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Inexpensive plow dolly

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by gwnorth23, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. gwnorth23

    gwnorth23 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 27

    Anyone used one made by Larin for around $50 bucks @ JC Whitney? Seems like small $$ for something like that but just wanted to see if anyone else had used these specifically. I saw where tls22 used three modified trash can dollies but those were $55ea so I thought this might save a little coin. BTW it is for a 7.5 RD Fisher MMII which seems well below the weight limits of the Larin product.

    Great site and am looking forward to learning much from everyone....ussmileyflag
  2. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Thanks man....yeah i love them! I did not think they where that much, im going to have to check lowes and home depot for you!

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    I think im going to put a piece of wood in the center next year!
  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

    that would make it unbreakablewesportwesport:D
  4. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Those things are strong........good way to get the plow from point A to point B!
  5. gwnorth23

    gwnorth23 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 27

    Looking closer at it, I could probably make something by using a few 2'x4's some 1/2 " plywood pieces and some wheels on casters from any hardware store....
  6. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Yeah def, that would prob work better then what i have! My father built a wooden bin with wheels on casters, so he can bring the fire wood closer to his basement stairs that lead upsatirs!:drinkup:
  7. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    There is a company out there that makes them for particular plows. They are low profile and somewhat inexpensive. Never had one here to inspect but they look like they would work well.

    Go to: http://www.centralparts.com/Accessories/Plow-Carts/

    WooHoo, my 100th post!!
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,264

    Good job man, enjoy this site! I have learn alot from it!:waving:

    Why not have my dollys on that web site?:dizzy:
  9. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

  10. Zodiac

    Zodiac Member
    Messages: 76

    I bought a large furniture dolly from a place called Big Lots, dunno if anyone else has/knows of them.

    Cost me seven bucks.

    Works great.
  11. farmerkev

    farmerkev Senior Member
    Messages: 849

    Good stores, if you can find one that is Seems they build, everyone wants to go, then business goes down, and they move to the next town and the cycle contines.

    Check a local HD (or anywhere else I guess) and ask where they have their clearance or scrap box. They should all have one, left over scraps, usually just have paint, or unsquare edges, but its all real cheap most of the time, pull out the tools and have fun making your own if you ever need one. A nice wood frame with some heavy duty casters would be a good but inexpnsive way.
  12. gwnorth23

    gwnorth23 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 27

    Thanks for all the ideas, think will try and fabricate something myself....:drinkup:
  13. jdanforth

    jdanforth Member
    from maine
    Messages: 41

    i just use snowmobile dollies,the centers of them are perfect for the cutting edge to fit in
  14. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i know the cost is higher.... but the wheels that western sell ... GREAT =)

    they even balance the blade, so you can pick up the frame side to alligne the mount holes... 2 finger is all i need. no more pry bars.....
  15. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Build your own

    I just made a square frame out of 2x10's & casters. It was 15 years ago & still works great. Changing to the minute mount from the conventional Fisher, I had to add a piece of plywood for the jack stand to come down on, but it all works pretty flawlessly. It can probably be done with 12-16' of 2x8.

    I'll bet someone could do a stellar job welding up a frame to mount casters on, probably using angle iron or square tubing.
  16. fordmstng66

    fordmstng66 Senior Member
    Messages: 527

  17. gwnorth23

    gwnorth23 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 27

    Thanks for all the input, I will try and post some pics later of what I came up with....Mark
  18. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I use two furniture dollys. each holds 1000#s. only $15 a piece. work great....
  19. g.moore

    g.moore Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Have been thinking about building an all-terrain unit, my blade is stored outside in a gravel driveway. Thinking 2x4 channel, with those 10" air up tires from Harbor Freight and a 2" ball so I can pull it around with the ATV. Winter project maybe.
  20. nbenallo33

    nbenallo33 Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    i sell alot of theese they come in a pack of three, they have a cut out for the cutting edge and a spot for the a frame or kick stand work good in a garage.. wouldnt use them on gravel