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I finished up this project several months back but with all of the real estate business keeping me busy; I just kept putting it off. This is a trailer that my buddy Jim made for me out of some scrap peices of 3" channel iron, an old narrowed down mobile home trailer 5,500 lb. axle, and some left over pressure treated lumber he had used for concrete forms. Jim did the welding and I did the grinding, drilling, and goffer work. I want to say right up front that it was VERY generous of Jim to do this for me and I wanted to give him the credit for the fine welder and plans guys that he is! :thumbsup: All in all, this trailer cost me about $250. The tires and wheels I got at a mobile home dealer for $25 each. Jim just charged me for the parts. If you can weld; now that I watched and assisted assembling this trailer, these are not hard to build and you can make your own. This trailer has come in REALLY handy hauling firewood and if you stack it right you can just about get a cord on it. Jim took the 5,500 lb. springs off the axles and substituted 3,500 lb. springs. This trailer can hold more than you think. I have had as much as 60 50lb. bags of fertilizer on it and she handled it just fine.


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The trailer has a full set of running tail lights so it is also legal to take on the road. The trailer brakes are not hooked up though. Didn't think I would need those. ;) I have used it on the road but my primary reason for building it was to use around the house and farm.


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The bed boards are pressure treated 2"x10"'s. Definitely stout enough for pretty much anything. The dimenisons of the trialer itself is 8'x5'. This makes for a real nice size to pull through the woods and narrow trails.

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Gotta be REAL carefull about the height of the 3 pt. hitch and remember to keep it at an intermediate height when towing the trailer as you can hit the trailer tongue jack on obstacles even if it is all the way up. As me how I know:question: :question: :question: :D ;)


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This is the 3 pt. hitch & reciever hitch set up I pull it with when I use it with my tractor.


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Hey Chief the side boards look like wings from the old bat Mobile:Dlooks good.
 

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Originally posted by jodyand
Hey Chief the side boards look like wings from the old bat Mobile:Dlooks good.
They kinda give that aerodynamic effect ehh:question: :question: :question: :D I couldn't beat the price and I saved them from the trash can.
 

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That would be handy to have around. I also notice you painted it with your's and my favorite colors. :D :tractorsm :thumbsup:

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That would be handy to have around. I also notice you painted it with your's and my favorite colors. :D :tractorsm :thumbsup:

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Naturally! :D ;) Is there any other colors paint it with:question: :question: :question: :D
 

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Originally posted by GreenMtnMan
That sure is a nice trailer Chief! The colors are VERY well chosen :)
Why thank you Ken! I thought they were "tastefully" selected even if I say so myself! :furious: :lmao: :furious: :lmao: :furious: :lmao:
 

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Originally posted by farmallmaniac
Well farmall red would have been ideal:D snip Ryan
Those bright colors like Red, Blue and Orange, etc are for folks that can't remember where they parked their tractor last.
 
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