- Pneumatic wheels for a log trolley. Is eBay the only option?
Ive got the chance of some wood which has already been felled and stacked in 6 foot lengths. There is no road access to pick it up, so it needs to be carried a hundred metres or so. I’m thinking of making a trolley which could be either towed by hand or with a quad bike.
Ive done a quick search on eBay and can find some ten inch pneumatic wheels with bearings which list their maximum load at 300kg. I’ve never weighed individual logs but wonder how many it would take to reach that limit.
The challenge is to build something light that is capable of carrying say 6 logs at a time along the footpath and through the gate. Is there anywhere else I should be looking for wheels?Posted 4 years agoandylMember
Have some wheels that sound like the ones you have seen on our sheeps field shelter so we can pick it up like wheel barrow and move it around the field when we strip graze them. I think they are meant for sack trucks.
tbh I would go bigger. Something like a large pneumatic wheelbarrow wheel.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Try your local towsure or similar. Or dinghy trolley/wheelbarrow wheels but they are plain bearing.
Iirc the dinghy i used to sail was about 75kg with rig and two 12″ trolley wheels would support much bigger dinghies plus the weight of the trolley and some one sitting/ climbing on it to do maintenance.Posted 4 years ago
do you not have scrapyards up there ? go and have a mooch for inspiration
I’m a serial scrap yard moocher. There is also a blacksmith in the village who always has lots of offcuts of steel which are handy for making stuff with.
I found these which are puncture proof with a big axle and bearing. Each wheel has a 150kg capacity. With four wheels that’s 600kg or 24 bags of cement.Posted 4 years ago
mcm – I was at the arb show last week and fell in love with one of these:
really well made, but at £400 odd quid, Im not about to buy one straight away.
It was rated for 500Kg and would be perfect for extraction at the coppice.
eBay is a good source of wheels but there is a lot of junk out there.Posted 4 years ago
Stoner, £400 seems pretty steep for some box iron and a pair of wheels. It’s surely possible to make one for a lot less. I’m now thinking if the load is balanced in the cradle then two wheels may be enough. The problem when the front axle turns is that it is less stable. I will do some more pondering……..Posted 4 years agothejesmonddingoMember
http://www.truckstrolleys.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=14&product_id=61Posted 4 years ago
For the deluxe solution,but you’d need to extend the platform,and get a tractor 😛
Are you not over complicating this? Can you not simply drag the logs behind the quad bike, or get hold of a used motorbike trailer or small box trailer and take the end off it?Posted 4 years ago
An old boat trailer would also do the job but would be a little wider – of course you could pretty easily reduce the width of the axle.
Given the weight of the logs I doubt you’re going to be pulling the trailer/trolley yourself.organic355Member
Ive got one of these zero barrows, with the log sled attachment and also the stacker platform.
log sled is good for big logs, and stacker barrow I can get 4-6 longer logs balanced on it.
was going to get the long platform at some point.
Got mine for £50 on ebay. Maybe an easy design to copy?
you can also get a tow bar attachment:
Posted 4 years ago
the zero barrow looks good, but I dont think it can take the payload Im after – 200Kg+
At the moment I can shoulder c.70-80Kg individual cords and any heavier ones, up to say 100kg I can drag. Id want something I can load with 3 or 4 60-80Kg cords and be dragged out of the coppice or two a store pile.Posted 4 years ago
The gates are about a metre or more wide. Too narrow to get the Land Rover and trailer through. The wood is stacked either alongside the path or a little from it. I downtown a quad bike, though I think it might be possible to use the Ranger’s one. They had a trailer they could use with it, but it wouldn’t fit through the gate. That’s academic anyway as someone stole it.
Stoner’s trolley looks like the best solution. I can make the cradle a bit longer with an extra couple of bearers for shorter lengths. With the puncture proof tyres I reckon it will roll well. With a longer draw bar it wil be easierto tow and steer.Posted 4 years ago
I picked up a pair of these from Machine Mart today, they feel up to the job.
I will nip to the blacksmiths tomorrow and get some box section and maybe have a go at welding something up.Posted 4 years ago
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