2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4, Page #36[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Heavy-Duty Dump Trailer
“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 box’s 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.
“I’ve 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; email@example.com).
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