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New wood hauler......

Post in 'The Gear' started by ozzy73, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. ozzy73

    ozzy73 Member

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    Finally upgraded to a HD trailer. Previous trailer was light duty and always had to do multiple trips when scrounging for wood.

    Took a little elbow grease but it turned out great.
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  2. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    that is one fine wood hauler ozzy.

    really nice work. do i see chrome wheels in the last shot?
  3. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    What? No tilt bed?:)

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    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Thats a nice job, Id love to come across something like that.
  5. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Very nice looking & a great use of "elbow grease"
    Good job!
    Looks like a 3500 lb Gross Weight trailer?
    I have a single axle (3500 rated) that holds more wood than the weight rating.
    Tip #1: Don't fill it full the first few trips, wood weight is deceiving
    Tip#2: load the front heavier than the rear so you have plenty of tongue weight & it don't "fish tail" on you.
    Tip#3 : a few trip light loaded to get a feel for how it pulls.

    Great addition to your wood processing ;)
  6. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    You oughtta be able to load that girl up pretty good. You may have to upgrade those springs in the near future, with the size of those sideboards!
  7. ozzy73

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    Thanks for the input guys.

    Yes it is a 3500 lb Gross Weight trailer. Got a great deal on the galvanized rims/tire combo.
    The floor is all pressure treated 2x12's and plywood is only 1/2 ". I tried not to make the trailer to heavy since we only have one vehicle with a hitch and it is a Pontiac Montana SV6 ( 3500 lbs tow rating ).

    Will see how it does with a few test runs of Mulch and Gravel before we haul some wood.
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    MarkinNC Minister of Fire

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    I think a yard of gravel weighs about 3000# so that will be a good test.
  9. ozzy73

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    First load of maple this year in the trailer. Handled good, Love the high sides...no straps, tiedowns nothing falling out.
    Toss it in there and go.

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    No tailgate?
  11. dorkweed

    dorkweed Guest

    Did you sandblast it all down??? It'd take forever with a wire wheel and grinding discs. Looks great, and I like the angled extra support arm on the tongue!!
  12. Beardog

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    Very nice indeed
  13. ozzy73

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    It took me quite a few days with the wirebrush and flapper discs but it turned out pretty good.
    I also looked into sandblasting it but it would have cost quite a bit to have it done.
    Took the tailgate out, 3' high x 4' wide piece of plywood slides right in.

    Wife and I picked up a yard of screenings which weighed approx 3000lbs and trailer handled great with the weight. The Chevy montana groaned a little but got us home.

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