Wheel lifts for tractor?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Flock In Texas, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen some tractors with levers to drop the wheels on a tractor to raise it for moving. Does anybody have any good pictures or resources for this?

    I want to get this straight first before I make the tractor heavy. The tractor will be 4x8 and about 6' tall. I suspect it will be pretty heavy because I plan to trick it out.
     
  2. Hokum Coco

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  3. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Birdy Buddy

    Birdy Buddy Out Of The Brooder

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    My Coop
    I recently built my tractor coop. It's heavy but I don't have to lift it. I just need a push to get it moving. I level it with a portable jack. The run is removable in panels. It's about 4'x5.5' and 5' high. The 2x4s in the back are the handle for tilting and moving.

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  6. Flock In Texas

    Flock In Texas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right. I've seen what you are describing and think I will go that direction. I'll have to include handles to lift that end to engage the wheels, but it will be more sturdy

     
  7. Birdy Buddy

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    My Coop
    I have about 48 SQ FT for the attached run on my coop. The coop itself has a wood floor and is about 8" above the ground. The wheels are 20" diameter with a solid tire. The photo shows underneath the coop where the wheel is attached. I used a 3/4" machine bolt for an axel
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