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#1 jdcrawler ONLINE  

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 05:24 PM

The Buckley show is over and I took the rest of my tractors down to my sons place in southern Indiana.

I got back from that trip yesterday evening and I started on loading the garage stuff on the trailer today.

 

To make sure that everything will fit, I drew a scale diagram of the trailer and made up pieces of cardboard that are to scale for the amount of space each item takes.

Then I moved these around on the diagram until they all fit.

This also let me make sure that the heaviest things are back over the trailer axles.

 

There are three items that won't fit on the trailer .. the torch, hydraulic press and lift cart.

I may be able to set them on top of something else once the trailer is loaded.

If not, I'll just put them in the back of the truck.

 

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Here is the first item loaded.

 

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Edited by jdcrawler, August 23, 2013 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 05:28 PM

The 6 Ps in action. Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 05:29 PM

That will be some precise loading. And a full trailer. Good luck with the move.


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 05:31 PM

Every time I pack the grocery getter for a trip, the wife accuses me of exactly what you're doing... Got to remember to show her.

Best of luck on the loading, be careful check the straps often, and happy trails!
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Posted August 23, 2013 - 05:33 PM

That will be some precise loading. And a full trailer. Good luck with the move.

:ditto: good luck


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 05:39 PM

That goes a few steps further than I normally go. But it looks good! Good luck with the load!


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 07:02 PM

 

The Buckley show is over and I took the rest of my tractors down to my sons place in southern Indiana.

I got back from that trip yesterday evening and I started on loading the garage stuff on the trailer today.

 

To make sure that everything will fit, I drew a scale diagram of the trailer and made up pieces of cardboard that are to scale for the amount of space each item takes.

Then I moved these around on the diagram until they all fit.

This also let me make sure that the heaviest things are back over the trailer axles.

 

There are three items that won't fit on the trailer .. the torch, hydraulic press and lift cart.

I may be able to set them on top of something else once the trailer is loaded.

If not, I'll just put them in the back of the truck.

 

trailerloading_zps1a073550.jpg

 

 

Here is the first item loaded.

 

DCP_0001_zps162d8a47.jpg

 

You dont know how great it makes me feel to see someone that cares enough to plan something like this, rather than throw everything on top of each other like many do. THANKS


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 07:21 PM

My wife is an absolute genius at packing stuff.  She does it all in her head though.

 

She just looks at everything that she wants to pack, and then starts in.  This goes here, that goes there, etc.

 

I swear, she can pack 10 cu ft of stuff into a 5 cu ft space.


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Ya need to swing over here to IL. and drop that sandblasting cabinet off at my workshop. :D  :D  :D


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 07:32 PM

Ray I hope it all fits and you have another safe trip.

Feel free to stop by. :D


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I built 2 small waste water treatment plants and a remodeled a 4 bay garage for 5 fire trucks using the same method.

I did use different colored construction paper for each item. I do better in color!


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:06 PM

See Casey, I'm not the only one who draws a diagram on how to load a trailer! 

 

Good thinking Ray. I like the pre-planning!  :thumbs:


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:10 PM

Excellent job of planning!!


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Posted August 24, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Made some progress on loading the trailer today.

The white cabinet is actually used for storing the hydraulic valves and small cylinders.

The hydraulic stuff is too heavy for loading that far forward on the trailer so I filled the cabinet with lighter stuff.

 

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Once the steel rack and the cabinet were pretty well filled up, I continued loading some more stuff.

 

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Even though I made up a loading diagram for placing everything, that doesn't guarantee that it is going to work out right once everything is loaded.

That big toolbox is very heavy and with it loaded I realized that it is going to be too far forward so I need to move it back some so the weight is more over the trailer wheels.

 

I took another look at the diagram and decided to put the paint cabinet in front of the toolbox instead of behind it.

This will move the toolbox back about 3-1/2 feet and put it directly over the front trailer axle.

I had to re-arrange the two benches with the blue strip and put them in-line instead of crosswise on the trailer and everything will fit again.

 

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This trailer load is going to have to set outside at my sons place until we get a place of our own.

So once it is loaded, I'll build a wood frame around it and cover it with plastic tarp that will be fastened on with firring strips screwed to the wood frame.

The top of the wood frame will be covered in 1/4 inch OSB so that when the plastic builds condensation on the inside, it doesn't drip down on the tools.


Edited by jdcrawler, August 24, 2013 - 06:21 PM.

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Posted August 24, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Way to load Ray. I hope you don't plan to have all those hand tools on the work bench for the long drive.
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