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  • grnxrymnky
    started a topic necessity is the mother

    necessity is the mother

    if necessity is the Mother of invention and laziness is the Father then where does "broke and can't afford a real one" come into play......that's easy...you just make one!

    i need a stock trailer to get my calves to the feed lot and an overused, practically spent stock trailer is $1500 minimum. so i did what any broke welder would do....i'm making a cage to fit on my car hauler. VOILA---car hauler yesterday, stock trailer today!

    n/i my time i figure less than $500 in the cage. i went to Oneal Steel to buy some angle and while we were sittin there chewin the fat a forklift rolled by with 25 pcs of 2x2x.25 - 11'6". the driver said it was all miscut. long story short i got it for 40 cents per lb. i only need 6 pcs 16' long so i just made them.

    i only have about 6 hrs in it so far and i hope to finish tomorrow if the weather holds up. maybe even get it painted

    it'll be 76" wide x 16' long x 6'7" tall.
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  • grnxrymnky
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    ???????

    Originally posted by BC Iron works View Post
    it realy s-cks we have to bring up
    every pic ive spent 15k on miller
    welders and was going to buy the
    300 pro, dynasty 350, spectrum 875
    and the passport plus but if they
    cant spend a little more money
    to upgrade the site maybe ill
    look at lincoln
    what the heck is this here for? i'm just showin everyone my cleverness-ness-ness......

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  • c wagner
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    Originally posted by BC Iron works View Post
    it realy s-cks we have to bring up
    every pic ive spent 15k on miller
    welders and was going to buy the
    300 pro, dynasty 350, spectrum 875
    and the passport plus but if they
    cant spend a little more money
    to upgrade the site maybe ill
    look at lincoln
    In case you didn't notice Lincoln doesn't have a forum... but you go ahead and do what you gotta do.


    Hey nice idea, looks and sounds like it will get the job done just fine!!!

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  • Ranch Hand
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    In a perfect world! Still waiting on cattle prices to come up in South Texas. The last two years have been pretty tough.

    Bill

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  • grnxrymnky
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    the TAX MAN!

    Originally posted by tom37 View Post
    Nice work, now you dont have to pay tax on another trailer.
    i know exactly what you mean, but i just haven't thought about it like that. 1 Tag -- many trailers, but just one trailer!

    i need to put a cut-gate inside it and some proper lift points on it soon, front and back.

    one last steer to the stockyards in the morning and then wait for cattle prices to come back down -- buy low and sell high is the object of the game, right?

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  • tom37
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    Nice work, now you dont have to pay tax on another trailer.

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  • rozamerck
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    Grnxrymnky- fantastic work, man! Wish I could do the same.. too busy

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  • grnxrymnky
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    slippery business

    i did something else. i laid a piece of wire cattle panel down (same stuff i have the sides made of). its well coated with "grease" now. they seemed to do pretty well on that.

    thanks for the suggestion.
    jim

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  • Ranch Hand
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    Grnxrymnky -- Nice work. If you attached some horizontal 1" x 2" wood cross slats on top of the wood floor of the trailer every 3' or so (use wood decking screws so the slats can be removed easily), the calves/stock will have a way to maintain their footing when in transit and/or when the floor gets slippery from the bovine deposits!

    Bill

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  • BC Iron works
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    it realy s-cks we have to bring up
    every pic ive spent 15k on miller
    welders and was going to buy the
    300 pro, dynasty 350, spectrum 875
    and the passport plus but if they
    cant spend a little more money
    to upgrade the site maybe ill
    look at lincoln

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  • grnxrymnky
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    Thank you!

    THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENTS Y'ALL!


    Originally posted by duaneb55 View Post
    Awesome idea and job! Good lookin' young bull ya got there too.

    I may have missed it in the photos but how are you securing it to the trailer when in use?
    thank you sir! he's a real prize, a blue ribbon winner if i say so myself.

    it holds down with chains and binders...of course the rails of the trailer come above the treated floor about 2 inches so not worried bout it sliding side to side. i just hadn't tied it down yet when i took the pics.

    the door swings open past 180 if necessary. it's secured with chains that wrap back around and fasten to a welded on clevis. i need to make a quick latch so as not to let one escape if he gets in and makes a quick turn-around. as it is now i'd just have to let him come on out. i wouldn't try to go head-to-head with a 600lb steer.

    yes, excellent baby sitter

    one steer left....loadin' him monday mornin. then when i offload the cage, it's pain-it time! it should have already been painted, but time was an issue.

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  • duaneb55
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    Awesome idea and job! Good lookin' young bull ya got there too.

    I may have missed it in the photos but how are you securing it to the trailer when in use?

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  • BoxCar
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    Thats sweet great trailer and you cant put a price on that.

    Great stuff

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  • SmokinPRanch
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    I like it!

    How's that door work...slide up or swing open?

    From that last picture looks like it makes a pretty good babysitter too.


    Al

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  • grnxrymnky
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    worked fine.......

    thanks for the compliments!

    Next Project -- getting him out!

    btw...hauled them to the sale tuesday without a problem. only thing is--i need to make up a cut-gate.
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