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ranger350
01-03-2010, 11:47 PM
Finally uploaded pictures of my one trailer I built spring of 2008, thought I would share. Deck is 80" x 24 feet. Material is 5x2x.187" and 3x2x.125" crossmembers. Tandem 7000 lb axles. I fabed the fenders and light boxes out of aluminum.



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lawnjockey56
01-04-2010, 12:01 AM
damn thats real nice

ranger350
01-04-2010, 12:04 AM
Can't find the fender pix, but the ones for my other trailer I built are the same minus the light boxes.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/mgman71/Trailer/03-04-08_1317.jpg
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xclusive
01-04-2010, 12:20 AM
wow thats nice!! how long did it take u? do you build all your trailers?

GravelyGuy
01-04-2010, 12:25 AM
Holy crap, that's an awesome job! Let us know how much $$$ you had in materials. How long does it take to get a vin # and get it plated?Thumbs Up

ranger350
01-04-2010, 12:26 AM
wow thats nice!! how long did it take u? do you build all your trailers?

It took about a month, it was totally last minute. There was a week or two wait on the axles if i remember and that kinda screwed me for time. Definatly a solid weeks work or more. Yea I build my trailers, its definatly cheaper.

ranger350
01-04-2010, 12:27 AM
Holy crap, that's an awesome job! Let us know how much $$$ you had in materials. How long does it take to get a vin # and get it plated?Thumbs Up

No VIN, just go to the licence office and get a trailer ownership, register whatever weight and get plates haha. Since its operated commercially it does have to be safetied every year though.

~5000 CDN in materials just off the top of my head. Steel was around .75 cents/lb if i remember

grassman177
01-04-2010, 01:11 AM
dude, we should hire you to make our new trailers and drive to get them, omg. you made a very sweet unit there. i have a question, what about the flooring for that one, i didnot see any in the pics, but i assume maybe it wa not done yet as you said the fenders were not on there even yet. dude, very nice

ranger350
01-04-2010, 01:18 AM
dude, we should hire you to make our new trailers and drive to get them, omg. you made a very sweet unit there. i have a question, what about the flooring for that one, i didnot see any in the pics, but i assume maybe it wa not done yet as you said the fenders were not on there even yet. dude, very nice

I might consider doing something like that on the side. As for the flooring its 2x10 planks. Where i did the beavertail there is no crossmember on the hump and was to lazy to put one there so i made an aluminum sheet bent in the middle to go over the peak and bolt through the planks into existing cross members. I'll post some finished pictures of it tommorow as well as the first trailer I built in 2004.

Keep in mind that I did this from my head with no sketches, everthing was kind of improvised along the way. I did do 3D modeling in CAD for the fenders though to get the bends right and to generate the drawings to get them laser cut.

JFGauvreau
01-04-2010, 10:20 AM
wow, very nice solid trailer you got there! Do you make any enclose trailers? I would love to drive to Burford and pick one up for cheap! lol only a couple of hours from where I live.

rreyn1812
01-04-2010, 10:21 AM
Looks like one awesome trailerThumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

360ci
01-04-2010, 11:05 AM
Very nice!!

I miss my old garage... It wasn't that big but man I could do a lot in there. It was 14x14x34!

Burford's not too far from me. Perhaps you should get into the custom trailer business on the side. You'd have your first customer right here!

flatlander42
01-04-2010, 11:30 AM
I know I could probably look it up or figure it out....but how much is that in us dollars?

Also, the ramps you made look like they may be slick with the rails going up and down. Do ya think that it will matter?

Looks Sweet!

DUSTYCEDAR
01-04-2010, 12:02 PM
nice job ...........:)

grassman177
01-04-2010, 03:59 PM
yeah, for real. youi shouild start a custom trailer business as you would surely succeed.

KrayzKajun
01-04-2010, 04:19 PM
i'll take 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMAZING WORK!!

Junior M
01-04-2010, 05:04 PM
That looks awesome! What are you doing for the floor?

ranger350
01-04-2010, 06:09 PM
Here is a couple shots from this spring with a roller. That roller is around 6,000 lbs easy plus about 3500 for the tractor. I made the rear light boxes as well.

As for building trailers if there is some people here that want a custom trailer I will be able to do it for the next few months, not sure exactly what something like this goes for but I can quote it out just PM me. Any trailer with an overall length of under 18 feet I can get powdercoated pretty much any colour or texture. Price wise i'm sure trailer places can do cheaper, but I guess you get what you pay for!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/mgman71/P1020125.jpg
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ranger350
01-04-2010, 06:31 PM
I know I could probably look it up or figure it out....but how much is that in us dollars?

Also, the ramps you made look like they may be slick with the rails going up and down. Do ya think that it will matter?

Looks Sweet!

Ramps have raised/expanded steel on the top

B&M
01-04-2010, 08:16 PM
very nice!!

Kustom Kutz
01-04-2010, 08:20 PM
You really did it up on the trailer. Good job! Looks awesome.

grassman177
01-04-2010, 08:30 PM
that is a very serious roller dude, does the tractor three point lift that thing?

ranger350
01-04-2010, 09:31 PM
that is a very serious roller dude, does the tractor three point lift that thing?

tows it only, the tongue of that is made of cast iron and weighs 700-1000 lbs by itself

Toy2
01-04-2010, 09:55 PM
All I can say is ssssssssssswwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeettt, you need to focus on building trailers.....:)

ranger350
01-05-2010, 08:33 PM
All I can say is ssssssssssswwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeettt, you need to focus on building trailers.....:)

Thanks, I love building stuff. I'll build trailers for anyone but its hard to compete with trailer shops however it can be hard to find quality trailers. Anyone PM me for a price I guess on whatever you want.

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
01-05-2010, 09:06 PM
You got any pics of that thing loaded with mowers?

ranger350
01-05-2010, 10:23 PM
You got any pics of that thing loaded with mowers?

I thought I did, have to do a search. I load it with 3 mowers, John Deere F-620, F-687 and F-997 or John Deere 110TLB

Here is a couple with my old trailer and one with a truck.

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flatlander42
01-05-2010, 11:54 PM
What's the story for that ranger? I see dual exhaust....302? If so, that would be a fun little truck!

Puddle of Oil
01-06-2010, 12:41 AM
you wouldn't happen to make enclosed trailers would ya? sweet trailers btw!

Accu-cut Lawn Care
01-06-2010, 03:36 AM
Very nice. Put an equalizer in between the axles and they'll ride a lot better. The front wheels won't come off the ground if hitched up to a taller truck.

ranger350
01-06-2010, 09:09 AM
What's the story for that ranger? I see dual exhaust....302? If so, that would be a fun little truck!

I just sold the Ranger, specs:

350 Chev
700R4 trans
Ford 9" rear 31 spline w. disc brakes

ranger350
01-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Very nice. Put an equalizer in between the axles and they'll ride a lot better. The front wheels won't come off the ground if hitched up to a taller truck.

It does have equalizers

flatlander42
01-06-2010, 11:20 AM
I just sold the Ranger, specs:

350 Chev
700R4 trans
Ford 9" rear 31 spline w. disc brakes



I guess I could possibly have figured that out with your name! haha I like how you kept it looking "normal" too.

Anyways, back to trailer talk.....:weightlifter:

Tyler's Lawn Maintenance
01-06-2010, 08:48 PM
Want/need another f620 pretty cheap? My uncle is selling a 60" with only 250 hours if you're interested. The ranger is nice!
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MikeKle
01-06-2010, 10:47 PM
How much do you think you could sell that trailer for? Considering you have $5K in it for materials, That trailer is probably the best quality Ive ever seen in a trailer, and the amount of cross member supports, I bet you could put a damn tank on that thing and it wouldnt even bend!! I am a pretty good fabricator myself, but your welds look like a stack of nickles!!! Best Ive seen in awhile!!! Also, just curious how much welding wire did it take to complete that trailer? Very nice work!

ranger350
01-07-2010, 07:21 PM
How much do you think you could sell that trailer for? Considering you have $5K in it for materials, That trailer is probably the best quality Ive ever seen in a trailer, and the amount of cross member supports, I bet you could put a damn tank on that thing and it wouldnt even bend!! I am a pretty good fabricator myself, but your welds look like a stack of nickles!!! Best Ive seen in awhile!!! Also, just curious how much welding wire did it take to complete that trailer? Very nice work!

I crunched the numbers and its around $4500 it cost me. I was looking around and you can find similar trailers for not alot more then that, I dont know how. However most of them are built with C-channel not rectangle tubing. Not sure on how much welding wire, the bulk of the welding I was feeding off of a 1000 lb spool. I would think a good 60-80 lbs of wire.

Here some pix from today, was unloading a bunch of stuff and noticed the forklift would go up my ramps without snagging...also took down a skid with a good 2500 lbs on it.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/mgman71/IMG_0036.jpg
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MikeKle
01-08-2010, 01:14 AM
That shop you have is great. Is that a metal type building? I wish I had a shop like that to work in. Curious what size the shop is. I really liked the trailers rear gates, never see any around here made of square tubing, most are built of angle, and flimsy as hell too, but I bet they are very heavy to left up and down, have you thought about adding a gate assist, they are so easy to build, it is senseless to buy one.

ranger350
01-08-2010, 07:30 AM
That shop you have is great. Is that a metal type building? I wish I had a shop like that to work in. Curious what size the shop is. I really liked the trailers rear gates, never see any around here made of square tubing, most are built of angle, and flimsy as hell too, but I bet they are very heavy to left up and down, have you thought about adding a gate assist, they are so easy to build, it is senseless to buy one.

Its a prefab building but its my buddies mfg shop I use whenever. The one in the first pix is 4000 sq feet, and in the last two pix is 19000.

Yea I noticed the same thing with rear gates. Thats the benefit of tubing...light and strong. They are not heavy to lift and quite strong no need for a gate assist. =They hardly even flexed with the forklift going up.

groundskeeperllc
01-08-2010, 09:27 AM
What an awsome trailer, your great-great grandchildren should get good use out of that one, just curious why you didn't make it a gooseneck? I wish i had the ability to do that, you really have a talent with that!

Donald A
01-08-2010, 09:43 AM
Great job. You are a talented metalsmith for sure.

Turf Commando
01-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Quit your day job, and focus on trailer production, it's hard to find a quality trailer built like an tank...

ranger350
01-08-2010, 09:26 PM
Quit your day job, and focus on trailer production, it's hard to find a quality trailer built like an tank...

I'd love to do that on the side more but its hard to compete price wise with other trailer shops i've discovered unless someone is willing to pay for quality!

outlaw1960
01-08-2010, 10:32 PM
I'd love to do that on the side more but its hard to compete price wise with other trailer shops i've discovered unless someone is willing to pay for quality!


Lol, your are right! It's always the price is right out there! It doesn't matter if the trailer will last 20 years or 5 years, price is king! BTW, your welding skills are awesome. Hope to see more of your work, if the guys on this site are serious about buying quality trailers....time will tell. Awesome trailers........