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Old 08-28-2020, 07:33 PM   #1
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Iím looking to get some feedback and pictures from folks who have their own setup.

I have a little 4x8 trailer with a 3500lb axle up under it that Iím looking to rig out for a welding trailer. This will be a work around the farm type of thing and not be used to make a living.

But anything worth doing is worth doing right!

So with that in mind I want to do it right the first time.



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Old 08-28-2020, 07:41 PM   #2
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Make yourself a removable table for your chop saw/ work surface.
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Old 08-28-2020, 07:52 PM   #3
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Pipes for bottles. Removable vise, table, cup holder
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Old 08-28-2020, 07:53 PM   #4
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So far from all of my searching on the internet I think I like this setup the best.




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Old 08-28-2020, 08:11 PM   #5
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I have mine on a Kubota rtv. Lots better maneuverability than a trailer. I put on an air compressor for mobile airing of tires. I can run my plasma cutter with this setup as well.
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:41 PM   #6
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I have mine on a Kubota rtv. Lots better maneuverability than a trailer. I put on an air compressor for mobile airing of tires. I can run my plasma cutter with this setup as well.

Getting a side by side dedicated for a welding setup is just not feasible for me. Prefer to have a trailer


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Old 08-28-2020, 08:51 PM   #7
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I like that setup, but i think you'll want both bottles to lay down. deadlifting a bottle to change it is going to be a pain.
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Old 08-28-2020, 08:54 PM   #8
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I like that setup, but i think you'll want both bottles to lay down. deadlifting a bottle to change it is going to be a pain.

You canít lay acetylene down, it has to be up at T least a certain angle.


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Old 08-28-2020, 09:01 PM   #9
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You canít lay acetylene down, it has to be up at T least a certain angle.


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Absolutely correct. You will want some sort of a gate to get bottles in and out. since you are going mobile the bottles need to be held securely.
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Old 08-28-2020, 10:26 PM   #10
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This is the trailer Iíll be using. Iíll be taking the back gate off for sure.



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Old 08-28-2020, 10:55 PM   #11
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Put yourself some receiver hitches welded on around the trailer and build things you can slide into them. Vise/chop saw, material holders. Leave part of the bottom open front to back to slide material under, maybe an overhead rack. Use something with a wide radius to hang your leads, and hoses on, donít hang them on a peg or the insulation will rot and crack. I like a reel for air hose.


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Old 08-28-2020, 11:10 PM   #12
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This is a trailer I helped a friend build. I don't have any finished pictures as it was stolen right after he got it painted. It had a material rack over it and a saw rack as well. A great trailer to work off of.
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:49 PM   #13
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Turn the gate into your table.
Fab some hinges and the gate can flip up and pin in place when needed and flip down for transport.

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Old 08-29-2020, 12:10 AM   #14
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Sad note, but in today's times, build it like Ft. Knox.
Equip it with a bullet proof hitch lock, wheel locks and extra security for the welder, bottles, contents. Etc.
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Old 08-29-2020, 01:21 AM   #15
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I built mine for farm use

I put two small slide out tables on either side. My dad built the trailer about 25 years ago, I just modified it.


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Old 09-04-2020, 08:36 AM   #16
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I forgot to post a pic of my machine. I got it in a couple days ago. Going to build a platform to mount it on so that Iíll be able to put material up under it on the trailer. Plan on building some bottle racks this weekend as well!




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Old 09-04-2020, 08:59 AM   #17
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Put a small pipe rack for hauling material, and have lots of storage. Also be careful with the weight, I snapped the axel and leafspring pack on a similar trailer with 3500lb axel. Put the oxy/acte. bottles where they are easy to get off & on, because the older you get, the heavier they get.
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I have mine on a skid . It sets on a small trailer but I can put it in my truck . If I need to haul a trailer.
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:00 AM   #19
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I have mine on a skid . It sets on a small trailer but I can put it in my truck . If I need to haul a trailer
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:01 AM   #20
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I set mine up on a skid. They both have their pros and cons. Sometimes I wish I had a little trailer so I could just hook up to it and go. If you have a skid steer or tractor to move the skid, it's probably the way to go IMO. The skid was designed to fit between the wheel wells of a truck if need be. I have a job box for the rest of my tools.

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Old 09-04-2020, 09:05 AM   #21
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:22 AM   #22
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-12" pipe w/exp metal on the bottom makes great lead wells
-position the machine for walk up access to controls/dials. you dont want to be climbing onto trailer to start machine or adjust temp.
-cut railing off trailer to make machine maintenance easy.
-install/fabricate a hoosier pole for an umbrella
-make work table waist height. bending over is a pain.
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Old 09-04-2020, 09:25 AM   #23
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All my buddies that do it for a living use skids so they're able to haul a flatbed for material. For around your property, a welding trailer is probably better.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:04 PM   #24
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I havenít even began to work on the trailer yet but first project up is a welding table

4x8 1/2Ē top
4x4 3/16Ē square tubing
2x2 1/4Ē angle iron
#9 expanded metal

Should be a little over 1100 lbs when I get through with it.




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this is the one I built. just to use around the house/ranch. kept it as light as I could so I could drag it around with my side by side.
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Old 09-15-2020, 10:33 AM   #26
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Those little Bobcats have sure went up in price!
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:01 PM   #27
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Replace the wood floor with Grating first!
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:07 AM   #28
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Replace the wood floor with Grating first!

I think Iím replacing it with some 11 gauge diamond plate


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Old 09-17-2020, 07:40 PM   #29
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Change of plans. Iím going to leave the trailer as is and go with a skid instead


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Old 09-17-2020, 08:31 PM   #30
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I set mine up on a skid. They both have their pros and cons. Sometimes I wish I had a little trailer so I could just hook up to it and go. If you have a skid steer or tractor to move the skid, it's probably the way to go IMO. The skid was designed to fit between the wheel wells of a truck if need be. I have a job box for the rest of my tools.
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