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#271 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 05:28 PM

Casey, are you going to supply the actuator? A very neat idea, but costly. Bet I can make it work much cheaper.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 06:01 PM

What about hooking the tailgate up in such a way with levers and such, so as you dump the bed it lifts the tailgate? Here's a quick sketch of the idea. With more thought you probably make it look cleaner.
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Posted November 12, 2011 - 07:39 PM

On second thought, the tail gate does that anyway cause of gravity. Oh, well, I thought I was on to something. lol Demonstrates why I need to think my ideas though for a day.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 07:45 PM

On second thought, the tail gate does that anyway cause of gravity. Oh, well, I thought I was on to something. lol Demonstrates why I need to think my ideas though for a day.


The rod idea would hold it closed until you wanted it open, then it would open as you tipped up. Not a bad idea, but would take a little playing around to get it timed right.

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Posted November 12, 2011 - 10:19 PM

Just finished reading through this whole thread. Interesting project Kenny. Hope it all turns out the way you want. Dave.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:18 AM

Casey, are you going to supply the actuator? A very neat idea, but costly. Bet I can make it work much cheaper.

I think Tucker is onto something with his idea, lets pursue it farther lol. And yes I am not supplying the actuator lol.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 06:19 AM

Tucker, I googled dump bed tailgates and came up with something similar that was patented in the 50's. I was just thinking a simple latch that I could undo from the tractor to let the gate swing free during the dump, then latch back when it was back down.
Casey, your idea is great, I just don't want to spend that much for the actuator.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:00 AM

And you'll want to put hooks and chains on the bottom of the gate, so you can use it for spreading the load.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 07:30 AM

Will, that's a good thought. Then I could spread gravel/sand like the big boys.:thumbs::bounce:

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 09:53 AM

I think it would be handy to use " barrel bolt latches ' that Brian suggested for the top hinge , this way if you had thing that wouldn't dump out easily if you opened it from the bottom latch and it pivoted at the top , I'm thinking like sticks and leaves piled high , you could just open it from the top and let it pivot from the bottom (pretty sure most dump trucks are made that way ) , Al

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 11:53 AM

That's another good idea. Keep them coming!

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:21 PM

Just send the whole thing to me and start fresh LOL.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:42 PM

You wish, Casey! Stayed tuned for breaking news!

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:46 PM

TADAAH! After all this time, I can post some pics of what it will look like behind the Ford! Feast you eyes on this:
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Granted the paint is not complete and still quite fresh, but here she is all hooked up and showing what she will look like.

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Posted November 13, 2011 - 12:50 PM

Now that is the way a trailer should look and work.
Great work Kenny.
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