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Posted January 16, 2013 - 10:17 AM

I plan to leave the trailer hooked to the truck when raising the front. That's why I went with a jack with 5000 lb lift. I'm trying to keep the ramps short so they don't weigh more than I can handle by myself. It's hard to see what angle I'll have with the ramps until I get the trailer jack installed and can lift some. May end up using 2 X 10 treated boards braced on the back just for the weight factor.

 

I have two sets of ramps, my 4' steel car ramps and a set of 7or 8' wooden ramps. I will say if I use the car ramps, I can not load any tractor that has mower deck or hanging low implement as it will drag and hang up. I do sometimes jack up the front of the trailer while still attached to truck to help loading angle, sometimes you just park in that wierd spot where trailer rear sticks up too high even with long ramps. I just broke one of my 2x10's while loading my Sears 16/6 with snow blade. After plwoing snow, tractor slid sideways and off boards, rear axle landed dead on the board, broke it in half. Next set I build will have angle down both sides for bracing and some thin expanded metal or some types of cleats for traction.


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:34 PM

If I go for wood, it will have angle down the sides for strength. I have the jack in hand. :dancingbanana:  Going to my metal place this afternoon and see what I can find.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:03 PM

I got the jack today! An awesome piece.

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I went to the scrap metal place to see what they had for the ramps, struck out on that. Did pick up a few pieces, including some 3/8" plate that is around 10" X 25-1/2". a few sticks of 2-1/2" angle iron. But the best deal was this:

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It's an old Craftsman Vise, model # 05191, for $10. And it works great after a little TLC.


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Now that is a QUALITY vise!  :thumbs: 


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:27 PM

You dam* betcha! I can beat and bang on that sucker till the cows come home!



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:08 AM

I didn't get to work on the trailer yesterday. It was a nice day other than a 30 MPH wind. My son and grandson are back for a couple days, so we had other things to do. Hope for a better day today!



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:16 AM

Nice score Kenny, should make for a great all around toy hauler when you get it done.  Will all your toys fit or will you have to stack them two high :poke:  :smilewink:  :smilewink:



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:25 AM

They won't all fit. but better than one at a time!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:44 AM

Nice vise you found there Kenny. Sure is heavy duty.

I didn't know you had cows. That's the first you've mentioned that.


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:48 AM

Nice vise you found there Kenny. Sure is heavy duty.

I didn't know you had cows. That's the first you've mentioned that.

That was aimed at Daniel, Will! I have come upon a stand for the vice if I can get it out of where it's buried at. May need a sky hook for that!


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 07:57 AM

That was aimed at Daniel, Will! I have come upon a stand for the vice if I can get it out of where it's buried at. May need a sky hook for that!

 

 

Sky hook.....

Sounds like another build, coming up



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 09:31 AM

You dam* betcha! I can beat and bang on that sucker till the cows come home!

 

The cows won't come home if you're making all that noise beating & banging!  :smilewink: 


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Posted January 19, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Guess I won't have to worry about stepping in cow poo then!



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 11:06 AM

That is a great vice. Nice find.



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Posted January 19, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Hey Kenny, nice trailer resto you have on the go. 

 

It's nice to have a large trailer when you need it.  I have a 14 footer and have learned that friends think its nice that you have a large trailer when they need it!

 

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