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> Smithy Sled Wheels, Adding wheels to your sled. Any ideas?
Knuguy
Posted: Mar 09, 2018 - 08:54 pm


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I was quite surprised at the M & G to see people dragging their tobogs and Smittys over the pavement. I'm not sure they were LSO members or not.

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Duke12
Posted: Mar 12, 2018 - 09:36 am


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So I got to try the the new casters on Saturday and they worked excellent on the road.

The only flaw I experienced with this design was when I had to get onto the uneven soft shoulder because of traffic my ski and tub portion of the sled wanted to lift up off the 2x4 cross members. This was most likely caused because I was still pulling the rope from the ski tips causing some lift and the extra drag from the softer surface. I did not have the sled strapped in anyway to the 2x4s (just had the weight of gear on them) . The casters still worked surprisingly well on the soft gravel shoulder .

I had to stop a couple of times to push the ski/tub portion back down flush onto the lag bolts through the 2x4s.

Just though I would share so anyone one looking to add casters to thier sled the same way can lick the problem before heading out. Im sure a couple straps in the right place will solve the issue.

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thanh
Posted: Mar 12, 2018 - 09:48 am


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@Duke12, 4 of these connecting from the lower wood base to the top cross brace will fix that issue.

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Duke12
Posted: Mar 12, 2018 - 10:08 am


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Yep those are the solve for sure !

And if I may add a heck of a lot quicker than running extra straps and a whole lot cheaper than my option B which was buying more gear to weigh my sled down .

Thank you sir

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JiggingGuy
Posted: Mar 12, 2018 - 12:23 pm


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Toggle Latch, Amazon has them cheap...

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JiggingGuy
Posted: Mar 12, 2018 - 12:24 pm


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kevb81
Posted: Mar 12, 2018 - 12:43 pm


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Looks good Duke12. Glad to hear that they worked out. I am planning to add wheels as well

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