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Local scrounge rig got an upgrade this weekend.

Post in 'The Gear' started by MasterMech, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

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    The sides are really for leaves and lawn debris (I can dump a push-mower bag more than 3 times now!) than wood but it does let me toss splits in loose without worrying about stacking them. ==c
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  2. rkshed

    rkshed Feeling the Heat

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    Nice lookin' set-up.
    Did you make the sides or buy them? If you made them, good work!
  3. Boog

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    Nice job MasterMech, you'll really be able to stack the trash and the good stuff in there now.
  4. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    I've been wanting to make some for my poly dump cart. Did you fasten the front to the sides? I'm worried about the side bowing out if I don't.
  5. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    Nice. My Cub Cadet cart came with high sides on it. They make it very easy to overload the cart and blow out the wheel bearings
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    How would you know that ;lol
  7. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    This is how.
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    Ooooh, dat's bad.
    I built sides for mine too (not as pretty as MM's), but still don't like to load it to the top of those for fear the axle will crap out.
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    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    I'd really like to invest in a well made cart some day.
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    Sweet!
    Next upgrade to be a hydraulic ram for dumping ? :)
  11. MasterMech

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    Most likely an electric actuator if I ever decide to do that. Poly carts don't really dump that well tho. :( No removable tailgate.

    Thanks! Homemade but definitely not cheap. Was surprised at the total bill ($80) even with buying a boxes of 100 for the hardware.

    Here is a lousy pic but yeah I did fasten the front to the sides. Poly carts aren't known for being "square" in every dimension. ;) If were to do it again, I'd make the front fit in front of (rather than inside) the sides and use window bolts. The eye-hooks work well but I think the window bolts would've looked nicer.

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    This one is well matched to the tractor, capacity/weight-wise. I'd like something a bit heavier duty but then I'd have to start looking for a real garden tractor to haul it with!
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    I've got a real garden tractor, but a lawn mower cart.:mad:
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    I have an ohio steel dump cart that i haven't figured out how to overload yet...it is a beast. I recommend it.
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    Here's mine I recently made. Luckily the leaf suspension took most of the impact of the tree. Its only slightly bent.

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