Posted June 04, 2012 - 10:24 PM
Posted June 05, 2012 - 04:36 AM
Lee, it will get used.
Still thinking about adding chains to the tailgate so I can spread dirt/gravel if I needed to. She is a heavy bear. Don't think I'll ever bend/warp anything on it, other than the bed itself.
Seems to dump much easier since I raised the mast. Just have to watch loading in 'wet' material, lot more weight with that! The latch mechanism really turned out much simpler than I was looking at. I trimmed the tabs I had marked earlier so it would unlatch sooner. That will be a good help when I add the chains and want to spread sand/ fine gravel. All things considered, it will do what ever I want with it.
Posted June 05, 2012 - 05:41 AM
That's a real slick latch setup.
Now you've got to get one of those rollup tarp setups on there, so nobody can see what you've
got in there, as you drive down the road, with another load from someone elses garden. LOL
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 06:03 AM
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 06:11 AM
Al, hadn't thought of that one. Possibily by putting the pins on the tailgate at the right place, that could work. I just stuck these on, hadn't thought of it laying flat to extend the trailer, like a pickup tailgate. Right now, I lift the bed a bit, remove 2 bolts and the tailgate is off for longer things (limbs, etc.). Hmmmmmmmmmm? Got me thinking again, Al! This could be dangerous!
Posted June 05, 2012 - 07:33 AM
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 08:07 AM
Posted June 05, 2012 - 08:14 AM
Yep, loaded it all with a shovel into the little cart then dumped/spread it in the back where our "lawn" is a bunch of gravel pathways surrounding landscaped areas. I used to do an hour or 2 each night. That was my start into GT's.
That was a lot of gravel to spread out! I'll see about that pic later today, Brian!
Posted June 05, 2012 - 10:02 AM
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 02:44 PM
Brian, these are for you!
That turned out great Kenny. I love the classic look of that oval decal. You can really do a pretty nice job of spreading gravel with a cart like that. Sure saves the back when the gravel is spread by the cart. My first tractor had a cart with it and I had the tailgate geared up to let the gravel out gradually. I loaded and moved 22tons of 1/2" crushed rock in that rig one summer. I think it's time for a picture of the tractor and cart together!
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 04:48 PM
Very nice! Thanks for the pics. I remember when you were debating on the colour for the trailer. You made the right choice!
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