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Old 04-15-2017, 11:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I built the harbor freight "super duty" 1790lb folding trailer last year. I took out the bearings and re packed with good grease and built a floor out of 3/4" pressure treated and used 1/2" treated for the sides. I took it a couple hundred miles no issues and to the dump and on mulch run. Good little trailer but I don't intend to fold it.

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Old 04-16-2017, 09:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The fold option makes them kind of flimsy.

I got my axle back from the machine shop. This week I'll put the trailer in the back yard and start working on it.
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Old 05-12-2017, 01:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have needed my little trailer for multiple projects so I couldn't take it apart and chop it up like I wanted when I wanted.

I pulled the idler axle off and took all the measurements I need to build the heavy duty brake axle.

Also decided what to do with my old idler axle, springs and trailer tongue.
I'm going to turn my 17.5kw generator into its own little trailer. But that will be later on.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:10 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Been working on my trailer.
The new tires have already had the special treatment.
Tire fill: Something different in the air



Brake drums on the new axle.



Hunting down, grinding away and sand blast as much rust as possible.


Aligning the new spring hangers with a threaded rod.
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A decent construction red-LED laser will also help you get/keep things aligned...when directed onto a white cardboard marked with cross-hair.
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Since I am going to beat this thing like I rented it I welded it as if to prepare it for the apocalypse.
A tig root fusion only pass at 105 amps.


Then followed by a very hot mig (GMAW) pass.

And that was over head. I never weld over head.

The hitch attachment.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I have been using this trailer ever single day that I have not been working, even some days I work I take it to work. I work about 14 days a month because of I work 13 hour shifts.
Been working perfect.

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