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Title: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: smitty0312 on Oct 15, 2016, 05:18 PM
Here is my new "Smitty" with wheels!! These are 3" casters inline with the risers mounted just above ground so they won't "plow" snow while pulling. These are wheels that don't need to be removed (very convenient) like other setups I have seen, my Clam Yukon with auger wheels very easy, I installed handles up by ski tips, just pick up with the handles and wheel across that parking lot til you get to the ice, let down, grab the pull rope and go! See pics. Hope this helps you on yours. Thank You!
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Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: esox_xtm on Oct 15, 2016, 05:28 PM
Now that's American ingenuity! Take a great product and make it even better. Had to be one of those,"Now why didn't I think of that sooner?" moments.

Way to go Smitty!  :thumbsup: :clap:  :bow:
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: IFF on Oct 15, 2016, 06:29 PM
What can I say  :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: Raquettedacker on Oct 15, 2016, 06:34 PM
GO CUBS.

  Oh I mean nice job... ;D
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: esox_xtm on Oct 15, 2016, 07:09 PM
GO CUBS.

  Oh I mean nice job... ;D

Are you kiddin' me????  ;D Just 'cause the Yanks aren't in it. 'Bout time!  ;)2 >:D
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: Caseman2 on Oct 15, 2016, 07:36 PM
I like it.  I planned on doing the 2x4 route.    The handles and wheels are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: Shack man Shoney on Oct 15, 2016, 11:57 PM
looks good.... and oh yeah LETS GO CUBS!!!
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: mr.clean on Oct 16, 2016, 03:51 AM
Smitty0312 Smitty0312 he is the man always coming up with a better plan.  :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: .Great idea be sure to include the caster wheels and handles in your sled kits .

 Remember if pulling a heavy sled leaves you feeling &*%$#! build or buy a Smitty sled.

May this be the year the curse is broken GO Cubs.
Steve
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: masoneddie on Oct 16, 2016, 04:33 AM
Way to go Smitty!!  :clap: :thumbsup: :bow:
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: Ice Scratcher on Oct 16, 2016, 09:21 AM
Great idea Smitty!!

I have to think of a way to put wheels on mine...

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Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: UFCreel on Oct 16, 2016, 10:21 AM
Great job on the upgrade.  I aint afraid of no goat. Go Cubs Go !
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: sgtski on Oct 16, 2016, 11:45 AM
Dig dat setup boss....good stuff!!! @)
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: smitty0312 on Oct 16, 2016, 12:43 PM
Great job on the upgrade.  I aint afraid of no goat. Go Cubs Go !

ME EITHER!! GO CUBS!!
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: aquarium234 on Oct 17, 2016, 07:20 AM
love it, Thanks for sharing :-)
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: BlackDogAlpha on Oct 17, 2016, 10:27 AM
Brilliant! Now I need to start fresh and kick my rear supports to the rear of the skis.
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: hays47 on Oct 21, 2016, 05:01 PM
Got the idea of adding wheels myself after a few dry drags last year. I use the wheels until sled is on ice. Lift end put on bucket remove retaining pin . Put wheel in sled and pin back in hole. No  tools needed.

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Used a half inch bolt as a false axle on each side. Length of bolt was 5-1/2 inch. Wheels were cheap one from Harbor Freight they were 6 in diameter. Will give full report at
 end of upcoming season. May it be a nice long one. Not to go against the vast majority but I must say " GO TRIBE "
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: sgtski on Oct 23, 2016, 12:51 PM
Hays47.......thats about as good as it gets.....hope we got ice in the next 6 to 8 weeks....later mike
Title: Re: Smitty Sled W/Wheels
Post by: smitty0312 on Oct 23, 2016, 01:15 PM
Very nice setup Hays.......