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    Default New find! Stout farm wagon

    Found this on CL and brought it home today. It was obvious that this wasn't home made and I barely got information from a placard on it. Built for the military in 1953, measures 10' x 4', gross capacity, 6,000 pounds!!! Makes me wonder what it's used for in the past?

    Anyway, gonna find cheap 10-ply tires and make a few modification to serve as a logging trailer. I've always wanted something like this so I can just make fewer trips with the logs to the bucking / splitting station. I could load 'em up and haul a lot in one trip instead of what I can carry in my grapple with multiple trip.

    Anyone have one of these and what did you use it for? I thought about making a dump trailer as well?

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    Congrats! Very nice find.

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    I've got a little bigger version. Ex military that I saw for sale ($300) on the roadside a long time ago. I built the "bunks" and it's great for logs.
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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

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    This is the farm wagon I made from ten ton Horst running gear. I haul mainly large pine logs and large rocks. It does not have a dump feature.
    Ride hard or sit your butt on the porch

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    Very nice!

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    I did a lot of research on farm wagons & dump trailers before building the "green monster". Adding the dump feature to my build plans would have resulted in a completely different final product. Beyond all the hydraulic concerns - the big frame members would have to probably be steel I-beams rather than the wood glue-lams I built - the bed would have been sheet steel rather than 5/4 plywood and the fact that the bed does sit fairly high would have given pause to any type of dumping situation. I'm pleased that I was able to build the unit and it is a safe unit and well within my sphere of knowledge and experience.

    I'm just hoping that one of these days I gain the experience to feel comfortable backing the unit - its kind of like pushing hot spaghetti backwards.
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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquamoose View Post
    Found this on CL and brought it home today. It was obvious that this wasn't home made and I barely got information from a placard on it. Built for the military in 1953, measures 10' x 4', gross capacity, 6,000 pounds!!! Makes me wonder what it's used for in the past?

    Anyway, gonna find cheap 10-ply tires and make a few modification to serve as a logging trailer. I've always wanted something like this so I can just make fewer trips with the logs to the bucking / splitting station. I could load 'em up and haul a lot in one trip instead of what I can carry in my grapple with multiple trip.

    Anyone have one of these and what did you use it for? I thought about making a dump trailer as well?

    New find!  Stout farm wagon-img_6162-jpg
    Nice! Looks like an old F2 trailer. We used those in the Air Force to haul bomb racks and missile launchers out to the jets for installation. Very stout little trailers. Just service the wheel bearings every couple of years and it will last forever.

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    Nice insight & showing your similar trailers!

    3LFarms, glad to know at least a little history on them! When I get the tires replaced, I'll try to do the bearings. Have you done them?

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    Quote Originally Posted by oosik View Post
    I'm just hoping that one of these days I gain the experience to feel comfortable backing the unit - its kind of like pushing hot spaghetti backwards.
    Lot's & lot's of practice and one of these......... New find!  Stout farm wagon-images-1-jpg
    (I'm still practicing myself, without much progress )

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    Default Re: New find! Stout farm wagon

    A low reverse gear helps with backing them. Also I find it is easier (relatively) the farther you have the draw bar set back. If you really have to put the wagon in a tight spot then hitching to the front of the tractor makes it a lot easier.

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