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Re: Off-road log trailer build
« Reply #100 on: March 29, 2021, 06:08:14 PM »
Progress update:
I decided to skip the 15" wheels and truck tires and go straight to the skid steer wheels that I picked up at an auction a few years ago for this reason.

I had 4 wheel adapters cut on the waterjet at a local fab shop out of 1/2" steel. I was wondering if my cad drawing would be accurate, but they came out great.





Final product for now until I find a small log loader and/or dump bed.






















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Re: Off-road log trailer build
« Reply #101 on: March 29, 2021, 06:20:20 PM »
I think the tires outweight the trailer :)

Looks great.

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Re: Off-road log trailer build
« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2021, 07:06:11 PM »
You sure did do a great job on that trailer!!!
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Re: Off-road log trailer build
« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2021, 07:16:55 PM »
Man, this is rock solid beautiful! Nicely done! I think the skidder tires are the best choice anyway. Super duper job, I am truly impressed with how slick this looks. Clean and solid.
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Re: Off-road log trailer build
« Reply #104 on: March 29, 2021, 07:23:23 PM »
I think the tires outweight the trailer :)

Looks great.
Haha, they may be overkill, but I won't overload them. Each one is rated at over 5k lbs. Plus, they have much less ground pressure than the skinny tires that were on it
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Re: Off-road log trailer build
« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2021, 08:15:08 PM »
So, until you find a log loader/knuckle boom, you need to improvise.
I see Big John loading the parked trailer with the grapple, then hitching up to the trailer with the logging winch and heading back to the ranch. 
Nice work, from the tyres up! 👍👍👍
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