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#16 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:09 PM

Make sure you take those tractors off it before he hitches on. :D

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:17 PM

Glad to hear you found a trailer, congrats. Can't wait to see what you bought.

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 07:55 PM

Great Scott!(pun intended lol) Glad you finally landed one! :thumbs: Looking forward to the pics. Aluminum eh!
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Posted February 16, 2012 - 09:09 PM

I'm running a 6 x 10 tandem axle and it does a good job for me. I can haul 3 GT's sideways on it plus other attachments. I do plan on adding a 1' beavertail this summer just give me a little more room when hauling a vehicle. Seems the kids like to call me when they are broke down.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Here are the pics

Actually the bed is 6.5 x 10

Would have liked a 12 but this came up at a decent price and I have always wanted an aluminum trailer ..... More for the lighter weight.

I don't like how the gate is held up. I lost a pin on the right side driving home. And I am 99 percent sure what has on there now is not how it came from the factory.

Anybody got any suggestions on how to secure this gate on s better way?

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 01:07 PM

I kinda like the gate hold system. But I'd drill the hitch pins to use this style clip.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:28 PM

Very nice looking trailer :thumbs:
If that ramp will lay down on the bed I would sure consider towing it in the down position to save fuel. Those ramps make nice parachutes.
Just out of curiosity what's wrong with the trailer in the background?
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 03:03 PM

Very nice looking trailer :thumbs:
If that ramp will lay down on the bed I would sure consider towing it in the down position to save fuel. Those ramps make nice parachutes.
Just out of curiosity what's wrong with the trailer in the background?


Thanks Chris! The trailer in the background is staying....the one I am selling is a 5 x 8 trailer.....the two bushhogs are on the 16ft tandem axle trailer in the background. The 5 x 8 had gotten too small for what I need.
I am with you on the parachute....I am probably going to take the gate off when I take long trips and use ramps to load.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:47 PM

George (our leader lol) flips his gate all the way over forward and puts the second tractor on top of the gate (on top of boards to protect the tractor tires). Great looking trailer, glad you found what you wanted, and were able to get it in time.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:18 PM

I am with you on the parachute....I am probably going to take the gate off when I take long trips and use ramps to load.


:thumbs: You won't regret it.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:33 PM

That is a sharp looking trailer. See we told you something would come along, Nice Find!!
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 07:47 PM

Couple of thoughts.
1) Keep using the pins but weld them on short chains to the ramp.

2) Set up a spring loaded pin assembly.

3) Use a rotating bar dropping into a slot.
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Posted February 17, 2012 - 08:13 PM

Couple of thoughts.
1) Keep using the pins but weld them on short chains to the ramp.

2) Set up a spring loaded pin assembly.

3) Use a rotating bar dropping into a slot.


Great ideas Howard! I am definitely going to come up with a way that I will not lose them. I like the spring loaded idea....always there and pressure to keep it locked in .......will have to look into that. The gate can slide sideways an inch or so and then back and forth based on how well the pins hold it......would like to tighten up the gate so I don't get any banging noise driving down the road.
One thing for sure....this trailer is light....without any weight on it.....hit a bump and it jumps....little more noisey than I like driving down the road when it hits a bump.....going to go through the whole trailer and see where this noise is coming from.

I noticed when I pulled on the wheels their was more movement than I am use to feeling and seeing in the hubs......bearings may be going out or maybe just needs to be tightened up a bit.....anybody got a rule of thumb when doing this?? I usually tighten the nut all the way tight by hand then back it off till the hole comes in line with a space on the nut...slide my cotter pin and away we go.....just want to make sure that is the correct way of doing it.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 09:08 PM

Scott,
Congratulations on the new trailer.Looks nice.I always tighten my trailer hubs that way also.
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Congrats on the new trailer.
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