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post #16 of 31 Old 09-18-2009, 08:30 PM
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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

Nice trailer! I bet it's fun to haul around too!

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post #17 of 31 Old 09-20-2009, 11:26 AM
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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

KHodges , what's the latest verdict ???

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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

Yesterday presented itself as an opportunity to aerate my property and my Mom's, fertilize and seed, so I aerated about 6-1/2 acres in two locations (with a 48" wide plugger) and spread 1200 lbs fertilizer and 1000 lb of lime, and overseeded some thin areas, so I didn't have time to work on the trailer. I actually put it to use to haul some fertilizer so I didn't have to keep making trips to the truck to refill the spreader. Hopefully today I'll get some more done. Here's what it looks like with the "factory" sides.

Note how muddy the tractor's tires are. This came from just driving around over the pulled plugs on damp grass. I got a plugger from the farm service where I bought my fertilizer, he let me use it without rental fee because of the amount of fertilizer and lime I bought. It looked pretty beat up, but did an awesome job. 150 lb of weight was burying the pluggers, about 4".
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post #19 of 31 Old 09-20-2009, 02:17 PM
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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

It looks great. Now go get yourself a matching set of decals like on your tractor for the 2 sides and maybe a Leaping Deere for the front and back. slkpk

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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

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Yesterday presented itself as an opportunity to aerate my property and my Mom's, fertilize and seed, so I aerated about 6-1/2 acres in two locations (with a 48" wide plugger) and spread 1200 lbs fertilizer and 1000 lb of lime, and overseeded some thin areas, so I didn't have time to work on the trailer. I actually put it to use to haul some fertilizer so I didn't have to keep making trips to the truck to refill the spreader. Hopefully today I'll get some more done. Here's what it looks like with the "factory" sides.

Note how muddy the tractor's tires are. This came from just driving around over the pulled plugs on damp grass. I got a plugger from the farm service where I bought my fertilizer, he let me use it without rental fee because of the amount of fertilizer and lime I bought. It looked pretty beat up, but did an awesome job. 150 lb of weight was burying the pluggers, about 4".
Congrats...finished product looks real nice and GREEN...

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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

KHodges , it's a perfect match for your JD X748 , you did a real good job !!!

Have you thought about fabricating a swing up jack for the tongue ???

Is that a fanny pack behind your seat , could you give details ???

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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

slkpk--I like that idea, about the decals. Gotta get 'er done, first.

x595-- I have thought about a stand for the tongue, it's rather heavy, and I'd like to be able to park the trailer a little tongue-high, so water will drain from it. I don't want to jack up the lift for that, as the cylinder will rust after a while.

That IS a fanny pack on back of the seat. There are some kind of slots on the seat to mount a net or carrier of some kind, but the J-D dealer couldn't find anything in the catalog for that seat. I took a fanny pack that was sitting around, cut the straps off, and screwed it to the seat back, using two of the screws that hold the armrests on. I keep work gloves, a tire gauge, and wipe rags in it.

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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

Well, here's the almost finished product. I still have to prime and paint the stanchions and bolts, and cut the excess length off the protruding bolts.

I tilted the top sideboard out a little, sort of reminiscent of the old horsedrawn wagons. I stopped the top sideboard short of the trailer rear, and sloped the end, just as a styling exercise. The load usually isn't that high that far back in the trailer anyway.

I still want to make a tongue stand for it, that will fold out of the way, playing with ideas now.
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'09 JD 2520, CX200 loader and 62D deck
LP RTR0550 rototiller
?? 60" box blade
Simplicity 10" plow adapted to 3-pt hitch
3-point PTO DR wood chipper

'02 JD GT235, 48C deck

'84 JD 318, 50" deck

'86 JD 214, 46" deck

'86 JD 212, 38" deck

'08 X748SE, gone but not forgotten
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I still want to make a tongue stand for it, that will fold out of the way, playing with ideas now.
I mounted a swing up Jack on my 4x8 Utility Trailer , works great ... For example , if I have a load of Firewood and don't have time to unload it , I can unhook the Trailer and leave it for the next day ...



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Troy - Bilt 2500 PSI Pressure Washer
22" Yard Machine Push Mower
SpeeCo SplitMaster 28 Ton - Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter
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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

That's one thing I'm looking at; I need something that doesn't stick up above the tongue (at least for now) because the lever used to pump up the jack that lifts the bed is above the tongue.

I'm also looking at a linear actuator instead of a hydraulic cylinder to operate the dump. Run it off my battery instead of having to run hydraulic lines to the front outlets, or have to install rear outlets. I haven't explored it far enough to get the details, such as current draw of an actuator large enough to lift the bed (need one with 1500 lb lifting ability), or speed of the lift, or price for a suitable actuator. Would such an actuator draw more than 20 amps? This is the max the outlet at the tool box will carry. Otherwise. I'll have to do a dedicated wiring harness direct to the battery, I guess, with an in-line fuse. Put a DPDT switch so I can reverse polarity to the actuator motor for up-and-down operation.

'09 JD 2520, CX200 loader and 62D deck
LP RTR0550 rototiller
?? 60" box blade
Simplicity 10" plow adapted to 3-pt hitch
3-point PTO DR wood chipper

'02 JD GT235, 48C deck

'84 JD 318, 50" deck

'86 JD 214, 46" deck

'86 JD 212, 38" deck

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That's one thing I'm looking at; I need something that doesn't stick up above the tongue (at least for now) because the lever used to pump up the jack that lifts the bed is above the tongue.
I would think that when you want to dump a load , the Trailer would be attached to the Tractor , therefore if you had a swing up jack like mine , in transport mode the jack would be horizontal to the tongue and could not interfere with your jack lever ...

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Troy - Bilt 2500 PSI Pressure Washer
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Very nice trailer and setup for your tractor. slkpk

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post #28 of 31 Old 10-28-2009, 06:02 PM
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KHodges,

Thanks for posting. I am watching with great interest since I am contemplating the purchase of a similar wagon. I currently have been using one of the sheet metal style (Ag-Fab) from TSC and it has not held up well at all for my needs (understatement).

A couple of things I might suggest: First, if you do cover the bed with sheet metal I would recommend that you bore vent/drain holes in the plywood underneath to prevent moisture from collecting and rusting/rotting the steel and wood. Second, if you get the sides too high it makes it difficult to shovel (dirt, gravel, etc) while standing on the ground outside the trailer.

Keep us posted, I like what you are doing!

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post #29 of 31 Old 10-30-2009, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New dump trailer for my GT

If you get one of these, you'll love it. It's no lightweight, the trailer probably weighs at least 250 lb, I can tell the weight behind the 748 when pulling it.

The plywood floor I put in it is CCA pressure treated, ground contact rated, 3/4" plywood, so it won't rot in the forseeable future, plus I painted the top surface. The sides, even with the third board added, are just at waist level. No problems shovelling stuff over the sides. So far I've been using it to haul brush, and sacks of fertilizer and lime from my truck to wherever I need the stuff. I plan to mulch later, so it'll get a workout hauling that stuff soon.

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LP RTR0550 rototiller
?? 60" box blade
Simplicity 10" plow adapted to 3-pt hitch
3-point PTO DR wood chipper

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'86 JD 214, 46" deck

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The plywood floor I put in it is CCA pressure treated, ground contact rated, 3/4" plywood, so it won't rot in the forseeable future, plus I painted the top surface.
My Utility Trailer also had 3/4" CCA Pressure Treated Plywood for the Deck originally and when I replaced the Deck it was'nt because of Rot , but because of Ply separation , one corner had raised up 3" , so I then went with 5/4" Deck Board ...

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54c MMM --- (SOLD)
62c MMM
54" Quick Hitch Front Blade
4x8 Utility Trailer - 1500# Axle
North Star 15,000 Watt Generator
Troy - Bilt Super Bronco Rear Tine Tiller
Troy - Bilt 2500 PSI Pressure Washer
22" Yard Machine Push Mower
SpeeCo SplitMaster 28 Ton - Horizontal/Vertical Log Splitter
STIHL 025 - 18" Bar --- (SOLD)
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