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Handy Trailer Dolly
Ron Byelich, Higgins Lake, Mich., used the wheels and part of the axle off a snowmobile trailer to make a handy trailer dolly equipped with a ball hitch. He uses it behind his Case 646 18 hp. loader tractor.
    “It keeps all the tongue weight off the back of the tractor and lets me pull several different kinds of small trailers that are quite heavy when loaded,” says Byelich. “I made sure the coupler is higher than the dolly wheels so they clear the trailer’s tongue when turning.”
     He used a torch to cut 4 ft. out of the axle and welded it back together, then enclosed it with a sleeve made by welding 2-in. tubing onto the axle’s spring shackle plates.
    The ball hitch is bolted to a short piece of 2-in. tubing that’s welded to a flat strap arch, which is welded to the axle. He used 1-in. tubing for the tongue and welded a flat strap drawbar hitch onto it.
    “The tractor came equipped with a weight box on back, and I mounted a combination receiver hitch and drawbar underneath it. I also welded a pair of strap irons onto the weight box to support the hitch,” says Byelich.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ron Byelich, P.O. Box 63, Higgins Lake, Mich. 48627 (ph 989 821-9251; hdglide2011@hotmail.com)    

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #4