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ATV Wood Hauling Trailers

Post in 'The Gear' started by MotoBoyMatt, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. MotoBoyMatt

    MotoBoyMatt Member

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    Thanks, it's funny I was looking at an old Popular Mechanics back issue from the early 90's and they had an ad for Kmart.

    It had the same trailer listed at $200 and the fenders were an extra option.

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  2. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Wow! For $200 a person could have bought a much bigger trailer way back then even!

    Are you going to put the fenders on yours? I wasn't going to, but then thought it might help protect the tires and axle a bit when rubbing against trees and dropping firewood. The fenders are a little droopy now, but I think they have helped.
  3. MotoBoyMatt

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    Probly not, with my luck I'll hit a tree with the fender, it'll bend and cut the tire.

    I just realized your probly pretty close to me, were about in the Central Sands region do you live? If you're close enough I'd drop off my fenders if you want them. They're just taking up space in my garage right now.
  4. pteubel

    pteubel Feeling the Heat

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    I have the Ohio Steel version of this trailer. The 1" axle runs the entire width...hub to hub. Greasable roller bearings. Haven't used it much yet, but it is very solid.

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  5. Manatarms

    Manatarms New Member

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    I have the HD 1500 TA from Polar Trailer. Here's what I like about it:

    -Rated for 1500 lbs.
    -the box is super tough polyethylene plastic, so it can't rust and doesn't dent
    -Tandem axle follows the ground contours and sort of walks over most obstacles
    -side rails are really high and increase the volume of wood you can carry
    -dump feature...just hit the release and the body will dump the contents.

    Here's a few pics of mine loaded with oak:

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    and over the articulating axle working over a deep rut left from a skidder:
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    -Mark
  6. MotoBoyMatt

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    How much did that unit set you back?
  7. quads

    quads Minister of Fire

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    Thanks for the offer on the fenders, but mine will probably last a long time yet. You might want to put them on yours someday anyway. I've hit them pretty hard with chunks of wood and up against trees and they've only bent as far as you see in the picture. Not too bad actually, considering the price of the trailer!

    I'm about 10 miles east of Castle Rock.
  8. pteubel

    pteubel Feeling the Heat

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    $250 delivered

    http://www.yardandgardendirect.com/atvcarts.htm
  9. rustynut

    rustynut Feeling the Heat

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    fyrwoodguy, where can i find one of those red things you are showing in your first pic? rn
  10. whotheguy

    whotheguy New Member

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    This is the exact trailer I use, and I use it a lot. When elk hunting I've hauled out my 800lb bull whole with no problem, granted the head and legs were sticking out and had to be secured. I have two trailers for wood, but this is by far my first choice. Besides the carrying capacity but the tilt bed is fantastic, just bring a load of wood where you want it, pull the handle that's on the tongue, let the bed tilt and pull forward. I tell you, if I could stack high enough on this trailer I know it will carry it's specified weight. The only change I made was I purchased some fairly agressive tread desgin ATV tires and mounted them versus using the turf tires that came with it. I find this tire to be a bit better in nasty mud but I only can appreciate that fact when hunting.

    As the OP mentioned, it's a little spendy, but if you keep it out of the sun it will last a lifetime, and then some.
  11. wolfram

    wolfram New Member

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    Deere 18 cu. ft. box. Bought used (in like new condition) for 30% of new, and I overpaid for what I got. Bushings, not bearings, light gauge steel, just junky for the money. There are grease fittings on the wheels that essentially lead to nowhere..... Perhaps for hauling leaves or marshmellows. I am getting by until a real solution comes along.

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  12. sublime68charger

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    Pics of my atv Trailer's.

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    and another,

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    2 of these I got for Free, 1 from road side sitting there with FREE painted on side. other one was given to me by a friend since he no longer use's it. 3rd was built from some spare scrap metal.

    sublime out.
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  13. Stlshrk

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    Salvaged a crashed utility trailer was was discovered in a field during bush-hoggin'. Had to replace the tongue with a piece of 2inch box stock. Made it a little longer so that it would be easier to back up if needed. We hit the rust with the grinder. Welded some metal to replace damaged places. Gave her a coat of spray bomb paint. And gave her an all new treated lumber deck.

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  14. Tony H

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    Here are my group the 2wheel green one is light duty but works pretty good . The larger 6x8 converted snow mobile trailer can haul a good load of split wood and the 4 wheel old JD is a beast can take all the wood you can fit and I have hauled well over 1000lb of blocks and brick in it . Can't live without any of them.

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  15. mkt1

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    I ordered one of these last trailers for my Rhino last night http://store.yardandgardendirectstore.com/ulatvpoca12c.html
    Said delivery 5 working days, and free shipping to a registered buisness address or shipping terminal. My neighbor owns a trucking company and is taking delivery for me. total price delivered is $ 299.00.
  16. MotoBoyMatt

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    Here's my latest development. The pallet can hold about 1/5 to 1/4 of a cord. Only 20-25 of them and I have a years worth of wood. Load and unload with the tractor loader and I eliminate multiple handling.
    Picked up some wider tires at an auction, the stock pizza cutters made some pretty good ruts in the spring.

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  17. MotoBoyMatt

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    I picked this up out of the scrap pile at an auction for $17 so I could still have a trailer with sides. It has a tilt bed and i think I can mount a boat winch I had laying around to the front and use it to skid logs. Appears to have Ford drum brake hubs on it, old enough to have left hand lug nuts (Late 60's?).[​IMG]
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    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Camping, moose hunting, garden, yard work, fire wood. Is a pretty good stable trailer for all around.
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  20. BigV

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    I built my own from a Harbor Freight trailer kit that was $350.00 and used a 20% off coupon. Final cost $279.99. The trailer has 12” tires, measures 48” X 96” and has a weight capacity of 1720 pounds.

    I spent another $112.00 on treated 4X8 ¾” plywood and ¾” deck rails along with misc. carriage bolts and a trailer jack.
    Assembly was pretty straight forward and would have gone a little smother if I had looked at the directions….
    The end result is a nice trailer that works perfect for it’s intended use and cost less than $380.00.

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  21. nate379

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    I need to rebuild mine at some point. I had stacked about 50 sheets of plywood over the sides on it and tried to dump the load off in the yard. It bent he frame pretty good. I didn't really think it was all that heavy, but sheet of plywood is ~40lbs each, so I had about a ton on it.
    Still works ok to haul wood around but I can't dump it anymore.

    The bed is 2ftx4ft on mine and I used car dummy tires for the wheels running on a 1" shaft and some pillow blocks. It's nice that it's light enough I can move it around in the shed without fighting too much.

    My Dad built one about 20 years ago out of 1/4" steel, a little bit bigger than mine and it's nearly a 2 person operation to move it around.
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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Here's a pic of my Saab trailer that I use to haul out the bucked up firewood out of the woods . . . it is a regular steel trailer that my cousin beefed up with rims from a Saab. Here it is being used at Camp Jakeawana -- a gathering that I host several times during the year at my house for some friends.

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  23. jeepmedic

    jeepmedic Burning Hunk

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    LLigetfa Minister of Fire

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    Ja, I've been contemplating getting that Harbor Fright trailer and swapping out to wider tires. Don't want to wear out my welcome borrowing my neighbor's ATV trailer year after year.
  25. MotoBoyMatt

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    I'm a little concerned about the extra backspacing the wheels have to get the wider tires to clear the frame.
    Puts more cantilevered load on the spindles, especially if you hit or driver over something with just the outer edge of the tire.
    So far so good though.

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