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    Bought a used 7x5 trailer made by Sales Trailers, cost $1000, in really good nick....and it's gal , my current trailer which l had built is about 3 years old and rusting away ( l live opposite the beach)

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    removed the box off the front, and added a 600mm cage

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    Next up is a tray for the pushies, got some 75x75 duragal angle. With some googling l decided to try notch and bending....and have a hydraulic press in the shed (and a 90y.o. boilermaker dad assisting)

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    have a piece of 2mm gal sheet that will do for a floor

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    last job is to buy steel and fab up a ramp - really wish l could weld!!




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    Nice pick up Paul.
    Surprised you don't have a welder in amongst all of the gear you have. The old fella looks fit enough to still run a bead of weld.
    When I had a platform similar to that, I didn't bother with a ramp. Mine was just the right height I could just wheelie the front wheels on & lift the rear. Curbs would mess my method up at times though.

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    only got a stick welder, but a couple of welder/boilermaker mates have offered to mig it up for me - biggest decision is the floor, gal mesh or expanded steel mesh. l'd prefer expanded but weight is the biggy for me (might put a horse float spring on it though anyway)




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    Looking good...

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    either way I like the idea for the floor, you wont get grass build up. Make a point where you can run a chain if you need to lock up the mower. And don't forget to put the ramp up. One of my ex offsiders left mine down one day, I didn't see it , drove off it hit a power pole and ripped the whole bloody thing off. Notice how I said ex

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    nearly done, need some checkerplate for the front - will have a 45deg downward bend to run the mower up, about 150mm.......no ramp mate, never had or wanted one, just a short length of rope to quickly tie it down

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    This was a earlier trailer i had,that red U bolt had 2 sets of holes for two different mower sizes.It was a quick release design,just lift the U shape rod and mower rolls out.Plus the white tin over front wheel to stop the front bouncing on rough roads.
    I used that trailer for over 20 years and mower never got past the U bolt
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    steel arrived yesterday, got it cut to size today....ready for the welder (who gave it the thumbs up - phew) definitely gonna need a horse float ramp spring though, seriously heavy

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    Default Re: new trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    nearly done, need some checkerplate for the front - will have a 45deg downward bend to run the mower up, about 150mm.......no ramp mate, never had or wanted one, just a short length of rope to quickly tie it down

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    Nice work redeye. Yeah ramps aren't necessary. I don't even have a tray, just two lengths of c channel held on by U-bolts and two tie downs and would do the same again.

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    l'll have enough mesh left to put on the front tray....maybe, it's getting heavier by the minute




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    and done.....

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    will put on heaps of cold gal paint, attach some latches and buy some horse float ramp springs - its heavy




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    great job mate........

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    l think we're done - added latches top and bottom, moved the spare wheel inside the trailer and fitted a ramp spring

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    looks good mate , ready for summer, we just need some rain now

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