Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-17-2015, 01:22 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 266
Dump Insert Build

I finally have decided how I am going to handle all my grass clippings, so I know longer have to scoop every day. I have a 16ft PJ trailer with 24" solid sides and a pipe top. I cut the front 6ft out of passenger side of trailer and am building an insert that will dump with a winch. The inside of the dump box will swing to the inside, so I can still load 2 zero turns on trailer when needed. The original side of trailer that I cut off will go back on and be put on hinges to act as door for dump box. The winch is going to get mounted on the open side 5ft in air and pull at an angle down to opposite side of dump insert. If you look close, you can see the hook on bottom of trailer.
Here is a pic of the progress so far. Next step is to build inside hinged door, then build the winch mount tower, then put outside piece back on with hinges. Then I am getting it sand blasted and powder coated. Cant wait to try it out.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2014 Chevy 2500 4x4
16ft Utility Trailer
12ft Utility Trailer
John Deere Z960R
John Deere Z930R
Gound Logic Spreader Sprayer
2 - Honda Commercial 21"
2 - Exmark Commercial 30"
2 - Classen Power Rakes
Stihl Handhelds (to many to list)
3 - Jacto Backpack Sprayers
Magna Matic Blade Sharpener & Balancer

Last edited by neblawncare23; 02-17-2015 at 01:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-17-2015, 01:25 PM
dixon73055 dixon73055 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: OKLAHOMA
Posts: 29
Looking good so far. What size rod and round tubing are you using to make the hinge on the dump box?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-17-2015, 01:37 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 266
1/2 inch rod and the tubing is pry 5/8 I think. Tubing is welded on both sides. Im just hoping the hinge is strong enough, wanted 3/4" tubing but welding shop I by my supplies from was out. I guess if it breaks I grind it down and make the hinge heavier.
__________________
2014 Chevy 2500 4x4
16ft Utility Trailer
12ft Utility Trailer
John Deere Z960R
John Deere Z930R
Gound Logic Spreader Sprayer
2 - Honda Commercial 21"
2 - Exmark Commercial 30"
2 - Classen Power Rakes
Stihl Handhelds (to many to list)
3 - Jacto Backpack Sprayers
Magna Matic Blade Sharpener & Balancer
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-18-2015, 10:20 AM
LoweJ82 LoweJ82 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 365
looks nice! Look forward to seeing it in action
__________________
Lowe Landscaping & Excavating

04 duramax crew cab w/flatbed

21", 48" WB, 42" zt Trimmers & blowers I have chainsaws big & small, polesaws & more..... if it's orange & white it turns me on


Landscaping Design, Installing both Hard & Softscapes
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-04-2015, 10:32 PM
CircleC CircleC is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NW
Posts: 307
Look forward to seeing the end result. Been thinking about doing the same thing!
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-04-2015, 10:52 PM
BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes's Avatar
BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes BigDreamsLawn&Landscapes is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 76
Looking forward to seeing how well this does. Looks like a great idea
__________________
www.bigdreamslandscapes.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-05-2015, 01:28 PM
Falcon50EX's Avatar
Falcon50EX Falcon50EX is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 903
interested
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-05-2015, 05:37 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 266
Here you guys go. Finally finished the build. Mounted winch on and everything works like a charm. Mounted battery to front of trailer to operate winch off of. Ran electrical through tube that winch is mounted on down to battery, so I have no exposed wires. Also ran an inline fuse off of trailer plug to battery to keep battery charged while pickup is hooked up. Took winch off, and am going to paint this weekend.
Attached Images
     
__________________
2014 Chevy 2500 4x4
16ft Utility Trailer
12ft Utility Trailer
John Deere Z960R
John Deere Z930R
Gound Logic Spreader Sprayer
2 - Honda Commercial 21"
2 - Exmark Commercial 30"
2 - Classen Power Rakes
Stihl Handhelds (to many to list)
3 - Jacto Backpack Sprayers
Magna Matic Blade Sharpener & Balancer
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-05-2015, 05:38 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kansas
Posts: 266
Sorry I didn't take pic with winch on and when it was dumping. Dump box almost goes straight up and down, so everything should dump with no problems.
__________________
2014 Chevy 2500 4x4
16ft Utility Trailer
12ft Utility Trailer
John Deere Z960R
John Deere Z930R
Gound Logic Spreader Sprayer
2 - Honda Commercial 21"
2 - Exmark Commercial 30"
2 - Classen Power Rakes
Stihl Handhelds (to many to list)
3 - Jacto Backpack Sprayers
Magna Matic Blade Sharpener & Balancer
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-05-2015, 06:00 PM
JLC Lawn Care JLC Lawn Care is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cincinnati OH
Posts: 633
That's awesome! Looks great man, congrats on the success
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.com™ - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:39 AM.

Page generated in 0.07906 seconds with 11 queries