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deere615
08-02-2008, 12:35 AM
Heres some pics of my Truck and Trailer. The trailer my dad built, he had always wanted to build one. It is a 5x10, works good for me know but I may get a bigger one next year. It is all stainless(he got the angle from some one he knows for free) The mesh on the gate is galvanized. I had to put a lift asisst on because the mesh was so heavy. I bought my Truck in Feb 07, paid for myself, along with all my equipment which is soon to come. Heres a whole bunch of pics:
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Its some pretty thick expanded steel!
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I also added a tongue tool box
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deere615
08-02-2008, 12:38 AM
I built a really nice shelf inside the tongue box to help hold stuff
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Building the landscape box for the trailer
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deere615
08-02-2008, 12:44 AM
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Pics from when I first brought it
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Miles when I brought it, now I have over 127,000 Still running strong:weightlifter:
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deere615
08-02-2008, 12:47 AM
Last few for tonight, I will have to put a few more on tommorrow
4.8L V8 It was and still is really clean
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Petr51488
08-02-2008, 08:57 AM
Nice Truck/trailer. That thing has alot of miles on it! especially for the year. i only have 117 and mines a 98. That trailer looks overloaded allready, even without everything on it. You should have went with the tandem axels.

seabee1
08-02-2008, 09:17 AM
hey man that's a sharp set up tp start with ! keep it up !watch those spring's .:usflag:

KrayzKajun
08-02-2008, 10:08 AM
I like the tongue tool box!

deere615
08-02-2008, 10:32 PM
Nice Truck/trailer. That thing has alot of miles on it! especially for the year. i only have 117 and mines a 98. That trailer looks overloaded allready, even without everything on it. You should have went with the tandem axels.
Thanks, ya it is alot of miles I think they were all highway though. Actually the trailer is not as heavy as it looks. Springs are fine. I have hauled a few pretty heavy steel beams and such to the scrap yard no problem
I like the tongue tool box!

Thanks ya I brought it told hold straps, trimmer string Etc, it fills up fast though lol

deere615
08-02-2008, 11:19 PM
Heres a few more, I will have to get a pic or 2 of the inside of my truck tommorrow.
Truck, Tractor, quad at my camp:
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Truck and quad at home:
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better pic of my lightbar, I would like to get an led though:
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mike lane lawn care
08-02-2008, 11:22 PM
nice setup, i like the 1/2 ton and the trailer, but what do you have in the bed of you truck in the last pics? it seems to be sagging a little bit.

deere615
08-02-2008, 11:25 PM
nice setup, i like the 1/2 ton and the trailer, but what do you have in the bed of you truck in the last pics? it seems to be sagging a little bit.

Nothing is in the bed, trailer is hooked up lol

mike lane lawn care
08-02-2008, 11:39 PM
i hope that trailer was fully loaded, cause if not, it's one heavy trailer.

corey4671
08-02-2008, 11:49 PM
dude do you have any idea how much that trailer is worth just for scrap?

deere615
08-02-2008, 11:54 PM
i hope that trailer was fully loaded, cause if not, it's one heavy trailer.
Yes it was it had every piece of equipment I have on it, that was the day I was taken pics of everything, which I will get up soon. That actually is not sagging to bad, I have had it worst that was why I wanted a 3/4 ton, hopefully in a year or 2 I will get one:)
dude do you have any idea how much that trailer is worth just for scrap?

Heck ya, Thats why it is in my garage every night! But that trailer will last a very long time!

mike lane lawn care
08-03-2008, 01:56 AM
Yes it was it had every piece of equipment I have on it, that was the day I was taken pics of everything, which I will get up soon. That actually is not sagging to bad, I have had it worst that was why I wanted a 3/4 ton, hopefully in a year or 2 I will get one:)


Heck ya, Thats why it is in my garage every night! But that trailer will last a very long time!

ok just makin sure. but that trailer looks heavy regarless. one thing i would recomend until the time at hich you can upgarde toi a 3/4 ton is to add some leaf spring helpers, or air bags, or timbrens, it will greatly improve your abilty to safely haul a load.

TandM
08-03-2008, 08:34 AM
nice truck/trailer it looks real sharp.

deere615
08-03-2008, 07:53 PM
ok just makin sure. but that trailer looks heavy regarless. one thing i would recomend until the time at hich you can upgarde toi a 3/4 ton is to add some leaf spring helpers, or air bags, or timbrens, it will greatly improve your abilty to safely haul a load.
Thanks for the ideas, I already have timbrens on the front and back. I would like to get 3/4 ton springs though
nice truck/trailer it looks real sharp.

Thanks!

tthomass
08-03-2008, 09:53 PM
My opinion..........instead of jumping to a 3/4 ton get a 1 ton dump...........MUCH more useful. You can still do your mowing as well as haul and expand into more work.

J&R Landscaping
08-03-2008, 10:13 PM
Nice pictures!

Petr51488
08-03-2008, 11:28 PM
My opinion..........instead of jumping to a 3/4 ton get a 1 ton dump...........MUCH more useful. You can still do your mowing as well as haul and expand into more work.

The only problem with that is that his truck is prob a work/personal truck. I doubt he would want to be driving a dump truck everywhere.

BarrFarms
08-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Good lookin trailer! I love 3/4 ton trucks, It is amazing for hauling/pulling.

deere615
08-04-2008, 09:02 PM
My opinion..........instead of jumping to a 3/4 ton get a 1 ton dump...........MUCH more useful. You can still do your mowing as well as haul and expand into more work.
I would like to get a 3/4 ton first then a dump after that. I don't know if I would sell my 1500 or not
Nice pictures!
Thanks
The only problem with that is that his truck is prob a work/personal truck. I doubt he would want to be driving a dump truck everywhere.

ya, exactly

deere615
08-04-2008, 09:08 PM
Good lookin trailer! I love 3/4 ton trucks, It is amazing for hauling/pulling.

Thanks, Ya I want a 3/4 ton!

02DURAMAX
08-05-2008, 01:57 AM
Nice Trailer!!!

lifetree
08-05-2008, 04:08 AM
I really like that custom shelf inside the tongue box on the trailer !!

deere615
08-05-2008, 09:38 PM
I really like that custom shelf inside the tongue box on the trailer !!

Thanks! My dad had made one but screwed up the angle. So I spent about 2 hrs, measure 25 times, cut/bend once lol. It turned out nice and works great. It is basically a really snug fit, but it is also rivited on

deere615
08-05-2008, 11:02 PM
A few inside(its a little dirty)
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radio, it came with the truck
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deere615
08-05-2008, 11:08 PM
Also if I put 3/4ton springs onthe back, is their anything inexpensive I can do to lift the front up some. Cranking the torsion bars problem won't be good right? Thanks:waving:

DUSTYCEDAR
08-05-2008, 11:16 PM
nice trailer

deere615
08-06-2008, 09:45 PM
nice trailer

Thanks, I have gotten a lot of nice comments from people when I am out working this year

mcgruff
08-08-2008, 12:05 AM
you took a few pics from up the cabin,,,,,where exactly is the cabin?...I got a place up north in venango. I too am from Pgh.

deere615
08-09-2008, 11:35 AM
you took a few pics from up the cabin,,,,,where exactly is the cabin?...I got a place up north in venango. I too am from Pgh.

Ya the few with the truck, tractor, and atv, were at my camp at conneaut lake pa. if you know where that is. I live in Mckees Rocks PA