I posted a link to some plans that I found a week or so ago while I was looking for ideas to build my Mini Hay Rack. Well I finally got around to starting on it today. I took the Hickory lumber over to my brother in law's house Saturday and planed it in preparation for building the deck.This is what the chassis looked like after I set it up on saw horse's (I have a bad back and I knew that I wouldnt be able to spend the afternoon bent over trying to get everything laid out. You can see the pile of hickory boards laying in the background waiting to be put to use...lol The actual chassis is a KORY 3000 chassis that was I was able to locate at one of the old dealers that carried Kory before they gave Rural King exclusive sales rights. It was ordered for a gentleman but he refused it when it arrived because the paint is chipping all over the place and it was originally painted Kubota Orange and then painted John Deere Green. Needless to say, it will be getting sand blasted and repainted in the spring! But for right now, it will have to do, as I have to have this project finished by the First Friday in December for our local Christmas Parade. But for what I paid for it, you wont be hearing me complain. It has been sitting in there warehouse for SEVERAL years collecting dust........still on the original shipping pallet.
Since I dont have a big shop like some of you guys, I had to make do in the 12X24 building that I have, and as you can see it was kind of cramped in there (I had started cleaning it out and trying to organize it when Kimme got sick and it got pushed to the back burner)
Once I got it up on the sawhorses, I laid out the 2X8 Main Beams of the bed. They are notched so that the 2x4 crossmembers set down in the 2x8's for added strength and rigidity. All of the joints are glued with "Gorilla Snot" aka Gorilla Glue and reinforced with 3 1/2" deck screws.
When finished, it will something similar to the one in this link...............I still havent decided on the rail design just yet.
Edited by Robert Webb, November 25, 2013 - 07:03 PM.