Tow dolly idea??

dm22630

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As some of you know.....I have been wanting a tow dolly. SO....what do you think about this.....

Cut a deuce in half & mount a 5th wheel between the 2 rear axles & make a custom tow dolly. It would have air/hydraulic brakes & lights. And would have a very large capacity (much more than a converted M200A1).

Here is a pic of what it would be similar to.....

Let me know!

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hndrsonj

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Isn't the M200 also 2.5 tons? What would you gain but towing alot of extra weight?
 

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WAIT!!!!! are you wanting a dolly since a dolly and winch can get stuff out of your yard when your stuck. And you dont wanta get a 818 stuck again rofl rofl


sorry daniel i just had to :evil:
 

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I don't see how that would work. At least, not with the stock suspension and if the frame/tongue are configured anything like the pics you attached. Just think about how the rear suspension on a Deuce works.
 

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If you don't mind the dime for shipping, Northwest Equipment was selling military dollys for $400
 

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There already are dollies like that, that were military issue. There was a single-axle M198 which was rated at 8 tons, and the dual-axle M199 that was rated at 18 tons. Both were very rugged. You might want to seek one of these out.
 

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i agree that a deuce would not be a good donor for a dolly because of the walking beam suspension - when unloaded, the dolly will pitch forward or rearward. the ont in your picture basically has two sets of springs - one for each dolly axle. this would keep your dolly manageable when unloaded.

it would probably be easiest and most cost effective to get a back-half frame and 5th wheel assy from a tractor and install two trailer axles under it. then just fab a pivoting tongue.

just my ignorant thoughts...
 
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