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FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:11 PM
Well, here is it. 18 hours of hard work, $500 worth of wood and a trailer than can haul amost 3 times more than before. It is mad eout of all PT 2X4s and plywood. The sides are just shy of 5.5' and it has a roof. It makes it so much easier now. We have a side door for a ramp we dump all the manure and shavings into and barn doors on the back. All the doors hook to the sides for dumping. I have wires it for lights on the inside so I can see what I am doing at night. I think it came out really well.

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:12 PM
Good rainy day project.

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:13 PM
Well worth the time and money IMO.

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:14 PM
More pics:

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:15 PM
Much cheaper than buying a new trailer.

TWUllc
09-25-2006, 10:15 PM
Holy moly those are tall :laugh:

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:17 PM
The doors were a pain to make, but came out pretty good. Last pic:

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:19 PM
Holy moly those are tall :laugh:
Hahaha, yeah. I only basically haul horse manure and saw dust, so it isn't really heavy. Not nearly as top heavy as I thought.

cleancutccl
09-25-2006, 10:33 PM
are you even able to dump into it with your compact tractor?

FearThisDeere
09-25-2006, 10:38 PM
No, that is the only downside. Somewhere down the road we are going to make a way to do that. I am going to be making a big ramp for the tractor and have like a hatch or something in the way. Right now the trailer is used everyday to haul the manure, so it has been hard to take it for other jobs. My buddy has a 6x12 that he allows me to use when needed, so for now I'll use that when I need to load into a trailer with the tractor.

Mr. Vern
09-26-2006, 12:55 AM
I'm sure it works great and I don't mean to offend, but you gotta admit it reminds you of one of those Jeff Foxworthy jokes.LOL

YardPro
09-26-2006, 07:42 AM
how are you loading it if it has a roof?

FearThisDeere
09-26-2006, 08:26 PM
I'm sure it works great and I don't mean to offend, but you gotta admit it reminds you of one of those Jeff Foxworthy jokes.LOL
Yeah, but you would be amazed at the LCOs running around with leaf boxes on dump trailer just like it.

FearThisDeere
09-26-2006, 08:27 PM
how are you loading it if it has a roof?
There is a ramp that goes into the side door from a loading dock that we use to dump wheelbarrows in.

DBL
09-26-2006, 08:30 PM
wow those are some high sides i like it

cantoo
10-29-2006, 03:07 PM
Fear,
I also just have a small tractor and loading into anything with height is an issue. I bought an old grain elevator and just dump the material on it to load it into my truck. The elevator was $200 at a farm sale and when it wears out I will just buy another one. You could put this outside your barn door and dump into it from the wheelbarrow. Then turn the elevator on and load your trailer. This would also fill the trailer to the top saving trips. Mine looks kind of like this one. Mine is a grain elevator not a hay elevator so the sides are lower and does a better job loading mulch and stuff. I also use the elevator for loading shingles onto the roof and as a scafolding to work off. It's pretty handy.
http://www.agdeal.com/classifieds/dbimages/FarmEquipment/7173670480/MVP287.JPG

FearThisDeere
10-29-2006, 09:16 PM
It is funny that you brought up the idea of a grain elevator. I have been tossing that back and forth for some time now. I think it might be the next purchase. Something a little smaller than yours, but I like yours a lot. Looks like a very good $200 purchase.

cantoo
10-29-2006, 09:30 PM
Fear, beggars can't be chosers. I picked it up at a local sale and used it the next morning. Smaller ones are hard ($) to find. I already had a narrow smaller one but it needed some work and would have been more than $200 to fix so I just bought another one.
You could set yours up like a stable cleaner and it would be cheap.