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#1 Robert Webb OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:02 PM

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.

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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)

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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.

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Here is one of the Hickory planks that will be used for the decking and edge bands.  I was originally going to use them as is...1X7 but decided that it would look better with narrower planks.  So, I will be ripping them down to about 3 1/2" (or whatever the width works out to be to use full width boards and them all be the same width.
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When finished, it will something similar to the one in this link...............I still havent decided on the rail design just yet.

 

http://www.wengers.c...agons&sku=60750


Edited by Robert Webb, November 25, 2013 - 07:03 PM.

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:18 PM

Looks good! I Wish I'd have had your plans when I built my wagon. But it works!


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:19 PM

It's gonna be nice.  You didn't say, but I assume you will be painting it red?   :smilewink:


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:27 PM

That will be a really nice looking GREEN trailer.

 

 

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Looks good!!!   :thumbs:   :thumbs:   :thumbs:

 

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:44 PM

It's gonna be nice.  You didn't say, but I assume you will be painting it red?   :smilewink:

 

 

That will be a really nice looking GREEN trailer.

 

 

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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:45 PM

That hickory should make for a really nice floor.    Looking good. :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:51 PM

That's looking really good. I'll bet it is going to be nice when your done.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:59 PM

What a great project!  Looks good too.  Can't wait to see the finished product.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Very nice, I really like the wagon style you're going for. With your wood species choice, I'm thinking yours is going to turn out nicer.


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:04 PM

So when is the hay ride?


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Posted November 25, 2013 - 08:28 PM

Daniel.................YOU KNOW BETTER that me painting anything RED.......lol

 

The hickory has a funny story behind it..............I have a brother that lives in Jacksonville Florida (that is a PACKRAT) and I had asked him about getting me some Cypress wood for its rot resistant characteristics..........well it was buried under the Hickory and he was too lazy to dig it out so he brought me the Hickory. I think I could park my 430 on this trailer without ANY worries about it hurting it.

 

Kenny, I really didnt follow any plans........I pretty much had an idea of how I wanted it built and in the beginning I had NO PLANS of putting sides on it but since I am going to be hauling a bunch of "crumb snatching curtain climbers" around for the Christmas Parade......I figured it would be a GOOD idea to be able to keep them IN the trailer.....

 

Willie.......the parade is a WEEK from this Saturday.......Gonna be a PUSH for time since I still have to get some kind of Exterior Polyurethane or some kind of sealant on the wood BEFORE I fasten it down.  Still have to come up with a design for the sides too and then build them.

 

 

Once I get this bed finished, I will start back on my "Silage Wagon" bed............I will have until grass cutting season next year to get it finished......so PLENTY of time to work on that one......lol


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 06:59 AM

Use a Urethane coating, not Poly. The Poly is for interior and won't last a year! Can't take the sun! Look for a marine grade. That will last a long time!


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Posted November 26, 2013 - 01:47 PM

That is going to be one fine hay wagon!!


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Posted November 27, 2013 - 01:52 AM

Robert, That wagon is starting to look like something now. It will look real good in the parade. BTW, i'm still sorry I cant come over there to help you out next Saturday.


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