lazy mans motor toter

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lazy mans motor toter

Postby outboard-rob » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:19 am

It's wintertime and I get bored very easily, so the other night I was in the garage enjoying a beverage and I thought to my self how can I make it easier to move my outboards from the basement to the detached garage? Tired of pushing the common motor cart this it what I welded up, works beautifully and a lot less strain on this fat old man. I'll be 52 in May and it's time to start working smarter not harder. I have yet to paint it and sorry for displaying an Evinrude on it but it was the only outboard I had in the shop.........Rob
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby Michael » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:43 am

thats funny,  I do that too and I also launch my smaller boats with my lawn tractor

didnt jeff foxworthy say .

if you move you boat around with a lawn tractor ........you might be a redneck   :oops:
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby outboard315 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:04 am

It doubles as a flood recovery mower.

I almost could have used that this past year, your lawn is wet when the blades slow down because they are trying to throw water and the water touches the rims on the mower.
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby Tom Brockmeyer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:09 pm

Well there ya have it!    ...even a JohnDeere looks better with a Mercury on it!
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby krazy karl » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:51 pm

Michael wrote:thats funny,  I do that too and I also launch my smaller boats with my lawn tractor

didnt jeff foxworthy say .

if you move you boat around with a lawn tractor ........you might be a redneck   :oops:


I have used my lawn tractor to move boats for years. It has enough power to maneuver a 22' pontoon boat. 23 hp Craftsman with removable mower deck. I use it as a snow plow in the winter. I just took the chains and plow off it yesterday and moved one of the boats to get it ready for the time trials. It will probably snow like a big dog now.
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby Michael » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:08 pm

ahhh....Tom .....thats not a Mercury
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby Tom Brockmeyer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:42 pm

Michael wrote:ahhh....Tom .....thats not a Mercury


Right!  But it would OBVIOUSLY look better with a Merc on it, though.

Get ready guys; 1500J will be along soon and post a picture of his Ford garden tractor moving inline six engines!
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby Michael » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:46 pm

krazy karl wrote:
Michael wrote:thats funny,  I do that too and I also launch my smaller boats with my lawn tractor

didnt jeff foxworthy say .

if you move you boat around with a lawn tractor ........you might be a redneck   :oops:


I have used my lawn tractor to move boats for years. It has enough power to maneuver a 22' pontoon boat. 23 hp Craftsman with removable mower deck. I use it as a snow plow in the winter. I just took the chains and plow off it yesterday and moved one of the boats to get it ready for the time trials. It will probably snow like a big dog now.
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I tried to move my 26ft center console & 100hp merc fishing boat but the tounge weight alone made it look like the mower was pulling a wheelie...I bet I looked like a redneck then :lol:
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby shep72 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:39 pm

That's some pretty funny stuff!
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Re: lazy mans motor toter

Postby 1500J » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:15 pm

Here ya go. It does work well.  I have 100 lbs I hang off the front of this tractor. I can move my dump trailer around with a light load picking up sticks and stuff.   I can pick up about 400lbs in the short setting and move it around, but thats squatting the tires pretty decent.

Wish I had it 15 years ago.  My back would not be as bad.

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