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  1. #1
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    Default My bee hive trailer is completed!

    After dropping the bees off in the almonds I finally got around to working on the trailer and boom!! It still needs more paint, decals and removable fenders, but should be finished this week weather pending!! And yes, I did a weight test and it functioned great with 230 lbs (me!) hanging off the end and I maneuvered it around with my 170 lb son sitting on the two hive pallet!! Total length of the boom is 12' with an 8' reach beyond the trailer. The motor mounted on the far boom is a 2500lb ATV winch from Harbor Freight, and the support boom is also from Harbor Freight which I bought last year and just modified it for this application!


    Last edited by BeeGhost; 03-02-2014 at 07:42 PM.
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    That looks great!!! I've been playing with a similar design in my head to either put on a flat bed truck or similar trailer. Glad to see what it looks like. Hopefully you'll put up some pics or a video of it in use.

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    looks good. the only thing that seems odd is the blue sky. have not seen that in awhile. anyway that will save ya lots of lifting. good job

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Very nice job! I am looking for ideas, I think you did an impressive job.

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Nice job!
    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Im sorry, but are the pictures up side down in the post?? They are upside down when I just looked at it! And thanks for the praises!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Yes it looks great what I can tell on my pad

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Looks Great!

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    > are the pictures up side down in the post??

    ˙uʍop ǝpısdn ʇou ǝɹɐ sǝɹnʇɔıd ǝɥʇ 'ou

    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Ok Radar, how the heck do you do that! I hope the pictures are not upside down! They are the right side up in my photobucket account!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Honest, the pictures are right side up. For Now. If you try to lift the 2500 lbs that the winch is rated for, then those photos might be sideways.

    As far as post #9, there are lots of displayable characters available beyond those printed on a keyboard. This little utility will do the translation for you. I was saving it for around April 1, but your question was too tough to resist.
    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Lmao, thanks Radar, but sorry to influence your typing fingers to pull off your April Fools joke a month early! Take care bud and thanks for letting me know my pics are ok!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    YEAH!, What is up with the stool? Setting down on the job again?

    I hope to be shopping for a trailer this year. I am hoping to find something like what you show here. Probably not with the wench. Nice idea and hope it works as well as planned.
    Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.

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    How about some general plans and a bill of materials.
    David

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Groovy...Just plane Groovy:} I like dat me!

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Looks great! I have an Ezy Loader mounted on my truck that I am thinking about mounting on a trailer so I don't haul it around all the time. Do you think you wDSCN01432.jpgDSCN01432.jpgill need outriggers when the boom is fully extended? How about your battery? Is it wired to charge? The Ezy Loader is a power hog.

    I was in France some years back and saw a similar trainer mounted boom. Maybe the image is attached?

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    FYI, pics are upside down for me... Ipad using mercury browser.

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    FYI, pics are upside down for me... Ipad using mercury browser.
    Hummmmm Gilligan right side up pictures posting in Lizard Creek :}

    You not in Mammo reading this message from you I phone dis morning are you lol?

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snookie View Post
    Hummmmm Gilligan right side up pictures posting in Lizard Creek :}

    You not in Mammo reading this message from you I phone dis morning are you lol?
    LOL... definitely not. Not really a Party Gras kind of guy. I've got the shop open waiting on the rest of the clowns to come in... I'll let them have off tomorrow, but then it's right back to work for them!!

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    Default Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Oh, 2nd FYI... they are right side up on my desktop with Chrome (god I hate chrome!)

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