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Dump trailer build

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by CM1995, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. AllDodge

    AllDodge Senior Member

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    Looks real good
     
  2. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Right on TD, thanks.:drinkup

    I've got all sorts of "treasure" from the demo jobs over the years. Plan on building a shop this year with a salvaged metal building and other parts and pieces picked up over the years.

    Steve we settled on that angle in order to not have too much the head of trailer in front of the hoist, that and we've never made a dump trailer so we'll see how this goes.:D

    We've got the sticky clay and other nasty dirt, this trailer will probably not see that type of material.

    This trailer will mostly be used for hauling small amounts of aggregate, a mortar/concrete mixer with supplies for inverts and hauling bulk trash - the first job will be hauling away the junk and clutter the wife and I have accumulated.:rolleyes:



    Thanks AllDodge.
     
  3. hvy 1ton

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    Is that pic at full dump height? That looks about average for dump angle, more wouldn't hurt though. Might be the angle of the picture, but the axles look a little far back
     
  4. 1965IHdiesel

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    Looks good cm! I like your trailer rack idea, that would be pretty handy! Sorry if i missed it, but are you going to do a steel floor or wood? We're the same way here, any structural steel never gets scrapped, the only problem is keeping it organized :)
     
  5. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    The floor is steel plate. The trailer rack wasn't my idea, my right hand man came up with that.;)
     
  6. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    IMG_2564.jpg

    Some pics of the finished product. The old hoist from the 1 ton dump works nicely after having the cylinder re-packed.


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    The old tool box was converted to the electric over hydraulic motor box. Made a cover with lock to keep the battery from walking off.

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    Cut a hole in the outside rail for the side boards. The angle is a little on the light side but it's what we had and we'll be the ones using the trailer.
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  7. td25c

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    She turned out really nice CM !

    I like the safety props & locking battery box idea .

    The dump trailer will sure make a handy addition on job sites and at home .
     
  8. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Thanks TD, it took a while working on it during jobs but it turned out nice. The maiden voyage was to my house to load up a bunch of crap that I have lying around.;)
     
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    Now don't go gettin crazy with the new dump trailer and throw all the good crap away :D

    Will you make a pintle hitch for the D5 & 953 to drag the dump trailer around on jobs ?
     
  10. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Funny you mention that. We did fab up a fork attachment with a pintle hitch we had lying around, complete with a safety chain to attach it to the skid forks just for that reason. It has come in handy moving trailers around the yard as well.:D

    My better 1/2 is a thrower awayer, hence the maiden voyage to our house. She's out of town this weekend but she's rip roaring and ready to fill that trailer up with junk around the house. I just gotta make sure my precious "junk" isn't included..:p
     
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