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#1 lyall OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 11:50 PM

I was over at WFM and saw a good homemade trailer

 

see the following link

 

http://www.weekendfr...html?1381981890

 

KennyP will sure like it


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:30 AM

That's cool. Like that lift. Thanks!



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:31 AM

That's a great looking trailer ! The only thing I would have made different would be to move the dump pivot farther to the rear . The homemade trailer I got with my PK doesn't pivot at the end either and when you have a big load it's a little more of a pain to unload



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:48 AM

Awesome build on that trailer. The nicest I've seen I think.



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:59 AM

He did a nice job on that. A lot of work there.

Not to crazy about the gate latch system though. To many intricate parts exposed

that could easily be damaged. But good engineering there.



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:13 AM

Well thought out and built! Like Kenny I like the dump mechanism. And I agree that the tailgate latch could have been simplified.

I see a lot of room for elements to gum up the works on that one.

 

As rough as my place is, I would have liked to see tandems on  walking beam axles under that and maybe 5'X8'.

I have a 5X8 (Lyall has seen it) that I often pull with the Big Murray or 318 and it could sure use a dump under it.

Moving mulch I can get a lot of volume, without getting a lot of weight.


Edited by JD DANNELS, October 17, 2013 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:49 AM

That is one good looking trailer and the color scheme matches up real well.

 

 

Dick



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 01:08 PM

After going through that much effort I would have built a larger trailer. I agree too much exposed to the elements on the gate latch. It's still a fine piece of engineering for his own needs.



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Very nice looking trailer. I've got plans drawn up for a scaled down tandem dump trailer. One of these days I might actually get to building it... The 4 wheel dump wagon will come first though!

 

A couple of critiques:

-frame structure is too heavy... unless the plan is to haul boulders in that thing.

-why build fenders over the wheels... why not make the bed wider :)

-the scissor mechanism is WAY too elaborate to gain an extra few degrees of tilt.

-the gate latch release is WAY too elaborate... why not just put second handle like the one that appears to be for a tilt lock

 

Kudos to the guy for his design work though. It would be a great show piece.


Edited by twostep, October 17, 2013 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Also, why have three grease zerts for the tilt pivots? Only the center section should movable. Right?



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 06:45 AM

I think the frame would need to be strong to handle the force of the cylinder to dump a heavy load. When mine is full of dirt, it takes a bit to get it started dumping.



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Posted January 16, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The link is broken.


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The link is broken.

 

 

You Got that right. 


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Posted January 16, 2016 - 01:05 PM

Probably from when WFM switched servers and everything got all mixed up.


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