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    Snowblower cart

    Old snowblower plus old garden cart equals powercart.

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    Isn't steering unstable?
    I have built something similar from a tiller, it is very difficult to steer; when I turn a little bit, it tends to turn further. It was actually usable only in reverse, then it stabilises itself. It has helped me a lot this way, anyway.
    Seems like pivot point is located much closer to powered axle in Your case, that might help. I was going to rebuild attachment to locate it under the engine, close to the wheel axle.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/25XbwNKb7FACRteL7
    Last edited by KPL; 11-30-2018 at 01:40 AM.

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    Isn't steering unstable?
    I have built something similar from a tiller, it is very difficult to steer; when I turn a little bit, it tends to turn further. It was actually usable only in reverse, then it stabilises itself. It has helped me a lot this way, anyway.
    Seems like pivot point is located much closer to powered axle in Your case, that might help. I was going to rebuild attachment to locate it under the engine, close to the wheel axle.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/25XbwNKb7FACRteL7
    Mine steers fine, more by accident than design though! Been hauling wood to stack....its a short haul and a wheel barrow would work just as well but this was a fun project.

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    Mine was built to carry seaweed visible in that linked photo. It's wet and heavy, and has to be carried quite far sometimes. The main problem is a loose sand I had to cross, where wheels tended to slip and dig in.
    It's quite many wheelbarrow loads that fit into that trailer, so it was really worth it.
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    Thanks Peat! We've added your Snowblower Cart to our Farm and Garden category,
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    I really don't know one thing about designing trailers. But I have a trailer ball front and back of my truck. Whatever maneuvering I accomplish hooked up conventionally, is a mere fraction connected in front. All in mechanics; distance of swivel from steering, like a long flatbed truck trying what 5th wheel tractors do.
    Peat's arrangement benefits that link swivels on motor chassis [and close to drive axle], where the connection on KPL's is on the trailer frame, greatly increasing the ratio attained. Ratio also applies in distance from link to axle of trailer itself.
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    I always wondered why no one ever marketed a snowblower/tiller combination. Of course I guess the early Gravely's and some other early walk-behind tractors would do a lot of different things also.

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    Peat & KPL

    both designs are pretty cool, I've been looking to convert an old snowblower into a way to haul my pump and motor and hold the hose, in one.

    the steering difference is probable due to the size of the tires on the wagons???? just a guess based on the little physics I know.


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