Just finished this dump trailer/barge wagon. I bought this last summer from a guy who built it for use behind a four wheeler. Overall he did a great job except for the dump he used a bottle jack arrangement which I didn't like. I thought I could dress it up a bit and convert to live hydraulics for use with my collection of Deeres and Cubs.
First I reworked the lifting framework a bit so it would accept a double acting cylinder. Then tried it out with a full load of wet compost behind my JD 140. Success!! After that I gave it a facelift with JD green paint for the frame and JD yellow for the wheels. The tires were brand new so they were left alone.
I wanted to go for the old barge wagon look, so I used tongue and groove pine siding for the sides. I put two coats of polyurethane on all of the wood. I had a piece of aluminum sheeting laying around that just fit perfectly for the floor so I got lucky there.
My friends say it's too pretty to put mulch in, but I will.
I hope you like it and this inspires someone to do something similar.
this is before
This is after attached to my Cub 72 (which is really a 71, but that's another story). I plumbed hydraulic outlets by teeing into the cylinder lines for the hydraulic lift.
Got decals from Maple Hunter to match the era I wanted to replicate.