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  • #16
    Tilting trailers

    Hi Gurlz: Nice trailer !! Don't forget when you design your trailer, to do so in such a way that when you unload, the bed stays in the unload position and doesn't tip back forward after you drive off, or until the back wheels come back up on the deck. If you're out riding by yourself this makes for some interesting reloading.

    Put your pivot pin about 40% forward of the center of the bed, leaving 60% of the deck behind the pin. (makes trailer 10% *** heavy so it'll say down when you ride off.) Otherwise the weight of the front wheels will get forward of center of gravity before the back wheels climb up on the deck, and the bed'll tip down before you're ready. Makes for some pretty funny conversation at the loading site.
    Ronnie

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    • #17
      Billburn

      Originally posted by hit_em View Post
      I just purchased my first welder, its a miller 251, I have done a little welding before but the was my first real project. Its a 4' x 10' atv tilt trailer, what do you guys think? now be honest It's my first project I need to learn.
      Looks great! I need one of those, did you buy the plans or did you come up with them yourself?
      Last edited by Billburn; 02-12-2007, 02:11 PM. Reason: spelling

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      • #18
        I came up with it myself, I used an old axle I had lying around thats why the inside diameter is only 4' wide, or else I would of went atleast 5'

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        • #19
          i built a 4'X12' for the same reason(axel with) i went 12' so i could line up 3 quads but this summer i plan on cutting the axel and remaking it to be 6'X10' so i can get all 4 on it at the same time. now that my son is old enough to go out quading with us outside the yard i need to be able to bring his along also insted of ridding him on one with me. my brother usualy shows up for riding day so i need to bring one for him also.
          no cool MM251 for the build here but may get lucky and get a MM210 for the job.
          thanks for the help
          ......or..........
          hope i helped
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          feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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          • #20
            Atvin's always good for a family outing. heres a pick of a carhauler/ 5 atv trailer my dad and I built a few years ago, he did just about all the welding I did the cutting and painting because I was in a wheelchair at the time so it was awkward to get into position to weld!
            Attached Files

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            • #21
              Great job on the trailer, looks really nice, not only for a first timer but an experienced welder/fabricator.

              Pull it with pride!

              Blondie
              Blondie (Owner C & S Automotive)

              Colt the original point & click interface!

              Millermatic 35 with spot panel
              Miller 340A/BP
              Victor O/A torches
              Lincoln SP125
              Too many other tools to list

              03 Ram 1500
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              • #22
                Nice job on the ATV trailer. I also like the way your dad made the ramp storage on the car hauler. On my car hauler trailer I bought a couple of those Bulldog jacks that can be rotated and welded them on the rear sides of the trailer. When I'm loading or unloading my jeep I put the jacks down so the trailer won't act like a lever and lift the rear of the truck. I've heard stories of the rear of the truck lifting high enough where the wheels come off the ground and the truck can start rolling away.

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                • #23
                  ****, i would buy it. Great job.

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                  • #24
                    new welder new project

                    nice job on your trailer. did you make the fenders or buy them. i like to make my own fenders it cost a little more i use 1/8 or 3/16 toe borad you can get it in 6in wide up to 12in. toe borad makes real nice fenders. thin use the same stuff to close the back side of the fender in. then you can stand. jump. set or run over them and not bend them. you can see my pics. on welding projects terry welds. i bet that new welder works real nice. i would like to get me a new mic. but i already have two a portable for steel or alum. and century for the shop. some times its easer to beg for forgiveiss then it is to beg for permishon. not a good speller .good luck with or welder and projects.
                    miller bobcat 250
                    wc 115a
                    spoolmatic 30a
                    centery 250 mic
                    2 lincoln 225 stick
                    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by hit_em View Post
                      I just purchased my first welder, its a miller 251, I have done a little welding before but the was my first real project. Its a 4' x 10' atv tilt trailer, what do you guys think? now be honest It's my first project I need to learn.
                      1st project huh???!!! SHOWOFF!!! I want to learn to build trailers also. Know of any good step by step plans or books like "Trailers for Dummies?"
                      I'm not late...
                      I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                      • #26
                        I don't know about 'trailers for dummies', however I saw a book the other day called 'Baby Names for Dummies'........... If I had a kid I'd name it Miller naturally!
                        Jonny

                        Dynasty 300DX
                        Esab PCM 1000

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                        • #27
                          You can name your kids things other than Miller?!? Foreget it! It's the best name ever! Anways, Heck of a nice trailer. You'v got some real designing talent. If only the engineers at work where more like you than we could get somthing done. HEHEHE. I hate to rain on you'r parrade though but this is a welding forum, so if you'r gonna ask us to cretieque you'r trailer than you need to show some pics of the welds too. We wanna see what you can do with that brand new 251 of you'rs for a first timer. It's either that or I'm gonna steel you'r trailer. (Though I think I'm gonna do that anyways.)

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