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Old 05-25-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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so I scrounged up this old Sears lawn tractor mower.
(2cyl 18hp) I'm mostly OK with it as it cuts well and totes my generous self.

What I'd like now is to find a generic universal yard cart I can pull behind it.
6 yd or so should be plenty big enough and (I think) I'd prefer a 4 wheel model...
but I'm open to hearing contrary thoughts.

I'm willing to buy this thing new (a rare, rare thing in my world)
expecting that a good one should will last a while if I keep it out of the rain

Any suggestions of what make/model to look for?
or to look out for?

Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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so I scrounged up this old Sears lawn tractor mower.
(2cyl 18hp) I'm mostly OK with it as it cuts well and totes my generous self.

What I'd like now is to find a generic universal yard cart I can pull behind it.
6 yd or so should be plenty big enough and (I think) I'd prefer a 4 wheel model...
but I'm open to hearing contrary thoughts.

I'm willing to buy this thing new (a rare, rare thing in my world)
expecting that a good one should will last a while if I keep it out of the rain

Any suggestions of what make/model to look for?
or to look out for?

Thanks.
Most big box stores & farm implement stores carry a nice 2 wheel trailer for cheap. I really doubt that your tractor will pull a loaded 4 wheel trailer without strain or damaged to the old tractor. Better smaller loads with more loads than tear it up with a 4 wheel.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Most big box stores & farm implement stores carry a nice 2 wheel trailer for cheap.
I've seen them and been fine with the price range at >$200.
but they all look kinda tinny in construction.

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I really doubt that your tractor will pull a loaded 4 wheel trailer without strain or damaged to the old tractor.
Now I'm not planning to pull concrete with it
It's more about the volume available than the weight
(oops and I did say 6 yards didn't I- LOL)

my thinking with the 4wheel was more about tongues and hitching and leaving it loaded now and then
maybe I'm just making more out of it.

bulldogdad: do you have one of those rubbermaid carts?
it looks nice.

thanks to both of you.
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I've seen them and been fine with the price range at >$200.
but they all look kinda tinny in construction.

Now I'm not planning to pull concrete with it
It's more about the volume available than the weight
(oops and I did say 6 yards didn't I- LOL)

my thinking with the 4wheel was more about tongues and hitching and leaving it loaded now and then
maybe I'm just making more out of it.

bulldogdad: do you have one of those rubbermaid carts?
it looks nice.

thanks to both of you.
You might try what I did.

I have a heavy duty yard wagon with air tires (NOT a kids wagon!) that I rigged a simple hitch up to haul stuff around the yard. This way I have both a yard wagon I can pull by hand or a light duty tractor wagon.
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