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Stay tuned here. I'll be back a little later today with some questions and stuff. I have to get to the farm for a few hours then I'll be back to better digest some of these pictures. I want one of those header/front trailers. Or,........yer just going to have to let me copy yours.:)
 

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One of the trailers is for sale doorknob, freight may be a killer though;)
Kurt,they made be made a little heavy, but trailers like this over here are the norm, and im only into building things once.....I HATE trying to fix something that's been poorly manufactured in the first place and so I probably tend to over do things......but I don't seem to have many recall jobs on things ive built :)
 

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The heft of the trailers is the main reason I like them so much. When someone tells me my stuff is over built, or too heavy, I usually smile and nod, meaning that that is the comment I was hoping for. Like you, I prefer to build it once and forget about it.

I have a 30' macdon draper front. I use it on the swather and the combine. It came with an Unverferth trailer and it sucks. Tires are too small. Have to make all kinds of changes to use it without the combine adaptor etc.

Your trailers look very stable and the suspension should keep the fronts in fine tune when going down the road way. I really like the trussing you have done under the main frame. Looks like it supports those wide fronts you use very well. If your trailer was in the states for sale, I'd buy it and stop at the local paint shop on the way hope.:D

If you have any other projects you have done or are currently working on, please, please post them. Your skills and design are well refined and I want to see more. Home built and modified equipment is my main passion.
 

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Thanks doorknob, I've started a few threads in the last few days that have a few of my projects on them, I've got a broken wrist at the moment and got some time to kill so thought id post a few things, been goin to do it for a long time but wasn't sure one I knew how to load the picture or two what sort of reaction they would get, must say it's been good to get some decent feedback, when I'm home I'll try and dig up some more shots of the chaser bin fab etc that I've done over the last few years
 

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Tell more about the chaser bin. Did you make your own walking beam suspension or buy a Titan under carriage? If its not a rude question, what $ did it cost in materials? More photos please.
 

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I made the walking beam frame croppa2, local fab shop spun up bushes and supplied centre pin, and bought the hubs n stubs then set to work on it, I will be home next week and I have a few photos on an old computer I'll try and copy over of the build, cost around $35000 to build, about half of what we were quoted on buying one at the time,give or take, in my case was well worth doing
 

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That would be very interesting. A mate and myself have been tossing around the idea of building a couple of bins in the 30 tonne range for ourselves. Have been debating about going the steering Titan undercarriage or just doing the fixed walking beam. Mate had a steering axle set up on a baler and reckoned it was well worth, but Titan setup is pricey.
 
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