Seems like forever since I've posted, So I believe its about time, right?
So, I've gotten the idea that I'll just build a bulletproof mower, bumpers, guards, big tires, you guys know the drill by now.. Only thing I wont be doing, is speeding it up. I dont really wanna lose any pulling power and plus, If thing is towing a couple hundred pounds at lets say...20(?) Thinks are gonna get hairy real quick if that trailer turns over.
So, my Question to you guys are.. if the settled trailer dimensions are 6x4x1 (Length Width Height)
What could I build this thing out of? I have two old bed frames laying around, can I use those? I've read these things are brittle, not easy to weld, and just make beads crack easier(?)
I have both a 1in axle and bearings laying around, and a 3/4 in in my shed. the 1 inch has bearing that are stand alone, kinda like FearlessFront's Gokart build. the 3/4 has a housing where the ends taper up to house the bearings, plus I have huge tires for 3/4 axles since it's standard mower diameter.
Both axles are pretty short. The 1in is about 38, and the 3/4 is 37 (The housing its self is 28.5) Could I possibly lengthen these? Sleeving them, of course.
If I was sparce on material, could I put the center bars every two feet? (three center bars for 6 feet)?
I have a murray widebody that has those C (or U) frame rails, could I possibly use one of these as a tongue? My Utility cart thing (bought from Lowes) has one with that same general shape. I would of course, brace it a bit to reduce the flex.
Let me know your opinions, or maybe something to add to this thing!