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Tbuff and Gripptide's new scrounge hauler

Post in 'The Gear' started by tbuff, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    So GT and I found this on Craigslist last weekend listed for $650. Called the guy since he was only about 10 minutes from my house, went checked it out and made a deal with him.... The guy selling said that if I take all the garbage he had on the trailer at the time he'd sell it for $500, I got him down to $450, hooked it up and was out of there (with title) before he could re-think the sale. When I got home, I started unloading the old sheets of plywood, thin gauge steel, plastic, etc.. only to find 2 - 4ft x 8ft x 3/16 aluminum diamond plate and one additional half that size ==c! For the current going rate of trailers around here, the trailer itself was an awesome deal, add on the diamond plate and we were in heaven!

    Trailer specs:

    2007 Car-Mate
    5.5ft x 8ft Tilt Trailer
    2350 lbs capacity
    LED Taillights

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    [​IMG]Nice haul !!!!
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  3. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

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    Nice trailer.
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  4. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Heck yeah, that's a great deal for that! I'd be making some stake sides (removeable ones), and a tailgate of the fold-down variety......that puppy will pay you back many times over!!
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  5. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Exactly, were going to put some work into it to make it exactly what we need. One of the best things about this trailer is the clearance from bottom to the ground, its actually pretty high so we can pull it right back where we'll be cutting... If Gripptide's Tundra can handle it...
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  6. BobUrban

    BobUrban Minister of Fire

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    Great score - I am always hunting for the perfect trailer at the perfect price. Yours seems to be all that and more considering you got it 1/2 off or so if you chose to scap the allumininum. I know Alluminum is pricy right now!!
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Ya fell in to that one. Nice job.
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  8. Gripptide

    Gripptide Member

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    tbuff got us a nice trailer!

    My Tundra will haul more wood than your 14cc Echo can cut!



    On a side note - As much as he and i joke on the site recently, firewooding as a TEAM is much more efficient and fun!

    (firewooding - the act of collecting wood, creating huge piles, splitting, hauling, and stacking)
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  9. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    Really Really Great deal, now go fill er up:cool:
    Bought my 5x10 ,19 years ago ,new for $600 ,I have hauled everything under the sun including the kitchen sink ;lol
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  10. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks all, hopefully we'll put it to work soon. Firewooding as a team with someone you enjoy hanging out with makes it fun! And if you think we pick on eachother a lot here, you should hear us when we work together for 8 hours cutting and hauling... Or sitting and watching, as GT does a lot...


    GT, my little CS-400 isn't just a tailgate saw like someone I knows MS261...

    Definition of tailgate saw "saw purchased with the sole intent to put on a folded down tailgate to look pretty and draw fellow wooders eye"
  11. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Aluminum diamond plate is worth even more than scrap prices!!!! Keep checking c-list daily and whatever you need will eventually turn up. By the way, we'll be giving hay rides in it later in the spring, all hearth brothers and sisters welcome.
  12. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    Damn..... the last time I bought a 4X8 sheet of 1/8 AL diamond plate... it was more than a couple bills.....great score!
  13. Bret Chase

    Bret Chase Minister of Fire

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    unless something has drastically changed in the last couple of months.... the scrap price of AL makes it not even worth bothering with...
  14. fabsroman

    fabsroman Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, I tend to leave the MS261 on the tailgate a lot too...




    As I break out the real saw, the MS660. lol

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