Have been seeing lots of tow type retrieving gear on twitter lately . Tried a few designs , some sort of copies to what I've seen but to my surprise they all failed . Either it was to long and folded up or it was strong enough but tow vehicles suspension couldn't handle it well . Also having the issue of wheels rolling off the tray on sharp turns . Big learning curve and a hard build for sure . I had thought originally after seeing one on Hectors shop to do it for a 3 point hitch on the tractor . Should have stuck with my original thought . '
First attempt has no issues with picking up rental cart for towing but still didn't turn enough to keep unit on tray . Plus a hydraulic top link will be a big bonus .
Couple of shots on 3 point hitch first try build .
Had a couple of rental carts in the shop to try it out on .
Found it didn't swing far enough before hitting tray section .
So It was lowered and hopefully will try on Monday . I'm thinking the wheels will still have to be strapped on . Will see . Picked up a hydraulic top link to .
Finally success ! Hard Build to figure it out .
A bunch of pics at different angles . paint time .
Basic list of materials . Double check cuts before cutting . It's just an out line . I built mine mostly out 1/8" but feel 1/4" would be better . The only thing I would have changed is in pick above maybe take section on top link and put it in front of uprights and weld tabs with holes facing up for top link .
Couple of videos . works pretty good . I'll keep a 1" strap to wrap one wheel to tray .