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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 08:54 PM

what do yall have for decking on your trailers? and how do ya maintain it?? mine is 1/2"partical board and i oil treated it twice today and it soaked it up.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:06 PM

I saved up scrap tread plate until I had enough.  It's kind of a piece-work floor but the only investment was the welding rod to hook it all together.  


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Dads small utility trailer has pressure treated plywood on it, his car hauling trailer is plate steel decking, and his big tractor hauling trailer has five quarter oak as decking.

 

I'm hoping to build a small garden tractor size hay wagon in the future, and I'm planning on using five quarter oak with a deck stain finish for protection, although the trailer will only be used for parades and tractor shows.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:11 PM

i put used motor oil on the decking of the trailer today,and painted the frame looks great.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I never used particle board for decking. I did use it for sideboards, heavily painted it held up for about 7 yrs.
Then I got flooded out and it sat submerged for a week and a half and crumbled.
That trailer had marine grade plywood decking(converted fold down camper. I have had it for over 30 yrs and the deck needs replaced. It is not wide enough between the wheel wells to allow me to carry my GT with mower on.
I will have to lay 4X4s on the frame and deck over them, I will probabably use the 5/4 treated decking planks

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:16 PM

thats what my trailer is an old pop up camper is have just enough room to clear the deck on the jd



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Mine just has expanded metal but its only big enough for one tractor.



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Posted June 20, 2013 - 09:58 PM

I used 3/4" Marine grade wolmanized plywood. Painted it with three coats of oil based rustoleum (because I already had it) paint. Repaint it every other year. still doing well. (expensive though) Roger.






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