my trailer...how much loose split wood and weight????

Riggs Posted By Riggs, Mar 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

  1. greg13

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    You do the math, Axle rated at 1200#, steel sides, frame & floor has to weigh at least 300#. How much does that leave left for payload? I would pick up a 3500# axle & springs, I think the frame you have would support it with no problem.
     
  2. HDRock

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    I'll second the wood deck, I have had bucket loads of splits,crushed rock, broken bricks, dumped in mine, deck is 2x10s
    Bark n crap shovel it right out, haul what ever U want nothing is going poke through, sliding wood or any thing in or out, with expanded metal I wouldn't think would work very well.
     
  3. Flatbedford

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    For hauling wood a 1200 pound trailer wouldn't need more than 16" sides.
     
  4. bogydave

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    Your trailer will work for small loads.
    1/4 cord or so.
    I have a single axle 3500 lb trailer with 24" sides & if full it's way overloaded with wood.
    With truck & trailer, I'd haul about 5/8 cord per trip.
    Just got a dual axle with brakes, (7,000 lbs) with 5800 lb pay load rating. I'll feel a lot safer now & can haoul a whole cord with ease.

    You may find it 's relatively cheap to add an axle or upgrade the axle to a 3500 lab one, to help you haul more weight.
    24" sides would give you near 1/2 cord loaded level ;) 16" sides would be plenty .

    Not sure how to get it registered for more pay load, check with PA's DMV.

    PS: a 3500 lab axle with brakes is a real good idea when towing with car, van & small PUs ;)

    Use what you have for a few trips & see how it works out.
    It may be perfect for your needs, but It's easy to overload a trailer with fire wood.

    +1 with the expanded metal bed, not user friendly. :)
    Pictures when yo get it loaded. ==c

    What are you towing it with?
     
  5. tbuff

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    No, here is one of "loading the mule".......

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  6. bogydave

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    LOL
    Love the picture

    Kinda busted my, "Don't mind the mule, load the wagon"
     

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