It wasn't very convenient to use because it sits so low to the ground.
With the tongue set at about the height of the hitch plate on most garden tractors, you see how the trailer tilts down at the back.
If I take it over any rough ground, the back of the trailer often rubs the ground.
It's built from fairly heave gauge steel and is set up as a tilt bed with a lift latch on the front.
The tailgate lifts off and is held in place by two pieces of angle iron welded to each side.
There are stake pocket brackets welded to the inside on each corner.
Here's a view of the underside.
The first thing to do was to strip it all down.
Then I cut the axle off the bottom of the trailer.
The axle is welded back on with a piece of angle iron welded on each side to extend it up off the trailer bed.
Angle iron was then welded along both sides of the trailer to strengthen it.
Support brackets are welded to the axle on each side.
Edited by jdcrawler, April 13, 2012 - 02:05 PM.