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    Hi Everyone.

    I have been lurking around this board for some time. I have enjoyed reading everyones posts. So much useful information in one place and some comedy too. Some of you guys are nuts!!! Well I finally decided on posting something I have been working on. I guess I'm just shy.

    I purchased a used 225 Bobcat to add to my collection machines. The machine had very low hours but was very cosmetically challenged. I will say the machine had lots of "character".

    I would also need a means for transport. As I'm hoping to get some more "mobile" side work.

    I decided on building a trailer instead of mounting in my truck. The primary reason was I like too fish and sometimes leave truck sitting at boat landings for extended amounts of time. I would hate for someone to wreck/steal my machine or kids to play with it and get electrocuted or something.

    Most of the materials I had laying around and modified them. The toolbox is off of an old tractor trailer I cut off the steps and such. The aluminum floor is cut up street signs. Steel from an old pressure washer and some freebie hubcaps I found. The reel is a aluminum homemade reel. You get the idea, I like freebies!!!
    Attached Files
    Miller Suitcase 12VS
    Miller 225 Bobcat
    Miller 30A Spool Gun & Aluminum WC Box
    Lincoln SP-200 "Ezmeralda"
    Lincoln SP-100 (Sold)
    1970's Era Sears-Farm AC/220 "Invincible" (Sold)
    Parker Plasma 40
    Tig Torch "One day, one day, I must learn to use"

  • #2
    Where's the torch, how ya gona cut stuff???

    Where's the torch, how ya gona cut stuff???
    Martin
    Welding Technician
    AWS Certified Welding Inspector
    AWS Certified Welding Educator
    ASNT ACCP Level II VT/GI/D
    www.linkedin.com/pub/martin-cramer/20/b36/940/

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    • #3
      From what I can see in the pictures, your welding trailer appears to be very nice. CLEAN and uncluttered. I like that. Fit and finish seem nice. Looks good with the Miller on there.

      I like the fact that you "recycled" and used what you had at hand. I am somewhat of a crow or packrat myself, and ususally have a tickle trunk of goodies stashed somewhere that I call upon from time to time.

      Others will come along and start with the "Where's this? and What about that?" and you'll get lots of "Creative Input". As long as you have thought out your project, and the trailer fits YOUR application, I say nicely done.

      The only thing that looked slightly out of place to me, was that the reach or tongue of the trailer seemed to be fairly short, and the trailer may pull a little better, or you could turn sharper, if it were longer.

      As stated....If the trailer fits YOUR application...Nicely done.
      Later,
      Jason

      Professional Spark Generator by Trade.

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      • #4
        very nice trailer.i like the rails with the bent tubing.nice job.

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        • #5
          where is the torch and the hydraulic lift arm ,and the compressor and,and,and,and ........
          my daddy always said i was IRONHEADED....
          feel free to P/M me

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          • #6
            Very nice, I made the tongue on my utility trailer very similar to what you have made yours and I have had an issue with it bowing up some I just wanted to mention that as something you might watch for.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mwccwi View Post
              Where's the torch, how ya gona cut stuff???
              A small set of torches is inside the tool box.
              Miller Suitcase 12VS
              Miller 225 Bobcat
              Miller 30A Spool Gun & Aluminum WC Box
              Lincoln SP-200 "Ezmeralda"
              Lincoln SP-100 (Sold)
              1970's Era Sears-Farm AC/220 "Invincible" (Sold)
              Parker Plasma 40
              Tig Torch "One day, one day, I must learn to use"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gnewby View Post
                Very nice, I made the tongue on my utility trailer very similar to what you have made yours and I have had an issue with it bowing up some I just wanted to mention that as something you might watch for.
                I pulled the trailer yesterday to a small job. I took it about 60 miles round trip and the trailer pulled very good. I was impressed with how well it pulled being it only has a 6ft long deck and 4ft wide with 30" of tongue.

                I will keep an eye on that. Thanks for the heads up!
                Miller Suitcase 12VS
                Miller 225 Bobcat
                Miller 30A Spool Gun & Aluminum WC Box
                Lincoln SP-200 "Ezmeralda"
                Lincoln SP-100 (Sold)
                1970's Era Sears-Farm AC/220 "Invincible" (Sold)
                Parker Plasma 40
                Tig Torch "One day, one day, I must learn to use"

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                • #9
                  Nice Job!

                  Man, That Is A Nice Trailer! Hide-away Torches, Recycled Materials, Nice Blue Paint Job, Etc...on And On! I'm Gonna Start On A New Trailer For My Stuff, Soon, I Hope. Again, Good Job!
                  1 BEST 6 Y/O HELPER IN THE WORLD
                  2 VICTOR O/A TORCHES
                  LINCOLN SP 175 PLUS
                  4 EACH 20 TON JACKS
                  SEVERAL LESSER TON JACKS
                  SEVERAL GRINDERS
                  LOTS OF HAMMERS MISC SIZES
                  BIG PILE OF MISC TOOLS
                  CLASS A CDL'S
                  C7500 FLAT BED
                  4 TRAILERS
                  HOME MADE GANTRY CRANE
                  SOME GOOD COMMON SENSE (I THINK)
                  TRACTOR WITH NEW HEAVY DUTY LIFT POLE -- FIND MY THREAD
                  6 GOATS, 1 DOG, 1 DONKEY...
                  ON AND ON AND ON...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RAD View Post
                    Hi, Everyone. Some of you guys are nuts!!!
                    I think so, too.
                    Well I finally decided on posting something I have been working on. I guess I'm just shy.
                    When a quiet man does quality work, it speaks for him.
                    I would also need a means for transport. As I'm hoping to get some more "mobile" side work.
                    Good luck, small business makes the world work.
                    I decided on building a trailer instead of mounting in my truck. The primary reason was I like too fish and sometimes leave truck sitting at boat landings for extended amounts of time. I would hate for someone to wreck/steal my machine or kids to play with it and get electrocuted or something.
                    If a parent can't keep their kid away from another man's tools...... I'd leave this option open.

                    Most of the materials I had laying around and modified them. The toolbox is off of an old tractor trailer I cut off the steps and such. The aluminum floor is cut up street signs. Steel from an old pressure washer and some freebie hubcaps I found. The reel is a aluminum homemade reel. You get the idea, I like freebies!!!
                    Sweet, another pack-rat.
                    RETIRED desk jockey.

                    Hobby weldor with a little training.

                    Craftsman O/A---Flat, Vert, Ovhd, Horz.

                    Miller Syncrowave 250.
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                    • #11
                      I realy love the way you reused the old street signs. Every time I see something original from somone I try to scrutinize every last inch of it that I can for possible ideas.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
                        I realy love the way you reused the old street signs. Every time I see something original from somone I try to scrutinize every last inch of it that I can for possible ideas.


                        Thanks for the compliment! I do the the same exact thing you listed above. This is what I Love About Welding and All Metal Work! So many routes to choose when making something!

                        Street signs are pretty cheap! Two to four bolts and they're yours, cough, cough..., ah'em, I mean two to four bucks and they're yours$$$ No really I work for a highway construction outfit and signs are readily available. Too much damage on them and they cannot be used, I grab the best damaged ones before they are thrown into the recycling bin.

                        I have used signs to make motorcycle parts, designs and such. They shine up real good with rouge, pedestal polisher and some elbow grease, lots of elbow grease. Though I did learn real quickly "when polishing wear thick welding gloves and hold on with a death grip" after ducking "shiny" aluminum projects flying at my head at 300mph and suffering 3rd degree burns on the palms of my hands!!! People thought I purchased the parts instead of making them, so it was worth it.
                        Miller Suitcase 12VS
                        Miller 225 Bobcat
                        Miller 30A Spool Gun & Aluminum WC Box
                        Lincoln SP-200 "Ezmeralda"
                        Lincoln SP-100 (Sold)
                        1970's Era Sears-Farm AC/220 "Invincible" (Sold)
                        Parker Plasma 40
                        Tig Torch "One day, one day, I must learn to use"

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                        • #13
                          Looks awesome, I'd be proud to park that in my garage!!! (Might get stolen in my driveway!)
                          Keep us posted with any changes you make and why you make them, I always like to hear what works and what doesn't.
                          at home:
                          2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
                          2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
                          2008 Suitcase 12RC
                          Spoolmatic 30A
                          WC-24
                          2009 Dynasty 200DX
                          2000 XMT 304
                          2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
                          Sold:MM130XP
                          Sold:MM 251
                          Sold:CST 280

                          at work:
                          Invision 350MP
                          Dynasty 350
                          Millermatic 350P
                          Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RAD View Post
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                            Thanks for the compliment! I do the the same exact thing you listed above. This is what I Love About Welding and All Metal Work! So many routes to choose when making something!

                            Street signs are pretty cheap! Two to four bolts and they're yours, cough, cough..., ah'em, I mean two to four bucks and they're yours$$$ No really I work for a highway construction outfit and signs are readily available. Too much damage on them and they cannot be used, I grab the best damaged ones before they are thrown into the recycling bin.

                            I have used signs to make motorcycle parts, designs and such. They shine up real good with rouge, pedestal polisher and some elbow grease, lots of elbow grease. Though I did learn real quickly "when polishing wear thick welding gloves and hold on with a death grip" after ducking "shiny" aluminum projects flying at my head at 300mph and suffering 3rd degree burns on the palms of my hands!!! People thought I purchased the parts instead of making them, so it was worth it.
                            You know what they say. Theres more than one way to skin a cat.

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                            • #15
                              I like the rails up front and the tool box as well....Course can't forget all the blue. Nice looking
                              Scott
                              HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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