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Bill Crowell
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

For the next several years I intend to collect my firewood from a 5-acre oak copse on the back of my property, and I keep wiping out the fiberglass fender extensions on my dually on the leaning trees. I am getting tired of fixing them, so I guess I really need to buy a farm wagon to tow behind my 8N rather than using the dually to collect firewood. I can't seem to find any used farm wagons, so I'm probably going to have to buy one new. Would any of you know of one that is a good value? Thanks a lot.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used my 9N to haul the tree up to the barn and do my cutting there. That way I did not need a trailer.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where are you at that you cannot find any used wagons? Lots around. And I think Pioneer might be only company that would make a wagon small enough for that and it is an Amish company so builds what horses can handle. Don't think any other company makes under a 12 ton Gear and then they are only made with a happer bed on them as part of the wagon.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just when moving wagons, the 8n was getting pushed around a little going down hills when trying to stop. I found this out when going down hill and the tractor pooped out of first and I had to apply the brakes. I slid for probably two yards.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bill Crowell , A fast cheap way to haul firewood with a N would be .Find you a old pickup with a good 8 foot bed and rear end under it and make a 2 wheel trailer out of the frame,rear end and bed.They are easy to make For a couple hundred or so and you would have a good wood hauler and a trailer for other uses to.A two wheel trailer is much easier to turn around and back into tight places to load and unload than a wagon would be.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I found a 4x6 trailer that fits behind my 8N tractor really nice for those trips to the back of my property. It has 15" rims and is really handy.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Bill Crowell wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:41:15 01/08/19) I can't seem to find any used farm wagons, so I'm probably going to have to buy one new. Would any of you know of one that is a good value? Thanks a lot.


Bill,

Here's how to make a super farm trailer.

Start with any old truck chassis with 4 wheels and a typical leaf spring/axle I-beam and tie rod front end.

1. Unbolt the four spring U-bolts and drop the axle. Turn the entire axle and tie rod 180 degrees so that the long tie rod is now up front. bold the axle back up to the 4 U-Bolts.

2. Put a heavy steel U-strap with two pin holes around the
truck I-beam, bring your tongue in to it and put a big pin
down through it all. Now your tongue swings side to side.

3. Weld two U-shaped shackles with large Pin holes to each end
of the tie rod where you cut the piece out. Those two
shackles will pin-connect to the sides of your long tongue.

Now your front wheels will turn with the action of the tongue.

I got this idea in Vancouver long ago. I was looking at the little tin shacks on wheels that the road crews were working out of and I kneeled down to see how they were made. Lo and behold they were all on 50's truck chassis" put together like I described.

Terry
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hi, trailer's for use in the wood's or other odd job's on your
property are fairly easy to make. Lot's of information available
on this site. Wagon's are a little more complicated. A wagon is not
user friendly with myself when it comes to backing up. Cheers, Murray
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I coutinually watch Craigslist and want ads for bare running gear for a wagon. I have bought 5 in the past few years for about $200 each and we still have 4. On one we built a 12' hayride wagon and my son now has that.
A second one has a simple flatbed and currently has my 6 & 1/2 foot pickup camper on it to move it around easliy. Last year I had both the camper and my golf cart on the 12' bed and pushed it into the barn for the winter.
The third one has a 12' bed on it and currently resides in my 24' trailer. I haul this wagon to tractor show flea markets and roll the wagon out to display my wares. A winch pulls it back into the trailer.The golf cart that could not get into the barn is also in the trailer. When I need to move the camper, the golf cart easily handles the task.
The fourth wagon is still bare framed. I have the wheels off of it to be sand blasted and painted. I found 4 white wall tires that will fit it. I'm not sure just what I will do with it yet.
Just for fun one day I hooked 3 together and pulled them around the field with the golf cart.
I still look for wagons. LOL
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

At 14 I used to pull two grain wagons behind the '51 8N, with 3,000 pounds of grain in each about 10 miles and
could get into step up 4 gear along the way. I had to be careful going down a hill, fortunately, only
one relativly low one. Second wagon might sway a bit.
Brake pedal locks would have been nice for road gear. I got caught short at a traffic light in town in
high gear. The light changed. The left wheel was all I had to stop all this stuff. I drug that tire
for about 100 feet.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check these out
22 miles from me Hmm

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This one is about 30 miles from me.
Another one

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How about an old manure spreader and take the beaters out
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Unless you're REALLY good backing up a farm wagon, taking one of those into the woods can be a frustrating event if you have to back up. I'd stick with a standard trailer format just for that reason.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Need recommendation for farm wagon Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-John in Mich wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:04:15 01/08/19) This one is about 30 miles from me.
Another one


John,

I'd like one like THAT just to park in my yard to put all my steel on.
plus with my height it would make a great workbench. Very Happy

Would look great painted with rust paint.
Nice antique wheel on the back of the deck; might come with it.

T
 
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