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GaWajn
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Sled dolly
« on: August 3, 2019, 06:36:15 AM »
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Here is my take on a sled dolly I have seen on the interweb somewhere. I forget where I saw this but I thought it was cool at the time. I decided to use this design and put a few twists of my own on it. This is version 1.00



This is basically what I found pictured somewhere a few years ago ...



I liked the way the support was designed for the skis ...



I decided to put fixed casters on the back so that it could be more easily controllable ...



I used cedar 2 by 6's because I knew I was not gonna paint it and cedar looks better than softwood. Kinda gives it a little more upscale look ...



I decided to add some hand holds so to make lifting easier. What you see here is aluminum angle with 18 inch ski doo cross shafts. I thought that using actual cross shafts would be appreciated by the DOO guys. Velcro straps to hold down the skis ...



I added a 15 inch by 4 foot three quarter inch plywood so that I could tie down the machine using ratchet straps as seen in the pic ...



3/8 inch eye bolts front and back ...



The hand hold at the back ...



Cross shafts polished a bit ...



Seen here with a machine on the dolly ...



Tied down in the 6 foot wide trailer. The design allows me to put two sleds on their dollies in this trailer without the sleds touching together or rubbing against the trailer walls. I am pleased with the result so far ...
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« Reply #1 on: August 4, 2019, 05:20:22 AM »
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Wow, that is super slick, really nice. That is Yankee engineering at its finest.  I've built five rolling dollies for use in my shop. They're not nearly as well thought out or well constructed as yours, simply pallet style made with 2x4s five feet long and a little over 30 inches wide.  The only real "feature" included is locking wheels. They're nice to have when I want to raise the back of the sled and start it up. I have locking swivel wheels on all four corners. The rear swivels are useful for final nudges into exact position or tight spaces. 

With those underneath eye hooks front and rear you can loop a strap through and easily pull the whole rig around like a kid with his little red wagon.  Ideal for taking it up the ramp.

You're going to really enjoy having that, makes life much easier, will probably build more.  For me personally, the biggest advantage to something like this, aside from the obvious convenience that it offers, is that it reduces the risk of back injury because, ya, I'm in that demographic now.

Again, well done, you certainly know how to put a rainy day to good use. Might just be the latest fad on campus.
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