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    Power Caster

    Here's a project I completed a few decades ago. I got tired from moving a rather large utility trailer around by hand, so put together his handy device. Power is supplied by a small HF 12 VDC winch, converted to chain drive by adding a sprocket to the cable spool. In/out reversing switch that came with the winch provides for reversing directions. Triangular design with split frame facilitates easy chain tensioning by sliding motor. Wheel is stolen off of a wheel borrow. Black pipe for handle. Easily moved the trailer with a full load of firewood.
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    Thanks Gadgeteer! We've added your Power Caster to our Trailers and Towing category,
    as well as to your builder page: Gadgeteer's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    I'm glade i found this power caster.

    I will build this ASAP have a shop that is over packed and I need this type of tool to move equipment.

    Thank you for you ingenuity.
    dell

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    I should have mentioned that I added a bolt-on pipe receptacle to the tongue of anything I moved with the power caster. If the one-wheel caster is used with a ball, it will fall to a side.



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