Originally Posted by colcreate
Coincidence, I have been looking at this sort of thing for a while. Bit concerned with the small diameter driving wheel on the first link. This is a review of a similar looking model:
Quick review - Mini Mover motorised jockey wheel
Read down to the bottom to see the homebuilt version with 2 quad wheels!
So far I've got the wheels, winch, battery and some steel so might have to sneak off into the workshop one wet weekend!
Made a start today on a 12v motor mover! Maybe even 24 volt if it needs the umph.
Decided on a single 8" quad wheel for the main driving wheel and a Stanna stairlift motor and gearbox (mother in law needs more exercise anyway....).
Made a wheel hub and axle from some scrap pieces welded together and turned it to size to fit the quad rim.
Looking on eBay tonight for some chain and sprockets!
Think this is going to have two HD swivel casters at the front to stabilise and the quad wheel taking the weight under the tow hitch.
Decided against two big quad wheels as I have to do some tight turns to get the trailer out from behind the house and thought a single drive wheel would turn on it's self rather than dragging two wheels on a fixed axle.
Making this one up as I go along.....