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Old 04-08-2016, 08:58 AM   #1
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Props to Black Gold for posting his build thread and putting this in my head.

Wanted an ATV/UTV trailer to haul corn and avoid making multiple trips back to base camp when filling feeders. Also the lower deck height will be nice when loading up animals.

Picked up a HF trailer frame rated around 1,090 lbs for just under $200 after 20% open box discount. Had some leftover 10 gauge for the floor from another project and expanded metal from making some condenser coil guards for my AC units. Had to pick up a stick of angle iron, two 4x4 bolt pattern steel wheels, and some 1x1" 11 gauge square tube for the tree sliders. 2x8 will be used for the tailgate. Hoping to finish it up this weekend. I'll get on with the pics now...
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:02 AM   #2
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Looks good man! Pretty slick
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:04 AM   #3
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:05 AM   #4
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Yeah, it's a sweet trailer for an ATV. Would love to have something like this
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:56 AM   #5
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Nice work! The tree bumpers in front of the tires are a great idea. Those will save some problems down the road.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:13 AM   #6
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how did you bend that square tubing like that without it kinking?
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:18 AM   #7
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:13 AM   #8
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Nice work! The tree bumpers in front of the tires are a great idea. Those will save some problems down the road.
I hope so! I can see me or someone else hooking up to this thing and taking a sharp turn by an oak tree and ripping the axle off. I went with 11 gauge over 14 gauge (pretty close to 1/8") to help take an impact.

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how did you bend that square tubing like that without it kinking?
Short answer is a tube bender. Youtube "JD2 tube bender" and it will explain much better than I could typing. You can see the bender in a few of the pics right behind the trailer. Mine is the JD2 Model 32 manual version.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:29 AM   #9
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That looks awesome!

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Old 04-08-2016, 11:40 AM   #10
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Did you use the spacer adapters for the atv wheels.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:51 AM   #11
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Thanks for the kind words everyone

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Did you use the spacer adapters for the atv wheels.
No, I bought the wheels new with the 4x4 bolt pattern. Honda, Polaris, etc have different bolt patterns. Custom spacers to go from 4x4 to 4x156mm (Polaris) were not worth having the ability to use them as spares to me. Most Honda's have a 4x110mm pattern and you can find 4x4 to 4x110 pretty easily.
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:12 PM   #12
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Where did you get the wheels. I was thinking about one of these trailers and was going to purchase the adapters but would rather just buy the 4x4 wheels
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:21 PM   #13
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nice!!!!
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:23 PM   #14
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:35 PM   #15
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Nice build, Im jealous of your tool arsenal, particularly that hypotherm plasma...

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Old 04-08-2016, 01:05 PM   #16
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Make sure you reinforce it at the neck and front frame. that was where mine broke.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:17 PM   #17
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That's sharp!!

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Old 04-08-2016, 01:37 PM   #18
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You better red loctite all those bolts on that trailer or it will rattle apart the first trip
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Old 04-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #19
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Where did you get the wheels. I was thinking about one of these trailers and was going to purchase the adapters but would rather just buy the 4x4 wheels
mud-throwers.com $98 shipped to my door

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Nice build, Im jealous of your tool arsenal, particularly that hypotherm plasma...
it's been great to have around. Only regret is buying the 45 instead of the 65

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Make sure you reinforce it at the neck and front frame. that was where mine broke.
Thanks! I'll throw a few pieces of angle on at the frame connection points.

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You better red loctite all those bolts on that trailer or it will rattle apart the first trip
In addition to the locknuts? I actually removed the top bolts and welded on the 10 gauge bed. I suppose I could put a few tack welds on the bolts and nuts that are left on the bottom side.

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Old 04-08-2016, 03:16 PM   #20
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That's a cool trailer
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:20 PM   #21
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I haven't seen the price yet! Ha , been wanting to do the same thing for a while!
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:12 PM   #22
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That's legit
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:11 AM   #23
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I have that same trailer that I used wood for the bed.. Looks like it is going to be changed to metal.

Could you post a link to the wheel you ordered. I looked around and was not sure. Thanks

I think they are the d12r540 wheels?

Awesome project.

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:33 AM   #24
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I have that same trailer that I used wood for the bed.. Looks like it is going to be changed to metal.

Could you post a link to the wheel you ordered. I looked around and was not sure. Thanks

I think they are the d12r540 wheels?

Awesome project.
Thanks Stan, and yes that's the correct model. Link is... http://www.mud-throwers.com/inc/sdetail/1011/200

Random, but I think I bought a futon from you around seven years ago. Still getting good use out of it!
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:45 AM   #25
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Thanks Stan, and yes that's the correct model. Link is... http://www.mud-throwers.com/inc/sdetail/1011/200

Random, but I think I bought a futon from you around seven years ago. Still getting good use out of it!
I remember that..
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:50 AM   #26
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Love this build, I need to do one just like it!


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Old 04-09-2016, 09:02 AM   #27
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That sucker looks sharp so far, keep up the good work!
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:07 AM   #28
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Here is mine before I added a bottom. No axle to get hung up. 48" wide to fit into a pickup bed. Handy as a pocket on a shirt.



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Old 04-09-2016, 09:09 AM   #29
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what tire did you put on?
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:43 AM   #30
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Excellent work
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:51 AM   #31
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Great Looking Trailer
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:29 PM   #32
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Here is mine before I added a bottom. No axle to get hung up. 48" wide to fit into a pickup bed. Handy as a pocket on a shirt
Looks good Okiehunter!

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what tire did you put on?
Those are some old rear ranger tires. Think they are 26x11x12. The trailer kit comes with some street tires, but I wanted to run these for more surface area when the ground is a little softer.
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Old 04-10-2016, 07:34 PM   #33
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Nice work. Very handy to have a small trailer on the lease.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:48 PM   #34
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how much do you have in the whole trailer, if you dont mind me asking?
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:51 PM   #35
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I like that. My neighbor has a little trailer in his yard he never uses. I'm going to hit up about it. Thx for the idea.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:44 PM   #36
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Nicely done! I use mine a TON!





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Old 04-12-2016, 09:48 PM   #37
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how much do you have in the whole trailer, if you dont mind me asking?
Don't mind at all. I'm ball parking on some of these numbers, but it's pretty close. At the end of the day you could build a functional trailer for the cost of the HF frame, some 3/4" plywood and side boards. I would have been using the plywood for the floor if I didn't have the 10gauge taking up space in the shop.

HF Trailer - $208~ ($240 down to $192+tax after 20% open box discount)

Rims - $98

Tires - free (old take offs)

Expanded metal & 10 gauge sheet metal - don't remember the original cost of these, but it was "free" for me because it was leftover from other projects

Angle iron - $20?

Square tube - $20?

D-rings - $5 (HF has 2 packs for $2)

2x8 wood tailgate - free from scrap pile

Paint - $10?

Tire Slime - $30?

I think that covers it. Again, ball parking but I would say around $390. I think you could build one out of wood for $240~ if you were okay with the stock rims and tires it comes with.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:54 PM   #38
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Nicely done! I use mine a TON!
Awesome picks Black Gold. Thanks again for posting your build. The DIY Forum is my favorite because I love seeing what everyone else comes up with. Some great redneck engineers in the great state of TEXAS!
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:20 AM   #39
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I like the tire "savers".
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Thank you for posting that, this is exactly what I want. . .time to start my build.
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I know I got mine pretty cheap, it was like 20% off plus I had a super cupon. I believe I got it for around $170, I had all the board and I use the tires I came with.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:56 AM   #42
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Very nice Sir... I appreciate the post, got some great ideas. About to start on myself, wheels, hubs and axels should be here this week.
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Need a 4wheeler to put that behind!!
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:15 AM   #44
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I am amazed at what some people can do.
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Very nice, thanks for posting!
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:00 PM   #46
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Generally pleased with the trailer. Only sixteen 50lb bags (800lbs) of corn fit in it, so I wasn't able to carry the additional 1,000lbs that I was hoping for. It is very easy to clean with the steel floor, and handled seven pigs today with ease. I do need to make a trailer hitch adapter that lifts the tongue up a few inches for the Ranger.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:49 PM   #47
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Nicely done, but I bet you could strap a couple more bags of corn on top...
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:01 AM   #48
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Bender is for sale. Figured those that would be interested in a bender lurk here more often than the classifieds.

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Old 11-25-2016, 06:54 AM   #49
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Good job, tons of uses.
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