My new (old) Murray Widebody I bought for $125 delivered, best deal yet in 2024?, has been earning it's keep while my DD is down. I had to lose the lawn turf tires and put on mud tires since it kept getting stuck towing uphill with a trailer. I found crossing the slope worked much better then trying straight up since I could lean on the downhill side when it slips to give it traction.
It came with the mulching plastic buckets on the back along with the bracket. Which makes the towing 5/8" hole stick out much farther.
I had an old Murray I took the engine and transaxle (Dana :-( ) out of and I had to move it about 30 feet down a muddy and slippery slope, so to speak. Though it did not weight much, I admit to being a bit lazy that day and worried about falling and providing a YT video for someone else.
Plus, I did not want to let go and watch it roll down the hill into a rock or tree.
So, I was thinking, I already have it off the ground, it does not weight much, I bet it fits just under the new Murray or I can lift it over it.
Can I tow it from the 5/8" hole in the back butt to butt just like a trailer using a 1/2" bolt (I have 5/8 - wanted a loose fit)?
Hey, it matches up nice with a little wiggling.
So, can I actually tow it and make a 45 degree turn and most importantly, can I back it up as I woudl with a normal 1 axle trailer?
Yep, it did massively under steer and the towed Murray had a tendency to slide downhill. I fixed the steering wheel locked ahead with a ratchet strap through the steering wheel wrapped around the three spokes.
Worked well enough and saved me from being video footage for YT or TickToc.