wow some awesome projects! Keep 'em coming!

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                    • #25
                      BTW here were the piggies that I saw at a local apple orchard that originally gave me the idea.

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                      • #26
                        Found this one in the Welding Projects section, pretty cool!

                        http://www.millerwelds.com/interests...ct/3384366057/

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