Home built trailer

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ranger350, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. ranger350

    ranger350 LawnSite Member
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    I just sold the Ranger, specs:

    350 Chev
    700R4 trans
    Ford 9" rear 31 spline w. disc brakes
  2. ranger350

    ranger350 LawnSite Member
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    It does have equalizers
  3. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I guess I could possibly have figured that out with your name! haha I like how you kept it looking "normal" too.

    Anyways, back to trailer talk.....:weightlifter:
  4. Tyler's Lawn Maintenance

    Tyler's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
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    Want/need another f620 pretty cheap? My uncle is selling a 60" with only 250 hours if you're interested. The ranger is nice!
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  5. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How much do you think you could sell that trailer for? Considering you have $5K in it for materials, That trailer is probably the best quality Ive ever seen in a trailer, and the amount of cross member supports, I bet you could put a damn tank on that thing and it wouldnt even bend!! I am a pretty good fabricator myself, but your welds look like a stack of nickles!!! Best Ive seen in awhile!!! Also, just curious how much welding wire did it take to complete that trailer? Very nice work!
  6. ranger350

    ranger350 LawnSite Member
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    I crunched the numbers and its around $4500 it cost me. I was looking around and you can find similar trailers for not alot more then that, I dont know how. However most of them are built with C-channel not rectangle tubing. Not sure on how much welding wire, the bulk of the welding I was feeding off of a 1000 lb spool. I would think a good 60-80 lbs of wire.

    Here some pix from today, was unloading a bunch of stuff and noticed the forklift would go up my ramps without snagging...also took down a skid with a good 2500 lbs on it.

  7. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That shop you have is great. Is that a metal type building? I wish I had a shop like that to work in. Curious what size the shop is. I really liked the trailers rear gates, never see any around here made of square tubing, most are built of angle, and flimsy as hell too, but I bet they are very heavy to left up and down, have you thought about adding a gate assist, they are so easy to build, it is senseless to buy one.
  8. ranger350

    ranger350 LawnSite Member
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    Its a prefab building but its my buddies mfg shop I use whenever. The one in the first pix is 4000 sq feet, and in the last two pix is 19000.

    Yea I noticed the same thing with rear gates. Thats the benefit of tubing...light and strong. They are not heavy to lift and quite strong no need for a gate assist. =They hardly even flexed with the forklift going up.
  9. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    What an awsome trailer, your great-great grandchildren should get good use out of that one, just curious why you didn't make it a gooseneck? I wish i had the ability to do that, you really have a talent with that!
  10. Donald A

    Donald A LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    Great job. You are a talented metalsmith for sure.

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