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Posted October 14, 2011 - 05:05 PM

Coming along nicely I see. Would like to see how it turns out and preforms.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 05:26 PM

Me, too!:bigrofl:

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 05:31 PM

That looks pretty substantial compared to the box store trailers you see around. Quite a bit of welding involved when you finally fill in between the tack welds.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 05:43 PM

Brian, the main thing I'm worried about is what the dump mechanism is going to do to it all. If I overbuilt, nothing(I hope). So whats a bit more welding. It'll take all I can put on it, hopefully. If not, back to the drawing board.

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Posted October 14, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Looks like that is taking shape nicely:good_job:

Brian, the main thing I'm worried about is what the dump mechanism is going to do to it all. If I overbuilt, nothing(I hope). So whats a bit more welding. It'll take all I can put on it, hopefully. If not, back to the drawing board.

I like that statement Kenny, thats my kind of engineering too:smile1:

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:19 AM

Greg, I'm a 'shade tree' engineer(my tree now gives shade). I am hoping the winch force won't try to bend things instead of dumping the trailer. Time will tell. I have a plan for the pulley at the top of the mast, I just hope my 3/4" hole saw is up to the task. We'll see! More pics later today!

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Looking good. If you find that the lift is not up to the task, then you can always shorten the scissor arms until it is. The shorter those scissor arms are, the more leverage you'll get. At the cost of lift height, of course.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 05:55 PM

Got the mast braced and setup for the winch mount. Pondered a bit more and got the pulley mount set up on top of the mast. Then, after much thought, I made up the hitch. Doesn't sound like much, but there was a lot of pondering and thought to figure the easiest yet best way to accomplish this.
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The winch mount/brace is 3"X2"x1/4". Should hold rather well. Pulley is a HF 4000# unit. Pulley mount is 2" channel iron w/1/4" center web, pin is a 3/4" round stock. Hope no problems here. Hitch is similar to existing, in fact used the top piece. Lower is 3" channel iron, the 2 3/8" pipe tongue was slotted for the channel to slip in.
That's all for today. This part is basically done other than final welds. Tomorrow brings lift parts assembly once I figure out how to build them. Got all the parts figured out, just how to go about keeping things in alignment when welding. Have a couple ideas, but that's tomorrows work.
Enjoy!

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 06:07 PM

Lookin' good.:thumbs:

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 07:03 PM

I hope you don't plan to leave it outside, from the reviews on the HF winches, they are not watertight. Also, I hope you bought the no questions asked, one year free replacement warraty on that winch. I did that for one just like yours when I bought it for a friend. He is on winch number 3, mabey 4 lol.

I must say it is coming along nicely, but I have a concern... your pivot is all the way back on the bed... that will put a lot of load on that 3000 pound winch. I mean don't get me wrong, it will probably work fine, but it brings your dump height way up. But I am sure you drew up the geometry and calculated loads before you started lol.

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Posted October 15, 2011 - 07:45 PM

Man that is getting to be a complex piece of work. A lot of pieces involved in setting up the pulley, winch etc. Kenny, I'm wondering how you cut your metal. You're not armstronging it with a hacksaw are you. I can't wait to see this thing lift.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 12:29 AM

Casey, I did draw up the dump mechanism, but I wouldn't have the slightest idea on how to do loads. Like I said before, I'm a shade tree engineer. If 3000 lbs wont lift this thing, I'll dump it by hand.
Brian, I have a 4 1/2" HF angle grinder with Dewalt cutting wheels.
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Posted October 16, 2011 - 12:33 AM

Casey, I did draw up the dump mechanism, but I wouldn't have the slightest idea on how to do loads. Like I said before, I'm a shade tree engineer. If 3000 lbs wont lift this thing, I'll dump it by hand.
Brian, I have a 4 1/2" HF angle grinder with Dewalt cutting wheels.

Kenny, I have a feeling if 3000 pounds won't do it, neither will you, but thanks for the laugh lol. Don't worry, I think to do loads you have to have super sophisticated software that most us don't know how to use lol.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 04:20 AM

Kenny,looking good. I also a mini grinder to cut steel,a 5" Makita with a Walter Zip Wheel. That,and I also use a plasma cutter a lot too.

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Posted October 16, 2011 - 04:49 AM

Kenny, I have a feeling if 3000 pounds won't do it, neither will you, but thanks for the laugh lol. Don't worry, I think to do loads you have to have super sophisticated software that most us don't know how to use lol.


Yeah, its called a pencil and paper LOL, oh and a little geometry helps too, but hey, who needs math anyways, ROTFLMAO. But personaly, I like Kenny's idea the best lol.




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