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mtg97
05-01-2009, 04:19 PM
Anyone else ever fall threw their brand new trailer boards, I bought my 16 foot trailer in june and in august, while i was loading my skidsteer on, two of the boards snapped and the tire went threw, I was furious. The dealer gave me 2 new boards and every thing is fine now, but every time i go up on it i think about going threw.

cantoo
05-01-2009, 08:54 PM
Show us some pics of the trailer. Need to have proper frame to hold up a skid.

seabee1
05-02-2009, 12:05 PM
the cross member's for a structural trailer need to be on at least 16" centers or your just kidding your self loading equipment on it .:usflag:

mtg97
05-06-2009, 09:08 AM
the cross member's for a structural trailer need to be on at least 16" centers or your just kidding your self loading equipment on it .:usflag:

they are 24 centers and ill get some pics today

SiteSolutions
05-06-2009, 10:16 AM
Mine are on 24" and they've held up for years. Maybe they weren't screwed down right (on every crossmember). Mine are finally wearing out and I've torn a few up by hauling some giant logs lately doing storm cleanup.

The plan is to take the giant logs down the street to a sawyer and have them turned into new trailer boards. Currently I've just got treated pine but the logs are all oak which ought to last a decade.

Jay Walls
05-06-2009, 04:02 PM
What kind of trailer is it, ladscape or equipment?

Are they using treated lumber or oak boards?

mtg97
05-06-2009, 04:22 PM
What kind of trailer is it, ladscape or equipment?

Are they using treated lumber or oak boards?

Its a mustang equipment trailer 16ft long tandem axle, treated lumber, as i recall it broke right in front of a knot, that could be the culprit.

Jay Walls
05-06-2009, 04:43 PM
I like Mustangs and own one myself. The knots are the weak link.

mtg97
05-07-2009, 03:27 PM
147281 heres one

mtg97
05-07-2009, 03:43 PM
147283 underneath

Jay Walls
05-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Yep, I recognize the metal plate between the wheel wells with the warning label on it.