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Old 09-19-2010, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to buy a snowmobile dolly to move the sleds around at our new barn. The barn has a concrete floor, but I would like to be able to lift the sleds up outside, on the sand, ice and snow, and roll them into the barn. This would keep the carbides from scraping up the floor. All of our sleds are older: we have a 1999 Yamaha Mountain Max, A 1999 ZR700, 3 Mid 80's Yamaha SRVs,a 1996 Thundercat(stretched to 136"), and a 1978 John Deere Spitfire(yeah, baby!!) I see that SPI, sno-stuff, American Manufacturing, and others all make these dollies. They run from $160 up to almost $400 Who makes the best one? I know I will have this thing for years, so I am more concerned about the right one than I am about price. Anyone have any opinions on these?


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I'm also looking at the EZMove cart with the big wheel kit:

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I want to buy a snowmobile dolly to move the sleds around at our new barn. The barn has a concrete floor, but I would like to be able to lift the sleds up outside, on the sand, ice and snow, and roll them into the barn. This would keep the carbides from scraping up the floor. All of our sleds are older: we have a 1999 Yamaha Mountain Max, A 1999 ZR700, 3 Mid 80's Yamaha SRVs,a 1996 Thundercat(stretched to 136"), and a 1978 John Deere Spitfire(yeah, baby!!) I see that SPI, sno-stuff, American Manufacturing, and others all make these dollies. They run from $160 up to almost $400 Who makes the best one? I know I will have this thing for years, so I am more concerned about the right one than I am about price. Anyone have any opinions on these?


This is the type of dolly I am looking at:





I'm also looking at the EZMove cart with the big wheel kit:

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Thanks

Rob[/b]
Rob,

I've owned the "hoop" style and to be honest they don't work that great at all. The EZ Move cart however, works great and is worth every penny. Doing sled shows and being a avid snowmobiler myself I've put some carts to the test for sure.

Let me know if you have any question or want to order the EZ Move cart.

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EZ move is great!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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not a big can of the east move, but i only move them on showroom and polebarn floors that are smooth. I can see how the easy move would work good on snow and packed sand or dirt.
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You can load a inline trailer from the rear with a "hoop" style dolly with the larger tires. Inline trailer equals low deck height. I have a narrow driveway and loading from the front requires driving on the lawn which is ok when the ground is frozen but not so much when it's soft. If all you want is to move it around the garage, the easy move works well.
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I have two easy moves and they work great. I will sell one and give you a good deal. Let me know

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You can load a inline trailer from the rear with a "hoop" style dolly with the larger tires. Inline trailer equals low deck height. I have a narrow driveway and loading from the front requires driving on the lawn which is ok when the ground is frozen but not so much when it's soft. If all you want is to move it around the garage, the easy move works well.[/b]
Gunner, I have one w/ the wheel kit, It's not that easy to move in the elements your talking about, and for loading it in your trailer it better be a foot off the ground because the skis will hit and you better be pushing like hell - I've tried it and I have a Renegade inline ................just my 2cts Mick
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Gunner, I have one w/ the wheel kit, It's not that easy to move in the elements your talking about, and for loading it in your trailer it better be a foot off the ground because the skis will hit and you better be pushing like hell - I've tried it and I have a Renegade inline ................just my 2cts Mick[/b]
I had a Snow Fire, could do it with a hooper, but like you said, running start! I think gunner's point was better chance of doing it with hoop than ez. IMO, for any garage/cement moving sans weather, ez seems the way to go.
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I had a hoop style cart that bolted together instead of welded to gether and it sucked. Way too much flex and was a PIA in my opinion. I have not tried the Eazy move but it does look like a good product. for a building you will be fine for just about any of them, but for loading in an enclosed trailer you will also need to make sure you have planty of interior height because when you get it in there you will have to raise the handle (to lower the sled back down) and based on the hoop cart I had ant way, some trailers won't be tall enough to get the sled off of it when you get it in there. I think the Eazy move comes apart and would be better for this scenerio any way, but I have never owner or used one personally, I'm just basing it off of the pictures and it's construction.
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Easy move is the best option unless you need it to load. Otherwise, it is a no brainer.
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