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TXLAWNBOY
02-17-2004, 10:48 PM
For the past two seasons I've been working out of a 5x10 trailer, this year I am fixing up my 6.5x16 to work out of. Just thought I would post some pics of what I have done so far and keep updating is I get more done on the trailer.

TXLAWNBOY
02-17-2004, 10:50 PM
Kinda new at posting pics, bear with me.

TXLAWNBOY
02-18-2004, 12:12 AM
Here we go, starting to get the hang of it now.

TXLAWNBOY
02-18-2004, 12:13 AM
Here goes another one.

TXLAWNBOY
02-18-2004, 12:14 AM
....and another.

TXLAWNBOY
02-18-2004, 12:15 AM
Getting better.

TXLAWNBOY
02-18-2004, 12:16 AM
I'll post more tomorrow.

Mykster
02-18-2004, 06:54 PM
Nice trailer you got there.

BrianK10
02-18-2004, 07:10 PM
Nice. Hope it works out well for you.

Brian

TXLAWNBOY
02-19-2004, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the replies. I have built sides for it and will have it done by the weekend with new pics up by then. After that I am going to build trimmer racks and do a few other things to it, as I get little by little done I will post the pics.

Wesley's Lawn
02-19-2004, 02:09 AM
Nice job. What brand trailer is that it looks pretty much the same as mine?

TXLAWNBOY
02-19-2004, 11:50 PM
Welsey, I'm not sure off the top of my head, i'll check it out in the mornin' and let you know tomorrow. Thanks for the reply, Joshua

TXLAWNBOY
02-22-2004, 02:16 PM
Welsey,

The trailer is made by Top Line manufacturing. My Dad bought it years ago in SE Alabama.

TXLAWNBOY
02-22-2004, 02:17 PM
Here are a few more pics.

DUSTYCEDAR
02-22-2004, 02:19 PM
what a difference looks good like a fort on wheels

TXLAWNBOY
02-22-2004, 02:19 PM
Here's another one

TXLAWNBOY
02-22-2004, 02:21 PM
and another one

TXLAWNBOY
02-22-2004, 02:24 PM
Thanks Dusty,

Here is the last one for today. I am painting the drop gate now, then I am building a gate assist for it as well as trimmer racks and a few other little things.

GTLC
02-26-2004, 01:10 PM
Hey, are you able to actually tow that thing with that Ranger?

I have a '99 Explorer (pretty much the same as the Ranger) w/ a 4.0 liter V6 and was wondering if I would be able to pull a full length trailer like that.

BrianK10
02-26-2004, 04:05 PM
WOW! That thing is PRETTY! Great Work! :drinkup:

BrianK10
02-26-2004, 04:07 PM
Also....What size plywood did you use? 3/4 or 1/2 inch?

TXLAWNBOY
02-27-2004, 01:00 AM
n1alx,

Believe it or not I am able to pull it w/ that Ranger you see in the picture. I don't know about the Explorer's but my Ranger is rated to pull 6K lbs. if it has a class III hitch which it does. I also have a 4:10 rear end and am getting progressive overload springs for it. It actually pulls it pretty good, I don't know that I'd put a full 6K lbs. and try it but I have the use of a F-150 Supercrew of my Dad's anytime I need it. I am also looking to buy a 3/4 ton later this year.

BrianK10,

That is 5/8 CDX on the sides, I still have a little way's to go on finishing the trailer but have been busy this week plus we've been getting alot of rain down here so I haven't been able to work on it like I want to. I will post more pics once I complete it.

Thanks again for the feedback guys,

Joshua

qualitylandscaping
03-02-2004, 05:28 PM
The '03 Ranger Edge's are workhorses... I have the same one and I think it would tow my house..:p

TXLAWNBOY
03-03-2004, 03:22 AM
qualitylandscaping,

My Ranger has really impressed me so far on how well it will pull. I had a '92 F-150 w/the straight 6 for years and I believe the little Ranger pulls just as well as the F-150 did.

mklawnman
03-09-2004, 01:02 AM
Gonna need to get mirror extenders to see around and behind that big trailer. :cool:
But i had a 98 Ranger 4x4 Off Road 4.0L auto and i pulled a 6x12' trailer with a Turf Tiger and WB on it, pulled it fine, except i would have gotten trailer brakes if i woulda kept that thing anylonger, its hard on the little ranger brakes. But i didnt add any springs to the rear end of my truck, didnt squat at all really when loaded. But if i were you id look for at least a F150 to pull that trailer eventually, gonna put alot of wear and tear on that little ranger, its the little ranger that could, good truck but its a bit small for that size of trailer.
Nice trailer tho, I like how u fixed it up, looks brand spankin new.
Matt

scottishmaximus
03-13-2004, 12:56 AM
What engine is in the ranger? Stick or auto? In 97 i think they only offered up to a 3.55 with the 4.0. I was wondering if they changed that. If you have problems with your heater, let me know because there is a common part failure.

Vladslawn
03-21-2004, 11:31 PM
Very Nice!
A few suggestions, which are meant to be helpful especially since you are building it. Visability may become an issue; black trailer and night time driving.

Recommendations: 1) place reflective tape arround trailer. 2" wide silver & red. just like on semi trailers. 2) wide load rear running lights; again as on semi's. Up here they would be required on that size of trailer. Couldn't see if you had them from pictures. 3)Consider moving rear signal lights as far back to the rear as possible. Better visibility of both lights for motorists. Therefore you signal intentions are clearly displayed. (ex. hazards vs turn signal) If only one signal is seen by motorist.

The more visible you are, the less likely they are to run into you. In particular in poor driving conditions. poor or no lighting, rain, snow, etc.

Regards, Vlad

bigz1001
03-22-2004, 01:21 PM
Newer Ranger's no longer use the 4.0 OHV, they use the 4.0 SOHC which went from 160 hp-210 hp. The 4.0's come with either a 3.73 or a 4.10 gear ratio.

Lux Lawn
03-23-2004, 05:21 PM
Looks nice you must have been very busy.

TXLAWNBOY
03-24-2004, 01:13 AM
The tailgate has reflective tape on it now and the ranger has the 3.0 w/4:10 rear. I've been really busy lately and have had to put completing the trailer on hold for now till I get some free time. The ranger does ok for hauling brush and other light stuff but I use the F-150 w/a 5.4 v8 to pull it most of the time.

Thanks for the comments guys I really appreciate them.