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Home-Built Dump Trailer
I bought a dump trailer at Wal-Mart but it fell apart after less than a year of use so I made my own. It's. made of 16-ga. steel on the deck and sides, with an aluminum tailgate. I use a hand-pumped 4-ton porta-power unit to run a hoist that tips the bed. If I ever need the porta-power unit in the shop, I just disconnect four bolts to take it off.
  The trailer rides on a framework fitted with a pair of spindles off a snowmobile trailer. Most of the frame comes from scrap angle iron.
  Total out-of-pocket cost of the trailerwas just $200. It's great for all kinds of yardwork, and can be pulled behind an ATV or pickup. (Jim Polluch, 1350 Burkholder Dr., Alpena, Mich. 49707 ph 517 356-3230)

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2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4