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    Default First Flatbed

    OK, Here is my first flatbed. Would appreciate any comments and I promise I will not pout.

    I followed plans for a car hauler and bought the 5 inch channel many years back. Never got around to building the trailer until I retired. Then the requirements changed some. So, to beef things up I bought some 3/16" x 5" flat stock and welded it to the inside of the channel (except where the channel overlaps). I also added a third member 2 x 4 .120 down the middle. Cross members 1/4 3x4 16" o/c, decked with diamond plate I bought several years back.

    6K axles, brakes and heavy tires. Cummins pulls it fine and the first voyage was a Ford 9N with a backhoe and FEL on a 600 mile journey. Trailer has a 2ft dovetail.

    Have not weighed the trailer dry so I am not exactly sure of the tongue weight. I suspect I am a little heavy especially since I have a 80lb hoist to mount yet. Sides are next

    I would like to post my 14ft enclosed later for comments.

    Conversion of a 13 ft trailer to a dump on the radar scope.

    First picture post, hope it worked




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    Default poor pics

    poor shots, I'll try again

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    looks good thought. nice allis chalmers is it a WD-45 or a WC

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    Farmall Super "C"

    Pretty much a one owner til my Dad bought it. Needs a little TLC, but functional

    Thanks

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    one thing you should do , or do on your next trailer is move the jack back about midway of the tung so you can drop your tailgate and the gate not hit the jack. when your truck is hooked up to the trailer

    I have moved a lot of trailer jacks back on trailers , people love it once I have moved it.



    ........ Richard

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    Default Jack location

    [QUOTE=Richard;171368]one thing you should do , or do on your next trailer is move the jack back about midway of the tung so you can drop your tailgate and the gate not hit the jack. when your truck is hooked up to the trailer

    I have moved a lot of trailer jacks back on trailers , people love it once I have moved it.



    Richard,

    Good suggestion. That was put to me durring the build phase. The only reason I did not is because I have acquired enough aluminum sheet goods to build a box to mount on the tongue. Lots of straps and stuff to carry. It still may fit nicely back a bit on the third member. Thanks,,,,,

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