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Equipment trailer flexing

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by HogValleyFarm, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    One other note CAN burn either in a stove but NOT a fireplace
    Full of oily sap that causes the logs to snap and pop throw pieces like a roman candle
    Burn SMALL amounts too as burn hotter as can imagine will turn a stove to a blast furnace
     
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  2. Old Doug

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    Because of the thorns. Me dad built a house were they were thick and he left some because he didnt want it to be bear . You can burn the thorns off them by starting a fire around the base but they come back. There is a tree here that he burnt that has thorns over 6 inch long. It was a nightmare mowing the yard for years couldnt keep a tire up on the lawn mower.
     
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    I was out moving my tank storage unit today and went to pickup something in the leaves there was a thorn it poked my thumb it almost went under my thumb nail.
     
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    Everytime I work in them end up with thorn tips working out over weeks, little needle points break off pretty deep and end up being rejected infected messes before get them back out.
     
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    The honey locust thorns can kill you if you don't get them out. Nasty things with all sorts of bacteria, kinda like mother nature's punji sticks. I knocked out some of the trees earlier this week that had thorns on thorns. Some of the shaggiest trunks I've seen.
     
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    I thought the thorn had come out but when i got home it hurt so bad i thought there must be a some in there. It was one of deepest splinter i ever removed i got it out.
     
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    That's why I like living here in the NW, way less crap to stick or stab, bite or sting you. No tornadoes, no hurricanes, no wild hogs, Way less major flooding, no lake effect snow
    And No honey locust covered in fire ants. Just a volcano and a ground shaker now and then.
     
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    Family of ours lives in GA, they found a cure for the Fire ants during high water, a little squirt on the Ant Raft of Dawn soap and they sink/drown as if made of Lead!!!
     
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    I would find a local sawmill and ask what's local that they could recommend. I'd go with oak, preferably white if they could get it.
     
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    It's what Ironsides was made out of.
     
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    Red Oak will do almost as well as white, just do not accept Swamp Oak as that rots like sycamore.
     
  12. HogValleyFarm

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    Hi all! Sorry for the very late update on this I have been very busy! I managed to get the trailer just about 100% straight by simply pushing down on the corner with my dozer blade. I ended up contacting a local saw mil and was able to get some nice rough cut white oak boards. I let them dry out and treated them with a water sealer. I ended up painting the trailer with rusty metal primer, and them a gloss black finish. (after it was fully sanded down of course.) I ended up re doing all the lighting and wiring, including a new break away battery and cable, and a new 7 pin connector and junction box. Also brand new fenders as the old ones were just about rusted to nothing in some spots. Overall I am very please with how it came out! It hauls my 3000lbs mini around no problem! T 10 InkedIMG-2636_LI.jpg T7 IMG-1562.JPG T8 IMG-1563.JPG T9 IMG-1664.JPG
     
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  13. DMiller

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    Looking good
     
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