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Old 12-27-2019, 09:25 AM
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Very nice fab job.
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:28 AM
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Very nice fab job.
My very nice fab job wasn’t so nice after all. It seems I did not give enough thought to the overall dynamics of the trailer geometry.

Somehow I failed to mention that at some point during the building of the quick attach dump box I also decided to make a trailer sub frame. The box could then be mounted on to the frame and the assembly could be used as a normal dumping trailer. Two reasons were the impetus for this decision. First, a dump trailer will be more useful sooner and second the box could be put to use if the quick attach “leader” idea with the caster wheel doesn’t work the way I hope.

The problem I have is with the tongue weight, it will simply be too much. My current design places the wheel almost directly below the box pivot. I thought that I could use the many mounting holes to adjust the position of the bed to my liking. With this configuration when the bed is positioned for a suitable tongue weight the pivot point is too far forward. In this position the rear of the box nearly touches the ground when the box is completely tilted. This will make unloading and building up low areas difficult.
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:06 AM
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I am also reconsidering my winch choice. Not only do I believe it lacks capacity, I also think it will put the hurt on me in the long run. It is a manual crank winch rated at 2000 lbs. made by Thern. I expect to dump several hundred loads of clay and stone with this dumper, I cannot count on my slowly deteriorating body to be up to this task in the future.

Someone suggested I should keep the winch and find a wench to operate it for me. I might consider that if she could drive the tractor as well.

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Old 01-04-2020, 06:35 AM
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I’m also not completely comfortable with the spindles. I expect to load the box with 6000-7000 lbs. at times. Add to that the weight of the trailer and the spindles could be loaded with close to 8000 lbs. This is well beyond the capacity of a Dana 44 axle but I think they will hold up as long as I don’t shock load them too much.

Here I am removing a spindle from an old Jeep axle using a shop made puller. These old spindles can be difficult to remove, this puller makes the task quick and easy.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:56 AM
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Rather than applying a series of modifications I have decided to largely start over. The new design will put much more bending stress on the frame so I increased the channel to 5”x9.

The flanges of the channel were notched where the bends are to occur and all holes for attaching components were drilled on the milling machine.

Here I am bending the channel into shape using a heating torch (rosebud) and a bit of muscle.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:16 AM
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Despite my aversion to electric power I have decided to use an electric winch. I looked at what I thought were suitable winches on the market but I could not find one for less than $600. That price would more than double the amount that I will have invested in the entire trailer.

At this point I plan to use a Ramsey RE 8000 that I already have. I am not comfortable with the width of the spool. I would much rather it closely match the width of the mast on which it will be mounted. My concern is that the cable will build up in the middle of the spool as it is being drawn in. My plan at this point is to make a new spool and shaft for the winch.

A picture showing the bent channel frame and on the table in the foreground are parts of the disassembled Ramsey winch.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:12 AM
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Despite my aversion to electric power I have decided to use an electric winch.
Have you considered using hydraulics?
You have them on tap from the skidsteer, and also an electric/hydraulic pac is availabl;e
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:22 AM
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