Steering for a mobile coop on large caster wheels?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by grandpabaker, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. grandpabaker

    grandpabaker New Egg

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    I have bought four 12" caster wheels (two swivel and two rigid) for my 5x8 coop. I plan on placing the two swivel on the front and the two rigid on the back. If I use this arrangement, and add a tongue to the front (one of the 5' ends), will the tongue need to move horizontally to steer the coop, or will a fixed tongue work because of the swivel casters? I have a compact size tractor (30 HP) to pull the coop. Sorry if this question is already answered here, but I couldn't find the exact answer.
     
  2. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fixed tongue should work ok. Just make sure it's sturdy. If the tongue can move horizontally it is possible it will not track correctly behind the tractor.
     

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