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Heavy-Duty Dump Trailer
I recently finished building a 10-ft. long, 7-ft. wide dump trailer, says Steve Nichols, Galesburg, Ill. I bought new dual axles and wheels, springs and a complete tongue with coupler and jack. All of these components had been removed from a cargo trailer by someone who used the box for some other purpose. The axles came with 15-in. tires, which I replaced with new smaller 10-in. wheels.
I used 3-in. square tubing to build the frame and some light I-beams salvaged from a semi truck trailer to build the floor cross-supports. I used treated lumber for the boxs floor and sides and kept the sideboards low.
I also bought a used 10,000-lb., 12-volt winch equipped with a remote control for $100. The box dumps at a 55 degree angle.
Ive already used the trailer to get rid of some brick and concrete, and it worked great.
I wanted the smaller wheels in order to put the box low to the ground for ease of loading with the mini loader I made for my Deere garden tractor. I bought the wheels at an auction for $20 apiece. The original 15-in. wheels had virtually no miles on them, so I was able to sell them for about as much as it cost me to build the trailer.
When I built the box I kept the sideboards low so that with the smaller wheels I can easily load it from the sides with my mini loader and garden tractor.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve Nichols, 1248 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, Ill. 61401 (ph 309 337-7141; seminarybob@gmail.com).

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2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4