Anyone ever used this hive truck?
Just curious about pros and cons.
I have one of these and it has saved my back a few times - so is well worth the money. I think M. Bush has a couple of modifications for it (check his web site). The only thing I would add is hand brakes for going up/down hills and/or ramps, and a higher back to help stabilize tall hives.
>Anyone ever used this hive truck?
>Just curious about pros and cons.
Interestingly I saw an old one almost exactly like it and obviously homemade and obviously made decades ago at Lusby's...
As mentioned it needed a higher back and the angle wasn't right for mediums, although it was nice for deeps. I made some modifications:
I just ordered Walter T. Kelley's dual wheel nose truck too...
Many of my deep and mediums have cleats instead of hand holds. Will this unit work with cleats?
My main reason for using the hive truck would be to move hives onto some trailers when I move them for pollination using a ramp on the trailer.
I'm not sure how brakes could be added but it sounds like a nice feature.
Last edited by Dan Williamson; 09-14-2007 at 06:10 AM.
>Many of my deep and mediums have cleats instead of hand holds. Will this unit work with cleats?
I haven't tried it. There wouldn't be anything to stop the boxes from sliding forward, but then you are leaning them back anyway. I think it would work. The arms would slide under the cleats.
If you've modified your mann lake unit to handle mediums, can it still handle deeps?
I added a picture of my latest cart: