2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Snowblower Cart" Makes Storage Easy
The cart is made from 1/2-in. thick plywood and rides on eight small wheels. Boards screwed on top of the cart match the bottom of the snowblower frame. It fastens to the snowblower while it's still on the tractor.
"With the snowblower raised off the floor, I stand in front of the snowblower and slide the cart onto a pair of metal lips on the bottom of the snowblower. Then I get back on the tractor, set the cart and snowblower down together, and unhook the 3-pt. After that I can easily roll the snowblower around the shed," says Pautz.
"At first I tried just setting the snowblower down on the cart without the slotted boards," says Pautz. "But I always had trouble getting everything lined up right. I found that fastening the cart to the snowblower before setting the blower down works much better. The same idea could be adapted to any snowblower.
"You want to get the snowblower close to the ground or else you'll have trouble unhooking it from the tractor. The cart I made is heavy enough to handle the weight of the snowblower but not so big that it gets in the way.
"If the snowblower sets on the cart for an extended period of time, the wheels on the cart will flatten on the bottom a little. But once you roll the cart around some the wheels will round out again." Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Len Pautz, 3440 Woodview Lane, Saukville, Wis. 53080 (ph 262 483-4646; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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