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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Dunno, I just click New Content and there's your thread LOL.
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Posted March 28, 2012 - 07:00 PM

That is one thing about welding, things do get rather warm! Glad they work for you, Ryan! Good thinking on your part!
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 01:57 PM

I apologize for the wait, I kept forgetting but today I was using the trailer and took a pic of it. The only problem is that the chain on the side clips trees now. Im going to have to cut them off and reweld them on the front of that angle iron.
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 04:10 PM

Looks good Ryan, so where is the video? lol
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Posted April 10, 2012 - 06:08 PM

You are a creative busy guy aren't you Ryan :laughingteeth: . Those look nice installed.
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Posted April 14, 2012 - 01:56 PM

Nice fab work. I love DIY project and mods to make ones tools fit the job better!
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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:03 PM

I missed this thread somehow, Great idea & work Ryan! I remember as a kid getting our small wagon hung up on trees like you have. Not too bad if trailer was empty, but a bear when loaded.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:06 PM

I missed this thread somehow, Great idea & work Ryan! I remember as a kid getting our small wagon hung up on trees like you have. Not too bad if trailer was empty, but a bear when loaded.


If I have a full load of wood or something else heavy it gets difficult if its a sharp turn. When it's only a little rub then it works like it should.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:20 PM

Got the answer for ya then....but will take some work! Make the trailer steer too! A control arm up each side of the tongue connected to a mini ball beside the main hitch. On the rear, have these connected to bell cranks to the spindles. When you turn, so does the trailer. Yeah, I know...a lot of work, BUT it WOULD work!

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:25 PM

That sounds like it would be more fabrication then its worth! If I was going to do that, I would just build another trailer! LOL!

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:30 PM

But you would have the only steerable trailer in your area! I'm not gonna build one either...too much work! LOL

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 02:02 PM

Ryan, how's the front end of the tractor? Is it light at all?

If not and you have a little wiggle room, extending the hitch on the tractor will make the trailer follow you better. Especially if you shorten the tongue. Make for an interesting back-up, but helps with tracking.

BTW, really neat wings, bark bumpers, rub rails, etc. :thumbs:

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 02:10 PM

Got the answer for ya then....but will take some work! Make the trailer steer too! A control arm up each side of the tongue connected to a mini ball beside the main hitch. On the rear, have these connected to bell cranks to the spindles. When you turn, so does the trailer. Yeah, I know...a lot of work, BUT it WOULD work!


Hmmmmm? This might be fun to figure out!

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Ryan, how's the front end of the tractor? Is it light at all?

If not and you have a little wiggle room, extending the hitch on the tractor will make the trailer follow you better. Especially if you shorten the tongue. Make for an interesting back-up, but helps with tracking.

BTW, really neat wings, bark bumpers, rub rails, etc. :thumbs:


It is pretty well weighed down. On the '75 if the york rake is on I can stand on it and a little bounce makes the front come up. I have noticed that on the '75 it does not hit as many trees. and now that you say it it is probably because the hitch extends so much farther out.

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Posted June 23, 2012 - 02:54 PM

Eureka! I think we have an answer.

Ryan, how much more does the hitch stick out on the 75?




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