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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2019, 06:52:01 AM »
 

 

 

 
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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2019, 06:58:28 AM »
As you can see I really had to drag it out of the weeds! It's been quite cold so this is dragging out a bit. I've added the boom to it now with support chains to the mast. Pintle loop for hitch, adjustable boom with a fair head added. I'll post more pics tomorrow.
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« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2019, 07:01:08 AM »
Trailer looks good.
Whatcha got pulling it?
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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2019, 07:52:46 AM »
I love seeing this stuff. Looking forward to seeing the photos with your boom, @jerry sundberg .

I'm pretty much set myself for getting firewood and logs out of the woods, but have several friends considering their options. Most are looking at firewood harvesting, with only the occasional longer log brought out for some special project. Budget is an issue for some, but a couple of them are handy scroungers and fabricators. Running out to buy a new tractor is probably not in the cards. Some already own an ATV, others are starting from scratch.

I've only done minimal work with an ATV/UTV myself, and that was an antique that is quite different from today's vehicles. In addition to seeing the equipment, I'd like to hear about what you are doing with it: what's a comfortable-sized load, and what type of terrain are you working on?
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2019, 10:43:34 AM »
I would question the structural stability of that eaton axle without the third member and diff cover on it. I can see that turning into a very happy (smiling) axle after a few heavy loads.

Good start though.

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« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2019, 01:23:55 PM »
Easy fix.  Just weld a rebar tension strut underneath.  A block of say 2x3 square tube should run underneath across the hole parallel to frame rails to space the strut down.  Then just bend the rebar, roundstock or flat bar etc into a little smile and weld at the 3 points underneath.  Itll be very stout.
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« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2019, 01:25:26 PM »
Trailer looks good.
Whatcha got pulling it?
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« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2019, 07:03:39 AM »
I've hauled many a ton of scrap and logs with it and nothing has bent yet so I think it'll be fine and what logs I will be hauling are not all that big 12" Aspen and Balsam and a few Black Ash. I'd say if I got 2 1/2 ton on it it would be a load. The axle is a 3/4 ton Chevy with 8- 19 1/2" tires from a hy rail truck. Way too cold to work on it today -20*. Here are a couple more pics.

 

 
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Re: ATV Logging trailer
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2019, 11:52:02 AM »
Some observations: Glad to see you reversed the wheels to narrow it up, even if you have to rebuild the bunks. You may want to make the top link to your boom adjustable, like the turnbuckles used elsewhere. And, how's that aluminum lawn chair working out?... ;)...Scott B.
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« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2019, 06:32:31 AM »
I like your idea of making the boom adjustable ! How about using a cable come along ? Double up the cable for more power. Oh the chair is a must on any project ! One has to have a place to have a cup and ponder the next move !
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