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    I just recently purchased this running gear from northertool Northern Industrial Utility Trailer — 2200-Lb. Capacity, Model# 03813 | Farm Utility Trailers | Northern Tool + Equipment and need to build a bed for it (about 4' by 8') . I was just wondering what was the best way to build it was, lay 2 4x4's for the base and build off of that or?? any advise would be appreciated,

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    2 -4 x 4 beams 8 ft long with 2 x 6 or 2 x8 4 ft long running across. Then put a 1 x4 down each side. Ken Sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisdvorak View Post
    would the 2x6's running across be on edge or laying flat? also at what spacing?

    -thanks chris
    Laying flat with maybe a 1/4-1/2 inch spacing between for water and dirt to fall through. Ken Sweet
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    Here is a link to one I have on Ebay currently. It is 16 ft long and 8 ft wide. Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: hay wagon floor build

    that seems very simple to make, but would it be strong enough on the ends of the 2x6's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisdvorak View Post
    that seems very simple to make, but would it be strong enough on the ends of the 2x6's?
    We haul tobacco, Rocks, hay and all farm products on wagon flats built this way. Ken Sweet
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    Default Re: hay wagon floor build

    the only reason that I questioned the strength is because I saw these pictures from another thread that looks a lot more complicated, and didn't know if there were any big advantages to that slightly more complicated design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisdvorak View Post
    the only reason that I questioned the strength is because I saw these pictures from another thread that looks a lot more complicated, and didn't know if there were any big advantages to that slightly more complicated design.
    We used to build them that way about 15-20 years ago. Personal preference, I guess? Ken Sweet
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    That is the same running gear that I bought years ago. I used a 9 foot long 2X6 for the runners on mine, then laid 54 inch 2X4 stretchers across them and 5/4 decking for a floor.
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    I've seen the floor boards laid vertical and horizontal, is it only personal preference or is one way stronger than the other?
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