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    Workin' the Gator

    The 6x4 Gator has been earning its keep replenishing the wood supply. Pretty handy being able to bring everything with you including the log splitter for the tough pieces.
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    i think u should add a set of sideboards for hauling that wood. is that the one where u took 2 gators and made one?
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    Awesome I need a Gator for these types of chores.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    i think u should add a set of sideboards for hauling that wood. is that the one where u took 2 gators and made one?
    Yes it is. We still plan on and need to get the second one going. We have found that when you have one Gator and 3 or 4 different jobs that you have to wait your turn.
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    Sears: SS14, GT18, 16/6
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    Cub Cadet: 1450, 124, 1220
    Simplicity: 725, 3415H
    Homelite: CT-10
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    Thats looking good,, yea with 8 or10" added sides then you could haul more...
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    The Gators are hard workers all right...!! Great to see it performing for you now that you got it running well.

    If you can get another bed or decide not to fully restore the second Gator, you can always make a second load space for the firewood like I did...

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    What kind of bed rails do you guys like? Got some pics? looking for idea's.
    John Deere: 322, 318, 316, 214, GT225, LX255, 165, 111H, 111, SX95, SX75, RX73, F525, STX38
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    Yep,

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjet69 View Post
    The 6x4 Gator has been earning its keep replenishing the wood supply. Pretty handy being able to bring everything with you including the log splitter for the tough pieces.



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    Me like the trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckv View Post
    The Gators are hard workers all right...!! Great to see it performing for you now that you got it running well.

    If you can get another bed or decide not to fully restore the second Gator, you can always make a second load space for the firewood like I did...

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    Although if it had a dump on it with Original Hubs from Gator it would be VERY NICE! But Like it just the same. It will be a pain to dump the front and drive the trailer over the pile? Need a dump mechanism for the trailer as well. Either way one will need to be hand unloaded. JUST A THOUGHT!

    waltmart

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    I built the little trailer to allow it to be able to be used on the street -- it is a Harbor Freight frame under there. Since my Gator was the 48 volt electric model, it had no issues with being parked in the attached garage during the "fireplace season" and got unloaded incrementally so it and the trailer rarely got emptied all at once.

    I also never got around to putting side extensions on either bed, but that would be a good alternative. I did use bungee cords to keep the wood from shifting on my rather hilly property...

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    The real workhorse on the property was a commercial Toro Workman 3200 with 3 cylinder Mitsubishi engine and dump bed with a 2000 lb payload and dual hydraulic lift rams. The 4 wheel hydraulic brakes were a good feature too, as was the fully independent rear suspension.

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    ...well worth the $425 I paid for it even though it needed tires and seats (plus U-joints and brake work...Engine was sound though even with over 4000 hours on the clock!)

    Chuck
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