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Old 05-18-2017, 02:12 PM   #1
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I recently acquired another miller bobcat 250 and wanted to build a small compact trailer to put the machine on. I wanted it to be big enough for the highway but small enough to pull with the ranger through the brush if need be.



Started off building the frame out of 3" channel iron with 3/16" tubing where the welder would bolt down. I cut down an axle that I had as well to fit the frame. Put 3/4" conduit in the frame for wiring also.



I put some 1/8" diamond plate on it for the decking.





Built some light boxes out of some scrap diamond plate I had.



Welded up some fenders and the light boxes and put a step in between the two





Made a set of bottle racks for my oxygen & acetylene bottles.



Built my hose and lead racks as well then shot a little paint on it (I'd be awhile before I had time to build the tool box and removable latter rack and didn't want it to rust in the meantime)





When I got the chance to work on it again I scored/cut/bent some diamond plate for my toolbox to keep consumables in for my upcoming projects.




Welded on some receiver tubes and fab'd up a pair of removable ladder racks out of 2" tubing. They are pretty light and don't plan on putting more than a 10' ladder on them.

I will shoot a little paint on it and wire the lights when I get a couple of days off again. Thanks for checking it out!

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Old 05-18-2017, 02:14 PM   #2
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I like it! Super nice
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:40 PM   #3
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awesome build... great welding skilz
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:41 PM   #4
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That is a awesome build, Thanks for taking the time to post up this.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:46 PM   #5
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Very nice setup!
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:46 PM   #6
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Good lookin' trailer,but ya better watch out............somebody will accuse you of knowing what your doing and want you to build them one.


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Old 05-18-2017, 02:49 PM   #7
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Good lookin' trailer,but ya better watch out............somebody will accuse you of knowing what your doing and want you to build them one.


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As slow as I work on side projects they wouldn't be able to afford the hourly rate/bill
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:55 PM   #8
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you sir, have some serious talent!
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:04 PM   #9
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That is sweet. Great looking trailer.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:04 PM   #10
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Stellar work, sir. Stellar work.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #11
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Looks great. I love the removable ladder rack idea.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:11 PM   #12
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That's nice work. Very clean design.

Question about the chain bottle tie-downs: Is the chain welded on the inboard side of the rack and then tension adjusted with the nuts/bolts on the outside?
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:23 PM   #13
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Great work man!
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:45 PM   #14
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Great looking work
I like the trailer
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:13 PM   #15
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As slow as I work on side projects they wouldn't be able to afford the hourly rate/bill
HAHAAA

Glad Im not the only one that claims that
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:18 PM   #16
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That's nice work. Very clean design.

Question about the chain bottle tie-downs: Is the chain welded on the inboard side of the rack and then tension adjusted with the nuts/bolts on the outside?
That is correct sir.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:19 PM   #17
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Great work man!
Thanks Mike!
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:51 PM   #18
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Nice work on a mini rig! I like those bottle chains too.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:03 PM   #19
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Very nice.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #20
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Very nice build.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:47 AM   #21
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Very nice work. I like the fenders. Did you fab them your self.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:03 AM   #22
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That is F'n cool! Great build!
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:15 AM   #23
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did you make the chain tensioners or can a fella buy them?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:14 AM   #24
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did you make the chain tensioners or can a fella buy them?
They're pretty dang slick, aren't they?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:24 AM   #25
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did you make the chain tensioners or can a fella buy them?
Bought some 60 pitch roller chain and made it work.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:41 AM   #26
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Very nice work. I like the fenders. Did you fab them your self.
I bought the fenders and cut some backs out for them.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:16 AM   #27
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Thanks Mike!
Based on this build, I'd say that the feeder you're converting will be no challenge for you at all.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:30 AM   #28
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Based on this build, I'd say that the feeder you're converting will be no challenge for you at all.
Thanks! I've piddled around in the shop on a couple of times and posted them in the DIY forum

Gotta lay some pallets of grass tomorrow to keep the wife happy then I'll work on the feeder, I cant get that thing out quick enough!
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:49 PM   #29
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Nice build.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:11 PM   #30
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That is awesome work! Do you have a metal break?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:25 PM   #31
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No sir I wish I did. I've got a cutting torch, couple squares, few grinders and 4 welding machines. Before I had a torch I'd bend metal by cutting the marked line 2/3 of the way through with a 6"x .040 cutoff wheel on a metabo, then open that cut up with a hard wheel on my 4.5" grinder. Put my man paws on it till I got the correct angle then stitch up the cut. It's still the easiest way I bend sheet iron with the minimal amount of metal working tools I have, and it does not warp from the heat of the rosebud head on my torch. I've bent 3/16" down to 14ga by hand that way and it leaves the pretty broke edge on the face.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:36 AM   #32
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No sir I wish I did. I've got a cutting torch, couple squares, few grinders and 4 welding machines. Before I had a torch I'd bend metal by cutting the marked line 2/3 of the way through with a 6"x .040 cutoff wheel on a metabo, then open that cut up with a hard wheel on my 4.5" grinder. Put my man paws on it till I got the correct angle then stitch up the cut. It's still the easiest way I bend sheet iron with the minimal amount of metal working tools I have, and it does not warp from the heat of the rosebud head on my torch. I've bent 3/16" down to 14ga by hand that way and it leaves the pretty broke edge on the face.
Impressive! Mucho kudos on the build.
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:51 AM   #33
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Looks great
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Old 05-21-2017, 10:02 PM   #34
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Love it! Post step-by-step pics the next time you bend something. I was going to ask if you had a brake also....very nice work.
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