New wood hauler......

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  1. ozzy73

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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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    that is one fine wood hauler ozzy.

    really nice work. do i see chrome wheels in the last shot?
     
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    What? No tilt bed?:)

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    Thats a nice job, Id love to come across something like that.
     
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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 ;)
     
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    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!
     
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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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    I think a yard of gravel weighs about 3000# so that will be a good test.
     
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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?
     
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    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!!
     
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    Very nice indeed
     
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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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