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.
Last edited by KPL; 11-30-2018 at 01:40 AM.
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.
Last edited by KPL; 11-30-2018 at 05:37 AM.
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.
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
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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