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post #1 of 8 Old 10-10-2016, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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My trailer project.

Sorry, should have done more progress pics but here it is at this stage.

I have one small trailer I keep at my parents for hauling stuff around there but I wanted one for home so I can retrieve elk, moose, or haul whatever around here. I wanted a small, relatively light trailer not much wider than a quad for squeezing in between trees and narrow trails. I sort of based the size and design off my other trailer which is a modified garden tractor type trailer but I built the frame significantly stronger and the box a little bigger.

Next step is to add an aluminum sheet for the floor and redrill the tent trailer hubs (got for free) to accept Yamaha Grizzly rims (have lots laying around). This spring I'll be adding sides but for now it's going to be a flat deck. Deck/box is 2'x4'. Tires are STI 26x11 Mud Trax.

I'll post pics once I get it rolling with the deck on.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-10-2016, 03:30 PM
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Keep us updated. Looks good!

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Hey jbmauser,

If you need any ideas, here's a link to my bush trailer build:

What kind of trailer do you pull behind your quad?

Be careful when you redrill the hubs, make sure the holes you drill are almost the same size as the studs you press in, otherwise the hubs tend to crack.


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Thanks for the link.

When I redrill the hubs, I'm threading the holes and using long bolts the proper thread for the Yamaha nuts/washers. I'll thread the bolts into the hub and either loctite or tack weld them in place. Shouldn't have an issue that way.
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Just a thought . . .

I welded a "D" ring on my some of my trailers . . . . close to the tongue.

I can then use a Kryptonite lock and 1/2" hardened chain to lock the trailer to the tow vehicle, pole/tree, or whatever secure object I can find.

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That's a good idea.

If you look closely in the pics you'll see I welded about 50 chain links in various places around the perimeter and to the frame for strapping it or loads down. I like lots of options.

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Well I was able to work on it this morning and got it to the point of being a usable trailer. It's light enough that I was easily carrying it around without the rims and tires on and not much wider than my Kodiak 400 so it should squeeze anywhere the quad will. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. Once the sides are built it will be perfect.

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Nice. Just a thought, I put together a trailer for hauling rock and stuff for the DNR work parties, and something I found very helpful was a pair of stump kickers.
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