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Post in 'The Gear' started by bigbarf48, Jan 23, 2013.
Well at least it held on long enough to get into the driveway. Good timing haha
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Here is mine....she really should have read the vows more carefully..."love, honor and haul wood"
2004.5 2500HD Duramax(LLY) with an Allison.
Used the van until son returned my truck
Nice trailer set-up
Thanks, was my BIL's old landscape trailer, pretty heavy duty, I added the box to store saws, gas, oil, and other assorted goodies
love that trailer, really nice
Had to haul/sell some wood today so snapped a picture of the truck and trailer. Trailer needs some new fenders but other than that and some broken leaf springs now and then it's been a great trailer for hauling wood and cars. It's 18' counting the dove tail, with the sides it's 16'x7'x2', neatly stacking the trailer and loading the bed I can haul around 2 cords or so.
I've been debating purchasing a tilt bed (power tilt) equipment trailer and building sides for it for wood hauling or going with a standard landscaping/utility trailer with 5K axles and a HD ramp on it.
My next trailer will be a dump. When I bought this one I wanted a multi purpose car hauler/wood hauler. My dream dump is a low profile dump with a 14K GVW, 5500 or so and it could be in my drive. Payback just isn't there unless I rent it out when I'm not using it. Now if I could only figure out a way to steal them money from myself and not feel bad about it.
I've added to my wood haulers:
Got a dual axle,
only 7,000 lbs but twice the single axle & brakes on both axles.
Should haul a full cord & the ATV.
New to me, dual axle
Like yours, I need to add some plywood sides & do a few mods to make it user friendly for my needs.
Ramp tail gate & a front side ramp for the ATV.
Ha, I could talk myself into a HD LP dump, using it as a portable scrap metal dumpster/wood hauler among other things but I need an equipment hauler first and foremost. Moving 1 lawn tractor at a time is getting old and I need something that will get compact tractors, big zero turns, and multiple smaller machines in and out of this place in addition to being able to haul wood. The more weight I can pile on my C3500, the more cost effective it gets to run it.
I looked into dump trailers and they are too light duty and too small... and too expensive!
I wanted something that could haul 20,000lbs (4 cords) so that means a 30k trailer. Wanted 8ft wide deck, 20ft long so I could also use it to haul cars (I'd sell my equipment trailer I'm using now)
No such animal exists, but a custom built one (quoted from several L48 shops) would be "only" about $25,000. (oh... is that all?!)
Plus then figure the wear and tear on my truck which isn't exactly a spring chicken anymore. (240,000 miles).
Anyhow, got most of the paperwork done today on the flatbed. DOT #, trip permits, etc. Hasn't been plated for road use since 1993. Luckily we don't have continuing fees like CA does!
I'm legal up to 40,000lbs on it. Truck is 15,250lbs empty so right around 25,000lbs load. Dunno how well it'd haul that much weight. I plan in making the sides tall enough to fit at least 4 cords, maybe 5 all depending. Probably will put a divider in the middle so I can dump 2 cords at a time (seems to be able what most people want to buy at one time)
Between all that junk it's gonna cost me about $$600/year just to keep it legal. Registration is $628/2 years. I'm into it about $6k between the cost of the truck, 4 new tires/wheels (22.5s) and all the .gov b/s fees. I figure probably another $1000ish in steel and wood for the dump box.
Will need all tires at some point (near impossible to find 20" tires anymore) but the steers are close to new and had enought decent shape drives to make a set.
So cheaper than a dump trailer and It's another truck I can use if my pickup is broken down.
This is the 3/4 ton. I have since changed to a 1 ton but no pics yet
wow nate your looking to get fined bigtime since you live on less then a postage stamp size lot. not much of a "farm"
This pic was taken a few years ago. It doesn't look qwite as fresh as it once did but she still runs, drives, and hauls as good as ever.
I snapped these the other day!
I might add some wood to the sides to increase load!
f350 v10 4wd srw and 10k dump
I finally got a load with my new-to-me pickup. I shopped for a LOOOOONG time before I found this truck in September.
I think not only did she see it but it sealed the deal. Another Happy wood hauler story!
Skeet field score
All of our wood is on our property, i just use my Tundra to get at it. I'd really like to get a trailer to use, just can't justify the expense right now.
Here is a pic of the 1 ton earning it's keep. This load is a mix of hickory, elm and ash. I tried to unload it but it was too wet out and I got stuck but my friendly neighborhood farmer pulled me out. I take him all my crazy pieces of wood that I dont want to deal with so he can burn them in his OWB for his shop.
I found out that the stake pockets on the 3/4 and the 1 ton are off by half an inch or so. When I get some free time I am going to have to make some adjustments.
Seeing mud like that always reminded me to change the differential fluids ... was in mud so often I ended up putting in a drain plug on cover ...
4 Wheeler droppings