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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:04 PM

First off, I dont know what these are called but, wheel wings sounded catchy. When I built this trailer this summer I noticed quickly that the tires would be catching things in turns. Using it in the woods most of the time for fire wood the trees can be a problem. I have been wanting to make something to put an end to this problem.

This is what i came up with.

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I got 95% of the pieces cut. I welded one side together but I need to cap off the one end before I weld it on the trailer. Being that this is pretty thin stock I put another piece in the middle to keep it from folding on itself.
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I have to grind and weld the other side together then cap both of them off then weld them on.

More info on the trailer below.
http://gardentractor...-trailer-build/

Thanks for looking!
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:24 PM

I think you need to see some old stock cars ,they had the same things , we used to call them " rub rails " :smile1: Al

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:30 PM

That ought to help get it to 'zero turn' around the trees! Yep, rub rails is what they be! Good job and ingenuity, Ryan.
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:34 PM

We called them "Nerf Bars".
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 07:24 PM

Thanks guys! I figured that people would have different names for them. Rub rail sounds firmiliar.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Nice build on those "tree kicker bars".

Hey, everyone else was making up names too lol.
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Good solution to your problem Ryan. Are you going to put a set behind the tires too?
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 09:01 PM

I thought about putting a set behind the tires but I don't think I need them and I don't see them doing much there anyway. Maybe I will just put a straight piece behind the tires.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 11:44 PM

Well done Ryan,those will serve you well. Way to use your head.. :thumbs:
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 04:26 AM

That's a great idea Ryan.
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 01:18 PM

Thanks again for the kind words! I welded the other side together and capped them off. The second side went much faster then the first.
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I will weld them to the trailer hopefully tomorrow.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 02:48 PM

Looking good! Those should get you around those trees nice and easy now.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Can't wait for the video lol.
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Posted March 25, 2012 - 05:16 PM

Can't wait for the video lol.


Thanks Casey! I guess I have no choice now! lol. After im done I will take a video of it being pulled around the woods.

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Ryan. Wise person once said if you build it they will come. In this case if you post it they will have to do it lol.
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