1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)

Trailer rails

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

  1. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    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
    Pallet Pete, chazcarr and ScotO like this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    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!
  3. MarkinNC

    MarkinNC Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2010
    Messages:
    529
    Loc:
    Leicester, NC
  4. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Beefed up my rig too.
    [​IMG]

    Really more for leaves/grass clippings than anything else but it let's me pile a few more splits in there too!
    Pallet Pete, Trilifter7 and Dune like this.
  5. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,687
    Loc:
    Indiana
    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.
    KodiakII likes this.
  6. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,235
    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    Nice! Just be aware that you may now be able to overload your trailer wheels. I learned the hard way.
    0224111720.jpg
  7. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Wow! That sucks Steve! Good heads up
  8. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    5,235
    Loc:
    Croton-on-Hudson, suburbs of NYC
    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.
  9. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    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.
  10. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,026
    Loc:
    NNJ
    I did some rails too. Re-configured one of those cheap 4x8 folding trailers into this 4x4. Used the extra for rails.

    Attached Files:

  11. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Nice GZ! Looks like it was a solid trailer. Too bad sandy liked it better, Lol
  12. gzecc

    gzecc Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    4,026
    Loc:
    NNJ
    It's still ok. Luckily there is suspension on the axle. It only took the partial weight of the tree. It works fine now.
  13. Sean McGillicuddy

    Sean McGillicuddy Burning Hunk

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    245
    Loc:
    Easton mass.
  14. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    356
    Loc:
    Wolcott, CT
    What is the wood that ATV is sitting on? Been meaning to find out as I suddenly have a lot of it.
    Thanks
  15. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
    Ah gotcha, that's good then. Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin!
  16. Trilifter7

    Trilifter7 Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2012
    Messages:
    452
    Loc:
    Beavercreek Ohio
  17. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,687
    Loc:
    Indiana
    Black locust.
  18. chazcarr

    chazcarr Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    356
    Loc:
    Wolcott, CT
    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.
    HDRock likes this.
  19. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Loc:
    Eastern Ontario
    Geez I thought for a minute that the brakes must have gone south on that Hondo._g
  20. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,210
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Trilifter7 and Pallet Pete like this.
  21. HillbillyDlux

    HillbillyDlux New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2013
    Messages:
    30
    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?
  22. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,210
    Loc:
    Grand Blanc, Mi
    Ya , looks like a good use for the pallet wood boards :)
  23. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    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.
  24. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    3,687
    Loc:
    Indiana
    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.,
  25. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    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.

Share This Page