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Posted August 06, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Good project Kenny. I'll be interested in watching it. Good luck.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 02:58 PM

Got a bit more done on this the last couple days. Major framework and front axle are tack welded. Had to get this together so I could figure out the rear axle. Here's a few pics:
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I have figured the easiest way to do the rear axle, at least on paper. Gonna have to go get a couple 3/4" X 6" bolts to use for the spindles, weld to a 1"X1" tube. Brace with some 1/4" X 3/4" on edge. Then the 5/4" deck boards on top. Have to work out a tongue yet too.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 03:08 PM

Just found this thread, you are off to a good start! It looks great so far and I am looking forward to the finished product!

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 04:43 PM

So are you welding the axle to the jack stands and the jack stands to the frame? Would be pretty slick for getting the deck the correct height for loading/unloading.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 05:18 PM

Jack stands are 1/2" too tall, so I'll only tack weld them in until I find some shorter ones!

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 06:56 AM

I got the rear axle in yesterday. Pics will be coming today! I also re-aligned the front wheels to the frame. All that is left is the tongue and the deck boards. I also added grease zerks to the rear wheels and the front axle pivot.

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 09:45 AM

Kenny thanks for the update , the steering your doing might be handy for my chipper/shredder , It's a straight rear axle and the front axle pivots with the handle ( like a kids wagon ) it's not bad moving forward but you should see me try backing it up :( My yard isn't level and it's hard to back it it spots where you need it , Al

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 01:00 PM

I was hoping to take it for a test drive today! Just a bit moist out there right now! Here's a few pics:
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Most of it is just tack welded. I will need to get more argon mix to finish welding everything. Paint scheme will be silver wheels, black frame work, and red boards. That could change, but is the plan at the moment.
I'd like to find some miniature hay bales for it. Would be cool at Halloween for a hay ride!

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Posted August 18, 2012 - 01:31 PM

Looks good Kenny! Won't be long until you are tugging it around the yard!
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 02:41 PM

Kenny, that's looking really good! I love the steering-looks very functional and should last you forever with the zirks and heavy metal you're using.

Thanks for the update.
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 02:59 PM

Looking good! Very interesting project. Makes me what to build one. Suggestion, on the back axel you may want to add some gussets or an X brace, to keep it from wanting to rack and collapse under weight. Could save someone from being hurt or having to rebuild. Just a thought, triangles are stronger than squares.
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 03:10 PM

Looks great Kenny, and I agree on some bracing/gussets in places, cause it still looks flimsy in areas.
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Posted August 18, 2012 - 03:13 PM

Looking good! Very interesting project. Makes me what to build one. Suggestion, on the back axel you may want to add some gussets or an X brace, to keep it from wanting to rack and collapse under weight. Could save someone from being hurt or having to rebuild. Just a thought, triangles are stronger than squares.

That's a good idea. Hadn't crossed my mind. Since it is not welded solid as yet. some bracing can be added easily. Thanks!

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Posted August 19, 2012 - 08:33 AM

Looks great Kenny, and I agree on some bracing/gussets in places, cause it still looks flimsy in areas.

Casey, the frame is rather light weight, but I plan to use 5/4" deck boards for the bed. I don't see it ever carrying a bunch of weight. I hope to get it out today and pull around to see if I have enough 'turn' in the steering. I may add some weight to see if it flexes much right now. If it does, bracing will be added where needed.
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Posted August 19, 2012 - 08:56 AM

Kenny that looks like another useful trailer, nice job!! I like that last shot with your other goodies in the background :thumbs:




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