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Give my mate a bit of a hand today to start a new trailer project, well, he done the work and i stood and took photo's. They say that its the thought that counts, so i was thinking about all the work i was watching him do, does that count ?

Anyway, this trailer will be roughly a scaled down version of this,

 

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Started of with some 3x1 1/2 channel to build the frame.

 

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Lower bracket for ram.

 

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We are very serious about health and safety, that why we will only ever chance one eye ! :)

 

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Gary got some wheels and hubs from an old golf cart, so axle making is next.

 

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Axle all put together.

 

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And welded in place.

 

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I had to leave for a little while and missed getting a few pictures of the build but this is what he had done when i returned.

 

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And at half travel.

 

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Then full height. It goes up to about 58° which should be more than steep enough.

 

 

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A short video of it in operation.

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Looks great guys.

 

Tell me, how did you get some hydro fittings to connect it to the Bolens HT?B)

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Really cool build and exactly what I was planning to build when I have a bit more time. I was even planning to use the exact type of wheels you used.

 

What size box have you used for the upper frame and what will be the width and length of the tipping box?

 

Thanks

Iain

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2 hours ago, slf-uk said:

Really cool build and exactly what I was planning to build when I have a bit more time. I was even planning to use the exact type of wheels you used.

 

What size box have you used for the upper frame and what will be the width and length of the tipping box?

 

Thanks

Iain

 

The upper frame is 60 x 60 box and i have added the dimentions of the original trailer below.

 

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4 hours ago, Chris said:

Looks great guys.

 

Tell me, how did you get some hydro fittings to connect it to the Bolens HT?B)

 

The original fittings on the HT20 are something like 1/4 bsp which we cant find, so Gary has changed them to more modern sizes, ill try and find out what size they are.

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A little bit more progress, 50 x 50 box welded into the corners for the removeable sides.

 

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A few extra bars in the bed to support the floor.

 

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Everything was then fully welded up.

We came across a bit of a problem, when you put 100kg at the very front of the trailer the ram is struggling to get it lifted. Once its up 100mm its fine but just getting it moving is the problem. At the moment the cylinder is only 50mm so a new 75mm ram is needed. Dont think the HT20 has the oil capacity for anything bigger.

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HT20 holds approx 8L. 

 

If you got a double acting ram then it should keep the same amount of oil in the back axle 

 

You tried changing the oil & filter on it?? You will find it makes a big differenceB)

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