Trailer rails

Post in 'The Gear' started by Trilifter7, Feb 24, 2013.

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    Added some side rails to my trailer this weekend and it makes moving wood soooo much easier! Can't believe I didn't do this sooner. I used 3/8" bolts with wing nuts so I can take them off if I need to. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    That's a great modification, TL! I've made temporary ones in my garden trailer before (scrap pieces es of OSB) and what a difference it makes. Hauling twice the amount of wood in the same trips, makes for a faster more productive day!
     
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    Beefed up my rig too.
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    Really more for leaves/grass clippings than anything else but it let's me pile a few more splits in there too!
     
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    I added some to my small dump cart and really wish I had done it sooner. I can easily fit 2x the wood in there now without having to strap anything down. 2013-02-08_15-33-46_664.jpg

    I didn't make one for the front...I may still but this is working fine for right now. Never mind the parking job. I was in a mood that day.
     
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    Nice! Just be aware that you may now be able to overload your trailer wheels. I learned the hard way.
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    Wow! That sucks Steve! Good heads up
     
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    I replaced the crap MTD sheetmetal wheels with some 40 year old IH Cub Cadet ones and I have been having pretty good luck except for a couple blown apart wheel bearings. But, I fdound a cheap source and bought some spares.
     
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    Good call! Now that I look at that better I see the bent wheel hub. At first I thought the axle actually bent! Makes a lot more sense now, lol. I'll have too check mine better to make sure they are ok.
     
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    I did some rails too. Re-configured one of those cheap 4x8 folding trailers into this 4x4. Used the extra for rails.
     

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    Nice GZ! Looks like it was a solid trailer. Too bad sandy liked it better, Lol
     
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    It's still ok. Luckily there is suspension on the axle. It only took the partial weight of the tree. It works fine now.
     
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    What is the wood that ATV is sitting on? Been meaning to find out as I suddenly have a lot of it.
    Thanks
     
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    Ah gotcha, that's good then. Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin!
     
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    Thank You, that stuff splits like a dream.

    To stay on topic, Trilifter7 and I have the same trailer and I never knew it could hold so much.
    I'm going to make some posts from some pallets this spring for sure.
     
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    Geez I thought for a minute that the brakes must have gone south on that Hondo._g
     
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    I'm in the process of finding a small lawn tractor now for moving wood around, I don't think my cub cadet zero turn would move much??? Anybody have a hitch on a zero turn?
     
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    Ya , looks like a good use for the pallet wood boards :)
     
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    Fabsroman has a Deere Z445 zero turn he tows a cart with. It depends on what model ZTR you are using. A small residential unit wouldn't tow a whole lot but a commercial type unit would tow quite a bit.
     
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    My ZTR is an excellent tow machine...until the ground gets soft....if it didn't have turf saver tires it would be downright mean. It is 31hp and weighs 1,200 lbs so that helps. Would need some front ballast to go up any kind of steep hill with a load...had the front end up to where the trailer tongue hit the ground a few times....not as fun as it sounds.,
     
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    I made one for my Cub (52" cut 22 HP Zero turn) it worked, but only about half a$$.

    My New mower (Dixie Chopper 3374 Excalibur) has a hitch/hole on the back and will uproot a house from its foundation.

    It's all in the mowers capability.
     

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