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Small Log Trailer Build.......

Post in 'The Gear' started by Shmudda, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Shmudda

    Shmudda Burning Hunk

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    Lukem.....never built a dump but maybe someday!

    Bob, I didn't get 15" axles, I got 15" tires & wheels, big difference. As for the axle, I built the one for the blue trailer as it was very simple to do as there is no suspension. The red trailers each have 2000 lb axles. The one thats open on the sides is a spring axle, and the other is a Dexter axle, or Torsion axle. Both were bought from Ebay along with the tires and wheels. To get axles, tires and wheels like those today would cost you about $250.00 minimum, not to mention the material for the trailer. Not to condusive to building a trailer like these today. The red units are about 3-4 years old now, of course those pictures were taken when they were basically new.

    Craig

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  2. legrandice

    legrandice Burning Hunk

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    I love the trailers! I only have one 6x10 road trailer that I use for everything. I haul it around with the tractor and it's quite large around the yard. Some day I will get a smaller one.
  3. Shmudda

    Shmudda Burning Hunk

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    I used this trailer for the first time this past weekend and did exactly this. Saved me a bunch of extra work. Little trailer hauled more than I thought, did well, didn't scrape bottom coming across the creek and took a little beating! I doubt my normal side rail type trailers will be coming out any time soon with the way this thing worked. Had the logs stacked at or above the side boards and it worked well.

    I think its a keeper.............

    Craig

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