Project residential compact rig. Build

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by unkownfl, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Only got to work on it for a few hours today. I had to get a new chop saw and then trim some palms and a spring clean up today. Got the deck done and the upper rail is done. Started working on the dovetail got it setup. I went with an 18inch dove and going to make a bi-folding 6ft ramp.
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  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Damn nice work.
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  3. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    Neat project.

    Has anybody seen something similar but with side ramps?
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  4. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
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    I believe I have the same welder setup. I assume its a 115v? What settings are you using and wire?
     
  5. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    E and 4 .023 wire.
     
  6. stang2244

    stang2244 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I like this setup, I built one on my 1500 last spring and love it. My only question, are you using all 1.5" or 2" angle? Doesn't seem beefy enough but I very easily could be missing something.....
     
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    1.5x1.5 3/16 I will be running a 3x5 square tubing on the front and rear frame across. I looked through your build and thought yours was pretty "beefy". I have bigger trucks for anything other than just mowing and hedge trimming. I still have to add in more support for the dove too. I just framed it out while someone was there to hold some stuff. Could you put a ztr rider on yours without scraping?
     
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  8. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    What is the thickness of the tubing and angle iron?
     
  9. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    id love to fab a removable pin-on dove tail for my dump truck so i can run everything out of one truck and get rid of trailering the 16ft trailer around . It would make everyhting so efficent. I could dump everything in the front(11 ft bed) and use the back 8 feet for the mowers and still have 3 feet of dove tail for wiggle room.

    I love the work youve done, perfect for small narrow streets.
     
  10. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    This is what it's going to look like roughly.
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