Building a Cubworthy trailer

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Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:34 pm

My parents got this trailer for free with purchase of their craftsman lawn tractor like 15 years ago. We used to use it to haul mulch and dirt round their yard. This thing has always been a hunk of junk. The latch would always unlatch and spill mulch in the yard. My dad just uses a wheelbarrow now because he said he was tired of the crappy trailer. I've had it that last year or so and have been towing it behind the wheel horse. I can't use it to haul wood though cuz it won't stay latched.
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I should've taken a before picture of the latch, but this is my solution. I don't think I'll be dumping with it much, but figured I still wanted it to dump if absolutely necessary. If this doesn't work out I'll permanently bolt it down...
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Now to make it a bit bigger!!!

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It's not that much larger a footprint but much more conducive to hauling firewood around my 10 acres. Needs sides and I'm debating on a tailgate of some sort.

Also, everything is reversible, so I can go back to the plastic dump trailer at any time I deem necessary.
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby SONNY » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:22 pm

For wood haulin', the "new" style will work much better, and it looks good!---I like the poly tubs but they are limited on what you can use them for.---AND the latches on all styles of these little wagons never were a good patent anyway, so if you can design/make your own it's better! Post more pics as you go on it!! thanks sonny
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Urbish » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:25 am

Nice mod! Any idea what the little axle on that yard trailer is rated for? With the wood deck extending so far behind it, the load from any firewood toward the back will be multiplied as it goes through the rear axle. You might find the limits of the chassis and axle real quick.

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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Stanton » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:22 am

Nice upgrade. I think you'll like the bigger version.
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:32 am

Urbish wrote:Nice mod! Any idea what the little axle on that yard trailer is rated for? With the wood deck extending so far behind it, the load from any firewood toward the back will be multiplied as it goes through the rear axle. You might find the limits of the chassis and axle real quick.


I'm not sure what it was rated for. I don't plan on stacking a lot of heavy stuff that far behind the axle, but wanted it longer for brush or lighter stuff. The added width was what I really wanted for wood hauling.
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 am

Looks to be the same size as my JD 10P, which has a listed capacity of 650 pounds.
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Eugene » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:54 am

Urbish wrote:You might find the limits of the chassis and axle real quick.
With the amount of wood in the deck, plus the planned sides, you may be at the weight limit of the undercarriage.

Watch the front corners of the trailer deck when making turns. Appears the tongue is to short for the added width.

An end gate will keep tools from bouncing out.
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby Rjpoog1989 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:53 am

On sears website it says for the current model: 600 lbs capacity and the trailer itself weighs 60 lbs. Mine is 15 years old so who knows if the current one is different than mine. I doubt my deck weighs more than 100lbs or so, I was able to move it around easily myself. Sides will be OSB, so not that heavy.
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Re: Building a Cubworthy trailer

Postby knucklehead » Thu May 18, 2017 10:34 pm

Great upgrade .


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