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Thread: Forestry Trailer Project.....

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    Forestry Trailer Project.....

    I was asked by a farmer if I could make him a logging trailer in one of there work shops,
    nothing fancy just nice and strong!!
    8 stud SAF axles were the same pcd as 4 rims and tires he had.
    It is based on one we looked at, however this one will have a hi-hab on the frame as the other one was mounted on the tractor....
    All 10mm wall box, so it should be around a few years........



    Tim.243

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    Looks like a beaut. Looking forward to seeing the finished trailer! Really nice neat fabrication by the way.

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    Thank you....Nothing is light, also a lot of weld prep with the thick wall box!!
    His cut off saw is taking a bit of stick...lol

    Tim.243

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    Very nice job. Well done.
    So much to learn and so little time left

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    Nice work, very tidy. What sort of weight will it be carrying?

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    No chance of those axle stubs going anywhere! Yeah must be hard work hefting that box section around.

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    Nice bit of welding there, looks stronger than off the shelf trailers

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelM View Post
    Very nice job. Well done.
    Thank you....

    Quote Originally Posted by rodp View Post
    Nice work, very tidy. What sort of weight will it be carrying?
    Cheers....not sure on the weight but I have seen some big lumps around the farm!!

    Quote Originally Posted by takbok View Post
    No chance of those axle stubs going anywhere! Yeah must be hard work hefting that box section around.
    They are very thick section, and the rocking beam was 13mm wall lol....

    Quote Originally Posted by csl View Post
    Nice bit of welding there, looks stronger than off the shelf trailers
    Most kind, it will have a second layer and the usual poles on the side, he does quite a bit of milling so it will be used as a work station as well.

    Tim.243

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    Making a good job there.

    It will depend on the type of timber it is carrying and how ruff the grond is.

    Looking at ur pictures can the pivoting double axle pivot much with out hitting the body? Won't matter too much if not going throu forestry drains/ruff ground
    And somtimes its quite handy to weld some mesh or thin plate dierectly above the wheels in case u have any sharp sticky out branches that can punture the tyres, but with welll snedded trees or hard woods not such an issue.

    Wot sort of wieght will be in the trailer when its finished?

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    I Don't think you'll be breaking that in a hurry! I was thinking the same as coutrryboy, is there enough pivot space available for your bogie, the forestry work I have seen around here leaves 2 Ft plus ruts after the buncher feller has been through, though if used on the farm I suspect they will give more of a dam whats left to deal with!

    What are you welding with, Mig I guess, many passes on that lot to get a good bead?

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