In a past entry, I linked to a homemade push sled that was posted to my forum. Here is one of the pictures:
Since posting the original entry, I’ve received several related emails from readers of the site. There have been questions, suggestions, and pictures of other homemade models. Unfortunately, I have yet to build one of these sleds myself, so cannot offer my own feedback. I plan to tackle the project once this winter’s snow has finally passed.
For now, I will use this entry to share some of the ideas and images that have come through via email. If anyone has any other suggestions, please feel free to list your comments within this entry.
First, here is a video of another homemade sled. It appears to be easy to build and rather durable. I also believe there are a few welder-free workarounds that could be used instead. I don’t own a welding machine so if I prefer to build without relying on one.
Next, here is a picture of a similar model that was sent to me via email. I do not know who created this sled. If the creator stumbles across this entry, please feel free to add comments regarding the construction and your experiences with it.
Lastly, here is another push sled that I came across from the old Animal Ability board.
Between these ideas, I believe I have enough information to put together a fairly easy to build and inexpensive push sled. I’d also like something that I can use without tearing up the grass. As soon as I have solid plans in place, I will update the blog.
In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas to share, please let me know.