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New trailer

Discussion in 'Trailers' started by Orchard Ex, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Orchard Ex

    Orchard Ex Super Moderator

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    I needed a little utility trailer to mount my Hydroseeder onto but I couldn't find any that I liked. So I welded this one up in my backyard.
    7k axle and tires. I plan on adding hose racks and a tool bin on later.
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  2. jimmyjack

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    nice job.....
     
  3. tonka

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    yeah real nice job!
     
  4. cat320

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    real nice trailer just woundering what it cost to fab something like that ? always thought of doing one for a small machine.
     
  5. Steve Frazier

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    Are you certified to do that type of work???:wink2
     
  6. erthmover

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    Looks great!:thumbsup
     
  7. Orchard Ex

    Orchard Ex Super Moderator

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    Thanks
    Well... I am purposely not adding up the receipts because I don't want to know. I will say that it is cheaper to buy one unless you want something out of the ordinary. If I had to guess it would be about half again the cost of a cheapie landscaper trailer. I wanted a single heavy axle, rolled toward the back for balance, a longer tongue to work with the dump truck and a flat open deck for easy loading of mulch bales.

    It's OK, I read about it on an internet forum once...:rolleyes:
     
  8. Shlomo

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    a nice production

    A fine trailer. Has a very professional look.
     
  9. Jesus Rios

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    Hi Orchard Ex, very nice job, I am from Mèxico and have built one small trailer, one axle to pull with my truck, a chevrolet pick up like yours the color, only one cuestion, how long and wide is this trailer`s deck??
     
  10. tonka

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    well by counting the 2x6's its aprox 7 and a half feet wide:beatsme
     
  11. -NICK-

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    looks good only question where are the tie downs?
     
  12. tonka

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    Hey um Nick i know your a lowbedder but in the first pic theres one... its the lil thingy on the underside of the trailer in the front, LOL...
     
  13. -NICK-

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    ah I see now.I was expecting to see them in the deck you know those recessed d rings.:notworthy
     
  14. tonka

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    LOL its ok we all have brain farts from time to time Nick.:drinkup
     
  15. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Nice work!:drinkup

    How do you go about getting a tag for it without a Manuf. certificate of Origin? Or is it Orchard's Trailer Company?:)
     
  16. tonka

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    All you do is tell the DMV it's homemade, and take it to them to cert it, and tag it, easy peezy lemon squeezy!
     
  17. Steve Frazier

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    and they will also assign it a VIN
     
  18. Orchard Ex

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    It's 81" between the fenders and the deck is 13' 4". Only the 1 winch because it has a hydroseeder mounted on the back, and the strap winch is to hold down mulch bales and seed sacks up front. I've also mounted a 2" water pump up in the tongue and I plan to add a tool box soon.
    Tonka and Steve are right about the tag. In MD we fill out a form for a homemade trailer, pay the title fee and the temp tag fee, get a VIN assigned, get it inspected, pay the taxes, pay for the real tags and get the plates and stickers.

    I've used it a few times and it tows nicely behind the Pete.
    Thanks for the compliments!
     
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  19. Jesus Rios

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    does this trailer have electric brakes?
     
  20. Orchard Ex

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    Yep, with a breakaway battery kit.