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Old 05-01-2009, 03:19 PM
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broken boards on trailer

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.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:54 PM
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Show us some pics of the trailer. Need to have proper frame to hold up a skid.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:05 AM
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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 .
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:08 AM
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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 .
they are 24 centers and ill get some pics today
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:16 AM
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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.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:02 PM
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What kind of trailer is it, ladscape or equipment?

Are they using treated lumber or oak boards?
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:22 PM
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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.
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:43 PM
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I like Mustangs and own one myself. The knots are the weak link.
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:27 PM
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