broken boards on trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mtg97, May 1, 2009.

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  1. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Show us some pics of the trailer. Need to have proper frame to hold up a skid.
     
  3. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
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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 .:usflag:
     
  4. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
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    they are 24 centers and ill get some pics today
     
  5. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  6. Jay Walls

    Jay Walls LawnSite Member
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    What kind of trailer is it, ladscape or equipment?

    Are they using treated lumber or oak boards?
     
  7. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  8. Jay Walls

    Jay Walls LawnSite Member
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    I like Mustangs and own one myself. The knots are the weak link.
     
  9. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
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    mtg pics 018.jpg heres one

    mtg pics 018.jpg
     
  10. mtg97

    mtg97 LawnSite Member
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    mtg pics 019.jpg underneath

    mtg pics 019.jpg
     

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