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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Interesting idea. I made this single purpose carrier a week ago.
    I am interested in the bike stand, did you make that? Are there plans?
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    I love this thread, do you guys think I could modify this into something servicable
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    definitly ^. Take the seat off, cranks, chain, handle bars. and weld on long skinny rack like some cargo bikes have and there ya go

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    Or if you don't have a welder leave the bars and seat post on and put a rear rack on it. This will give you something to strap tools to.
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    I usually hike in with tools but the bob trailers look good for getting out a long distance from the truck. Check this out! Whipping the Bob's!

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    Hears how you move two piece of equipment at one time.

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    I am just getting into the trail building scene and looking to get tools back in the woods about 5 miles. Has anyone adapted a kids tag along for carrying tools, I have an extra at my house and thought it might work. Thanks for the great info!

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    The trail a bike thing seems like a good idea...

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    drifty bob @ 225 is awesome : )

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Clutton View Post
    I usually hike in with tools but the bob trailers look good for getting out a long distance from the truck. Check this out! Whipping the Bob's!

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    Bump!

    What else ya got?

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    Wow, yeah, loving this thread...........

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    I too would like to see how you guys have modified kid haulers into trail day work trailers. These two types of used kid bike trailers had be found for really cheap on CL. Tool carrier beta-image.jpgTool carrier beta-image.jpg

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    What about a non bike tool carrier? Something that I can haul 5+ tools into the wood with without a bike?

    I was thinking using a moving dolly, with a 5 gal bucket bungee'd to it. The the tool handles/heads go in the bucket, and they are bungee'd again at the top of the dolly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dillis View Post
    What about a non bike tool carrier? Something that I can haul 5+ tools into the wood with without a bike?

    I was thinking using a moving dolly, with a 5 gal bucket bungee'd to it. The the tool handles/heads go in the bucket, and they are bungee'd again at the top of the dolly.
    I usually just strap them to my backpack. Should be fine with that number as long as long as your pack is sturdy enough. Stick them diagonally across (or horizontally if your trail is wide) so they don't whack you in the back of the head/knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebroside View Post
    I usually just strap them to my backpack. Should be fine with that number as long as long as your pack is sturdy enough. Stick them diagonally across (or horizontally if your trail is wide) so they don't whack you in the back of the head/knees.
    Well, I would but my backpack is far from sturdy. That's why I'm looking for another option for carrying things on foot.
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    Depending on how rugged the terrain is, a wheelbarrow may work. We use a lightweight plastic tub barrow a lot when we have to move a load of tools around for work days. I regularly carry a chainsaw (with fuel, oil, and PPE), 2 stacked 5gal buckets filled with smaller hand tools and gloves, and ~10 long and short handled tools. It isn't too hard to push up hills. The wheelbarrow itself comes in handy a lot of the times as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aero901 View Post
    Depending on how rugged the terrain is, a wheelbarrow may work. We use a lightweight plastic tub barrow a lot when we have to move a load of tools around for work days. I regularly carry a chainsaw (with fuel, oil, and PPE), 2 stacked 5gal buckets filled with smaller hand tools and gloves, and ~10 long and short handled tools. It isn't too hard to push up hills. The wheelbarrow itself comes in handy a lot of the times as well.
    That's what I would do, but I have to make this transportable in a mini van... What if I got a cheap foldable thing like this to use? Milwaukee 150 lb. Capacity Folding Hand Truck-33366 - The Home Depot
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    Quote Originally Posted by dillis View Post
    That's what I would do, but I have to make this transportable in a mini van... What if I got a cheap foldable thing like this to use? Milwaukee 150 lb. Capacity Folding Hand Truck-33366 - The Home Depot
    The wheels will sink into the ground, and be a pain to get over any terrain that is not smooth.
    I can't remember if it was here or another site, but someone made a wagon with a metal tray like those that go in a trailer hitch and bike wheels. Was narrow enough for trails, and the bike wheels rolled over stuff. Not the best turning radius, but enough probably until you have a tighter turn.
    Also another took a pull behind child carrier and narrowed it. If you did the same to one that had the front wheel jogger attachment, you have a push cart.

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    I do have access to a few 20" walmart bmx wheels... I could make something with those. I am trying to keep the cost down though.
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    Look into folding wheelbarrows. Durability might be questionable if using it for transporting sharp/pointy tools (use sheaths?).

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    A small, lightweight golf club bag?

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    I've come up with a PVC pipe plan. It is esseintally a flat wheelbarrow that you can strap things to, but is light and can be partially dissasembed.
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    When a wind storm goes through we have random downed trees/large branches throughout our trail system that took a lot of hiking to get cleaned up. Bike Zone, a club sponsor and Kona donated a Minute to help with our task.
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    I used this thread for inspiration when I was looking for and building my tool carrier, so I want to contribute.. This is mostly a repost from my other thread where I modified a BoB trailer fork to work with 29" wheels.

    I didn't modify the trailer frame to hold tools like I originally thought I would need to. The milk crate approach seemed to be popular, and for good reason; it is easy to install, remove, modify, and works awesome. A 6 gallon crate that measures 19"x13"x11" holds more tools and weight than I care to carry behind the bike. Pulling the weight isn't the problem, but turning and having the center of gravity shift can get sketchy some times. Not as sketchy as riding with one hand and sharp heavy tools in the other though.
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    Excellent tire clearance with the extended trailer fork
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    Standard trail tools for me are a fiberglass handle shovel with sharpened digging edge (to cut roots, etc.), sharp ax, hatchet, chain saw, and some times a rake. I cut large u-shaped notches into the top back edge of the plastic crate to prevent longer items like a shovel and ax from sliding around. Simple bungee cords hold everything in place. In the back lower wall of the crate, I cut a window slightly bigger than the chain saw bar cover to fit through, and that holds the chain saw in position very well.
    No pictures of the next part, but I used carriage bolts through the bottom grating, fender washers, and wing nuts to hold the milk crate to the bottom of the trailer grating. Wing nuts allow the crate to be easily removed for other bike related activities like hauling a beer cooler. The carriage bolts don't extend below the trailer's lower edge, and provide a smooth surface if I have to drag the trailer over something like a log.
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    Another BOB tool carrier idea

    Made this tool carrier for the BOB using an Action Packer that is bolted to the base of the trailer (lid is therefore removable and base stays firmly in the trailer bed) and a Thule Snowboard/Ski carrier (bolted to lid so that large hand tools and lid can be removed as a unit to provide access to contents of the Action Packer). It's a bit top heavy but works well with x2 Mcleod's, x2 Pulaski's, loppers and pruners.
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