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Retractable wheel for chicken ark - need advice

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jimmy0x52, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. jimmy0x52

    jimmy0x52 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All

    I just built an ark and I'm trying to build on some retractable wheels to make it easier to move. Picture:

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    I tried to use regular construction L-brackets but it's far too heavy and they bend sideways without much movement. Does anyone have a recommendation of what else I might use instead of flimsy L-brackets? The general mechanics of it work, but the sideways strength is lacking.

    I was thinking of cutting a large (2x12) piece of wood in a square, lopping off a corner and using it in a rotational fashion (wheel on the opposite corner of the cut one).

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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
  2. fiddleman

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    With a little adaptation, this should work. You tube video says in a few seconds what it would take me a page to describe! [​IMG]


    If you make an extension to the end of the tractor this should work I think.

    Mark
     
  3. jimmy0x52

    jimmy0x52 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's actually a really cool solution - and it's possible I can do that without the need to build onto the back at all. I'll have to take a look at it and see what I can come up with.

    Thanks Mark!
     

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