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ATV wood Hauling Trailer

Post in 'The Gear' started by Johnny Ringo, Mar 3, 2008.

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  1. Johnny Ringo

    Johnny Ringo New Member

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    Anyone know of a trailer designed for hauling wood with an ATV. (off road on unimproved trails)
    I'm not finding a whole lot out there that can handle a nice size load. so far the best I've come opon is this. http://www.countryatv.com/twinaxleatv.htm Seems OK with some higher sides or straps. Any Ideas???

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  2. Robbie

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  4. Johnny Ringo

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    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200135074_200135074

    Thanks for the ideas guys, Robbie I liked the one you showed me from Bass pro, I found the same one at Northern Tool in Duluth. Just got back, You're right It is a lot bigger than it looks. Only 120 miles away so I didn't have to have it shipped. Nice size and a good weight match for my Honda Rancher. Pete that monster you showed me is in the 5 year budget plan, didn't even know somethng like that was out there. If I could get one of those I could sell enought fire wood to pay for the stove!!
    Thanks for your help
  5. renewablejohn

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    Do you have any experience of this trailer as I am looking for this type of outfit to go behind a 25hp-30hp tractor hauling logs from stump rather than from roadside.(half price)
  6. downeast

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    Our 3' X 4' X 2' high rough woods ATV trailer was made by a friend - a professional welder. The 3/4" ply box supported by 1" steel pipe sits on a 13" wheel Subaru axle--little air kept in the tires except when lcarrying big loads. I had him extend the tongue to 6' long for easier backing and maneuvering. The trailer cost me $250. in 2001; has been seriously abused harvesting our 6-7 cords of firewood in winter since then. Method: fell tree, buck up tree, hump the frozen butts into the trailer for the ride to the woodpile for later split and stack.
    The only failure was a cracked tongue in below zero use last year; simple repair. Actually it was my fault for throwing hard frozen butts into the bed putting stress on the long steel tongue. Goodbody gets dumb.
    If I knew how to use our new digital camera, pics could be posted sometime. Any good welder could make one for you that's more rugged and cheaper than any of the manufactured steel ones.
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    Works well for me. Can haul about 1/3 of a cord in the snow. Hoping to haul 1/2 +cord in the summer with side stakes installed.

    http://www.trail-mark.com/

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    Johnny

    I have the country Tandem ATV and it is a very nice trailer, we used it to haul 20+ yards of crushed concrete onto ATV/snowmobile trails that had started to wash out. I figured that we would ruin it, but even it we did it was cheaper to ruin it than have someone else do the work. Much to my surprise after 20 yards it is in perfect shape (ok well there are some scrapes on it cus I bumped it with the bobcat while loading but you know those things happen) To pull this thing full uphill I would say have a 500 or better ATV (my 800 and 600 do great with it, but my dads 335 struggles.

    Great trailer but the lift system that you can buy from them is cheesy at best. (we broke it with concrete) I ended up bolting a small high lift jack (or farm jack) and used that to lift the front to dump. One other thing that I did was line the bottom with barn tin so the concrete would slid out easier...

    I also have a otter plastic trailer http://www.otteroutdoors.com/trailers/jumbox.html (if you ask why I needed two, I'll tell you what I told my wife, "cause you have 3 hand bags, 20 pair of shoes...."). Much more manuverable and a lot lighter but holds about 1/2 the wood of the tandem trailer. Oh and I welded skiis to an extra set of rims and it works awesome in the winter behind a sled or 4 wheeler.

    If I was going to just have one trailer I would get the otter if you are pulling wood out of tight spots, but you will have to take twice as many loads

    Brian
  9. Johnny Ringo

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    Thanks brian, that is a great trailer. I picked up the polar trailer from Northern tool in duluth, $399. Its 6ft x 40in. It's the best I could do and not have to deal with shipping. But looking at that monster you have I just may need another trailer. Looks like it will hold almost twice as much wood. That should be about 20 less trips for me. Come to think of it I have three 4wheelers and one son still living at home so one more trailer is definitely in order. I bookmarking that site, thanks
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    I just ordered one called the ATV Wagon from Bosski. It has electric brake, 25 " ATV tires powered dump. I can't wait to put it to use. http://www.atvwagon.com/
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    Might want to double check that link - it took me to something that looks like a website for some band... Nothing about trailers that I saw.

    Gooserider
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    That's more like it... Looks like nice units, though way overkill for anything that I'd be needing.

    Gooserider
  14. Ken45

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    One word of caution. I would be careful about overloading the hitch on a 4wheeler. IIRC, my 4 wheelers (400 Yamaha and 400 Honda) are limited to 100# on the hitch, 1000# towing load. Seeing how the hitch is attachted to the rear end, I would hate to crack that. YMMV

    Ken
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    I'm not exactly sure what the load rating is on my 4 wheeler. It's a 700 Grizzly and the hitch is regular receiver hitch like a pick up uses. I had to go with the tandem axle so that the trailer will take the majority of the weight , leaving very little tongue weight on the 4 wheeler. Plus since the trailer has electric trailer brakes, I should still be able to handle tha load safely.
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    Tractor Supply carries the one that I use. It is a Swisher and it was about $400. I really like this one but if money was no object I'd be pulling a Mountain Goat Trailer http://www.mountaingoattrailers.com/ Check out the video on their site and you'll get an appreciation for the walking beam design. I'll attach a photo of my Swisher.(Stock photo this is not my ATV)

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    Here is what I use to haul wood near me, cost me $210 I think. Mind is not as sharp as my chain saws. :lol:

    Shipper

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    I have a home built mini hay rack (wood rack as its never hauled hay) works great hauls a mean load of wood, sides slip off for easy loading unloading. Nice thing with this setup is there is no tongue weight. Only thing I would change is wider tires. I have been waiting for the old ones to wear out.

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    Now that's nice! What did you use for the front axle? I like the "no tongue load" but of course backing up is challenging ;-)

    Ken
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    The front axle is totally home made as is the whole wagon it was an idea I came up with and my Dad helped me build it, he thought it was kind of a goofy idea at first but uses it all the time now. The king pin steering was definitely custom and as we built it we thought of a few things we would do differently, but it has never broke and works well as is so you know what they say if it ain't broke don't fix it. The only problem it has ever had wasn't a design problem but was the result of the flood it went through this summer. I had it fully loaded with wood and the flood came and floated it off of the berm I had it parked on. After the flood we found it 150 yards back in the timber still loaded with wood upright but the tongue was kind of bent under it. I could post some pics of the steering later.
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    I've been fixin' to get somethin' like this.............

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    Those are great but too much for a 4 wheeler to handle. I have something like that but I use the tractor (27 hp diesel) to pull it around. I got it stuck winter a year ago with slick mud and I had to wait until spring to get it out, even the backhoe couldn't maneuver it! By spring, it had two flat tires :(

    Actually mine is now sitting in the barn with a full cord of split and seasoned wood on it. :)

    Ken
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    Hmm- thanks for the heads up, Ken. Looks like I'm gonna hafta rethink everything I thought about a trailer for the quad...............
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    Mark,

    check the specs on your quad. Both of mine (400 cc Yamaha and Honda) limit the hitch weight to 30-35 pounds. I can easily see excess weight causing damage to the rear differential housing.

    Besides, most quads don't have enough weight for traction for heavy loads on muddy ground.

    Ken
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    Never took that into consideration, always thought it would be nice to hook up to the truck as well when neded would be neat. Prevention far outweighs fixing and repairing and hunting down parts for a 9 year old quad. A few exta dollars spent now for a trailer designed for the quad will save endless headaches down the road........................

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