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GNAP:
My latest project that is not work related. I bought a new Lincoln Ranger 260 MPX, gas drive welder with a 10,000 watt generator. That lead to a Harbor Freight trailer (#62665), which lead to me doing some work with the “W” substance, which then lead to a new trailer hitch on the van. It was an expensive week.

On Friday, Norm and I pick up the welder, checked 4 Harbor Freights for a trailer, then bought one. Half way through the assembly, I found out the spring shackles were missing, they (HF) at first told me I had to order them from parts, I said I was returning the trailer, it then dawned on them, they had already done the DMV paperwork, which meant the returned trailer was basically junk, they somehow found the shackles.

The trailer decking was a chore, I hate the “W” substance, so I was almost violently sick from the start of the job to the finish. On Sunday, Norm and I mounted the welder on the trailer, installed the trailer hitch on the service van, then made the virgin travel to the gas station to fill the welder’s gas tank, the brought it home, roughly a 3 mile trip, all went well.

Backing up the trailer is going to be a chore, its very short, you can not see in in the van mirrors and the back up camera is a joke. It will be a steep learning curve.

1 - the welder
2 - the welder
3 - the stand
4 - the stand
5 - the hitch on the van

4GSR:
Jack,

You didn't buy a big enough trailer.  Next thing is you want to mount your oxy-acetylene rig to the trailer, then reels for your 100 foot of welding leads, and you need room for carrying all of that steel you need to weld with.

That is a nice Lincoln welder you got there.  What capabilities does the welder have? How about a link to the welder?  Did you check out the trailers at your local Tractor Supply store?

Ken

chips and more:
Forget the trailer and get a big utility truck :72:

4GSR:
I see that trailer making a double summer salt if un-hooked and lifted too high!  :03:

GNAP:

--- Quote from: 4GSR on May 11, 2021, 07:33:59 AM ---Jack,

You didn't buy a big enough trailer.  Next thing is you want to mount your oxy-acetylene rig to the trailer, then reels for your 100 foot of welding leads, and you need room for carrying all of that steel you need to weld with.

That is a nice Lincoln welder you got there.  What capabilities does the welder have? How about a link to the welder?  Did you check out the trailers at your local Tractor Supply store?

Ken


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The last thing I wanted was a bigger trailer, no oxy-fuel tanks, no tool boxes, I wanted to haul just the welder/generator, the welding leads and other necessary equipment is already in the service van. I wanted the shortest trailer possible, for years I’ve hauled a similar company owned welder/trailer, so this was a familiar piece of equipment, except now I own it.

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