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grassrootsinab
05-19-2004, 11:50 AM
Finally got some pics of my new setup. It sure works better than the old. Here's the before (93 explorer and tandem ultility trailers) I only cut in my small town (speed limit is 18mph) so no worries about tracking etc.

grassrootsinab
05-19-2004, 11:51 AM
Here's my new setup. Every other car or truck up here has a Flame's flag. They're going to beat San Jose tonight and make it to the Stanely Cup Final!!!

grassrootsinab
05-19-2004, 11:54 AM
I need to fix up the inside for racks etc. But it's a good start. Been working hard and haven't had time to sweep it out either.

grassrootsinab
05-19-2004, 11:57 AM
Here's some work from my Deere 38" WB (gear drive). Stripes will come. We haven't had any heat up here to get the grass going. My velke's leaving the middle track. Can't afford a proslide right now though. Maybe I need to lose a little weight :o

paponte
05-19-2004, 07:22 PM
Thats a nice jump. Looks alot more professional, and gives you alot more room. the trailer has some potential. Good luck with it. ;)

Canadian GreenScape
05-19-2004, 07:47 PM
Whoa.. two trailers.. I wonder if I could get away with that. New setup looks good ( I thought for a min that your trailer has a shingled roof but its the house behind it.. haha) Flames all the way! TO couldnt pull it together (again)

Expert Lawns
05-19-2004, 08:30 PM
grassroots, what is tracking?

grassrootsinab
05-20-2004, 11:41 AM
ExpertLawns,

I was worried the second trailer wouldn't follow true (it would dog track and fish tail). I see you're north of Hockey Town. Sorry the Wings got burned!!! Here we go all the way to the Cup!!!!

Expert Lawns
05-20-2004, 11:45 AM
I didn't notice the second trailer. Just glanced at the inside pics.
Yea, the wings really disappointed me this year. I have a friend from Calgary and he hasn't stopped rubbing it in my face

Eric 1
05-20-2004, 01:33 PM
What size is the trailer.

Want to sell the truck, thats exactly what i am looking for.

Defiantly a nice rig.

grassrootsinab
05-20-2004, 03:12 PM
Eric,
It's a 6 x12. I bought it from a guy who was getting out of the maintenance and into the installation and didn't need it any more. He bought it from the guy who made it. I guess the "manufacturer" worked for an outfit that recovered aircraft and had alot of extra aluminum. The skin is all riveted alluminum on a manufactured trailer. Inside is all 3/4 tubing to form a skeleton. I need to put some plywood up on the walls for mounting brackets for my rakes and trimmers. I was going to do it in the spring but the weather warmed up about 3 weeks earlier this year and I haven't had time...been too busy cutting and working my teaching job. I'm not sure it's clear in the pics but the upper "barn doors" are on pin hinges so they are removeable. When I off this summer I'll just leave those doors off for the day. It works SO much better than the old trailer. I've got my garage back and I don't have to waster a half hour on each end loading and unloading. The only PITA is refueling. Got work a better way of doing that. All in all I'm pretty happy with it. I'm going to repaint the trailer this summer.

dvmcmrhp52
05-20-2004, 08:16 PM
Grassroots,
Enjoy your new setup!
Gotta be honest...........the old one looked a bit scary..........
Good luck with it.

BCSteel
05-21-2004, 02:25 AM
Definatly a step up, thats for sure. You going to bill board the trailer? Seems like a good way for a lot of free advertising.

Burger
05-21-2004, 03:11 AM
Nice truck
Just got done putting 380k on my 1994 extended cab chevy, replaced it with a 2000 model extended cab with the four doors.

grassrootsinab
05-21-2004, 11:26 AM
I bought the truck this spring for $4800 (Cnd). It had a topper on it and I sold it for $300 so I've only got 4500 into the truck. The interior is mint. It's got 230,000 km on it and it only has the 305. Since I'm only in my small town, it pulls okay....glad I don't have to put too many highway miles on it.

Eric 1
05-21-2004, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by grassrootsinab
I bought the truck this spring for $4800 (Cnd). It had a topper on it and I sold it for $300 so I've only got 4500 into the truck. The interior is mint. It's got 230,000 km on it and it only has the 305. Since I'm only in my small town, it pulls okay....glad I don't have to put too many highway miles on it.

Sorry this is a stupid question

4800 Cnd = $ what amarican

If i was to buy that truck here it would be about $2500-3000

The 305 should do fine, your not pulling that much weight.

One last thing 230.000 km = like 143k miles, thats not to bad.

ALBsun1
05-23-2004, 12:40 AM
Gotta love the enclosed trailer at the end of the day... Park it and lock it up, done deal.