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Re: Tractor tow dolly

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PJH

09-14-2018 09:11:10




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If you build one, I'd advise making the tractor wheels rest a little bit in front of the dolly wheels. That puts a little weight on the truck and will help you when pulling a hill on gravel. If the tractor wheels are centered directly over the dolly wheels, there is a rotation that lifts the dolly tongue when you pull forward with the truck. The harder you pull the higher it lifts. It's not too noticeable on level ground, but it is bothersome on a hilly gravel lane like mine.

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Leroy

09-14-2018 17:53:24




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 Re: Tractor tow dolly in reply to PJH, 09-14-2018 09:11:10  
Having it balanced means you can unhook with tractor on without having a jack under toung of dolly.



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PJH

09-14-2018 19:11:21




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 Re: Tractor tow dolly in reply to Leroy, 09-14-2018 17:53:24  
Yes, I guess you could do that Leroy.

We always rolled the tractor off and then unhooked the dolly from the truck. I didn't have a jack on it. I originally built mine to be balanced, but had to scratch and claw getting up the hills on our lane. I cut the spindles off and moved them a few inches to the rear and it made it usable. It's been a long time since I've seen it. I can't remember if I traded it or loaned it out and it didn't come home. I remember that it was real easy to loan out, in fact it usually took several phone calls to figure out where it had "moved" to. I started to weld my name on it one time, then it dawned on me that some borrower could get in a wreck and right there real convenient would be my name. A lawyer's gift from heaven.

I used to make hay all over the neighborhood, and it was handy for getting equipment to the field with just one driver.

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Leroy

09-16-2018 16:33:37




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 Re: Tractor tow dolly in reply to PJH, 09-14-2018 19:11:21  
Never had that problem. What hills were not that bad and where we would want to unhook was lever enough did not have to even think anout setting tractor brakes or on a wagon blocking the wheels.



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