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    Platinum Member NS Gearhead's Avatar
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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Thank you! At an extremely leisurely pace, it may take a min. to dump the trailer. The "holder" pin has to be removed, I use a bungee chord to tension the upper portion of the jack to keep it from flopping around, so that has to be removed, and my Highlift has a handle isolator that needs to be slid up the post. I pretty much jack until half way, then need to get up on the trailer's frame to finish the other half as the handle raises with the dumper. I would guess that at most (when 1st starting) it probably takes 75lbs of downforce on the jack's handle... and that becomes less as the dumper becomes more vertical. Perhaps I'll try to make a video with a load of snow once she's back together and out of the garage. LOL

    Trust me... I don't have $2500 kicking around either. This was $300 for the trailer here, $120 for tires there and so on for three years. LOL It all adds up.

    I plan to go visite the original owner with it in the spring. He was a pretty cool old fella that liked tinkering too.

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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by NS Gearhead View Post
    I thought of that. It's main purpose will be gravel and crusher dust. Worst case with those will be a couple handfulls left behind. I could also just put some angled sheet steel to defelect material.
    they make agricultural dumpboxes tapered to make them empty easier... your deflectors would still have the taper the other way around
    Free scrap is a good investment !!!
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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Drilled though the gate to instal the U bolts... welded to the square tube. Welded the quare tube to the plate some more while I was there.





    Ta da!



    One minor drawback is that the chains have to be pulled in in order to close the gate



    Finished the square tube upper edge



    I suck at matching up miters... don't look too close LOL



    Patched up some holes



    and started to reinforce the gate. I used 1X1/4" angle just because that's what was in my stockpile. I would have rather 1/8"



    I'd like to do the same to the bottom, but it would keep the gate from dropping down all the way. I'll figgure something out. May weld some of that round tubing to the crossmember so the gate's edge would sit on it in the horizontal position, but slide over when folded down.

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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    nice build. I used a boat winch to dump the one I built. Works great. I course I have to hand crank it up, but it is easy.

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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Upper hinges and pins



    grab hook for adjustment and u-bolt



    The pics suck because my two year old messed up all the settings on the camera


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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Very nice.

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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Thanks! Tomorrow's payday and I have it off, so I'll be picking up some supplies and hittin' 'er hard! : )

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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    When you have a cubic yard of sand/crushed stone etc in that slick lil thing its gonna weigh about the same as your TJ or my JD4300. Plenty to be cruisin MY trails with.....

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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Finally all one color!


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    Default Re: Dumping offroad military trailer

    Top coat


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