Garden Trailer

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Project by Duaneflower posted 02-02-2012 08:40 PM 4301 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided that we needed a garden cart. Since we had just purchased a John Deere riding lawn mower, I needed the cart to look “John Deereish”. Most of the wood used were pieces that I had laying around the shop. I did have to buy the 14 inch tires and the 5/8th inch treaded rod for the axle. I had the winch already (got it for a couple of bucks from a garage sale) so it made sense to me to make this a “DUMP” cart. I tried using a light cable on the winch but it just wouldnt wind up on the reel smoothly, so i replaced it with a light rope. Wonder if I will ever carry a heavy enuf load to have to winch up the dump bed. Now we are waiting til spring to put it into use.

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 09:20 PM

Nothing runs like a deer, looks like you built a great cart. good looking, dump and all.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 09:38 PM

Nice pictures showing the build. A small trailer like that can come in handy…..........

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 11:20 PM

Now THAT is too cool! I love the re-use of materials and not buying a high dollar manufactured one!

-- " .... For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother.”

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 04:28 PM

This is a great build and idea. Thanks for the post.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 04:33 PM

Great project, and if you have children or grandchildren, you have just made the perfect toy to get them to
help you with the yard work, but you might not get too much actual work out of the smaller ones. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 02-05-2012 10:30 AM

Very cool, i like this, favorite? Yes i think so, take care of the carrying of the bushel baskets from the garden, hopefully by this season, thanks for the idea!!

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#7 posted 02-26-2012 08:45 AM

Very nice cart, am curious how cart is secured to back of cart and does winch control box up/down very nice job

-- jim

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#8 posted 09-18-2015 03:10 AM

Nice work, good design! But, the tractor can pull more weight than the cart can dump and not BEND the hinges!

NO Gravel—rocks—cement chunks——at least not over 1/2 the box of them!

We are re-doing our dump trailer, because the “I know all about making a dump trailer” guy that designed the dump hinges was an “mis-informed- un knowing—un -truthful” individual@ He was/is an excellent welder; but very inexperienced as to where the hinge should be and how heavy it had to be to actually be used as a “dump trailer” Branches and yard debris etc were fine. (this is a 5 foot by 9 foot box trailer that has 1 foot tall sides. and 8 ply tires. —- The hydraulics bent the blazes out of the poor hinge design. We had told him the trailer was to use! Not a lawn ornament!
For just lawn/yard things it should be great! Looks nice—H-F wheels with air up tires looks like to me.

-- just rjR

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