[Kartbuilding] Fwd: RE: Is it possible?

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Jan 16 16:54:47 GMT 2011

Hi Ian,

Yes, I can see the attached image. I'm not sure if the kart in that
photo is meant for carrying people.

I can see also from the image that the kart itself has only 2 wheels.
I've no plans or information on making such a kart.

I'm sure you could build a similar kart. If you got a few more photos of
that particular dog kart, you should have all you need to make it.

Sorry I can't be of much help on this one.

Best of luck,

-------- Original Message --------

I was thinking more . . . like the attached image

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:39:42 +0000
From: stephen

Subject: Re: Is it possible?

Hi Ian,

You're the first person to ask about having a dog tow your kart! I never
done that myself.

I suggest you make the wooden go-kart first and then adapt it to see if
you can get a harness for the dog to tow it along. I suggest you make
the following kart: http://www.kartbuilding.net/Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/
You might have to get a neighbour or friend to help you make the kart if
your not good with DIY.

You can tie a rope to the front axle (as it pivots and turns) and
somehow connect it to the dogs collar etc. in a safe way. You might have
to ask your folks or neighbour on using a harness with the husky. I'm
not sure would it be possible. It would only work at best on flat ground
with no hills.
You could always build a kart and just have pedals (

Best of luck,

On 15/01/2011 00:31, Yvonne Stephens wrote:


     My name is Ian, and my DIY skills are terrible!!! i haven't even
    wired a plug in 5 years! I have a Siberian Husky and I was looking
    at your go-cart plans on line and was thinking there has to be a way
    to adapt the plans so that my dog can pull it, Obviously I would
    have to make it as light weight as possible. I know from past
    attempts with things that the dog does not like to have ropes or
    chains going down towards the floor from his harness and so it would
    have to attach to him from above, kind of like you would a horse and
    carriage. I don't know yet if i want to ride on the cart or just
    have him pull it. but either way I am thinking breaks would be a
    good idea too. So I am emailing you because you seem to have an Idea
    about how to make stuff and do all that DIY stuff I am so terrible
    at, to see if you have any ideas that you could pass on to me.

    thank you for your time



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