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Offline alsayyed

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My log trailer under construction
« on: May 28, 2006, 10:33:35 AM »
Two month ago I have started with the help of friends building the 10'x5' Hydraulic Dump Trailer Model 10HD. We have welded the frame the only thing I stuck up with is using the leaves. The one I have got are big leaves for a GMC truck they are long in size. So I am going to look tomorrow for smaller leave even I have the 15 inch rim and the tires. I have bought the tires with leaves and hub from the municipality scrap yard for almost $ 100. I have purchased the plane from this web site.

But I did go according to there plane exactly, because if I go according to thiere plane the trailer is going to be  very heavy and requires a hydraulic to be installed underneath. So decided to build the trailer first then go for the dumb truck after.

Second project.
The other project  that I am building these days is small trailer to carry the generator. I have purchased 5kw generator in case we go camping with the family and because the generator is very heavy I have decided to build this trailer. I am going to build a cover on the top of the frame to cover the generator, so I can protect from heat and dust and rain.
Any advice or recommendation to be added or to be modified for these two projects.

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Re: My log trailer under construction
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2006, 12:01:19 PM »

  Looks like a good start to me 8)
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Re: My log trailer under construction
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2006, 01:05:03 PM »
I cant wait to see that thing loaded with logs :)

Looks like you have a really good start on a good log trailer.
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Re: My log trailer under construction
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 12:06:24 AM »
Alsayyed, Good looking start on the trailer.  Would you mind telling us a little about the kinds of trees you are milling?  A few pictures would be even better. :)
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Re: My log trailer under construction
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006, 01:33:15 AM »
nice trailer hope you get a few ideas from here or advice keep up the great work ..
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Re: My log trailer under construction
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006, 02:18:49 AM »
Al, regarding your generator trailer, you might want to keep two thoughts in mind.  First, a series of chambers (such as a "box within a box" will help dampen the sound, and who want's to listen to a generator run when they're out camping?

Second, make sure that there is good airflow through the boxes to ensure adequate cooling.

Good luck.  Scott
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