Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Bushman5, May 24, 2018.
Sorry guys,messed that up,Stone's quote made me think of the movie The Road
Technology is great, when it's easy to figure out and works right.
In that regard, I prefer carts and machetes to software.
Awesome job bushy! I am following this but I got no emails or flags saying stuff was added!
these people think like i do!
only $30,000 USD
I like it!
One upped them with the shopping cart basket....fricken love that idea....oh the molle that can be attached ......love me the molle possibilities? Also the blew It on the non OD....just sayin
Saw the OD.... I stand corrected.... but your has soul so again better
All that money invested and the website doesn't even show a pic....failed hard Hensdrick not everyone does PDF.... lost my mass order....I'll just take a Bushman5'r built anyhow
ditched the heavy shopping cart basket cart, and swapped the axle over to a custom made 1061 aluminum flatdeck.
Still need to drill holes for lashing/bungees on the side rails, as well as on the deck. 6 of the stainless mounting bolts that secure the sides to the deck are ring bolts. Makes lashing with paracord very secure
it's pretty badass. Can be used as a general use flatdeck , or throw on my Pelican cases / coolers, or FrontRunner cargo boxes, or duffel bags etc.
I liked my aluminum flatdeck build so much I bought and cut material for a longer deck. I'll put it together sometime.
the axle is secured in an axle tube, which is secured to the cart flatdeck with stainless U-Bolts. It's bomber - full floating axle design
Not sure if you can see it, but the haul arms slip snugly into the cart receiver tubes and there is an stainless pin with spring clip that goes thru both and secures it.
Are you going to put brakes on these disks
nope. Don't need them. The cart , even heavily loaded , is extremely easy to stop . And adding disc brakes / brake levers just complicates and clutters up the cart. More crap to break and repair in the field.
I'll take the discs off eventually , just haven't gotten around to it.
Bump to the top!
the aluminum trekking cart was so successful and useful for hauling hiking gear / camping gear for my adventures, that I've decided to one up myself and build a Gen 3 Trekking Cart
Gen 3 Trekking Cart (The Recon Cart - trademarking the name soon ) will feature the following:
- the same full floating axle and axle tube as my current cart - it has proven itself to be nukeproof.
- fatter 5" x 29" fat tire bike tires, rims, etc.
- POSSIBLY electric drive wheels....
- 100 % waterPROOF dry storage, which will also make the cart floatable thru creeks / shallow rivers
- animal proof storage (for food)
- built in 20 liter water storage , with spigot for canteen top up on the exterior of the cart, a filler cap , as well as quick disconnect hydration tube running thru the haul arms to the person hauling the cart.
- interior AND exterior Molle panels with Quick/Grips for tool (axe, saw, Spetsnaz shovel) and Molle pouches for highly organized gear storage.
- ruck hooks for hanging a ruck for transport
- lithium battery to power LED trail lights and camp lights. Solar panel and charging unit as well
- stainless mini shackles front / rear for pulling assistance via rope
- a potential military application, a couple of local CDN Forces folks were interested in my Gen 2 cart - they suggested some upgrades , and that they might be interested in testing locally
- plus more
I have a somewhat similar project, but more revolving around an external frame of a large backpack (Eberlestock Warhammer, in my case). Imagine a mix between a rolling luggage and a dolly. Something along those lines.
Looking forward to seeing your ideas!
Right now I'm talking with multiple local metal fabricators / welders. I've done multiple drawings, cardboard & tape models and am confident that 75% of my design can be laser cut from a single sheet of aluminum , then press brake bent into shape and welded . The rest of the components are easily stamped / bent / cut / welded
Now you need a harness to get one of your house panthers to pull it for you