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https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/d...659122565.html I am Bored oot of my gourd so I was Perusing CL AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

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This is interesting. I wonder how much tongue weight you could overcome using the leverage provided by the handlebars and how would the machine hold up over time? These prices on stuff are stupid though.

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I think it's pretty cool. And from the looks of things, he has either the jack on the trailer itself, and/or the jack on the pusher, able to support a bunch of the tongue weight. So you might not need to really lean on the handlebars too much.



I think it's a neat idea. And probably not that hard to do, at least if you have a welder, or the means to make some sort of adapter plate. I've seen battery-powered homemade trailer pushers, but this seems like a pretty slick use for an old blower.



Assuming, that is, that the transmission doesn't slip. Friction-disk trannys don't always grip all that well, and this is outside their intended use. But with a clean aluminum disk, fresh rubber, and properly-adjusted belts, hopefully you could do OK. You could always add a stiffer spring, for more force on the friction disk. Or use a PowerShift!



It's less maneuverable than this, of course, but I put a trailer ball on my lawn tractor for $10, and that's worked nicely for me. Except for when I tried to see if I could move my utility trailer when there was still some snow in the yard. The answer was no. There, the blower would have been perfect. I did consider using my normal blower (with chains) as a "tugboat", using a strap from the base of the blower's handlebars, to the trailer's tongue.

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looks like a great idea for light duty work.

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Nah, your not bored Powershift93,

The big boys are big enough to move loaded 5th wheels, and loaded boat trailers, and heavy cars with a deep cycle battery system powered drive units and they can visit Ronins mighty Yanmar snowblower $$$$ in nosebleed heights of over $7,000.00 U.S.D. if I remember right. I saw a small one at the local ford dealer almost 8 years ago being used to move dead cars around in their repair shop.

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Back in my dealership days we always had these...http://www.pushorpull.com/images/Blue-Pusher.jpg

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Ouch, that's a bit high $$ for a garage project but it's sure easier on the back for us old guys compared to the more economical Harbor Freight manual ones.


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