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    Me and the SIL widened my 8 X 4 Utility trailer which was to narrow for my Snapper mower to fit on, we widened the trailer by building a sub frame and welding 1 1/2" angle irons down the outside of the trailer's frame to attach 5l4 treated deck lumber across not lengthwise with the trailer.

    The wiring lies protected in a 5/8 X 5/8 notch cut out of the bottom corner of the treated 2/4 lumber.

    The ramps will fit under the deck.

    The deck boards are not screwed down to the angle iron yet, semi trailer wooden deck screws will pass through 8' long pieces of 1 x 3/16 flat stock laying on top of the wooden deck boards the full length of the trailer.


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    Re: Trailer

    Got the 1 X 3/16 flat stock board hold down strips down today.
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    Last edited by tackit; 09-19-2020 at 04:44 PM.

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    Re: Trailer

    countersunk all the deck screw holes in the 1 X 3/16 flat stock board hold down strips.
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    Re: Trailer

    I kind of like the deck boards going crossways & may consider that if/when I need to re-deck my flat bed. I would have to add some structure , but it wouldn't be too hard.
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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    I kind of like the deck boards going crossways & may consider that if/when I need to re-deck my flat bed. I would have to add some structure , but it wouldn't be too hard.
    I was going to cut the frame in half and widen the frame, but I figured I wouldn't gain anything doing it that way being I only added 9" to both sides, and this way, I have a storage area for the ramps under the decking.

    Cavemann, here is where I bought the decking screws, nicest folks you will ever meet or do business with. I asked how long it would take to get my screws because I was in a bit of hurry for them, I had them in my hands in two days no extra charge, I received them on a Saturday to boot.

    The company that makes the screws claims they are self taping screws, but I predrill the holes with a 9/64 bit and the screws tap themselves right right through the steel.
    www.jake-sales.com/10-Thru-14-1-58-to-4-Self-Drilling-Reamer-Tek-Wood-to-Metal-Screws_c_135.html
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    Re: Trailer

    And finally the safety chains bracket and chains.
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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    The company that makes the screws claims they are self taping screws, but I predrill the holes with a 9/64 bit and the screws tap themselves right right through the steel.
    www.jake-sales.com/10-Thru-14-1-58-to-4-Self-Drilling-Reamer-Tek-Wood-to-Metal-Screws_c_135.html

    I do the same.

    Sure makes life easier and way faster in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I do the same.

    Sure makes life easier and way faster in the long run.
    Lis how's the extended head grinder doing? I don't use mine that often, but I'm all smiles when I do need it, it fills a niche like my Dynabraid band file does, two beauties I will always be glad I invested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    Lis how's the extended head grinder doing? I don't use mine that often, but I'm all smiles when I do need it, it fills a niche like my Dynabraid band file does, two beauties I will always be glad I invested in.
    I haven't had to use the extended reach grinder lately, but I'm sure glad I took a friend's recommendation.


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    Re: Trailer

    My 1993 Snapper 48" joystick steered zero turn mower on it's trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    My 1993 Snapper 48" joystick steered zero turn mower on it's trailer.
    No surprise, but totally pro


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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    My 1993 Snapper 48" joystick steered zero turn mower on it's trailer.
    Looks good !! I like that you put your lights and license plate high up. My own are high up and shielded by metal, so they have survived for about eight years now with only the wiring replaced. Having them up high lets me lift the trailer tongue way off the ground with my loader so that I can dump off things like soil and garden manure, and do it without ripping off the lights !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I haven't had to use the extended reach grinder lately, but I'm sure glad I took a friend's recommendation.



    Same here Lis, I don't use mine that often either, but it's nice to have it when I do need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bartley View Post
    Looks good !! I like that you put your lights and license plate high up. My own are high up and shielded by metal, so they have survived for about eight years now with only the wiring replaced. Having them up high lets me lift the trailer tongue way off the ground with my loader so that I can dump off things like soil and garden manure, and do it without ripping off the lights !!

    Great to hear from you also John. Yeah the lights in Indiana are required to be no less than 20" nor more than "I think" 60 inches off the street. I like the lights high too for some of the same reasons. . I have been thinking about mounting digital running/brake lights on the top bar of headache rack too.
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    Re: Trailer

    Nice wheel studs.
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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Nice wheel studs.
    Maybe you were thinking something like this for tackit??




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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Maybe you were thinking something like this for tackit??




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    Around here they call them 'Speed Spikes' I guess it makes you go faster...




    Tackit's trailer is fine... anything more than 2 per side is good!!!

    Shoot!!!! my post knocked out the trailer thread with a 502 error
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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Maybe you were thinking something like this for tackit??
    yes. Perfect.

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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    No surprise, but totally pro


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    Thanks Lis and ronsii

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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    Nice wheel studs.

    The wheels are coming off hot shot, the trailers axle is getting new bearing and races ....

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    Re: Trailer

    Clean and functional. Any plans for tie downs????
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    Re: Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I do the same.

    Sure makes life easier and way faster in the long run.
    I use lots of the ITW brand screws. I often hear them called reefer deck screws. Fastenal near me stocks all different sizes, and heads. Mcmaster has them too. If the steel is less the 1/4" thick I usually don't pre-drill. I like the Torx heads so much better than the phillips though. The first ones I used needed a No.3 Phillips drive, nobody had one in the tool box. We definitely had to pre-drill those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    I use lots of the ITW brand screws. I often hear them called reefer deck screws. Fastenal near me stocks all different sizes, and heads. Mcmaster has them too. If the steel is less the 1/4" thick I usually don't pre-drill. I like the Torx heads so much better than the phillips though. The first ones I used needed a No.3 Phillips drive, nobody had one in the tool box. We definitely had to pre-drill those.

    Nice job on the trailer.
    Thanks albrightree

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Clean and functional. Any plans for tie downs????
    Yes, I have four 2,500 lbs holdowns that will be bolted through the flatstock holding the boards down and the angle iron flanges the boards are screwed to.

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