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  1. Feb 23, 2024 at 8:39 AM
    FastEddy59

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    Only thing that really got done yesterday was :
    Took the handle off the trailer jack, cut it off & welded a lug nut in place.
    Then welded a socket on the handle.

    Results/why: now my battery impact gun that goes everywhere the trailer goes doubles over as an electric trailer jack. Plus: if you need to do it by hand? The handle is still right there for use.

    This is a mod I usually do to trailers that have a loooong way to travel vertically. This new trailer has a larger gear reduction jack on it, but it travels about 22" every time you go to use it. Not a big deal, but it is not a 2 position cranker like on semi's, there is no fast & slow..... It's just slow.

    Now you just hit it with the screw gun & sip it up/down.
    never leave home with the trailer unless I have my battery impact & my trailer block. A few flat tires on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere will break you of that.

    Other tip is to have that mentioned trailer block. You don't have to worry about jacks or them falling over if you have a trailer block. Whatever wheel is flat? You just put the block against the other one & drive on top of it which always lifts the flat tire off the ground.

    Now if you have 2 flats on the same side at the same time ? Then you have other problems & need a jack... In my case? Will unload the equipment & use it to lift the trailer at that point. Or call triple A & have them come jack it up. That's why we pay them.

    Enjoy the day!
     
  3. Feb 24, 2024 at 5:43 AM
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    I've been wanting to do this!

    Pics, please?
     
  4. Feb 24, 2024 at 5:44 AM
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    Will go out in a bit & snap ya a couple.
     
  5. Feb 25, 2024 at 6:10 AM
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    Here ya go....
    My lug nuts are 13/16... So it only made sense to use one of those for the jack.
    The block is 12" up on the short side for a tire to rest on. Its 6" high &4" wide. Does a great job of being a very solid lift/jack to change a flat from any direction or axle. Way safer than a jack.

    The front jack handle can also serve as a lug wrench if by some chance you have no screw gun.

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  6. Feb 25, 2024 at 6:18 AM
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    Very nice! Gonna be one of my 1st projects when I get back.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2024 at 6:59 AM
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    This is a pretty good idea, but have you tried to fit that handle on your tires lug nuts? It looks rather short to reach inside the tire/rim and fit on the lug nuts of a mounted tire. You might need to cut that socket back off and insert a 2-3" extension piece then reweld it.:notsure:
     
  8. Feb 25, 2024 at 7:01 AM
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    I'm pretty sure the handle is for the jack only.

    Most likely have to use the handle if the trailer has load on it. Hammering on those gears with an impact wrench would be pretty rough.
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2024 at 8:03 AM
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    Yes its short. But if you had to? It will work. Don't plan on ever having too. :)


    load & unload the jack is always in the up position. Never has more than the tongue weight of the trailer on it.
    you don't actually need the impact to turn it. A regular screw gun works fine. We just happen to take the big one with us for the lugnuts on every trip. Usually have the screw gun too.

    Also have a 4 way in my travel box, along with 4 spare sets of ratchet straps & 2 extra chain binders & 4 clevis's. There is always a spare chain or two on the trailer for a just in case. And now days I keep that 1" Kinetic recovery rope in there too!

    Yeesh it almost sounds like I'm a prepper....
    NO we aren't...... but don't like being stuck on the road with a piece of equipment or load of stuff.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2024 at 6:10 PM
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  11. Feb 25, 2024 at 6:27 PM
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    I've got one, though I've not used it a lot. I bought it to put in my mobile kit for wheeling as it doesn't take up hardly any room compared to a full-size torque wrench.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2024 at 6:39 PM
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    This is my second desire for one of these. I really hate the fact my present TW's are not ratchets.
     
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  13. Feb 26, 2024 at 11:40 AM
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    Cant speak to that one, but Ive got a 3/4" drive 150-750 ftlb one that works just fine. Never bothered to check the true accuracy of it outside of using my normal 1/2" drive and torquing to 200ft-lbs and then seeing if there was anymore movement with the 3/4" one (super scientific). But its worked just fine for hitch balls (yeah im one of those who actually torques them) and big truck wheels (~450ft-lb)
     
  14. Feb 26, 2024 at 5:05 PM
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    Anybody have any experience with the Chinese tractors and little dingos?
     
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  15. Feb 26, 2024 at 5:14 PM
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    I have a 1 St gen Kanga skid steer. It has been the best investment! Wife loves it as well for gardening.

    It's slow, but it moves everything we need moved.

    The newer Dingo units would be even better!

    I got a deal. It was a Home Depot rental unit that was vandalized. I had to rewire it for it to operate.

    It came with a root ball auger as well as several different size augers, trencher, rototiller, bucket and pallet forks.

    It's only limit it it needs a lot more counterweight. It will lift whatever you ask, as long as the operator standing in the back is heavy enough.

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  16. Feb 26, 2024 at 5:33 PM
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    IMG_20240225_192121.jpg how bout this fellas. 90% done hiring a guy for 8hrs. did this weekend with my (tractor). moved about 13 of the 15000lbs i got. pics are slow to upload.
     
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  17. Feb 26, 2024 at 5:37 PM
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    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    Dang this tractor scam has been going on for over 2 years!

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  18. Feb 26, 2024 at 7:11 PM
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    You mean a Mahindra? LMAO sorry cant refuse that one.

    (Says the guy with a Japanese & a Korean tractor)
     
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  19. Feb 27, 2024 at 4:17 AM
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    six5crèéd [OP] Go fish.

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    The New Holland dealer(s) on both sides of us used to sell Mahindra's as well. They gave them up and added Massey Ferguson to the line up. Said Mahindra was great until you need parts.
     
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  20. Feb 27, 2024 at 4:22 AM
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