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    I had a jet sled xl thrown into a widetrack deal I made last year. It didn't have a tow bar and I decided to build an entire frame rather than just a hitch mounting to the plastic. I also cut some uhmw strips, attached them to the bottom, attached some rings for tie down straps, and mounted a plate on the rear for another pintle hitch so we can pull tandem sleds. I will try attaching pics to show the work.
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    cut strips with the table saw and attached with counter sunk screws. I also attached some to my fold-a-sled
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    Arc,
    If you move your hinge point for the tongue to 1/3 the way down the side of the sled, it will be a much smoother ride for the cargo.
    Ie,......instead of pulling the sled from the front, the tongue will attach to the side on the frame about 1-2' back from the nose of the sled.
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    Thanks for the tip. I will try that on another one I'm sure there will be more... next sled project will be a freight sled for lumber etc.
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    Arc,
    If you move your hinge point for the tongue to 1/3 the way down the side of the sled, it will be a much smoother ride for the cargo.
    Ie,......instead of pulling the sled from the front, the tongue will attach to the side on the frame about 1-2' back from the nose of the sled.
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    Your work looks great, BTW.
    Your sled should last quite a while now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Arc,
    If you move your hinge point for the tongue to 1/3 the way down the side of the sled, it will be a much smoother ride for the cargo.
    Ie,......instead of pulling the sled from the front, the tongue will attach to the side on the frame about 1-2' back from the nose of the sled.
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    i'd have to agree.

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