I was over at WFM and saw a good homemade trailer
see the following link
KennyP will sure like it
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Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:30 AM
That's cool. Like that lift. Thanks!
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
Posted October 17, 2013 - 05:48 AM
Awesome build on that trailer. The nicest I've seen I think.
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.
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.
Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:49 AM
That is one good looking trailer and the color scheme matches up real well.
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.
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.
Posted October 17, 2013 - 03:55 PM
Also, why have three grease zerts for the tilt pivots? Only the center section should movable. Right?
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.
Posted January 16, 2016 - 10:26 AM
The link is broken.
Posted January 16, 2016 - 11:27 AM
The link is broken.
Posted January 16, 2016 - 01:05 PM
Probably from when WFM switched servers and everything got all mixed up.