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Old 12-11-2014, 03:24 PM   #1
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Tow Dolly

I have to push a tow dolly up a slight grade to get it into my garage and it moves easily by hand on the lev el but pushing up hill is difficult. Has anyone got a recommendation on any equipment to help move the dolly up into my garage?
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... a temporary hitch on the front end of your TV?
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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Riding mower...block and tackle...wife....elect winch....
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A trailer dolly from Harbor Freight. I think Menards has them as well

http://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb-...lly-69898.html
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gotta ask - does your dolly have surge brakes? if so have you disabled them for the "push"? i fought mine for 15 minutes before realizing the brakes were enabled.
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I bought the cheapest electric wench from Harbor Freight. I put a heavy duty eye bolt into a stud in the back wall of my garage. Connected the wench to the eyebolt with a clevis, ran the wench hook out to my dolly and pulled it into the bay. Since then I have found dozens of uses for that cheapie little wench.
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A trailer dolly from Harbor Freight. I think Menards has them as well

http://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb-...lly-69898.html
These are worth their weight in gold. We use them all the time moving boats around the yard.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:35 PM   #10
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Without a dolly with trailer brake controls I wouldn't go up or down any hills. My driveway is sloped and even with a 5x10 empty landscape trailer and a Harbor Freight dolly it wasn't a safe experience. It's amazing how weak the human body is compared to gravity and physics.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:33 PM   #11
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Thanks to all of you who gave suggestions. I like the winch idea.

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