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Offline Kirk Allen

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Timber Frame Logs
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:41:17 PM »
Hey Andy, These are some of the logs I harvested and hauled on our home built trailer that were cut into Timbers for a couple Timber Frame projects.  The trailer has a 30 foot deck and the side stakes are 4 feet tall. A few of those trees hauled were 38 feet long.






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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 02:34:38 PM »

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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 11:09:25 AM »
I have seen those pictures as well, before; I think.

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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 09:10:54 PM »
Nice looking trailer but a funny looking log truck!  One of them foreign job?
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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 09:31:36 PM »
 :D :D

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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 03:16:50 PM »
Hey kirk, I've been thinking about building our own trailer instead of buying one. What are the benefits (besides being able to have your own specs) and how much time and $$ does it take to build a trailer like the one you posted? And what kind of equipment do you need?
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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 03:59:59 PM »
Complete I have just under $2000 in this one.  The only equipment I needed was a welder and with BuzzSawyers help we had most of the main welding and support stuff done in a weekend. 

I purchased the axles out of http://www.etrailerpart.com/ along with the rims and tires.  The axles were 7000lb axles with breaks and they were about $300 each.  Rims and tires were $300 for five rims and tires, load rate E.

I mounted the axles by myself and welded them to the frame and because I was by myself that part took a good afternoon to finish.  The side supports and stake pockets took about a day as well.    If I recall, it was about 40 hrs of work and $1800 total cash out. 

I think the biggest benefit on building your own is the fact that its to your own specifications, just like you mentioned. 

I needed something to haul 30+ foot logs so I built a 30' flatbed trailer. 

I will see if Buzz has the pictures he took from the build process as it was a fun adventer for both of us. 
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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2008, 07:43:25 PM »
What kind of welder do you have and what kind of steel did you use?
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Re: Timber Frame Logs
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 07:44:59 PM »
Steve,
I will have to check on the welder as I dont recall the brand.  Its a stick welder and I "think" its a Lincoln but not sure.

The primary steel used was the H-Beams that are on mobile homes.  We reinforced it with two 1/4" thick I-Beams and used 8" C-channel for the sides and to make the stake pockets. 
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