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What size tubing to use ?
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:47:26 AM »
Hey guys need some input, Ive decided to put my little oscar on wheels, I need it to be as light as possible, so I have a little set of camper wheels and axles, and I need to know what size steel to build the frame out of, I was thinking 2x4 tube steel, do you think that will be sturdy enough at 18ft, should the axel be in the center or to the rear, I know it will pull better to the rear , I want it to be light so I can pull it to the woods behind an atv. Thanks in advance.
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Re: What size tubing to use ?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 11:50:22 AM »
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Are you going to saw on that trailer too, or just move it around on the trailer?
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Re: What size tubing to use ?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 11:54:43 AM »
Saw on it less the wheels, I was thinking of puting 6 of fold up screw jacks 1 on each corner and in the middle to level up with.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 12:02:12 PM »
Then account for where the load points will be over the jack supports, and figure the weight of the saw plus the max log you might put on it.
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Re: What size tubing to use ?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 10:41:07 PM »
If you use 2"x4"x3/16" min. it will work. Place axle about 2/3's way from the front. You can spot the saw head anywhere you want to balance the weight the way you want and secure it there for moving. bg


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