Materials and tools I used:
List of materials:
– two forks from an old bike frame;
– two wheels;
– rigid body (I have it from the gas tank);
– grilles or sheet steel (for the sides);
List of tools:
– welding machine;
– tape measure;
The process of making homemade products:
Step one. Welding the main frame
The main frame is assembled from two rear bicycle forks, just weld them through a piece of pipe. It is advisable to take a strong pipe, there will be bending loads, that is, the forks under load will try to “fold”.
Additionally, in the back of the forks, we weld another pipe, this will be a support for the body, plus this pipe will strengthen the frame, I found a piece of 15 mm square pipe.
Step two. Handle
Cut off three pieces of pipe, insert into the frame as in the photo and weld on. The handle is ready, it is advisable to weld the holes so that dirt does not get inside. Then I made cuts and bent the handle, as it turned out to be too long.
Step three. Body
As a body, the gas tank stood perfectly, although I did not make the frame for it. The advantage of such a body is that it itself is quite tough and there is no need to cook a complex frame for fastening. Just cut out the excess and weld the body to the existing frame.
Step fourth. Leg
I made a leg so that the cart could be conveniently placed during loading. By the way, it is convenient to brake with the same foot when you go down the hill on a loaded cart. But here you need to choose its optimal length so that it does not cling too much to bumps, thresholds, and so on. I was too lazy to make a folding leg, and she would not be able to slow down. As a heel, I welded a piece of iron from a meat grinder.
Step five. Boards
I made the sides from the grill from the refrigerator, they are needed so that the contents do not fall on the wheels, and the useful volume of the body increases. By the way, the earth does not wake up through such a shallow lattice, I checked it today. I just screwed the grille with wire, simple and tight.
The homemade product is ready, it runs perfectly, now the productivity of my work has increased dramatically, you can clean up the site much faster.
This project is completed, I hope you liked the homemade product, and you found useful thoughts for yourself. Good luck and creative inspiration if you decide to do this again. Don't forget to share your ideas and homemade products with us!