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Tandem Axle Utility Cart
This tandem axle utility cart is great for hauling heavy objects around the farm. Besides car engines, we've hauled a 1,080 lb. load of patio bricks as well as 20-ft. lengths of 8 by 8-in. H' beam on it with no trouble since we built it a few years ago.
We built the frame for the 40 by 20-in. cart out of 1 1/2-in. sq. angle iron 3/8-in. thick. Two side guard rails protect the tires. The cart has two 1 in. dia. close-set axles fitted with 12-in. dia. tires. It rides about 5 1/2 in. off the ground.
The wheels are set close together so you can teeter it a little to change directions when you're hauling heavy loads. If the wheels were on each corner, you wouldn't be able to turn very well.
I'd provide plans if there's interest. (Harvey Mueller, P.O. Box 156, Neosho, Wis. 53059-0156; ph 414 625-3451).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4