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I NEED SOME IDEAS

Discussion in 'DIY Dog projects' started by Tropicalbri's, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Tropicalbri's

    Tropicalbri's $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I need ideas from all that may be interested in building a cart that my pups can pull.
    As you have read in many of my posts, my pups are high energy and I have yet to find something that will truly tire them out without putting me in the depths of exhaustion.
    They love pulling me on the bike so I thought pulling me in a cart would be better yet.
    My husband would help me build it if I can come up with some blueprints of what I want.
    It definitely has to have solid brakes and anti tip features. Preference would be four wheels with low center of gravity.
    Any suggestions and ideas are most appreciated.

     
  2. Panama

    Panama Hot Topics Subscriber

    Maybe check some Bernese Mt Dog sites, dog carting equipment....
     
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  3. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    My mom used to build them for both the dogs and ponies but I don't know if she ever had a plan or blueprints. I only remember that they had smaller bike tires on them.
     
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  4. CRDobe

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    I have nothing to offer but can't wait to see the pups at work!
     
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  5. GOD'S GRACE

    GOD'S GRACE Notable member

    Tractor Supply or Southern States have lots of good stuff to get you started...like wheels, bearings, axles, etc...the box I'd weld from metal (as that's in my wheel house) as for wood, I'd look here for ideas....https://www.pinterest.com/pin/518476975821185051/
     
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  6. Ddski5

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    IMG_2373.JPG This is what came to mind reading this post.

    If you were up North, it would be easy. Just hook them to a dog sled and go. It has been proven and tested for years and years.

    An actual wheeled cart? Nope, no experience here.
     
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  7. GOD'S GRACE

    GOD'S GRACE Notable member

    :lmao:....
     
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  8. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    When we went to watch a Husky demonstration last year there wasn't any snow so they were all on stand-up type wheeled carts. Actually saw one at one of the forest preserves practicing a few months back, too. No clue where they get them but they look home-modified if not entirely home-made. We're going to the same demonstration at the end of January; I can take some pictures of their rigs! Let me dig through pics from last year and see if there is anything useful...
     
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  9. LifeofRubie

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  10. Gelcoater

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    I was going to say, build a chariot!

    Short of having dragons...Be recognized as the baddest ass lady in town who rolls a twin Dobe powered Chariot!:cool:
    Around here that would lead to a neighbor building one too. Then the racing would commence:D
     
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  11. Oh Little Oji

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    I've thought about taking an ATV, stripping everything out that's not needed and boom. Solid, stable rig with great brakes.
     
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  12. Viemarangelrock

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    Friends of ours have great success with scooters.

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    If they are use to pulling you on the bike then they will need no encouragement to pull you on a scooter.
     
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  13. Ddski5

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    Good ideas right there.

    I have an old John Deere L100 that you can have.
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    Take engine and motor deck off and I bet this thing is pretty light.

    Good tires and steering..... What else would you want??
     
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  14. Tropicalbri's

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    I want to etch this onto bronze then use a plasma cutter to cut out palms and mount to a piece of finish teak for the back of the cart. B84FBEFF-0B49-465F-93B0-3CD2206D769A.jpeg Playing around with ideas for a cart. I have 8 sheets of 2 1/2’ x 6’ by 1/4” bronze. I want to use them to build the cart.
    The sides of cart would be cut out of bronze too.
     
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  15. Tropicalbri's

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    Oooh and the seat would be a diamond tuck design made from burgundy leather.
     
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  16. Kaiser2016

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    The Tropic of Dobermann - awesome!
     
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  17. strykerdobe

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    Just keep on the brakes on your bike! :rofl:
     
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  18. Gelcoater

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    How much does the bronze weigh?
    I'd be thinking light;)
    As far as anti tip feature, how about canting the wheels like some wheel chairs?
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  19. Tropicalbri's

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    I will be having it made and welded from metal. All the frame will be metal with the sides being cut out into palm shapes. The only wood will be the back teak piece to mount bronze palms on and the seat. I want the dobie heads in bronze but think I will have to have a neutral spacer between the metals so they don’t react to each other. The inward wheels for stability is a great idea.
     
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  20. Tropicalbri's

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    ] each piece of bronze probably weighs about 25lbs.
     

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