Author Topic: DIY Trailer?  (Read 1978 times)

corshamjim

DIY Trailer?
« on: September 21, 2010, 07:05:32 pm »
I see Aldi are selling an arc-welding kit:



and a hand truck:



... in their special buy on Thursday.  Got me thinking - could I weld a hitch on to the hand truck and make a useful trailer?  ::-)


      ALDI - Thursday Special Buys 23rd September 2010
   

Re: DIY Trailer?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 09:32:16 pm »
Without a bit of practice, you'd probably just blow holes in the barrow tubing.

If you have something small-wheeled like a Brommie, you could cut half the handle off and bolt a hitch onto the end.
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

corshamjim

Re: DIY Trailer?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 09:39:48 pm »
Thanks.  I wasn't sure myself if I was serious, but I do have a Dahon D7 which would make a suitable tractor unit.   :)  I'll see if my local college are doing any welding evening classes.  If so, might give it a go.

Zoidburg

Re: DIY Trailer?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 09:43:08 pm »
It's too narrow, it will up flip over on corners.

corshamjim

Re: DIY Trailer?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2010, 11:17:19 pm »
Good point.  The weather put me off going to Aldi on thursday, so I didn't get the hand truck in the end. Just as well..   :) thanks