I got an otter sport sled that doesn't have the bump outs under it to install the otter brand tow bar. Im sure i can rig one up but was seeing if anyone had success with other brands that are a quick easy install?
Tow bars for atv
just got a large otter sport sled. bought the frabill universal hitch and it bolts right on, the 2 holes for the the rope tow strap match up to the hitch bracket. only have to drill for the 2 extra holes. the hitch comes with backing plates. sorry, no pics
You never mentioned what you would like to get for it $
Zmaniac that works to now you have to show us the ski set up.
Thanks for the photos, almost as I imagined it to be. I can definitely work with that.
Did you have any trouble with the tracking, like was it wobbly. Not that it matters much as I would be going from the lot to the ice.
I’ve been using this setup for the last 5 years to get my 1 man shack to and from the lake. It’s a converted garden cart that I built a flatbed for. The shack has eye bolts mounted on the front for the tow rope and I mated them with eye bolts on the trailer. Once the shack is on the trailer I simply use a couple of carabiners to secure the eye bolts together. I also made a pair of skies to attach to the tires if the snow on the lake gets too deep for the wheels.
great looking setup!
Non machinist background here. I can see myself doing some damage with unistrut and some kid bike training wheels. Mayb some type of pivot pin for swiveling the wheels up/down.
I hate with a passion dragging sleds on the hard jagged ice.
I fabricated a bracket over the summer that would swivel on the ice and uses pins to lock it in place. I was just curious to what you came up with. No need to dig it out for me, but when you do I would love to see your design. Thanks
I made a custom mounting bracket to make it rigid I put a pin in each side. The towbar is also custom made
I will try to help you guys out and see if I can get at my Shanty today and take some pics for you guys.
Unless you guys have access to Machining equipment this will be hard to accomplish. Before I retired I was a machine designer/tool maker and had access to all this equipment.
WestfieldW-How did you make your tow bar rigid and not pivot as they are designed? I would think that the front of the sled would drag with just the rear mounted wheels.