Why build a trailer...

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petroni
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Made a pretty slick hydraulic loader for the Scout. Loads effortlessly, just a few more fitting details to work out. Based on a Hydraulic Sled Deck. Used a hitch mount support to carry the weight in order to keep the CG slightly forward.


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That's very neat! Do you have a video anywhere of this in operation? What do you use to drive the linkage?
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Do you have tail lights or a red flag on the craft?
If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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Will post link details later.
You don't need exterior lights as they are clearly visible and not obsructed
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Will post link details later.
You don't need exterior lights as the trucks lights are clearly visible and not obstructed.
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You do in most states if you don't want a ticket.
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I've been modifying it a little so I will post the final product.
It does hang out a little more than 4 feet so a cheap Walmart trailer kit zip tied to the cage would work. From AK haul road experience I would go wireless, as wires, even in conduit, stand no chance at times.
My version has no load deck so its restricted to smaller 12 foot stuff which has a cg a little aft of the tailgate of a 3/4 ton 8 foot bed or better truck. I don't see how you couldn't load some bigger craft backwards onto a deck and pull it up with an arm system similar to this. Lots of snowmobile loaders similar to this online.
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