Got my wheels in!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sawyerashton, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Sweetly Silkies

    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good deal! let us know how it works :)
     
  3. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my wheels installed finally. when the 2x4 is down, the wheels float. When it is straight up, it lifts the back side of the coop about 4 inches. i lift the front and move it around. Much easier than rocking it back and forth to move the coop.

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  4. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very nice!
     
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    Give this a look Sawyerashton (looks similar to what you did):

    http://avianaquamiser.com/posts/Wheel_lift_for_a_chicken_tractor/

    I also used a system that was a 2x6 in my case with the wheels attached in the middle slightly longer than the width of the tractor to allow the wheels to turn freely.

    Then I merely attached hinges to the board that enable me to flip the wheels under the end of the tractor when it needed to be moved; Then flipped out when the tractor was at rest to caress the earth.

    Looks like your system is more than adequate I would say.
     
  6. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Sweetly Silkies

    Sweetly Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it!! [​IMG]
     
  8. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton Out Of The Brooder

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    The wheels are rated for 300 pounds. They did great with the weight of the coop. I will only be moving the coop every week or so, so it won't be sitting on the wheels during that time.
     

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