2007 - Volume #31, Issue #1, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Push, Don't Pull" Trailer For ATV's
The trailer measures 40 in. wide by 5 ft. long and has 1-ft. high side boards, with an endgate on back. It rides on a single 12-in. high caster wheel. The trailer's tongue bolts onto a metal bracket that he bolted onto the front guard on the 4 wheeler.
"It works much better than a conventional trailer because I can always see what's going on without having to look back," says Luna. "The trailer's tongue is bolted solid to the 4-wheeler, so with the caster wheel the trailer goes wherever I drive. I painted the trailer Deere yellow which looks nice with my red Polaris 4-wheeler."
Luna started with a caster wheel trailer built in the 1970's from a kit made by Sears Roebuck. The kit included the frame, tongue, and wheel. The owner had to build the box.
He used 3/8-in. thick, 2-in. sq. tubing to build a new tongue. To hook up the trailer to the 4-wheeler he just inserts two bolts with nuts.
"The trailer comes in handy for a variety of jobs around my place. I also give my grand children rides in it," says Luna. "I made a couple of other smaller caster wheeled trailers that I push in front of my 4-wheeler, and one of them uses the front wheel off an airplane. Those trailers mount on a ball hitch that was already on my ATV."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Delbert Luna, HC 4, Box 138A, Gainesville, Mo. 65655 (ph 417 679-4336).
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