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  • #16
    This is a cool thread. I agonized over this same question this year, ultimately I went with the old tried and true culvert sled. In the end it was all about price and simplicity for be. And to be honest, I like how a culvert sled tracks when going down a trail. The only downside of this type of sled design is all the banging on a bumpy wind-blown section of trail. I can fit 4 55gal drums in this sled and 8ft lumber stacks neatly inside. I can stack sheets of plywood on top if I want.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 4951tomm View Post
      [ATTACH=CONFIG]92293[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]92294[/ATTACH] I used 5/8 bar for the skaggs oprox. 12-18 inches......I have about $250 in materials....

      I don't bother with anything on the bottom of the plastic.
      The reason your hitch is bending is it is extended when the front of the sled slams down off a bump. If you look at my hitch, there is not overhang. As-soon-as there is some slack, the shock pulls the bar back into the pipe. It has about 10,000 miles on it so far.
      Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein

      Better living through chemistry (I'm a chemist)

      You can piddle with the puppies, or run with the wolves...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Nitroman View Post
        I don't bother with anything on the bottom of the plastic.
        The reason your hitch is bending is it is extended when the front of the sled slams down off a bump. If you look at my hitch, there is not overhang. As-soon-as there is some slack, the shock pulls the bar back into the pipe. It has about 10,000 miles on it so far.
        Ya, I didn't run skags at first either, with 6 inch wide runners on hard pack, it is unsafe without them.....It handled like an innertube or car hood.....Glancing off trees on corners, wanting to slide downhill on a traverse at 90 degrees.....Which I could deal with.... until 800 lBS of sled tried to pass me on a slight incline coming down my driveway.....jacknifed, and flipped me off my sled and bent my tongue.....At that point I thought it was a pretty good idea to ad them......Is really easy to make and install, just drill two holes, and pound in a staple shaped piece of 5/8 bar in....You might consider trying a pair....am sure you'd like them....Much safer.....
        No, my hitch does fine coming down hills and bumps......It gets bent occasionally when backing up and jacknifing in tight areas.....Usually straightens itself out with a good jerk.....Not a problem.....
        Wow! ten thousand miles, impressive.....I believe it....Say, I was wondering, if you spend three days to find just one tree, wouldn't it be more cost effective to just buy some stove oil?

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        • #19
          Yes, but that is no fun at all when I could be out running through the trees and tundra in places I've never been.
          Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. Albert Einstein

          Better living through chemistry (I'm a chemist)

          You can piddle with the puppies, or run with the wolves...

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