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Old 11-10-2012, 11:18 PM
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I finally got a bit of time and broke ground on the shop today. I got most of the sod removed and hope to start hauling fill in the am. Had a small set back with a hydraulic leak but got it resolved and we are back in bidness.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:23 PM
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Smore pics.

Mama had the munchkin outside while she was cleaning out the little shack. She was flat out snoozing! Amazing considering the noise the cat made.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:35 PM
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Cool. It's always rewarding when you can finally start a project you've been planning for a while. Only thing more rewarding is when you finally finish.

Oh, and by the way, that's a beast of a trailer you've got there...
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:36 AM
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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Another shop build gets underway.

Madam, how 'bout some buttered popcorn? Excuse me, margarined. Gotta eat healthy, donchaknow.


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Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 AM
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Oh, and by the way, that's a beast of a trailer you've got there...
+1 on that trailer! Nice. How about some details on that guy?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:13 AM
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+1 on that trailer! Nice. How about some details on that guy?
I knew that was coming!

It's an old dump truck frame and bed. Some one removed the cab and made a gooseneck hitch and did a good job of it. It was originally set up for two hoses for the dump and to be pulled with a tractor My neighbor bought it like that two years ago and I installed a 12 volt hyd power unit for him.

It has a massive cylinder and it is slow at 2 minutes and 30 second cycle time but it beats the crap out of a shovel.

We had rain over night, hopefully not enough to stop the dirt work.

This isnt going to be a fast build as I plan on doing most of it myself on the weekends and as I get time. But I don't care if it takes a year, it will be correct.

Here's the dump trailer at rest and the hyd pack.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:21 AM
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Bad To The Bone Trailer!!! You got all the good toys!!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:10 AM
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SD, Congratulations on starting the shop.
One thing a lot of people miss on those power packs is they forget to put a battery charger on them overnight, then they run out of power when they need them the most. Most truck charging systems will not keep the charge up when you have short load/travel/dump cycle times.
We used a commercial dump trailer to haul away the detritus from the fence row clean up. I would charge it overnight at 6amp and over the weekends at 2amp. We hauled a bunch of stuff away that would have normally ended up in the burn piles. Dirt rocks and leave litter that was soaking wet. After I got the battery fully charged it would charge up overnight and never die during the day.
Good luck with your project.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:33 AM
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Is that red truck your daily driver Neal?

I looked at an '03 cummins quad cab long box yesterday. Nice rig.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:33 PM
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Is that red truck your daily driver Neal?

I looked at an '03 cummins quad cab long box yesterday. Nice rig.
It's the wife's. 01 HO 6spd. Mines a 96 and white, as seen in the avatar madam set up for me.

Dan last year we used this trailer on the neighbors shop build and found exactly what you stated. I used a lot of the sod to fill in the spots in yard so I only made three dumps with the trailer.

Got the stakes laid out this am before the rain. Damn rain. Why can't it rain Tuesday?

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