I just bought a used log dolly from a woman whose family is getting out of the business of logging.
It's very heavy-duty, with a good frame, it would probably be rated at about 2000 lbs., so I won't have a problem toting some nice 21" diameter wet oaks that are 6' long, provided that the axle is ok. But that is where I have to hesitate.
Just curious if any of these dollies ever have hollow axles? The axle is a hollow tube? I have axles in my house but they are all solid steel.
Will the hollow axle hold up to anything over a few hundred pounds or do they make hollow axles that are strong enough? I haven't taken the dolly apart yet (it needs some welds) but I have a job to do tomorrow - I was hoping to cut some logs up with my chain saw and wheel them about 200 yards on the dolly. I guess I'm prepared for the worst.
I was hoping I didn't have to use my new axles on this dolly but I guess if I have to I'll do it (I think I have two sizes of axle, one is 3/4" and should fit. I hope the dolly's axle is not 1", it doesn't look like it is.
Just curious about that axle - they are the usual 16" x whatever width (like 6 or 8") turf-saver golf cart wheels.
The woman who sold it said that it was a "Custom" dolly.
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