Too Heavy for stretch cargo bike

indianajo

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I bought a 94 lb motor for my bushhog, and it was delivered in town. I don't think I dare load it on the cargo shelf of the bodaboda, I may not be able to balance for 30 miles with that much weight that high. I may not be able to lift it that high, either. I'm age 70 & weigh 160. I need a trailer. Or a car. I was going to use a little tykes wagon, which works around the yard, but those plastic wheels may not last 30 miles. the axles are only 3/8", too. I have lots of 26" x 2" bike wheels, but welding up a frame would take 3 or 4 days, and it is supposed to rain every day.
I can't borrow the wife's car (mine), I have covid19 and she doesn't. We're staying apart.
Rent a cars are $90 a day. Uhauls are $29 a day but cost $.90 a mile, usually with all the gas it is $110 to run one out to my summer camp. What was the name of that rental agency that had used cars? Obus or something.
 

fooferdoggie

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a trailer would do it but not practical for one trip. I have hauled 300 pounds on a trailer before e bikes. I built a few it was pretty easy but getting the parts may be fun and mounting it to a bike is hard. I used the parts from a burley trailer.
 

J.R.

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I bought a 94 lb motor for my bushhog, and it was delivered in town. I don't think I dare load it on the cargo shelf of the bodaboda, I may not be able to balance for 30 miles with that much weight that high. I may not be able to lift it that high, either. I'm age 70 & weigh 160. I need a trailer. Or a car. I was going to use a little tykes wagon, which works around the yard, but those plastic wheels may not last 30 miles. the axles are only 3/8", too. I have lots of 26" x 2" bike wheels, but welding up a frame would take 3 or 4 days, and it is supposed to rain every day.
I can't borrow the wife's car (mine), I have covid19 and she doesn't. We're staying apart.
Rent a cars are $90 a day. Uhauls are $29 a day but cost $.90 a mile, usually with all the gas it is $110 to run one out to my summer camp. What was the name of that rental agency that had used cars? Obus or something.
Do you have a hand truck? I always thought the Burley Travoy bike trailer reminded me of a hand truck attached to a bike.

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This guy didn't do a good job fabricating the attachment, but... same idea. Since you can fabricate something, it has possibilities. 30 miles??? Don't know.

 

indianajo

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Thanks, no hand truck. Will build a plastic wrap over the new motor box, leave it here, ride out to my summer camp, and buy a 22 hp diesel tractor Friday if he hasn't sold it already. Can put the box blade on that, drive home, pick up motor, strap motor to blade, drive out again. I hope tractor is that reliable, has 800 hours on it. Friends could help me with rides, or a taxi, but I've had a fever for months and don't want to give it to somebody by riding in a car with them. Been looking for another tractor for weeks; they are always too small to power a bushhog, too old, a dead manufacturer with no parts support, or a $1000 wrecker haul ~120 miles away. This is a Ford 1520 4wd 30 miles from my summer camp. My land is too rough to mow with a small wheel zero turn mower, and the ride mower I used wore out the deck where it chews up a belt every 4 hours.
 
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indianajo

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Do you need anything? I just had a scare and tested negative. Be well! Seriously, if you need anything I can help with just ask! TAKE GOOD CARE. We'd rather talk to you than about you!
Fever went away today, my 96th day of it! Never was very sick, but felt like I had the flu (I did) 2 or 3 days a week, headache, dopey,dizzy in AM, bumped into things, no energy. All through it I could pedal bike 30 miles twice a week, lungs/heart worked fine. Slower and lower gear ratio, more watthours used on dopey days.
They really need a better drug for non-ICU patients than tylenol. I'd like to have tried avigan (favipiravir), but since it proved non-effective on severe patients nobody here is importing it. 96 days of non-severe flu is a serious nuisance I'd have spent a couple of $hundred to avoid. Thanks for asking.
Friend from rural church hauled the bushhog motor for me in his car. I didn't ride in the car, being a typhoid mary. Great to have a friend.