2015 - Volume #39, Issue #6, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Lugged Tires Keep Golf Cart Going Through Mud, Snow
“The new tires are wider and taller and have deep lugs similar to the ones found on tractor tires,” says Hundertmark. “It’s unbelievable how well they go through mud.
“I came up with the idea after I fell last winter and broke my leg. I bought a golf cart to make it easier to get around my farm, but it easily got stuck in snow or mud and my girlfriend got tired of pushing me out. Even though the new wheels are a little wider than the original ones, I was able to use the same wheel rims.
“At first I tried installing the lugged wheels only on back, but that caused the cart’s front end to slide around. With the same lugged wheels on front it’s easier to steer and turn around in the mud.”
Hundertmark also removed a front-mount bracket from his Dixon riding mower and mounted it on back of the golf cart to make a drawbar hitch. He welded a steel plate with 3 holes in it on top of the bracket, allowing him to install a ball hitch in the middle hole and a drawbar on either side.
“It lets me use the golf cart to pull empty hay racks and wagons instead of having to climb onto a tractor,” he says. “The bracket was originally designed to mount a dethatcher on the mower.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brett Hundertmark, 2119 120th St., Bode, Iowa 50519 (ph 515 379-2702; email@example.com).
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