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ATV Trailer Dolly Handles Big Loads
Rick Schmitz, Cologne, Minn., was getting tired of putting a ball hitch on his Bobcat every time he needed to move trailers around his property.
“I have a 24-ft. fish house on wheels and wanted to use my ATV. The tongue weight of the trailer weighed down the back end of the ATV, so I decided to make a trailer dolly,” says Schmitz.
He cut apart an old boat trailer and made a 45-in. wide by 45-in. long dolly. “I cut the axles off the trailer and used 2-in. by 2-in by 1/4-in. square tubing, and slid the stubs into the tubing then welded them. The dolly can handle 1,000 lbs. of tongue weight,” says Schmitz.
His only cost was the square tubing as he had the old boat trailer with tires already. “I spent about 2 hrs. building it. You could make one any size but the smaller frame moves and stores well and still handles a good size trailer.
“If I had it to do over I would weld a receiver onto the frame and not a ball hitch so I could change sizes easily. I would also raise up the ball about 6” higher than it is now,” says Schmitz.
“I also bolted a support wheel onto a reciver hitch for my ATV to keep the back end up when towing. That works well too.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rick Schmitz, Cologne, Minn. 55322; ph (952-466-2459).

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #4