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Minuteman II on Dolly

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by jrbalto, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. jrbalto

    jrbalto Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 2

    I am considering building a dolly so that I can drop my Minuteman II on it, unhook, then roll the plow into the corner of my garage, then reverse the process when I need to mount the plow. Has anyone already done this? I would appreciate any suggestions.

  2. winged1dur

    winged1dur Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    Do you mean "MinuteMount II" as in the Fisher plow or do you have an Intercontinental Ballistic missle?;) If it is a plow, a dolly is a great idea. You will need to use strong lumber ( fir or maybe even oak) and heavy duty casters, the more the better because of the weight of a Fisher plow.
  3. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    LMFAO!! If your building a cart for a ballistic missle you might need something a little stronger than wood! Might want to check your local army surplus outlet. Maybe they'll have something already pre-made. :D
  4. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Plow Cart


    I made one up from some old channel and angle iron I had kicking around.

    It is "T" shape, I have a piece of 4" x 2.5" angle iron about 4 1/2' long and welded a piece of 5" channel about 4' long in a "T" like fashion, the angle iron supports the cutting edge / trip edge and the channel iron (U- up) allows the leg of the Minute Mount to sit inside the channel, I have three HD casters under the angle iron and one HD caster under the back end of the channel. I got the casters at home depot, cost me about $45.

    The cart works very well, I built it for the same reason you did, when not using it I can roll it off to the side of my garage, out of the way.

  5. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

  6. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    I've had mine on one of the standard carpet dollys that I've got lying around, but it doesn't stay on well. You either need to make 3 separate smaller dollys, one for underneath the jack stand and two for underneath the far ends of the blade; or you can build one large triangular shaped dolly that supports the same parts.
  7. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    To build one, whatever you use to build it with, make sure the unit is ONE PIECE. When moving. sometimes the foot will slid in and out the other way, if the chain is loose.
  8. jrbalto

    jrbalto Junior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for dolly suggestions

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I will build a one piece dolly for my ballistic missile. By the way, it is the one with the Fishstick launcher. Spellcheck doesn't catch everything!

  9. wfd44

    wfd44 Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 369

    Of course spellcheck didn't catch it. Because you spelled Minuteman correctly. :D
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Umm.....Fishstick launcher? I don't even wanta know! :p