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Herb Niewender suggested yet another great addition to the site -- a
step-by-step illustration of how the dump cart works -- using his freshly
repainted Simplicity cart. Many people seem to be looking for carts to use
with their tractors, and Herb suggested that they should see how the original
equipment Simplicity carts operate. Their "double-dumping"
capability is unique, and hard to describe.
Click each picture for a closer view
This illustrates the removable tail gate. Just lift it up to
completely remove it. You can completely dump the cart
without removing the tail gate, if you'd like -- though the load will
usually dump easier if you remove the tail gate.
Note how the wheels are spaced slightly off center toward the front of the
trailer. This puts slightly more weight behind the pivot point for
the bed of the cart. This "out-of-balance" condition is
just enough to provide an automatic dumping action (#3, below), without
unduly lifting the tongue of the cart.
Moving the short, spring-loaded release lever forward allows the bed to
dump. If the weight is evenly distributed in the bed, the cart will
dump by itself, since there is slightly more weight behind the pivot point
than in front of it. If it doesn't dump by itself, a slight lift on
the front of the bed will do it....
unique Simplicity design allows you to completely dump the contents.
With very little additional effort, you can lift the entire bed up on its
end -- while the wheels are still on the ground. Note the additional
hinged mounting frame for the bed that other carts do not have.
Once you've dumped out most of the weight of the load, you can even flip
the bed completely upside down -- without disconnecting the cart from the
tractor. This is very handy to completely dump a load of mulch,
topsoil, etc. Virtually nothing remains in the bed of the cart....
Suggestion for the topic and photos
courtesy of Herb Niewender.