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Old 02-17-2015, 02:22 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
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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.
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:25 PM
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Looking good so far. What size rod and round tubing are you using to make the hinge on the dump box?
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:37 PM
neblawncare23 neblawncare23 is offline
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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.
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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
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:20 AM
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looks nice! Look forward to seeing it in action
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