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#1 joel christensen OFFLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 03:57 PM

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

 

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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.

 

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Got decals from Maple Hunter to match the era I wanted to replicate.

 

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:02 PM

That is one cool wagon! Great job on it!


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Very nice, you did a fine job on this. Before you added the hydraulics how long did it take to raise the bed with the bottle jack.
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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:21 PM

I like it!  Especially since it is a John Deere Trailer being pulled by a Cub Cadet. :thumbs:


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Sawdust,

 

About a minute or two, longer with a full load.  It was easier to just scoop it off.  No fun pumping a jack in Texas in the summer.  More fun with tractor hydraulics.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:36 PM

Looking Good!!   :thumbs:  :thumbs:   Rick


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 04:48 PM

Very nice job on re-doing the wagon.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 05:53 PM

   sweet wagon !!!!!!!  other than the green :D. I like it.



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 06:27 PM

Nice job you did on it.



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Very nice work, but the color?  Should have been Red with off white trim.



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 09:13 PM

That is a cool wagon. Looks good.



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Posted February 25, 2015 - 09:31 PM

Joel, I don't know how I missed you being from Texas, but what part of TX are located in, I'm down by San Antonio.

 

Great job on the wagon, I really like the hydraulic lift. 



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Posted February 26, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Katy, Tx.  West of Houston.


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Posted February 26, 2015 - 03:29 PM

Katy, Tx.  West of Houston.

 

Hey Joel, We're almost neighbors. My shop is in Flatonia and I live just outside of Seguin at Lake McQueeney. I go thru Katy all the time while calling on customers in Houston area.



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Posted March 08, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Nice Wagon and a cool cadet.





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