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    Brent's New Flatbed - Details Coming

    So Brent went to look at a Craig's List trailer offered at $1.2k (you know, to haul that tractor he hasn't bought yet ).

    It was stolen, the owner found it 6 years later, ya-da-ya-da. He offered 1K and the guy didn't bite, so I'm proud of him for walking away.

    Next thing, I see his GPS location at "Steamboat Trailers" And it didn't budge from there for over 40 minutes.

    Needless to say, Brent will be posting pictures of his new trailer in about an hour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post

    Next thing, I see his GPS location at "Steamboat Trailers" And it didn't budge from there for over 40 minutes.
    Note to self, turn off the GPS on cell phone when SWMBO needs a surprise....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    So Brent went to look at a Craig's List trailer offered at $1.2k (you know, to haul that tractor he hasn't bought yet ).

    It was stolen, the owner found it 6 years later, ya-da-ya-da. He offered 1K and the guy didn't bite, so I'm proud of him for walking away.

    Next thing, I see his GPS location at "Steamboat Trailers" And it didn't budge from there for over 40 minutes.

    Needless to say, Brent will be posting pictures of his new trailer in about an hour
    wow i thought that when i had one of those electronic tethers on that i was hooked up tight but you got him worse than that i just had to be near the home phone..
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    Yeah, the guy from Craigslist actually did me a favor by not taking my offer...

    You see my plan is:
    1) Buy Used Trailer on Craigslist (Kind of failed on the Used part).
    2) Buy User Tractor on Craigslist.
    3) Use Trailer to get the Tractor.
    4) clean up the driveway!

    So practical don't you think?

    But seriously, a tractor will come in handy for cleaning up the brush, enlarging the firebreak, and doing some major landscaping projects we have scheduled.

    The trailer will come in handy for moving stuff like the chevy and the tractor, and for hauling major amounts of brush and stuff away. Perhaps we'll even use it to go collect some of our own firewood.

    So The guy on CL did me a favor by staying firm. For only 10 more 100$ bills, I got a brand new trailer that should work out pretty well.

    It'll carry 5300 pounds, which is a few thousand more than the 46' Chevy weighs and the class of compact utility tractor I'm looking at.

    And It all works out even better than that. Sharon said she's going to buy it for my Christmas present

    I don't care what you guys say about her, she's a damn fine woman...

    Now if anyone has any tips on what kind of hold downs to get to secure the car and/or tractor to the trailer, I'm listening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Now if anyone has any tips on what kind of hold downs to get to secure the car and/or tractor to the trailer, I'm listening...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Yeah, the guy from Craigslist actually did me a favor by not taking my offer...

    You see my plan is:
    1) Buy Used Trailer on Craigslist (Kind of failed on the Used part).
    2) Buy User Tractor on Craigslist.
    3) Use Trailer to get the Tractor.
    4) clean up the driveway!

    So practical don't you think?
    My plan would have been:

    1) Buy Used Tractor on Craigslist
    2) Rent or Borrow Trailer to get Tractor

    This way I saved the price of a trailer because once the tractor arrives home why would I need the trailer... unless you just wanted a trailer.

    It is a nice looking trailer.
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    There you go, being all logical and "common sense'y" Bill!

    With the distance to town to rent something, and considering all the open space I have, having a trailer kind of makes sense.

    I've got the Chevy that needs some work done, so the trailer will be useful there.
    The tractor may or may not need to be taken in for repairs occasionally.
    We've got a rather large scale landscaping project coming up that will need quite a lot of heavy materials.

    I figure I'll only need to use it about 50 times in order for it to make financial sense...

    Yeah, I guess I just kind of wanted it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    There you go, being all logical and "common sense'y" Bill!

    With the distance to town to rent something, and considering all the open space I have, having a trailer kind of makes sense.

    I've got the Chevy that needs some work done, so the trailer will be useful there.
    The tractor may or may not need to be taken in for repairs occasionally.
    We've got a rather large scale landscaping project coming up that will need quite a lot of heavy materials.

    I figure I'll only need to use it about 50 times in order for it to make financial sense...

    Yeah, I guess I just kind of wanted it...
    Besides, what else was I going to get him for Christmas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    Besides, what else was I going to get him for Christmas?
    Doesn't he leave the Lee Valley catalog laying around with highlighted items noted in?
    Or doesn't he have an online wishlist at Leevalley.com?

    ('course, LOML likes it if I put at least a FEW non-tool/ww'ing things on my list.)
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    Well ya need to invest in some chains and binders.(I like the ratchet ones) And some of the big ratchet straps for some of the other stuff you manages to get on said trailer. Oh and don't forget to get forks for the tractor. Might even say you should look at a skid steer in stead of a tractor.
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