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trailer carnage!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEPR, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. MEPR

    MEPR 1/2 ton status

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    so here my dad is in a pickle. Both the trucks in the family are owned by me and they both have no tailgate thus cant haul gravel for the landscaping project he has going on. So he retrofitted the trailer we used for our lawnmowing business. Only problem is when we built that trailer we never had 2yards of gravel in mind. So when my dad was on the way home he hit a bump and the right side spring schacle flipped flat against the frame, and thus the tire was rubbing on the fender for the last 2blocks /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    ill get pics soon
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif hope it works out
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif oops
     
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    pardon my ignorance, but.. how much does 2 yards of gravel weigh? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    DOH...sounds painful, why not buy a 15 dollar sheet of plywood and make a tailgate??
     
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    ben427 1/2 ton status

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    About 3 ton. i see that happen every day. I load gravel on to pickups and trailers with a front end loader everyday. I stop when i think they have enough but people think oh its a truck, itll handle it, and tell me to put more on. ive seen a mazda b2200 with 2 tons on topsoil on it!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    pardon my ignorance, but.. how much does 2 yards of gravel weigh? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    1.5 tons per yard is what we use as a average for converting yards to tons. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  8. MEPR

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    well the only reason it happened was we never built the trailer to haul alot so theres no bump stops. After we unload the trailer its into the shop, were just welding some square tube to the frame and then bolting hokey pucks to the tube to act as bumpstops /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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