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Old 18 December 2017, 12:41   #1
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trailer mover options?

hey all,

need a mover and looking at mr shifta type thing or a replacement jockey wheel type.

has anyone got one and how do you rate it?

unfortunately mr shifta no longer sell them but they come up on ebay fairly often so may need to go that route.

need to move a 2000kg 4 wheel rig on flat concrete so happy to look at other options???

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i might have....but i want a mover regardless for wherever i end up.

you had/got one?
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i might have....but i want a mover regardless for wherever i end up.

you had/got one?


No sorry mate I don't.
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i had the rib out today, yours is looking sorry for itself ......that fancy winch was calling my name

no worries on mover front, someone will be along shortly i guess.
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Yea I know just waiting on the Rhu folk picking it up. They're already messed up by missing times with JWM. I'm relying on people moving the rib as I'm down here in south Ayrshire. Keep your eyes of my winch!! B
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Old 18 December 2017, 16:18   #7
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i had the rib out today, yours is looking sorry for itself ......that fancy winch was calling my name

no worries on mover front, someone will be along shortly i guess.
I had a mr shifter soon got rid it wouldn't pull my 6 m boat up the drop kerb into my yard.
Better with the tracked mover IMO
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I'm not moving anything up any kerbs, purely flat.

Mr shifta 1 was apparently pants but the 2 and 3 is okay ish based on reviews. What one did you have?
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I'm not moving anything up any kerbs, purely flat.

Mr shifta 1 was apparently pants but the 2 and 3 is okay ish based on reviews. What one did you have?
Yea the first one Xk59D you could manage on the flat but it dug in if trying any tight turns but better than mandrualic on the flat though but I expected better for the money at that time
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thanks bud, the 2/3 are meant to be much better but i understand it has limits, for what i need i think it will be ideal....there is one for sale in bolton so may need to make the 4 hour journey to fetch it.

my potential new storage place needs tubes folded in and there is about 2" either side to spare due to length including the car attached so a mover would solve that and help my back out.

my boat is an absolute pig to man handle, it feels all of its 2000kg if you manually try to move it.
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thanks bud, the 2/3 are meant to be much better but i understand it has limits, for what i need i think it will be ideal....there is one for sale in bolton so may need to make the 4 hour journey to fetch it.

my potential new storage place needs tubes folded in and there is about 2" either side to spare due to length including the car attached so a mover would solve that and help my back out.

my boat is an absolute pig to man handle, it feels all of its 2000kg if you manually try to move it.
What I found was it wanted to lift being only two wheels so limiting its self for manoeuvre under the draw bar if that makes sence. Don't know the kind of money the 2-3 are but I would look at the tracked mover before buying because it's a remote system no handle, more ground cover than wheels will travel 10 degree slopes and 360 turning circle just my opinion with expeariance of the 1hope you get sorted.
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the 2/3 have 4 wheels to stop what you mention and you need the correct hitch attachment (which they still sell). they range from 200-400 quid depending on how lucky you are and if they have a battery.

whilst a tracked mover would be great the one i need is about £1600-

http://pro-teccoversonline.co.uk/cam...twin-axle.html

i'm quite handy with remote/model stuff as that has been my other hobby for 25 years so i might build a tracked one later. with that said, if i got one of these i would be liable to just go and move the boat around the yard for sake of it....gadgets!!!!
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the 2/3 have 4 wheels to stop what you mention and you need the correct hitch attachment (which they still sell). they range from 200-400 quid depending on how lucky you are and if they have a battery.

whilst a tracked mover would be great the one i need is about £1600-

Buy the Camper Trolley Motor Movers online at Protec Accessories Caravan Covers ∑ Motorhome Covers and Towing Covers

i'm quite handy with remote/model stuff as that has been my other hobby for 25 years so i might build a tracked one later. with that said, if i got one of these i would be liable to just go and move the boat around the yard for sake of it....gadgets!!!!
200 quid is the best option and if it doesn't quite measure up but does the job thats a result.
there's a guy who keeps his ribquest in whitby who made a mover out of a tracked powered wheel barrow [petrol engine]might be worth looking into, i do know there are firms making powered wheel barrows with attachments a tow ball being one of them but you're getting back up to the 1700 quid mark again suppose it depends if you can use it elsewhere to justify the cost
this sort of thing
https://www.agrieuro.co.uk/ama-track...ls-p-5067.html
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Would a tracked mover not be a heavy brute to throw in the boot when you're finished with it and tracks not ideal for hard concrete floor?

Get the angle grinder and welder out and make something..........or get Breezblock really drunk and suggest it.
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Whatever I get is staying attached to the trailer or left in shed. I'm not lugging naff all about
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That'll cost more to store than his boat.
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Then purchased by the village idiot,
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