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    Re: Gooseneck or bumper pull?

    I think you have vastly underestimated the extra weight the GN will weigh.

    from the PJ website.

    a 24' bumper pull 6" channel 14K equipment trailer curb weight =3400lbs
    a 22' "classic" GN 14K...
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    Re: GMC Denali 4 wheel steer?

    ahhhh the smell of stale post from a first time poster.

    welcome.... i guess...
  3. Re: Trailer Ball Selection - Nickle Chrome, Zink, Stainless, and No Finish/Raw

    chrome, and greased. mostly for the trailer hitch which is always raw steel vs the ball it sits on.
  4. Thread: New GPS

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    Re: New GPS

    I thought the point of them was to know were you were going eg 123 Moonville lane. and you just type that in and it sends you to the location.
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    Re: the all in one trailer?

    whats everyones take on the mini-GN...

    http://images.craigslist.org/01212_k1n4BGfvmrb_600x450.jpg

    Cant think that the mini-GN front is worth the extra steel weight.
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    the all in one trailer?

    Finnally an answer to my "want a dump and a flatbed but dont want to trailers"

    http://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_gbQT3setpa3_600x450.jpg

    thats a 14' dump 6' flat. perhaps a 16' dump 4'...
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    Re: Would you buy this truck?

    Under what conditions does a 15yo vehicle with less than 100K miles on it need to be replaced?
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    Re: S hooks vs quick links: safety chains

    my small 5x10 utility trailer has U hooks?... they are like REALLY long S hooks. my equipment trailer has 3/8 chain and grab hooks with closers installed by me.
  9. Re: Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later

    if you know people that are on there third set... and this is a known issue... remind me again why its an expenditure you were not planning on?
  10. Thread: ATV trailer

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    Re: ATV trailer

    so this
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/813lN6Nh52L._SL1500_.jpg

    Is just over a $1000 on amazon.

    which the body looks much like my existing trailer. Im thinking i weld some angle...
  11. Thread: ATV trailer

    by schmism
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    ATV trailer

    anyone think its worth trying to modify this (which i already have)

    http://www.eurocosm.com/Application/images/garden-carts/tipping-garden-trailer-md1.jpg

    into this (which is more of what i...
  12. Re: Any here ever used one of these? Do they work?

    I Love my portable wireless camera.

    Amazon.com: Swift Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System: Automotive

    magnetic, clip it on the back of the truck, turn on the screen and back up. ...
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    Re: Reese weight distribution hitch cracked

    This should be a non-issue. The way it should be done is for the manufacture to require the defective item to be sent to them, thus taking it out of "circulation" and a replacement is issued. ...
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    Re: Effects of Trailer length

    It might not tow bad depending on what and how you loaded it. the worst issue is massive overhang and like 6" clearance on the rear. means you basically can not go over any bumps as the rear of...
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    Re: Thoughts on 02 2500HD

    per wikipedia
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    Thoughts on 02 2500HD

    2002 Duramax 2500HD 4door 4wd.

    pros and cons for this year truck? (i know nothing about them and have no brand loyalty to any flavor)

    Listed at $9K private sale.
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    Re: PJ or Hudson 20 ft equipment trailer

    https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7733/17824177691_392e7216f0_o.jpg

    wow thats nearly a poster child for "why we dont buy trailers with fold up ramps". Otherwise you can pull on forward and hang the...
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    Re: Used trailer find for my BX25D

    check the brakes. adjust and or replace the entire backing plates for less than half the cost of the parts. you do have a brake controller right? (if not add one)

    check (or more likely) add...
  19. Re: Where would you look for 5th wheel landing gear switch?

    my first choice for trailer stuff is etrailer.

    https://www.etrailer.com/search/landing%20gear%20switch
  20. Re: How much weight can I legally haul in Virginia without CDL.

    For everyone that missed it earlier. You'll note that the flow charts posted in the thread are for CLASS OF DRIVERS LICENSE.

    The CLASS is different than what endorsements you have.

    As rswyan...
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    Re: Tundra vs. Chevy

    My 2001 Ford E350 5.4L gets about 14 empty on the highway and about 8-10 towing 8-10K (depending on wind and trailer type) . Ill have to upgrade at some point, the van has 200K+ on it.... Unless...
  22. Re: How much weight can I legally haul in Virginia without CDL.

    as noted, CDL is an endorsement for commerce. You might rephrase your question "how much weight can i legally haul in VA on a standard class C/D license"

    if this is your rig
    ...
  23. Thread: PTO help

    by schmism
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    Re: PTO help

    pics are to blurry to even get a name off the coupler to google it. my bet, it twists but based on the look ot of it, its going to need to be dissembled and cleaned/rebuilt for it to work. ...
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    Re: What brand of plow is this?

    Dearborn. there is (or was) a name plate on the outside face of the brace that runs from the front plow to the rear.

    http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j185/BillyNY/181090680_o1.jpg

    should be...
  25. Thread: 3.21

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    Re: 3.21

    while towing? perhaps not... but what about the other 99.9% of the time... i bet 11% difference still holds true. so runs some balpark numbers

    15,000 miles a year, 20mpg = 750gal per year. ...
  26. Re: 12 foot aluminum ramp storage ideas for gooseneck flatbed

    second vote to get some 2x4 legs welded on and stick them in the stake pockets as mini-sides. have the legs sick down far enough to pin them through the bottom and you can use a locking trailer...
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    Re: Dump Truck or Trailer?

    I miss my 85 C30 dump. wasnt much of a road truck, but it hualed 2 ton of rock just fine and i loved pulling the lever on the PTO dump and just watching the material fall out.

    If i had to do...
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    Re: Toyota Tundra Problem?

    That rusty one is a 89-94 Toyota pickup. preceded both the Tacoma (roughly the same size) or the "full size" Tundra. (although to be technical at the time 94, there was a truck marketed full size...
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    Re: Not your normal bush hog size question.

    Id add a real slip clutch. then you can tune it to the torque you want it to slip at and not have to worry about the 120hp shear bolt being to much for a 41hp drive train.
    ...
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    Re: Smooth loader bucket vs stump

    My issue, your showing actions shots of an implement on a piece of equipment that weighs 10,000 lbs and is 75 hp with over 2x the loader capacity of standard CUT tractors.

    To imply the same kind...
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    Security & Theft Re: Does this sound right?

    The case stems from some farmers who found there new JD equipment disable in the field during harvest due to various computer codes. They were unable to get service to the machines to deal with the...
  32. Re: Horse, Cattle or Livestock Trailer? What is the difference?

    one word

    Emergency.

    wild fire, flood, tornado etc forces you to have to move your animals quickly and safely.

    Granted with horses you may be able to saddle them up and "ride them out" but...
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    Re: Truck Rental/Transporting from Canada

    can you acquire a trailer? simplest item to rent that can tow is a moving van, tow your own trailer. up and back in the same day on the same rental. check with your car/home insurance about...
  34. Re: Lets talk small utility trailers,78 inches wide x 14 feet long.

    Its already made but i would consider cutting out the stops you put in, and useing two 2x8. they will double as ramps. I lost the top one more than once before i fabed holes in the C channel...
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    Re: Bolt Lock for Truck Tool Box ?

    I suppose its only $40 pluss whatever it takes to get it keyed to your key... but the reality is, most of the rear toolboxes like that, can be poped by a simple pry bar or large screwdriver. The...
  36. Re: Does Anybody Have a Wallentstein FX65 Logging Winch on small tractor?

    someone posted not to long ago about there wallenstein breaking cables. snapped 2 or 3 in the first year if i remember. I mentioned i guess there was a reason for the price difference in that...
  37. Re: How do you store your attachments? Stacking options?

    industrial pallet racking can be found on CL for fairly cheep. Usually $200 a section. 10-12' sections are normal. set it up on the back side of the barn and get 3 rows of stacking out of it. ...
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    Re: Jacking up a vehicle for an oil change

    I see no mention of getting under the car not supported by jackstands or some other method.

    In fact it says "follow safety procedures" which seems to indicate, any and all parts of jacking up a...
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    Re: Best price for a livestock trailer

    I thought the prices listed for the trailers shown were reasonable. In my neck of the woods (trailers comming out of IA) usually run 6000-7000.

    2014 Kodiak Livestock trailer
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    Buying Advice Re: Cabela's selling Compact Tractors

    Just got a cabelas catalog for widlife and land management in the mail today.... There new tractors are heavly featured (in like half the catalog)

    First question i had was who was makeing them...
  41. Re: Lets talk small utility trailers,78 inches wide x 14 feet long.

    Ah....

    to bad... a trailer of that build quality I would have put a 5200lb under it and been happy with 4500lbs payload. 500lb tongue weight is still reasonable for most SUV's
  42. Re: Lets talk small utility trailers,78 inches wide x 14 feet long.

    how can you list a gvwr less than the gawr on a single axle trailer that you know will have 10% tongue weight...
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    Re: GM to cut 5/100,000 warranty to 60,000 miles

    wasnt it GM trucks that had the bad (leaking) trans cooler lines that most people in the north (that actually see cold weather) had fail on them like every winter repeatly? and after the 3rd time a...
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    Re: 16' panel fence

    IF you buy some 12' long 2x8 and lay them across the top of the 8' trailer. then load about 300lbs of weight in the front of the 8' trailer, you can stick about 3' off the front 8' on the trailer...
  45. Re: 16' Aluminum Trailer - How much are they selling for?

    Define compare? as in how do they both haul a 2600lb machine? then yes they both perform exactly the same.

    Shure you can say the wooden deck will rot, and ill say you cant put sides on yours...
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    Re: Mesh vs Wood Floor

    Might as well go with 1/2" as they make an exterior grade of 1/2" but not 1/4". I've left 1/4" ply outside and it will disintegrate in less than a year garenteed.
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    Re: Mesh vs Wood Floor

    Everyone i know that has a mesh floor, promply covered it in 3/4 plywood. which leads me to wonder... why not just a wood floor to start. (cause most of the trailers in the TSC parking lot are...
  48. Re: 16' Aluminum Trailer - How much are they selling for?

    I dont know were you got your info but few people around this sub forum will recommend an AL trailer.


    As we have all pointed out in the past....

    if you chose to go with the above listed.... ...
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    Re: f350 5.4l stalling problem

    coil packs. they will come and go intermittently when they are dieing. if you drop more than one you'll stall.

    check the ECU for codes.
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    Re: Really Struggling With A Front-End Snow Blade

    You say the plow has shoes, but i cant see any in the pics.

    If you adjust the shoes correctly, and and frozen ground there is no reason you should be able to lower your loader so that there is...
  51. Re: How to keep gooseneck trailer electric cable from getting caught in bumper?

    never occured to me that the plug for a GN or 5th wheel wouldnt be in the bed of the truck. only ones ive ever seen were in the bed of the truck on a 3' pigtail.

    I think if i only had one 7 pin...
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    Re: ideas on building a horse shoe pit?

    http://www.motherearthnews.com/~/media/Images/MEN/Editorial/Articles/Magazine%20Articles/1988/07-01/How%20to%20Build%20a%20Horseshoe%20Court/guidebuildingahorseshoecourt266.jpg

    fairly standard...
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    Re: How do you light your bonfires?

    gather up a bunch of dry stuff, or as much as I can find.

    Attempt to make a sorta "cave" area on the windward side of the pile big enough to fit some pizza boxes, paperboard etc in. light...
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    Re: Fransgard Logging Winch

    sounds undersized to me. I suppose there IS a reason Fermi uses 9/16 cable instead of 7/16.
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    Front-End Loader Re: Need help adjusting FEL bucket on new Kioti!

    AFAIK there are no adjustments to fix the shown issue. It has been my experience that the shown gap is a result in manufacturing tolerance or "bent"

    as to tweeking it back into alignment, I...
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    Re: Dump trailer storage

    HF tent shed/garage $200

    10 ft. x 17 ft. Portable Garage
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    Re: Chains for a EMax 25 Mahiindra

    while not listed specificly, anything that is close to the size but larger will work. You can either take a link out or just use tensioners (as you should use them anyway)

    29-12-15 Tire Chains
  58. Thread: Brakes

    by schmism
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    Re: Brakes

    this was over the phone? or online?

    Cant say I've ever had a problem online. Even if I did, the online order would have a record of what I ordered. Should be clear at that point if you sent...
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    Re: Private Gravel Road Woes

    while a grader plane is easy to use, in the sense that you just pull it behind you, it doesnt allow you to actually do several of the things that are going to be key to maintaining the road.

    The...
  60. Re: just saw this video...made a snowblower from a motorcycle engine

    why would you not mount the blower to at least cover one side of the vehicle that way you could clear right up to the edge of something without having to drive over it. Then subsequent passes the...
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    Re: Goose neck vs bumper pull

    My 6" over 6" 10K equipment trailer is fairly tongue heavy. Without a WD hitch it would have a tenancy to porpoises fairly bad. without the WD hitch hitting the bumps at bridges ment you were...
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    Re: what attachment do I need?

    in a pinch a box blade with the rippers set down will do well to break up the ground. Doesnt "till" persay but will rip it up to get seeds in.

    I mention the BB because its perhaps the most...
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    Front-End Loader Re: Best tooth bar for clearing land with a SCUT

    Ive done some land clearing with my TC-33. Its easly twice the size of your little JD. Even with my tractor its a chore. Do not expect to do much with your loader. CUT are poor poor...
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    Re: Know what kind of tiller this is?

    Its a tiller built for grey model imports. Iseki would be close. As others have said, its a rice tiller, not known to operate well in "normal" soils.

    Based on your requirement (2acre...
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    Re: Box Blade Width Recommendation

    if one of your main activities you plan to do is road maintenance, a box blade is perhaps the last item i would choose to do this with.

    A rear blade is much prefered over a box blade to do road...
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    Re: Goose neck vs bumper pull

    Sounds like the perfect use case for a WD hitch.

    Given you already have the trailer, and its going to be lighter overall weight than GN version. Id stick with what you ahve and add a good WD...
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    Re: U-Haul car carrier

    buy a 7K "landscape" trailer to haul it on? they can be found on craigslist all day long for like $1500.

    you could buy it, have brake controller installed in your truck, move your tractor, and...
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    Re: Gooseneck caboose

    To be clear, thats a Semi 5th wheel hookup. Your not putting that behind a LT "pickup".
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    Re: Chevy Suburban as rental?

    We do family reunions in estas park. Many fly in to denver and a few drive. several years ago my uncle volunteered to pick up his adult kids at Denver. He drove a Toyota Landcruiser. Fit 4...
  70. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    why are you worried about tongue weight on an 1 7/8" ball? they are rated for like 300lbs max. There is no tow vehical out there with a 2" hitch that should be worried about 300lb tongue weight.
  71. Re: Would these claimed weights be legal behind this truck? (Ram 3500)

    I could see 24,000 pounds. There is no way that trailer caries 53,000 pounds. (most semi low boy's are 50K lbs and 60-70K lbs require 3 axles)

    but i think there is a problem with that website...
  72. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    ummm your doing it wrong

    I see your self driving cars and raise you...
  73. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    yep it works fine

    http://snjschmidt.com/pics/equip_trailer/DSC04734%20%28Medium%29.jpg


    with this setup, i have my tractor loaded on it. I moved it around and marked it on the trailer and...
  74. Re: Trailer Loading and CQ - Hypothetical Discussion

    to complicate things more, remember that you can load the inside (or the top of the trailer) with more weight on the short end so as to balance the long end.

    There is an amount of weight that...
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    Re: How many of you keep a "backup vehicle"?

    i have low millage insurance on my toyota truck. (backup) It cost me about $300 a year. Tags is another $100 here in IL. Plus being my off road truck and pickup, it affords me things a rental...
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    Re: Rhino or Land Pride Rotary cutter?

    Its my understanding that the min HP rateings have more to do with 3pt weight than what it takes to run the cutter. I Think they are makeing a nod toward the small sub compact peeps that want to...
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    My trailer is 6 bolt axles. 5200-6000 lb (depending on springs).

    If you look at a PJ trailer, there 6" frame is listed as an equipment trailer with 7K axles (8 bolt) the 4 and 5" frame is...
  78. Rear Blade Re: Found me a Dearborn 19-5 blade but is the price worth it?

    I bought my 7' for $75.

    I agree with others, $100 tops (and offer to plow the driveway on the way out)
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    Re: How many of you keep a "backup vehicle"?

    We have had a third (or more) vehicle in our family for the past 10 years. We had made use of of said "backup" as backup at least once a year. I try to drive it once a month to keep it reliable.
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    Re: I need help deciding on new trailer

    http://snjschmidt.com/pics/trailer/DSC04366%20(Large).jpg

    Here is my 20' flat deck with my tractor on it. With the implements on the front of the trailer i have to keep the tractor pulled to the...
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    Re: What weight can my truck legally pull?

    I feel compelled to mention (as others have) In terms of the original question.



    After you check all the tables and charts, and you determine that you can load 10K LBS on your trailer "by the...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    id love to upgrade my E350 but the tow rateings on the Sprinter vans arnt keeping up with the US marketing figures. If you can put 12K behind an AL 1/2 ton Ford truck, you can put more than 8500...
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    Re: A lost Asset in Auto Transmissions

    my 2001 Ford E350 auto trans

    D 1-2-3-OD
    2 - starts in 2 stays in 2
    L - starts in 1 stays in 1
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    Re: Why no front wheel drive trucks?

    No i meant vehicles. As in cars also. As in the reason its done for thousands and thousands of others is
    1) cost (its really cheep to assemble one trans axle bolted directly to the engine and...
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    Re: Why no front wheel drive trucks?

    space claim. the requirements to move the weight that pickups do do not lend themselves to trying to pack the engine plus transmission plus drive train in the front of the truck.

    But it does...
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    Re: Reminder - Cost of Ownership of Gas vs Diesel

    from the org article



    I am highly suspicious of the data they used especially given the choice to use "fuel cost by modeling gov't data".

    In addition I went looking for the ACTUAL study...
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    Re: SmartStraps Tie Downs

    while not from amazon... some quick googleing found these there

    2" X 27' Wide Handle Ratchet Strap with Chain Extensions & Clevis Grab Hooks - Ratchet Tie Downs - Amazon.com

    $40 ish.

    google...
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    Re: Size of wire for a 12 volt run.

    dont neglect the ground. especially if you just found some little metal screw or bracket under the dash to ground things to.
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    UPDATE!

    New company wide email today!

    First they apologized for implying that the referenced IL statue was state law when it wasn't (as quickly pointed out by people here) But they went on...
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    Re: SmartStraps Tie Downs

    They make these also. The chain ends are used.
    http://images.uscargocontrol.com/51611-4-x-20-Green-Ratchet-Strap-w-Chain-Extensions_1_375.jpg
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    Must remove the hitch?

    I thought we had discussed this recently. I looked for a thread but didn't find one quickly so... new thread.

    Had a guy at work this past week knock his shin on a hitch in the parking lot and...
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    Re: Strapping it Down!

    My TC33 has a frame extended "bumper" in the front. i usually pass the chain through it. else i would chain around each side of the axle.

    In the rear if when the draw bar is accessible i put a...
  93. Re: best way to treat wood truck and trailer floors?

    a mix of 50/50 used motor oil and diesel
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    Re: New PJ dump trailer

    My livestock trailer came with nice chrome ones. Only problem they are retained from the back side of the wheel, so if you wanted to service the bearing you needed to pull the whole tire off just to...
  95. Re: "GM ordered dealers to stop selling the new Chevrolet Colorado..."

    from the artical... recalls are over airbag stuff
  96. Re: Very nice stolen dump trailer sitting a block from my home for over a week.

    With all the info out there today you would think there would be a way to look up that plate number and get an address to go with it.

    For all you know the guy doesnt have insurance on it and...
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    Re: Teuck bed to flatbed, would you convert?

    If they are several states away, can you just drive over without the bed and pick it up in person?
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    Re: Anyone own/use Cannonball Bale Beds?

    I always assocated that type of tool with the far west ranches that cover 1000's of acers.

    In the midwest that type of setup just isnt found. The cows are kept around a barn or out in limited...
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    Re: freightliner diesel van

    My 2001 E350 has been solid. it has over 200K on it now and only piddly ****. starter, alternator, a coil pack. Gas millage basicly sucks, but its got miles of room and hauls stuff better...
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    Re: What do you tow with?

    2001 5.4L E350 "buss" non-extended. Pulls the 20' 10K equipment trailer. The 16' livestock trailer.

    I have my old 94 toyota 4x4 pickup still kicking around that will do light towing. my...
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