I’ve got one big old snowblower (Toro 826), and two places to clear 10 miles apart. So far only one gets cleared. I’d love to be able to cart the snowblower back and forth. Does anyone have any experience with hitch mounted cargo racks? I've got a Yukon with a Class 3 hitch, which has a tongue weight capacity of 600 lbs.
The typical deer carriers aren't deep enough (I need at least 28 inches deep and those are all 20 inches) and the ones I’ve seen online for wheelchairs and such vary in price from 100-600 dollars, so quality must vary a lot. And the high end is too expensive. Seems like building one would be simple enough: some 2 x 2 x 3/16 angle for a frame, expanded steel for the floor, and 2 inch square tube to run from the hitch underneath the whole thing. Guess you could strap the snowblower to the frame. My concern is that I'd think the platform would rock sideways a lot along the hitch mounted tubing with the bulk and weight (maybe 250 lbs?) of the snowblower on it. Does anyone use anything like this, or built one? I’d appreciate any suggestions or experience doing something like this. Here’s a photo I found on the internet of one somebody built to show what I'm talking about.
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